Figure 1: A section of the World Map produced by Pîrî Reis and presented to Sultan Selim I in 1517 (The original is in Topkapi Palace Museum Library, no. H. 1824.)
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This article is an edited version of the article originally written by the late Professor Mohammed Hamidullah...
Figure 1. Cairo plan from Pîrî Reis b. Haci Muhammad's book Kitâb-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya 2612.
Historians of EgyptLEARN MORE
This article reviews in some details of the extensive efforts by Muslims in recordings of the history of...
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Figure 1. The entrance gate of Aleppo Citadel. (© Murat Özyildirim)
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The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It is the most famous historic...
Figure 1. A class at the Gazanfar Aga Madrasa. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, H. 889.
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This short article describes the high regard with which Muslim Civilisation has held libraries as centres of...
Figure 1. 13th century illustration of a sermon in a mosque from the assemblies of Harîrî. Image copy right from: 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World. Chief Ed. by. Salim T S Al-Hassani, Manchester: FSTC, 2006.
Learning Institutions in IslamLEARN MORE
Learning institutions in various forms have existed for centuries in the Muslim World, the earliest of which...