Figure 1. Gülru Necipoglu, The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire (Princeton University Press, 2005). An historical and sociological tour de force, an authority in the study of Sinān and of Islamic art and architecture.
Sinan: A Great Ottoman Architect and Urban DesignerLEARN MORE
Sinan, called Mimar Sinan (Architect Sinan) and Mimar Koca Sinan (Great Architect Sinan), is the most...
Figure 1: Frontispiece of the Latin translation of a medical work by Ibn Zuhr, the De Cognitu difficilibus (Venice, 1628).
The Influence of Islamic Culinary Art on EuropeLEARN MORE
This paper describes the results of a novel research on the Muslim influence on the European culinary art...
Figure 1: An artistic impression of Al-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
Figure 1. Musicians and their musical instruments. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, H. 2164.
Literature and Music in Muslim CivilisationLEARN MORE
An outline of the main types of Arabic literature and their influence on European literature and a...
Figure 1. A group of school children practice martial arts formation under the watch of their teacher in the Great Mosque of Xi'an. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Chinese_martial_arts.
The Legacy of Muslim Kung Fu MastersLEARN MORE
An important legacy of Islam in China is represented by Muslim Kung Fu, developed throughout history by...
Figure 1. Extract from a scene of music (Hadith Bayâd wa Riyâdh), 13th century (Image from http://expositions.bnf.fr/livrarab/grands/099.htm).
Safi al-Din al-Urmawi and the Theory of MusicLEARN MORE
In this detailed and well documented article, Dr. Fazli Arslan describes the work of one of the most...