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Fatima al-Fihri:

The oldest continuously operating university in the world—Al-Qarawiyyin founded in Fès, Morocco, in 859—was founded by a merchant’s daughter: Fatima al-Fihri. The university, on the grounds of a grand mosque built by al-Fihri, subsequently produced a slew of leading Muslim thinkers.

This image reminds me of the 1001 Inventions of the Muslim World Exhibition depiction of Fatima, currently in the National Hall of Sciences in Queens, NY. Is it the same picture?

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