Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Season 1, Episode 5 • 22m
Bukhara, a historic city located in present-day Uzbekistan that played a significant role in Islamic history. It was an important center of learning and culture during the Islamic Golden Age, especially during the Abbasid Caliphate. Bukhara was home to many prominent Islamic scholars, including Imam Bukhari, who compiled the famous Hadith collection known as Sahih Bukhari. The city also hosted several important Islamic institutions, such as the Mir-i-Arab Madrasah and the Kalyan Minaret. Bukhara's influence on Islamic scholarship, culture, and architecture can still be seen today, making it a popular destination for tourists interested in Islamic history and culture.
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Cities of Faith | Damascus, Syria
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Cities of Faith | Kairouan, Tunisia
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