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Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan in Northern Europe: A Survey of his Account of Russian Vikings in the 10th Century
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Northern Europe is reported in the account written by the Arab Muslim writer and traveler Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan, who was sent in 921 CE as the secretary to an...
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Scandinavia and Ibn Fadlan
This short article provides brief accounts of Ibn Fadlan's observation on Scandinavia and a people he calls...
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Echos of What Lies Behind the 'Ocean of Fogs' in Muslim Historical Narratives
This article is an edited version of the article originally written by the late Professor Mohammed Hamidullah...
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Aleppo Citadel: Glimpses of the Past
The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It is the most famous historic...
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Ibn Jubair: Capturing the Decline of Islamic Power
Ibn Jubair is widely recognised as one of the greatest travellers and geographers of Muslim history. From...
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Ibn Battuta and the 14th Century Muslim World
Ibn Battuta is regarded by many to be one of the greatest travellers and explorers the world has ever seen....
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Piri Reis and the Book of Sea Lore (Kitab-i Bahriye)
Kitab i-Bahriye's description of the coasts of Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and France are well documented in his...
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