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: 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: 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...

Figure 2: Illustration depicting Ibn al-Haytham by Hanane Kai. (Source).

Nader El-Bizri: Ibn al-Haytham - An Introduction

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This presentation focused on the historical and epistemic...

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...

Sinan’s Acoustical Technology

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This article gives the the results of a research project...

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...

Figure 1: Front cover of Handsat Ūqlīdis fī aydin ‘arabiya (Euclid's geometry in Arabian hands) by Ahmad Salīm Sa‘īdān (Amman, 1991).

Ahmad Salim Sa‘idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

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Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of Arabic...

Figure 1: Vidinli Tawfik Pasha. Source: IMAGE The Bulletin of the International Linear Algebra Society, 15 (Summer 1995), p. 24.

Vidinli Huseyin Tawfik: A Modern Turkish Specialist of Linear Algebra

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This article is a biography essay on the life and works of...

Figure 1. Archway from the Darb-i Imam shrine in Isfahan, Iran, which was built in 1453 C.E. The larger pentagons outlined in pale blue were constructed using a large-scale girih tile pattern, and the small white pentagons were constructed using a small-scale girih tile pattern (Image courtesy of K. Dudley and M. Elliff).

A Discovery in Architecture: 15th Century Islamic Architecture Presages 20th Century Mathematics

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This article relates the discovery by two American scholars...

Figure 2: Miniature illustrations of Sawr (Taurus) and Jawzâ (Gemini). Mirzazâde Salim Efendi. Ikd al-Jumân fî târih ahl al-zaman. Istanbul University Library, T 5393.

Sine, Cosine and the Measurement of the Earth

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Mathematics has long been an area of expertise amongst...