The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval EuropeLEARN MORE
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their...
Introducing Medical Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Pedagogical ExperimentLEARN MORE
In a marked shift from the positivist philosophy that influenced medical education for more than a century,...
Figure 1: First page of the Arabic manuscript of Kitab fi al-Jadari wa-‘l-Hasaba. Source: The Leiden University Library.
A Medical Classic: Al-Razi’s Treatise on Smallpox and MeaslesLEARN MORE
Dr. Nasim Hasan Naqvi Kitab fi Al Jadari wa Al Hasaba authored by the Muslim physician Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn...
Figure 1: Anatomy of the human eye from the treatise on ophthalmology by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (10th century). (Source).
Pioneer PhysiciansLEARN MORE
During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
Figure 1: Painting by Gaye Özen depicting the Ottoman physician Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu during treatment with his pupils. The figure also depicts music therapy and cauterization by a physician. Picture copied by the permission of Nil Sari. Source: Amasya Selcuklu Osmanli mimarisi ve bezemeleri, edited by Nil Sari, Gülbün Mesara, and Ü. Emrah Kurt (Istanbul 2007).
Ottoman Music TherapyLEARN MORE
Music has been used as a mean of therapy through the centuries to counter all kinds of disorders by various...
Figure 4: This picture shows a part of a painting that was painted in 1352. It is called Hugh of St. Cher.
The Invention of Spectacles between the East and the WestLEARN MORE
The following article by the expert scholar Lutfallah Gari surveys the historical sources to uncover the...