Figure 1. View of Toledo, the city of Al-Zarqali, dominated by the famous Alcazar. Source: http://www.toledoaldia.com/alcazarIV_toledo.htm
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya Al-ZarqaliLEARN MORE
Al-Zarqali is an eminent Andalusian astronomer of the 11th century who was the foremost astronomer of his...
Figure 4: Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi (British Library in London, MS Add 25724, folio 11a). Source : El Daly 2005, figure 12.
Deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
The article surveys some results of Dr. Okasha El Daly's exciting discoveries about the precedence of Muslim...
Figure 1: Extract from Jordanus' De planisphaeri figurationei. Source: http://www.ub.unibas.ch/kadmos/gg/pic/gg0287_009_txt.htm.
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The following article by Professors Menso Folkerts and Richard Lorch, from Munich University in Germany,...
Figure 1: Modern printing of the Qur'an in Maghribi calligraphy. Al-Musshaf al-Hassani, printed in Morocco, 1417 H, p. 3. Source: http://quran.habous.gov.ma/Default.aspx.
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In this illuminating analysis, Prof. Ahmad Dallal produces an authoritative study of some episodes of the...
Figure 1: The cultivated and the uncultivated kinds of hindiba are illustrated in a schematic way. (Dioscorides. Materia Medica. Translated by Abdullah el-Huseyin b. Ibrahim el-Natili. Kitabu‘l-hasa‘is. Topkapi Museum Library. Registered at section Ahmed III., No: 2127).
Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
Hindiba is a plant of Middle Eastern lands. Its therapeutic value as a drug for the treatment of various...
Figure 1: Cover page of Kitāb mīzān al-hikma (Hyderabad edition, 1359 H /1940).
The Arabic Partial Version of Pseudo-Aristotle's Mechanical ProblemsLEARN MORE
Based on manuscript evidence, the article presents a study of the historical and textual traditions of a...
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 >>>