= Islam in Maghreb =

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= Islam in Maghreb =

Post by *LosT* on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:41 am

Islam in Maghreb
The Great Mosque of Kairouan also known as the Mosque of Uqba was founded in 670, it is the oldest mosque in the Maghreb, situated in the city of Kairouan, Tunisia.

Kairouan in Tunisia was the first city founded by Muslims in this region. Arab general Uqba ibn Nafi erected the city (in 670) and, in the same time, the Great Mosque of Kairouan [21] considered as the oldest and most prestigious sanctuary in the western Islamic world.

This part of Islamic territory has had independent governments during most of Islamic history, with a number being of historical importance.

The Idrisid dynasty were the first Arab rulers in the western Maghreb (Morocco), ruling from 788 to 985. The dynasty is named after its first sultan Idris I.

The Almoravid dynasty was a Berber dynasty from the Sahara that flourished over a wide area of North-Western Africa and the Iberian peninsula during the 11th century. Under this dynasty the Moorish empire was extended over present-day Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Gibraltar, Tlemcen (in Algeria) and a great part of what is now Senegal and Mali in the south, and Spain and Portugal in the north.

The Almohad Dynasty or "the Unitarians," were a Berber Muslim religious power which founded the fifth Moorish dynasty in the 12th century, and conquered all Northern Africa as far as Egypt, together withAl-Andalus.

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Post by Noor'e Sahar on Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:12 am

Aslam o Alaikum wa rehmatulahi wa barakatuhu

Jazak Allah khair for this useful n informative thread
May Allah SWT Bless you Ameen

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