Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Kairouan, Tunisia
Season 1, Episode 8 • 25m
Kairouan, located in present-day Tunisia, is considered one of the significant cities in the Islamic world and has played a vital role in Islamic history. It was founded in the 7th century CE by Arab Muslim conquerors and became an important center for Islamic scholarship, trade, and culture.
Kairouan is home to the Great Mosque of Kairouan, which is one of the oldest and most important mosques in the world. The mosque was built in the 7th century and has been expanded and renovated over the centuries. It is known for its beautiful architecture and is considered a masterpiece of Islamic art.
Kairouan was also a center for Islamic education, with scholars from all over the Islamic world coming to study at its famous University of Ez-Zitouna. The university was founded in the 8th century and played an important role in spreading Islamic knowledge and culture throughout North Africa and beyond.
Throughout its history, Kairouan has been an important center for the spread of Islam in North Africa and played a significant role in the development of Islamic culture and civilization. Today, it remains an important pilgrimage site for Muslims and a center for Islamic scholarship and education.
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