Alhambra In Islamic Civilization

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Alhambra in Islamic Civilization in the 8th century Introduction Three weeks ago, I visited Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. I saw different picture and exhibits that describe and talk about different Islamic eras. One of the exhibits attracted me so much was a picture of Alhambra palace in Granada in Spain. So I decided to write about it and this due to the following reasons. Firstly, I read a lot about in our school History subject when I was at school. Secondly, it represents one of the most Islamic achievements. Thirdly, I visited it two years ago with my family. I found it very beautiful and it is worth to be visited. For all above, I selected this topic to write about it. Research and Description It was so called Alhambra palace because of its reddish walls which means Hamra in Arabic. It is located on top of the hill Al-Sabika, on the left bank of the river Darro, to the west of the city of Granada. It is surrounded by ramparts and has an irregular shape. It was constructed as a small fortress in 889 and largely ignored until its ruins rebuilt in the middle 11th century. It was built by Muhammed I in the middle of 8th century and completed by Muhammed II. Muhammed III built public baths and the mosque. Yusuf I and Muhammed V are responsible for most of the construction of the Alhambra. They used stones, ceramics, bricks and porcelain to build this Islamic edifice. There are a lot of Arabic phrases on the walls which added more beauty to it. The most famous

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