Figure 1: Front covers of two recently published books on the scientific legacy of the Islamic tradition and its impact on modern science: Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World by John Freely (Knopf, 2009) and Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood (Icon Books, 2009).
Shining light upon lightLEARN MORE
Two science histories dissect the transfer of knowledge between the Greco–Islamic and European civilizations...
Figure 1: A detail figure of Divrigi Dar al-Shifa's gate. Ord. Prof. Dr. A. Süheyl Unver Nakishanesi Yorumuyla Divrigi Ulucami ve Sifahanesi Tas Bezemeleri, VIII. Turk Tip Tarihi Kongresi 16-18 Haziran 2004 Sivas-Divrigi (ed. Nil Sari, G. Mesara, N. Colpan), Istanbul 2004, p. 7.
The Medical Organization at the Ottoman CourtLEARN MORE
The Ottoman imperial Palace was quite different from Western palaces and courts, for it was not only the...
Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Al-Ghazali. (Source).
Al-Ghazali's Theory of EducationLEARN MORE
Al-Ghazali (1058-1111) was one of the most influential Muslim thinkers. A jurist, logician, theologian, and...
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: Dr Okasha El-Daly presenting his lecture at the International Conference 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World organised by FSTC in Manchester on 8 March 2006.
Okasha El-Daly Lectures at Leeds on Muslim Heritage in Our WorldLEARN MORE
The Leeds University Islamic Awareness Week organised by students, invited Dr. Okasha El Daly to deliver the...
Figure 1: Pulse examination and diagnosis of the illness of a young girl by Nizami Aruzi, author of the well known Çehar Makale (1431). Türk Islam Eserleri Museum, item n° 1954. The illustration is published by kind permission of Nil Sari and Ulker Erke. Source: 38th International Congress on History of Medicine, Turkish Medical History Through Miniature Pictures Exhibition (Drawn by U. Erke, Organizer and Editor Nil Sari), Istanbul 2002. © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke.
Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman ReignLEARN MORE
In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded by women, either as wives, daughters or...