Figure 3: Front cover of Science Under Islam: Rise, Decline and Revival, by Sayyed Misbah Deen. Source: http://www.scienceunderislam.com.
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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.
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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.)
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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...
Figure 1: View of Al-Azhar mosque courtyard in Cairo. The mosque, founded by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim in 990, was under construction when the 1006 supernova appeared in the sky. Source: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/egypt/cairo-al-azhar-university.htm.
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1001 years ago, an extraordinary astronomical event occurred in the sky: the most intense supernova ever...
Figure 1: Islamic Celestial Globe in brass, dated 1630 CE. This globe served both as a map of the heavens, as viewed from outside the starry sphere, and as a precision tool for making astronomical calculations. Engraved on its surface are various coordinate lines, constellation figures, and Arabic inscriptions. The stars are made of embedded bits of silver. The globe is hollow and was cast in one seamless piece. Source: http://www.nasm.si.edu/exploretheuniverse/etu_ne.htm.
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Najma Kazi reviews some salient aspects of Emilie Savage-Smith's work. Emilie Savage-Smith, who is a...