Istanbul Sherbert Sellers
The World’s First Soft DrinkLEARN MORE
Sherbet, a juice of crushed fruit, herbs, or flowers has long existed as one of the most popular beverages...
Figure 1: A sample of Hatip Ebru made by M. R. Kileci. All ebru samples illustrating this article were created by Dr. Mehmed Refi Kileci and puplished here by his permission. Visit: www.kileci.net.
Ebru: The Art of Paper MarblingLEARN MORE
Marbling is an art form developed in the Muslim world, possibly with Chinese origins. Often it has been used...
The Scholars of Seville – Artists, Architecture and GovernmentLEARN MORE
Seville was a key centre of Islamic Civilisation in Spain. Here you can read about the architect of the...
Shah Sultan Primary School picture located at Eyup, Istanbul
Primary Schools under the OttomansLEARN MORE
Primary schools have a long history in Islamic civilisation. Children were taught to memorise the entire Qur'...
Barbad Playing Music to Khusraw in a miniature.
The Great Turk Genius Amir Khusraw and his Accomplishments in MusicLEARN MORE
Amir Khusraw (d. 1325) was essentially an eminent musician and is regarded as a great savant in the history...
Figure 1. The Hamdanid nafourah, ablution fountain and its dome were constructed by Kara'wih, the servant of Sayf Al-Dawlah in 354 AH
The Great Mosque of AleppoLEARN MORE
Built by the Umayyad Caliph Suleyman in 717 CE and altered several times, the Great Mosque of Aleppo remains...