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 5: A few scenes by İnci Özen from the Dar al-Shifa of Anbar bin Abdullah during the Seljuk reign in Turkey. The figure is depicting the gate and the music therapy by the physicians. 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...