Figure 1: Princes Mustafa and Mehmed, attended by a crowded procession, are driven in an ornate carriage to the Topkapi Palace to be circumcised. Surname-i Vehbi, Topkapi Palace Museum Library in Istanbul, Collection Ahmed III, MS 3593.
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Circumcision is widely practiced in all Islamic countries. Festivities pertaining to circumcision vary...
Figure 1: Façade of the History of Medicine Museum.
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Figure 1: A banquet given by the commander-in-chief Lala Mustafa Pahsa to the janissaries in Izmit, 5 April 1578. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS H1365, fol. 34b.
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The subject of food and diet was very essential in the Islamic Cuisine. Both of them were very important in...
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In this special section reproduced from Aramco World (issue March/April 1981), distinguished authors cover...
Two views of the shimmering glass wave hanging over La Cour Visconti and resembling a cloud or a flying carpet; this giant glass Muslim headscarf "blown in by the wind" at the heart of Paris is part of the architectural project of the new wing.
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The first stone was laid on July 16, 2008 at the Louvre's new Arts of Islam gallery. With this initiative,...
Figure 1: Kórnik Castle – frontal elevation. This photo, as well as all the other photos, is taken by the author (Source: Malgorzata de Latour-Abdalla).
Islamic Art in Poland: The Kornik CastleLEARN MORE
The article is about the famous Kornik Castle near Poznan, in Poland which has many features inspired by...