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Figure 1: Front cover of Handsat Ūqlīdis fī aydin ‘arabiya (Euclid's geometry in Arabian hands) by Ahmad Salīm Sa‘īdān (Amman, 1991).

Ahmad Salim Sa‘idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

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Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of Arabic mathematics evolved as a sub-field of history of...

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 Castle

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The article is about the famous Kornik Castle near Poznan, in Poland which has many features inspired by...

Sinan’s Acoustical Technology

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This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several...

Figure 1. Archway from the Darb-i Imam shrine in Isfahan, Iran, which was built in 1453 C.E. The larger pentagons outlined in pale blue were constructed using a large-scale girih tile pattern, and the small white pentagons were constructed using a small-scale girih tile pattern (Image courtesy of K. Dudley and M. Elliff).

A Discovery in Architecture: 15th Century Islamic Architecture Presages 20th Century Mathematics

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This article relates the discovery by two American scholars, Paul J. Steinhardt and Peter J. Lu (respectively...

Figure 1. An artist's impression of Al-Biruni (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).

Mathematics in Muslim Heritage

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Early mathematics was revolutionised by Muslim scholars like Al-Khwarizmi, the founder of Algebra; Al-Kindi,...