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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE
"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word that simply means 'Turkish'?
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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through  poetry? Poems structure and rhythm  aided the process of...
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Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran
There are numerous mosques all around the world. Each has a design of its own. However, in order to be distinctive from other mosques, a mosque needs to be unique and possess outstanding features....
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A 1000 Years Amnesia: Sports in Muslim Heritage
Professor Salim Al-Hassani published in the issue 369 (Spring 2012, p. 10) of Runnymede Bulletin (Spring 2012 Runnymede Bulletin - Sport) a short article on “Sports in Muslim Heritage”. He argues,...
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The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation
In the Islamic world, starting from Al-Kindī (d. 874), Al-Fārābī (d. 950), Ibn Sīnā (d. 1034), and Safī al-Dīn al-Urmawī (d. 1294) used the abjad notation to write music. Of these writers, the most...
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The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific Literature
The works of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi have always attracted the interest of Ottoman scholars as early as the 14th century. Some of his works were translated into Turkish and various annotations or...
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Interior Architecture of Desert Climate
Mr. Hadi Ali Shateh discusses design solutions adopted in regions of desert climate and analyses the...
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Qarawiyin Mosque
Almost entirely enclosed by narrow alleyways, the mosque of Qarawiyin, [in Fes] like many an ancient European...
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Pottery, Ceramics and Glass
As in all civilisations, great use was made of pottery, for cooking, lighting, washing, etc. In the bazaar in...
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Figs in Muslim Spain
Figs may not have had the economic importance of olives, yet they afford an excellent example of the...
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Al-Muqaddasi: An Encyclopaedic Scholar
Al-Muqaddasi (or Al-Maqdisi), originally from Al-Quds (Jerusalem), hence his name, is by far one of the most...
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Morphological and functional categories of the Mosque
The mosque plan was developed through a process of change and modification resulting in the emergence of four...
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