Figure 1: Backwards, no less... A statue of Mulla Nasruddin in Aksehir. (www.cevsad.org/index.php?islem=onemli_sahsiyet).
Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric LiteratureLEARN MORE
Mullah Nasruddin Khodja is a wise man famous throughout the Muslim and some parts of the non-Muslim world...
Figure 1: Front cover of the book Cairo: 1001 Years of Islamic Art and Architecture.
A Wealth of Scholarship: Recent Publications in Islamic Art, Culture and HistoryLEARN MORE
This is a general review of some 23 recent publications (books, films, and articles) on various aspects of...
Figure 1. View of Toledo, the city of Al-Zarqali, dominated by the famous Alcazar. Source: http://www.toledoaldia.com/alcazarIV_toledo.htm
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya Al-ZarqaliLEARN MORE
Al-Zarqali is an eminent Andalusian astronomer of the 11th century who was the foremost astronomer of his...
Figure 1: The cultivated and the uncultivated kinds of hindiba are illustrated in a schematic way. (Dioscorides. Materia Medica. Translated by Abdullah el-Huseyin b. Ibrahim el-Natili. Kitabu‘l-hasa‘is. Topkapi Museum Library. Registered at section Ahmed III., No: 2127).
Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
Hindiba is a plant of Middle Eastern lands. Its therapeutic value as a drug for the treatment of various...
Sinan’s Acoustical TechnologyLEARN MORE
This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several...
Figure 1. Gülru Necipoglu, The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire (Princeton University Press, 2005). An historical and sociological tour de force, an authority in the study of Sinān and of Islamic art and architecture.
Sinan: A Great Ottoman Architect and Urban DesignerLEARN MORE
Sinan, called Mimar Sinan (Architect Sinan) and Mimar Koca Sinan (Great Architect Sinan), is the most...