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Astronomer observing the comet of 1577 above Istanbul with a wooden quadrant. Mustafa Ali, Nusratnāme, Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Hazine 1365, folio 5v.
Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: Survey on his Works and Scientific MethodLEARN MORE
Being in form a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'rūf, a well known...
Figure 1: Ottoman astronomers at work around Taqī al-Dīn at the Istanbul Observatory. Source: Istanbul University Library, F 1404, fol. 57a.
Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: A Bio-Bibliographical EssayLEARN MORE
This article is a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'ruf, a scholar of...
Figure 1. Portrait of Copernicus (beginning of the 16th century). Source: http://www.frombork.art.pl/Ang10.htm.
Copernicus and Arabic Astronomy: A Review of Recent ResearchLEARN MORE
On the occasion of 464th anniversary of the death of Copernicus, we provide below a list of selected...
Figure 1: An artistic impression of Al-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
Figure 2: Miniature illustrations of Sawr (Taurus) and Jawzâ (Gemini). Mirzazâde Salim Efendi. Ikd al-Jumân fî târih ahl al-zaman. Istanbul University Library, T 5393.
Sine, Cosine and the Measurement of the EarthLEARN MORE
Mathematics has long been an area of expertise amongst Muslim mathematicians. This article considers the...