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The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific Literature
The works of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi have always attracted the interest of Ottoman scholars as early as the 14th century. Some of his works were translated into Turkish and various annotations or...
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Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric Literature
Mullah Nasruddin Khodja is a wise man famous throughout the Muslim and some parts of the non-Muslim world since the 16th century. Historical documents show that he lived in the 13th century in...
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Figure 1: Victor and Cheek in Kalila wa-Dimna. Manuscript dated circa 1200 CE, Syria. (Source).
Kalila wa-Dimna
One of the most popular books ever written is the book the Arabs know as Kalila wa-Dimna, a bestseller for...
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Figure 1: An artistic impression of al-Bīrūnī (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Biruni
Al-Biruni was one of the most learned of Muslim scholars and scientists. His interests were very wide as he...
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Old Style Buildings in Basra
Basra
Basra became like many places in the Muslim world a centre for knowledge and commerce. Originally set up on...
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Curricula in Ottoman Madrasas
It is possible to provide a basic (though only partial) outline of what was taught at Ottoman madrasas....
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