Figure 1: Entrance of Bīmaristan Arghun AI-Kāmilī, Aleppo, Syria.
Four Medieval Hospitals in SyriaLEARN MORE
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic...
Figure 1a-b: Two views from Kitab al-filaha of Ibn al-Awwâm: (a) manuscript page (Source) and front cover of the edition and Spanish translation by Joseph Antonio Banqueri (Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1802). (Source). The Kitab al-Filahah al-Andalusiyah (The Book of Andalusian Agriculture) by Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Muhammad ibn al-Awwam al-Ishbili (d. 1185) consists of 35 chapters dealing with agronomy, cattle and poultry raising, and beekeeping. It deals with 585 plants; explains the cultivation of more than 50 fruit trees; and includes many valuable observations on soils, manures, plant grafting, and plant diseases.
Gleanings from the Islamic Contribution in AgricultureLEARN MORE
The Islamic tradition of agriculture, whether in the form of the outstanding progress in agriculture...
Figure 2: Miniature showing an Ottoman horse archer, one of the most feared warriors of the middle ages. Note the archer's skill at shooting behind him while riding a horse. (Source)
Who Wrote the First “Useful” Archery Manual?LEARN MORE
In this article we will be looking at several handbooks on archery written in both the Islamic world and in...
Trew, C.J., Plantae selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini, in hortis curiosorum nutrit, vol. 8: t. 73 (1771) [G.D. Ehret] (Source: Wikipedia) Figs in Muslim Spain Figs may not have had the economic importance of olives, they afford an excellent example of the intensification of agriculture in Islamic Spain, manifest in the dazzling variety of the fruit available to consumers... Read More >>>
Go Green Week 9-15 February 2015LEARN MORE
As Monday 9th February, 2015 until Sunday 15th February, 2015 mark “Go Green Week”, Muslim Heritage...
Book Review of “Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook” by Nawal NasrallahLEARN MORE
Written nearly a thousand years ago, Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook is the most comprehensive...
Figure 1. Early Umayyad coins, 691/692CE.
Figure 2. Umayyad coins, 693CE.
Figure 3. Umayyad coins, 697CE.
Figure 1: Early Abbasid Dinar, AH135/AD752-53.
Figure 2: Abbasid Dinar, Struck under Al-Ma'mun, AH 207/AD 822.
Figure 3: Late Abbasid coin, 1160.