I once wrote about this documentary; Treasure of Islam. So I mentioned about the poet-king Al Mu’tamid, a muslim king who ruled the city of Seville, Spain in 11th century. The city of Seville has romantic past and a rich Moorish heritage. Also about the muslim spain famous palace; Al Hambra. [click here]
Last Friday I watched the continuous episode and just so you know it wasn’t an English narration..so, as well as recording thoughts, I noted down any interesting point..semangat kan? Pastuh start googling…
Now, I’m reading about the coast of Sicily’s Islamic past (mungkin bapa2, pakcik2, guru sejarah kita pernah mention pasal kepulauan or pulau Sisili.) And I guess from my reading Sicily was the example of the most glorious place to live ..emm pada masa tuh kot. Sicily had ruled by several monarchy (Muslim, Norman Christians ect..) the heritage of one another was still intact.
Although the Normans conquered Sicily from Muslim ruled, they governed with tolerance and sympathy (true as per reading) The Christians also found spoke Arabic and the government officials were still largely Muslim. Their achievement in learning, architecture, Science..la la la could have just slightly without the Muslims inhabitant.. tetiba rasa nak jadi orang bijaksana T_T
..textiles, silk, latter, cotton, date palm, sugar canes, mulberries…glorious hundred examples.
Ok readers, rouse your artistic mind's eye with..
"The capital is endowed with two gifts, splendor and wealth. It contains all the real and imagined beauty that anyone could wish. Splendor and grace adorn the piazzas and the countryside; the streets and highways are wide, and the eye is dazzled by the beauty of its situation. It is a city full of marvels, with buildings similar to those of Cordoba, built of limestone. A permanent stream of water from four springs runs through the city. There are so many mosques that they are impossible to count. Most of them also serve as schools. The eye is dazzled by all this splendor."
However a poet wrote..
"I spoke the word Sicily and longing troubled my heart. A man exiled from a paradise can do nothing but tell of the things he has lost."
Gambar orang2 yang bersidai tepi pantai tuh malas la nak upload.
So, turn on your Oasis channel tonight (17 april - 11pm) for this episode Treasure of Islam.
Happy weekend everyone!