Huma's Travel Guide to Islamic Spain
Huma's Travel Guide to Islamic Spain
Huma's Travel Guide to Islamic Spain
Huma's Travel Guide to Islamic Spain
Huma's Travel Guide to Islamic Spain

Huma's Travel Guide to Islamic Spain

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A unique, dynamic, sophisticated Muslim culture flourished in Spain between 711 and 1492 CE, leaving us with some of the world’s most breathtaking works of architecture, such as Cordoba’s Mezquita and the Alhambra of Granada. But Islamic Spain is not merely a historical fact: many thousands of Muslims remained secretly after the fall of al-Andalus, and we can trace their influence through Spanish food, language, arts and traditions. Join us on a fascinating journey through the lost land of al-Andalus, visiting its major towns and meeting modern-day Muslims in this beautiful, friendly country.

Huma’s Travel Guide to Islamic Spain offers essential advice for anyone wishing to enjoy this magical and accessible place. It is unique in providing:

  • Detailed, practical information on Cordoba, Seville, Malaga, Ronda, Granada and other towns important in Muslim times
  • Essential travel information
  • An in-depth history of Islamic Spain and its key sites
  • Recommended places to eat, stay, visit and shop
  • Easy-to-use maps
  • A language and food guide
  • Fiqh of travel
  • Biographies of key Andalusi personalities​


ISBN: 9781906949341
AUTHOR: Medina Tenour Whiteman, Tahira Larmore Whiteman, Dr Abdur Rahman Mangera
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 332 pages
DIMENSIONS: 5.8 x 8.3 inches


Medina Tenour Whiteman is a freelance writer, researcher and translator with a BA (hons) in African Language and Culture from SOAS, London, whose main fields of interest are history, language, religion and spirituality. She has contributed articles and stories to numerous international publications including Islamica, Emel, Sezame (Morocco), and critical Muslim, while maintaining a blog about life in the Alpujarras, Born in the Albaicin of Granada, she has a long-held affinity with Andalusia and carried out the Spanish language research and most of the writing for this book. 

Tahira Larmore Whiteman is an American historian who embraced Islam in 1979. She graduated from Roanoke College, VA with a degree in Sociology. She worked for many years as a specialist bookseller on Islam and the Muslim world, and while living in Spain for over a decade has thoroughly researched the history of the Moors, which she presents in this book. She regularly gives talks on Moorish history to groups of tourists. 

Dr Abdur Rahman Mangera wrote the Fiqh of Travel section. An avid traveller, his studies and work have taken him across five continents. He graduated from Darul Uloom in Bury, England, with a degree and formal authorisation in the Islamic Sciences, going on to specialise in legal judgement (ifta') in India and South Africa. He also holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from SOAS (University of London). He served as an imam for over a decade in both the US and the UK, and is the director of Whitethread Institute and works on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. 

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