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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...
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 MathematicsLEARN MORE
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 HeritageLEARN MORE
Early mathematics was revolutionised by Muslim scholars like Al-Khwarizmi, the founder of Algebra; Al-Kindi,...
The Scholars of SamarkandLEARN MORE
Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in astronomy through its observatory. Some of...
Site of Ancient Harran
Harran is a very old town situated in the Jazira province of modern Turkey near the sources of the Balkh...