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.
Tolerance or Compatibility? The Search for a Qur'anic Paradigm of ScienceLEARN MORE
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).
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Based on manuscript evidence, the article presents a study of the historical and textual traditions of a...
Figure 1. Folio 2r of al-Hassâr's Kitâb al-Bayân bearing at the bottom both the Western and the Eastern Arabic forms of the nine numerals. Source: http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/ljs/PageLevel/index.cfm?ManID=ljs293&Page=3.
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This article was a talk given at the 7th Maghrebi Colloque of the History of Arabic Mathematics held from 30...
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This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several...
Figure 1. Taqi al-Din ibn Ma'ruf, the director of Istanbul Observatory in late 16th century. He's one of the two senior astronomers (wearing largest turbans) standing behind the table, one holding an astrolabe (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Rediscovering Arabic Science: Islamic Scientific Heritage in the last issue of Saudi Aramco WorldLEARN MORE
In its current issue (May-June 2007), Saudi Aramco World, a magazine devoted to increase cross-cultural...
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 >>>