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Manuscript Review: ‘The Indica’ or ‘Al-bayruni’s India,’ by Al-Bayruni​

Bayruni conducted advanced research and wrote original standard works ...

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Arabic Medicinal Manuscripts of Pre-Colonial Northern Nigeria: A Descriptive List

West African Muslim scholars produced a number of Arabic works relatin...

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When the World was Upside Down: Maps from Muslim Civilisation

Great scholars from Muslim Civilisation, indeed, turned the world upsi...

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Buried Evidence: Islamic Viking Burial Garments

As predicted in our previous article dating back to May 2015, addition...

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Manuscript Review: The Book of Routes and Kingdoms, by Ibn Khordadbeh

[Ibn Khordadbeh] grew up to be a knowledgeable scholar, and during the...

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Marrakesh

It is highly crucial to begin this article by the following point whic...

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Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution

...in this article, I will summarise the key elements of the modern sc...

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Mega Cities on the Silk Road

Throughout history, trade routes played a central role in the transfer...

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Malika III: Shajarat Al-Durr

Our third story is that of Shajarat al-Durr, the first woman to sit up...

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al-Jahiz’s Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust

Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near & Mid...

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World Water Day

Water is life... there are a few things that every human being agrees ...

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The Unpublished Works of Arabic Geography: An Overview and a Classification

Islamic geographical texts are not only valuable in terms of geographi...

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Ecology in Islamic Culture: A Selected Critical Bibliography

The studies on the Islamic view of environment protection and the link...

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Piri Reis: A Genius 16th-Century Ottoman Cartographer and Navigator

Piri Reis is a well known Ottoman-Turkish admiral, geographer and cart...

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Al-Muqaddasi and Human Geography: An Early Contribution to Social Sciences

Recent scholarly interest in the genesis of social sciences in Islamic...

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1000 Years Amnesia: Environment Tradition in Muslim Heritage

In a seminar organised by the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies in 11 J...

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A Jewel of Ottoman Naval History: The Book of Kâtib Çelebi on Naval Campaigns

This is a review of the book prepared by Prof. Dr. Idris Bostan for th...

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Aleppo

Halab [said Al-Muqaddasi, in 985] is an excellent, pleasant and well f...

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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 report...

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Yaqut al-Hamawi

Yâqût al-Hamawî was a Syrian biographer and geographer known for hi...

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Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of History

A study of historical maps and sea charts indicates that cartographers...

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Turkish Contributions to Islamic Geography

Turkish contributions to geography are vast in content and have a very...

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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...

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Better Directions at Sea: The Piri Reis Innovation

The Ottoman Turk Pîrî Reis is truly a great figure in the history of...

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The Oldest Map of Japan Drawn by Mahmud of Kashgar

Although the Japanese map was included for the first time in a world a...

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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 a...

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Earliest maps of America

The earliest maps made of America by Columbus have all since been lost...

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Aspects of Mineralogy and Gemology in Muslim Civilisation

Many Muslim scholars dealt with minerals and gems and wrote monographs...

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Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra

The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or ...

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The Travels of Ibn Jubair

Born in Valencia, Ibn Jubair (Ibn Jubayr) travelled widely, offering g...

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The Travels of Ibn Fadlan

In his Rihla/Risala (travel narrative, account or journal), Ibn Fadlan...

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Piri Reis and his Place in Ottoman Maritime History

When dealing with Turkish history, whether during the Ottoman period o...

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Piri Reis maps America

In 1513 Piri Reis presented his famous map of the New World to the Sul...

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