Figure 1: Picture of one of al-Jazari's automatic machines: a musical toy in the form of a boat. From a manuscript of his book copied in Syria in 715 H/1315 CE (opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper). Source: http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/zoomObject.cfm?ObjectId=9919.
800 Years Later: In Memory of Al-Jazari, A Genius Mechanical EngineerLEARN MORE
Al-Jazari (1136-1206) was an important Arab Muslim scholar. He was an inventor and mechanical engineer who...
Figure 1: Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu during his talk at Padua University. Source: http://www.unipd.it/comunicazioni/honoris_causa/20061212_4.htm.
The History of Scientific InteractionLEARN MORE
The evolution of world politics since the last decade of 20th century and several substantial events...
Figure 3: Front cover of Science Under Islam: Rise, Decline and Revival, by Sayyed Misbah Deen. Source: http://www.scienceunderislam.com.
Science under Islam: A Reflection on Past Brilliancy and Future RevivalLEARN MORE
This is a review of a book by Sayyed Misbah Deen, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science (Keele University),...
Figure 2: Front cover of Health in the Ottomans, vol. 2.
Health in the Ottoman Empire: A Collective Achievement in the History of Ottoman MedicineLEARN MORE
This is a review of Health in the Ottomans (Osmanlilarda Saglik), a two-volume book concerning Ottoman...
Figure 1: The cover page of the recent edition of Miskaweih's Tajarub al-Umam (The Experiences of Nations) edited by Abu al-Qasem Imami (Tehran: Sorush, 2001, 7 vols.)
Survey on the Development of the Historical Method among Muslim Scholars until Ibn KhaldunLEARN MORE
This article surveys the development of historical methodology in the works of some influent Muslim...
Figure 1: An armillary sphere in Ma'rifatname of Ibrahim Hakki Erzurumi. Adapted from the original manuscript held in the Suleymaniye Library in Istanbul, Haci Mahmud collection, MS 5616, fol. 1b.
The Armillary Sphere: A Concentrate of Knowledge in Islamic AstronomyLEARN MORE
The armillary sphere is an ancient astronomical instrument reproducing a model of the celestial sphere. In...
Trew, C.J., Plantae selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini, in hortis curiosorum nutrit, vol. 8: t. 73 (1771) [G.D. Ehret] (Source: Wikipedia) Figs in Muslim Spain Figs may not have had the economic importance of olives, they afford an excellent example of the intensification of agriculture in Islamic Spain, manifest in the dazzling variety of the fruit available to consumers... Read More >>>