Site of Ancient Harran

Harran

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Harran is a very old town situated in the Jazira province...

Figure 1: Pi, symbol and value.

Glimpses in the History of A Great Number: Pi in Arabic Mathematics

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The Greek letter pi (symbolized by p) is defined as the...

Folio From The Akhlaq-i Nasiri of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi: School courtyard with boys reading and writing. Lahore, Mughal period, circa 1595 CE. (Source)

New Results In The Research On Some Mathematical Works Of Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi

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The article analyses the mathematical contents of four...

Fig 2. Artistic depiction of Muhammad Abu al-Wafa in a Spanish stam. (Source).

Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî

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Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998)...

Figure 1: An Ottoman miniature showing a game of Matrak invented by Nasuh ‘Ali al-Silahi al-Matraqi. Source: Topkapi Palace library in Istanbul, MS H 1344.

Significant Ottoman Mathematicians and their Works

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This article aims to give an overview of the formation and...

Figure 1: Artistic impression of Ali Al-Qushji ©Bunyamin Kara.

Ali Al-Qushji and His Contributions to Mathematics and Astronomy

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Ali Al-Qushji was one of the most noteworthy and important...

Figure 1: Location map showing Kerala in India.

Kerala Mathematics and Its Possible Transmission to Europe

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The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics was an...

The Origins of Islamic Science

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In the following well documented article Dr Muhammad Abdul...

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.

Al-Hassâr's Kitâb al-Bayân and the Transmission of the Hindu-Arabic Numerals

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This article was a talk given at the 7th Maghrebi Colloque...

Figure 1: A sphere circumscribed in a cylinder: the sphere has two thirds of the volume and surface area of the circumscribing cylinder.

The Volume of the Sphere in Arabic Mathematics: Historical and Analytical Survey

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The following article focuses on the cubic measure of the...