The Muslim West
The Co-existence of Three Cultures
Religious institutions as custodians of property
There are examples of religious institutions keeping holy objects from other religions, sometimes because of their historical value, occasionally because they could be reused and often simply because of their material value. This phenomenon tells us more about the varied culture and heritage of the Muslim West.
Qarawiyyin Mosque

Hegira 3rd–4th centuries / AD 9th–10th centuries
Fez (Old Town), Morocco
Under the Marinids, Christian bells were turned into lamps to illuminate the prayer room of the Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez.