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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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Ali Al-Qushji and His Contributions to Mathematics and Astronomy
Ali Al-Qushji was one of the most noteworthy and important scientists in the Islamic world. He wrote valuable works especially on astronomy and mathematics. He was a student and co-worker of the...
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The Stellar and Lunar Keys to Medieval Muslim Agriculture
Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. In this short note, Dr Zohor Idrisi, an expert on the history of Islamic...
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The Instruments of Istanbul Observatory
In this article, Professor Sevim Tekeli, an outstanding scholar in the history of Ottoman science, describes the instruments built by Taqî al-Dîn Ibn Ma'ruf and his team at the Istanbul observatory (...
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Principle and Use of Ottoman Sundials
Muslim astronomers and engineers invented a variety of dials for timekeeping and for determining the times of the five daily prayers. In this thorough and technical study, Professor Attila Bir...
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Our Arab Heritage in the Celestial Vault
In Arabic culture, as in other civilisations, the cultural dimension of the history of astronomy appears in part in the meanings and origins of star and constellation names. This nomenclature was...
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Figure 1: An artistic impression of Al-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Kindi
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
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Figure 1: An artistic impression of al-Bīrūnī (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Biruni
Al-Biruni was one of the most learned of Muslim scholars and scientists. His interests were very wide as he...
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Figure 1. A depiction of the Maragha Observatory.
Al-Urdi's Article on 'The Quality of Observation'
Astronomy has for a long time been of keen interest of Muslims throughout centuries. This article by...
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Alfraganus and the Elements of Astronomy
Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century. His...
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