Figure 1. A view of one of the two "Iwans" overlooking the courtyard of the so-called "Abbasid Palace" ("al-Qasral-'Abbasi") in Baghdad.
The Abbasids’ House of Wisdom in BaghdadLEARN MORE
The House of Wisdom was in fame, status, scope, size, resources, patronage, etc. similar to that of the...
Figure 1. A class at the Gazanfar Aga Madrasa. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, H. 889.
Knowledge, Learning Institutions and Libraries in Islam: Book Publishing and Paper MakingLEARN MORE
This short article describes the high regard with which Muslim Civilisation has held libraries as centres of...
Figure 1. 13th century illustration of a sermon in a mosque from the assemblies of Harîrî. Image copy right from: 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World. Chief Ed. by. Salim T S Al-Hassani, Manchester: FSTC, 2006.
Learning Institutions in IslamLEARN MORE
Learning institutions in various forms have existed for centuries in the Muslim World, the earliest of which...
The Science of Restoring and Balancing – The Science of AlgebraLEARN MORE
Muslim contributions in the field of mathematics have been both varied and far reaching. This article by...
The Kayseri Hospital (Gevher Nesibe Sultan Shifahâna). Drawn by Suheyl Unver
Educating Ottoman PhysiciansLEARN MORE
Medical doctors in the time of the Ottomans had various routes into professional life depending on their...
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'...