Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Istanbul, Turkiye
Season 1, Episode 3 • 23m
Istanbul, is steeped in Islamic and pre-Islamic history. It is a feast for the eyes with it's breathtaking ancient architecture, it's food, culture and art are all things Istanbul is rightly famed for.
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Cities of Faith | Fes, Morrocco
The historic city of Fes, one of the most important cultural and religious centers in Islamic history. It was founded in the 9th century and became the capital of the Idrisid dynasty, which played a significant role in the spread of Islam in North Africa. Fes is known for its well-preserved old c...
Cities of Faith | Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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 I...
Cities of Faith | Cairo, Egypt
Cairo has played a significant role in Islamic history. It was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimid Caliphate and served as their capital until the Ayyubid dynasty, who were Sunni Muslims, conquered it in 1171 CE.
During the Fatimid period, Cairo became a center of learning and culture, with the fou...