Figure 1: Taqi al-Din's Kitāb Nūr hadaqat al-ibsār wa-nūr haqīqat al-anzār was transmitted under different titles: here the titles in two manuscript copies held respectively at Oxford (Bodleian Library, MS Marsh 119) and Istanbul (Süleymaniye Library, Collection Laleli, MS 2558).
Taqi al-Din ibn Ma‘ruf and the Science of Optics: The Nature of Light and the Mechanism of VisionLEARN MORE
In this article, some aspects of Kitab Nūr hadaqat al-ibsār wa-nūr haqīqat al-anzār (Book of the Light of the...
Astronomer observing the comet of 1577 above Istanbul with a wooden quadrant. Mustafa Ali, Nusratnāme, Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Hazine 1365, folio 5v.
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Fakhr al-Dīn Ridhwān ibn Rustam al-Sā'ātī (d. between 618-626 H/1220-1229 CE) was a scholar and mechanical...
Figure 1: Ottoman astronomers at work around Taqī al-Dīn at the Istanbul Observatory. Source: Istanbul University Library, F 1404, fol. 57a.
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This article is a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'ruf, a scholar of...
Figure 1: View of primary and secondary rainbows (Source).
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This article focuses on a critical presentation of the arguments put forward by Kamal al-Din al-Farisi about...
Figure 1: The three basic styles of a fountain.
The Self Changing Fountain of Banu Musa bin ShakirLEARN MORE
Amongst the mechanical devices described by the Banu Musa Brothers in their book of mechanics Kitab al-hiyal...