Astronomy General topics
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...
Figure 1. A depiction of the Maragha Observatory.
Al-Urdi's Article on 'The Quality of Observation'LEARN MORE
Astronomy has for a long time been of keen interest of Muslims throughout centuries. This article by...
Alfraganus and the Elements of AstronomyLEARN MORE
Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century. His...
Figure 1. A moon and sun figure of an Almanac. Topkapi Palace Museum, R 1711.
Scientific Contacts and Influences Between the Islamic World and Europe: The Case of AstronomyLEARN MORE
For more than a thousand years the Muslim East and the Christian West, notwithstanding the differences in...