Muezzin's tower, Yining, Xinjiang. This building is in the architectural style of Islamic buildings typical of the Hui heartlands of Shaanxi and Gansu in the mid-Qing period. This mosque was designed by a Chinese Muslim from Gansu and built in two main stages, in 1760 and 1781. From Zhang Shengyi, Xinjiang chuantong jianzhu yishu.
The Islamic Heritage in China: A General SurveyLEARN MORE
In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim Chinese culture, focuses on the Islamic heritage in...
Figure 1: Front cover of The 13th Warrior (previously published as Eaters of the Dead) by Michael Chrichton (Ballantine Books, reissue edition 1988).
Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan in Northern Europe: A Survey of his Account of Russian Vikings in the 10th CenturyLEARN MORE
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Northern Europe is reported in the account written by the Arab...
Figure 1: Map of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate around the end of the 11th century. Extracted from Historical Atlas by William Shepherd (1923-26). Source: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd/europe_mediterranean_1097.jpg.
The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk ArchitectureLEARN MORE
This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art. The art of the Seljuk sultans showed much...
Latinized Names of Muslim ScholarsLEARN MORE
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
Figure 1. Areas of Yāqūt's geographical travels and descriptions.
Yaqut al-HamawiLEARN MORE
Yâqût al-Hamawî was a Syrian biographer and geographer known for his encyclopaedia writings of the Muslim...
Figure 1: An artistic impression of al-Bīrūnī (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Biruni was one of the most learned of Muslim scholars and scientists. His interests were very wide as he...