The Suleymaniye Mosque Complex in Istanbul is one of the greatest Ottoman architectural achievements. Located on the second Hill of Istanbul, it is the second largest mosque in the city and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul. The Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Suleiman I by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan between 1550 and 1557. (Source).
Architectural Links between East and West in Early Modern TimesLEARN MORE
In a programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 14 February 2010, the work and influence of the great...
Figure 2: Miniature showing an Ottoman horse archer, one of the most feared warriors of the middle ages. Note the archer's skill at shooting behind him while riding a horse. (Source)
Who Wrote the First “Useful” Archery Manual?LEARN MORE
In this article we will be looking at several handbooks on archery written in both the Islamic world and in...
Figure 1: Historical map of the Islamic west until 1100. Adapted from Atlas of Western Art History (New York, 1994, p. 87). (Source).
History, Culture and Science in Morocco: 11th-14th CenturiesLEARN MORE
The history of the Islamic west offers glorious pages of contribution to world history in various fields....
Figure 7: The Island Mosque.
Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil or the Triumph of the Islamic Architectural StyleLEARN MORE
Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil is one of the leading voices in contemporary Islamic architecture and a practitioner...
New Discoveries in the Islamic Complex of Mathematics, Architecture and ArtLEARN MORE
The complex of disciplines composed of mathematics, architecture and art in Islamic civilisation has been an...
Figure 1: 15th-16th century manuscript of Divan-e Shamse Tabrizi depicting Shamse Tabrizi playing chess with a young Persian prince. (Source). The Diwan-e Kabir (Great Work) or Diwan-e Šams-e Tabrizi (The Works of Shams of Tabriz) is a major writing of Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi , (d. 1273).
The Game of KingsLEARN MORE
Chess probably originated in Persia or Central Asia before the seventh century and spread to India, China,...