Figure 1: Illuminated page from the Kitab Ihya' ‘Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences), Al-Ghazali's great masterpiece. Manuscript preserved in Tunisia's National Library, Tunis. (Source).
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It is often supposed in Islamic studies that Al-Ghazali demolished the basis for science in the Muslim world...
Figure 1a-b: Composite images illustrating the diversity of plants. (Source a - Source b).
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The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined fields of botany, herbals and healing....
Figure 1: The cover page of the book Turkish Cuisine, edited by Arif Bilgin and Özge Samanci (Ankara, 2008).
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Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement...
Figure 1: Professor Gunhan Danisman.
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The diagrams of eclipses of moon and sun from an Ottoman manuscript
Taqi al-din Râsid his colleagues and the miniature of Istanbul Observatory
The drawing of Ulugh Beg on the USSR stamp
The figure of Ibn Shâtir planetary motion
The sextant of the Ulugh Beg Observatory
Figure 2. The madrasa minaret and entrance
Figure 3. Ince Minare portal showing details of tapestry work and the bands of calligraphy forming a knot above the door arch
Figure 2. The general plan of the Great Mosque was finalised by the extension of Nur Al-Din Zangi in 1158
Figure 3. Aleppo great mosque northern entrance
Figure 4. The middle gate of Qabliya
Figure 5. The Qibla aisle showing the mihrab in the centre, the minbar on the right and the maqsurah on the left
Figure 6. The Mamluk Minbar showing the skilful carvings
Figure 7. General view of the courtyard looking south showing the prayer hall at the left side and the Hamdanid ablution fountain at the centre next to an old well
Figure 8. Details of the 11th century minaret