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ISLAM AND THE MOSQUE - THE DEVELOPMENT AND SPREAD OF ISLAM TOM DUNCAN Wednesday 24 January 2018

ISLAM AND THE MOSQUE

The death of the Prophet Mohamed led to the adoption of one particlar place of worship for all Moslems:  the Mosque. This lecture begins with the life of the Prophet and the astonishing spread of Islam after his death.  The early Islamic monuments of Jerusalem and Damascus will be examined, together with the spread of Islam to North Africa and to Spain, which culminated in the building of the great Mosque of Cordoba.