L’orgue hydraulique des Banu Mûsa (The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa)LEARN MORE
(The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa (9th Century): An Early Instrument of Mechanical Music) In the...
Front cover of The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons (Bloomsbury, 2009).
How Islamic Learning Transformed Western Civilization: Review of 'The House of Wisdom'LEARN MORE
In February 2009, Jonathan Lyons published 'The House of Wisdom', a riveting history which reveals the vital...
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 1: An artistic impression of Al-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
Figure 1. Extract from a scene of music (Hadith Bayâd wa Riyâdh), 13th century (Image from http://expositions.bnf.fr/livrarab/grands/099.htm).
Safi al-Din al-Urmawi and the Theory of MusicLEARN MORE
In this detailed and well documented article, Dr. Fazli Arslan describes the work of one of the most...