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The map of Istanbul. Source: Matrakci Nasuh, Bayān-i Manāzil-i Safar Iraqayn. Source: Istanbul university library. T 5964.
Ottoman Contributions to Science and TechnologyLEARN MORE
The Ottoman contribution to science and technology during their six hundred year rule is beyond measure. This...
Astronomer observing the comet of 1577 above Istanbul with a wooden quadrant. Mustafa Ali, Nusratnāme, Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Hazine 1365, folio 5v.
Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: Survey on his Works and Scientific MethodLEARN MORE
Being in form a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'rūf, a well known...
Figure 1: Ottoman astronomers at work around Taqī al-Dīn at the Istanbul Observatory. Source: Istanbul University Library, F 1404, fol. 57a.
Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: A Bio-Bibliographical EssayLEARN MORE
This article is a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'ruf, a scholar of...
Figure 1. Portrait of Copernicus (beginning of the 16th century). Source: http://www.frombork.art.pl/Ang10.htm.
Copernicus and Arabic Astronomy: A Review of Recent ResearchLEARN MORE
On the occasion of 464th anniversary of the death of Copernicus, we provide below a list of selected...
Figure 1: An artistic impression of Al-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
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 EarthLEARN MORE
Mathematics has long been an area of expertise amongst Muslim mathematicians. This article considers the...