The Legacy of Ulugh BegLEARN MORE
Kevin Krisciunas writes on The Legacy of Ulugh Beg. Although he recognising the crucial role of Islamic...
Figure 1: The figure of Ka'ba in Ibn Al-Saffâr's Al-Zîj al-Mukhtasar, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Library, MS Sehit Ali Pasha 2776/2.
Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic CultureLEARN MORE
The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as opposed to a private observation post as was...
The Advent of Experimental ChemistryLEARN MORE
Experiment is what differentiates Muslim science from Greek speculation (called science). Experiment began...
Pharmacology in the MakingLEARN MORE
Advances in Muslim chemistry led to the development of Muslim pharmacology. Al-Zahrawi made pioneering...
Figure 1: 15th-century European portrait of Jabir ibn Hayyan. "Geber", Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy. (Source).
Introduction to the Islamic Tradition of ChemistryLEARN MORE
This article is a plea for putting the Muslim contribution to modern day chemistry in its due place in...
Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Al-Zahrawi. (Source)
Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi the Great SurgeonLEARN MORE
Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi (936-1013 CE), also known in the West as Albucasis, was an...
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 >>>