When the famous companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Uqba Ibn Nafi’ (RA) reached the shores of the Atlantic in Northen Africa he said, “if I knew there was land across you I would take this message for Allah ﷻ”. Little did he know, Southern Spain and Portugal would become a beacon of Islamic revival – culminating in what was considered the centre of a golden age of Islam. This short narrative brings to light this often neglected history and celebrates the achievements of Muslims in what was the largest city on earth at the time.