Top five places to connect with Europe’s Muslim Heritage

As interest in the Muslim heritage of Europe grows, more and more of us are looking for places to connect with the continent's Islamic past (and present). This list handpicks the five ideal destinations to do just that. Each entry has been included for its historical significance as well as its ability to offer the visitor something special. They come with …

Remembering Al-Gharb Al Andalus; Portugal’s Muslim past … and present

“I was taught nothing about Muslim Portugal in school. It was simply never mentioned.” Irina Lopes is a Lisbonian, from the city once known as Al-Ishbun, but Irina doesn't know this. “Until I spoke to you I didn't know Portugal had this amazing Islamic history. I knew nothing about it and none of my friends have …