Documenteries on Muslim Civilisation
by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 30th May 1919
We need a visual presentation to understand things better as the saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words". Some still think Muslim Civilisation did little contribution to science, even there many books and…
by FSTC Published on: 25th December 2001
Muslim farming manuals developed ways and methods for increasing production and productivity, and maintaining soil fertility. Extensive research detailed descriptions of soils, and their requirements.
Bab Mardum Mosque – An inspiration for Gothic?
by Rabah Saoud Published on: 13th January 2002
Bab Mardum Mosque was built in Toledo Spain between 999 and 1000 according to an inscription found on its façade. It was believed by Lambert (1958) to be the inspiration for the ribs used in…
Muslim Rocket Technology
by Mohamed Mansour Published on: 22nd March 2002
Arabic accounts report that Muslims introduced firearms into Islamic Spain, from where they passed to Italy, going from there to France, and finally Germany. Muslims also developed and refined gun powder and aquired rocket making…
Figs in Muslim Spain
by Thomas F. Glick Published on: 21st July 2002
Figs may not have had the economic importance of olives, yet they afford an excellent example of the intensification of agriculture in Islamic Spain. This was manifest in the dazzling variety of the fruit available…
The Al-Nuri Hospital
by FSTC Published on: 20th December 2002
ln 1154 Nur-al-Din Zangi built a hospital in Damascus. It was called al-Nuri, or al-Zangi.
Architecture Under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327)
by Rabah Saoud Published on: 13th April 2003
The Seljuks were the first Turkish dynasty to rule the Muslim World reviving the dying Caliphate. Their arrival marked the introduction of the four Iwan mosque concept, the Caravanserais (Khans) and baroque art that spread…
Ibn Hazm’s Philosophy and Thoughts on Science
by Salim Al-Hassani, Salah Zaimeche Published on: 11th September 2003
Abu Muhammad ‘Ali Ibn Ahmad Ibn Sa’id Ibn HAZM, (November 994 to August 1064) grew up in the period of final collapse of Umayyad rule in Spain, as the nation disintegrated into often conflicting local…
The Contribution of Muslims to the Development of Music
by Rabah Saoud Published on: 21st April 2004
An insight into the influence of Muslims on the musical revival of Europe which can be detected as early as the period of the Carolingian Empire.
The Ottoman Han (Caravanserai) and Bazaars
by Rabah Saoud Published on: 7th July 2004
The expansion of commerce in the Ottoman world necessitated the introduction of new types of buildings to accommodate various trade types. The han or caravanserai consisted of cells arranged around a courtyard, providing all the…
by Christoph Bathelt Published on: 9th November 2004
The Bosniac Muslims played a crucial role integrated in the Austro-Hungarian empire and Muslims and Islam continues to have great recognition in Austria.
Atala Mosque, Jaunpur 1408
by The Editorial Team Published on: 21st January 2005
Being the first mosque to be build after the independence of Jaunpur from the Islamic caliphate in India, the Atala Mosque was given royal treatment setting up a new monumentality to the traditional jami'.
The Scholars of Aleppo: Al Farabi, Al-Qifti and al-Adim
by Salah Zaimeche Published on: 23rd March 2005
The works of three prominent scholars are highlighted: Al- Farabi who was keenly interested in the relation between logic and language, Al-Qifti's vast scholarship, ranging from lexicography to medicine and finally al-Adim's historical works are…
Beauty, Hair and Body Care in the Canon of Ibn Sina
by Nil Sari Published on: 17th June 2005
The seventh and last art mentioned in the fourth book of the Canon of Medicine by Ibn Sina is assigned to the theme of "zina", that is beauty and physical appearance. It consists of four…
Hail the Queen of Mathematics!
by Mahbub Ghani Published on: 2nd September 2005
In today's world what Friedrich Gauss called the queen of mathematics plays a crucial role in providing internet security. Here we look at some of the Muslims who worked on number theory.
Prof. Salim Al-Hassani Manchester (3 parts)
by Media Desk Published on: 9th March 2006
In the West, the Middle Ages sometimes referred to as the Dark Ages is usually seen as an interlude between two great flowering of civilisations, in which little advancement of knowledge took place.
Muslim Roots, U.S. Blues
by Jonathan Curiel Published on: 17th November 2006
To many the idea that American blues music has its origins with Muslims and even the Islamic call to prayer is inconceivable. It is also largely unknown that up to thirty percent of enslaved Americans,…
Attempts of Flight, Automatic Machines, Submarines and Rocket Technology in Turkish History
by Arslan Terzioglu Published on: 2nd January 2007
In the Islamic world, great importance was placed upon the study of natural sciences and technology. This article brings out some of the important works of Turkish Muslim scholars in the fields of automatic machines,…
Alfraganus and the Elements of Astronomy
by Yavuz Unat Published on: 29th January 2007
Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century. His book, Elements of Astronomy, written in 833 CE remained as the most popular text book…
Al-Razi on Smallpox and Measles
by Abdul Nasser Kaadan Published on: 8th April 2007
This article by Dr. Abdulnasser Kaadan shows that as early as the 9th century, the well known Muslim physician al-Razi described, in his book Kitab al-Jadari wa 'l-Hasba (The Book on Smallpox and Measles), the…