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An Obituary: Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim
We have just received the sad news of the passing of Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim. He passed away in his sleep this morning 15th April 2015 Wednesday. May he rest in peace, and may his family...
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Ibn Sina's The Canon of Medicine
The Sheikh al-Ra'is Sharaf al-Mulk Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd Allah b. al-Hasan b. ‘Ali Ibn Sina, in Latin he is know as Avicenna and his most famous works are those on philosophy and medicine....
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Slovenian Prime Minister Launches 1001 Inventions In Ljubljana
VIP Audience Celebrates Central European Premiere of Muslim Heritage Exhibition
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World Health Day 7th April: Muslim Heritage in Medicine
World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April each year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organisation) in 1948. During Muslim civilisation, various scholars made interesting...
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The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13
The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13 - International Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation FSTC is pleased to bring to the attention of readers the availability...
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EuroNews.com: Brussels exhibition highlights Ottoman influence
"The Sultan’s World exhibition runs in Brussels until 31 May 2015. It then travels to Krakow, Poland."
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The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the 9th and 10th centuries
[Note of the editor] This article was published in 2003 as: David A. King, "The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the ninth and tenth centuries: A list of publications, mainly from the last 50...
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International Women's Day 2015
To celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, no way is better than reproducing a collection of articles written by FSTC scholars and associates on the achievements of women in Muslim...
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World Book Day 2015 (UK & Ireland)
World Book Day is a yearly event on 5th March, "designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world"*. On this occasion, we are...
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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian ophthalmology which I have studied in the past five years." With these words Julius Hirschberg,...
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The Science of Restoring and Balancing – The Science of Algebra
Muslim contributions in the field of mathematics have been both varied and far reaching. This article by Mahbub Ghani (from the Department of Electronic Engineering at King's College, London...
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Zheng He - the Chinese Muslim Admiral
The Beijing Olympic Games started on Friday 8 August 2008 with a dramatic opening ceremony featuring a cast of thousands performers that celebrated the arts and achievements of China's long history....
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Learning from the Past to Design the Future
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Researcher Asli Sancar holding her book. (Source).
Rogier, Drapers in the Grand Bazaar. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Liotard, Turkish Woman in the bath. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Lewis, In the Bey's Garden. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Twin pavilions, Topkapi Palace. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Wilkie, Mrs. Young. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Portrait of Hurrem Sultan. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Poster of the conference held in Ankara.
Dinner in Ankara to welcome FSTC's participation at the Kâtip Çelebi conference. From left: Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, Prof. Ahmed Rumeli (Middle East University), the "1001" inscribed on a large slice of Turkish bread, Prof. Ralph Salmi (California State University), Tuba Urcu (office manager to Prof. Karliga and interpreter), and Prof. Bekir Karliga (Bahcesehir University).
Professor Salim Al-Hassani presenting his lecture before the conference. (Source).
Dr Salim Ayduz during his lecture. (Source).
An 18th-century copy of the Cihan-numa, a manual on geography of the earth by Kâtip Çelebi, preserved in the Leiden University Library (MS Or. 12.363). (Source).
Illustrations from one of Kâtip Çelebi's books.
Armillary sphere drawn by Ahmed Al-Kirimi. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika (1732).
Ottoman Statesman on a board of a ship during a ceremony. Image taken from: Kâtib Çelebi, Tuhfat al-kibâr fî asfâr al-bihâr, edited by Idris Bostan. Ankara: Prime Ministry Undersecratariat of Maritime Affairs, 2008.
An Ottoman warship "Göke". Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
A world map from of Katib Celebi's Tuhfat Al-Kibar. Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
Two maps from Cihannuma, the world atlas by Katib Celebi (published in Istanbul, 1245H/1732) showing respectively Transoxiana and a part of Central Asia and Asia Minor as far east as the Euphrates, shown "upside-down", the map being oriented with south upwards. ©The British Library, MS Or. 80.a.10, p. 347 and p. 629. (Source 1) – (Source 2).
Top: A Venetian "Mavna" ship. Below: An Ottoman "Goke" ship belonging to the Bayezid II reign (1481-1512). Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Revan 1192, fol. 16ba. Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan. Ankara, 2008.
View of world map in Kâtip Çelebi's Kitâb-i Cihân-nümâi, edited by Ibrahim Müteferrika, in Istanbul (1732). (Source).
Celestial sphere from Katip Celebi's The book of Jihannuma.
The five circles show the names of the directions and the winds in various languages. Drawn by Galatali Migirdic. From Katip Celebi's The book of Jihannuma.
Resm-i Iklim-i Avrupa (The Continent of Europe): This map shows the countries and major cities of Europe and important rivers. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.
Resm-i Afrika: This map of the African continent in the Book of Jihannuma is done in the manner of Mercator, with the lines of latitude and longitude intersecting at right angles. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.
Iklim-i Asya (The Continent of Asia): From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.

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