Age of Jahiliyah

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First Muslim Image Database Launched

From Press TV

The Dubai-based Muslim Heritage Consulting has launched the world’s first online image database to give an insight into the Islamic culture.

The new website offers stunning images from celebrated photographers like Werner Forman and manuscripts from Turkey’s Soleymaniye Library.

Many of the images mark critical moments in history, such as the first surgeries carried out in the Middle East, centuries before similar treatments were available in Europe.

“Museums have always faced a great challenge to relate Islamic realities of the past through images,” said Samia Khan, the website spokesperson.

“The website has brought together thousands of images of manuscripts, and photos of Muslim culture, history and people and made it accessible using a simple online format,” she added. also presents images about Iran, including numerous historical and ancient Islamic sites.

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6 thoughts on “First Muslim Image Database Launched

  1. Assalam Alaikum Athar,

    Thanks for the link! I actually have the site in my photography blogroll.

    Wa Salaam


  2. Interesting. But they were NOT the first!!! has existed for 1,5 years already….


  3. Salaam JD,

    I know what you are talking about. It would be much nicer without the watermarks and of course better prices. I’m on a photography group called Flickr and many Flickr photographers also put watermarks on their photos so people won’t steal them. But it still misses us the overall picture.

    Inshallah, I don’t know if they allow feedback, but that’s an idea you might want to bring up to them. The idea is excellent, but even great ideas need a bit of tweaking.

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Wa Salaam


  4. The concept of the website is a good idea, but the watermarks they use on the photos is verrry distracting. Of course they want you to buy the images, but I’m too turned off by the watermarks (and the prices) to even consider it.


  5. I was excited to read about this site also. I’ve already included in my blogroll, and hopefully they will continue to add to it.


  6. An excellent and hopefully growing resource 🙂 Thank you for posting it.

    Ya Haqq!


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