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  Figure 1: Front cover of Science Under Islam: Rise, Decline and Revival, by Sayyed Misbah Deen. (Source).   Review of Science Under Islam: Rise, Decline and Revival, by Sayyed Misbah Deen, Lulu edition, 2007, Paperback, ISBN-13:...
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By Ruveyda Ozturk 1 and Dr. Salim Ayduz 2 Review of The Gift to the Great Ones on Naval Campaigns by Kâtib Çelebi, edited by Idris Bostan. Ankara: Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Maritime Affairs, 2008. Hardcover with case: 464 pages with a CD containing the whole book as PDF files. ISBN-978-...
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Dr. Salim Ayduz*   Figure 1. The cover page of Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire.   Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire. By Gábor...
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Dr. Salim Ayduz* Note of the editor This article was first published in Art and Culture Magazine (Istanbul, winter 2004, Issue 11, pp. 72-85), then republished on Muslim Heritage in February 2007. We republish it in a new editing and present it as a modest gift to our readers, with our...
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Figure 1. General view of the medical school from the minaret of the Süleymaniye mosque. (Source) This short article is taken from the full article (by Dr Salim Ayduz) which is available here as a 16 page PDF file The Süleymaniye Complex (kulliye...
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Nasûh b. Karagöz al-Bosnawî or Nasûh b. Abdullah al-Silahî al-Matrakî or for short Matrakçi Nasuh Bey came from a Bosnian family. Either his father or grandfather was drafted into the state service. He was renowned in the 16th century as a mathematician, historian, geographer, cartographer,...
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Dr. Betül İpşirli Argit* and Dr. Salim Ayduz** Table of contents 1. Presentation of the book 2. Calligraphy and Calligraphers in the Muslim Civilization 3. Female Calligraphers 4. Calligraphy Courses 5. Sample Female Calligraphers 5.1. Shifā bt. ‘Abdullāh al-Adawiyya (7th...
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A smallpox vaccine commemoration stamp (Turkey: 1967) Smallpox - "the most dreadful scourge of the human species" according to Edward Jenner - was declared to be eradicated in 1980 after its existence for thousands of years as a contagious and potentially...
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Dr Salim Ayduz* Dr Salim Ayduz, researcher at FSTC, presented on Tuesday 9 February 2010 a conference on the Muslim contributions to modern civilisation in the "Islam Awareness Week 2010" organised by Lancaster University's Islamic Society. We present hereafter an abstract of this important...
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by Dr. Salim Ayduz* Table of contents 1. Biographical outline 2. Istanbul observatory 3. Astronomical instruments of the observatory 4. Manuscripts of Taqī al-Dīn's works 4.1. Mathematics 4.2. Astronomy 4.3. Mechanics 5. Optics 6. Various 7. References...
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