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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through  poetry? Poems structure and rhythm  aided the process of...
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Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran
There are numerous mosques all around the world. Each has a design of its own. However, in order to be distinctive from other mosques, a mosque needs to be unique and possess outstanding features....
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A 1000 Years Amnesia: Sports in Muslim Heritage
Professor Salim Al-Hassani published in the issue 369 (Spring 2012, p. 10) of Runnymede Bulletin (Spring 2012 Runnymede Bulletin - Sport) a short article on “Sports in Muslim Heritage”. He argues,...
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The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation
In the Islamic world, starting from Al-Kindī (d. 874), Al-Fārābī (d. 950), Ibn Sīnā (d. 1034), and Safī al-Dīn al-Urmawī (d. 1294) used the abjad notation to write music. Of these writers, the most...
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The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific Literature
The works of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi have always attracted the interest of Ottoman scholars as early as the 14th century. Some of his works were translated into Turkish and various annotations or...
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Architectural Links between East and West in Early Modern Times
In a programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 14 February 2010, the work and influence of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan was highlighted, through the description of his magnificent...
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L’orgue hydraulique des Banu Mûsa (The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa)
(The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa (9th Century): An Early Instrument of Mechanical Music) In the...
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Mosul the Pearl of Northern Iraq: Its History and Contribution to Classical Civilisation of Islam
Mosul, in Northern Iraq, is the country's second largest city and the north's major center for trade,...
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Historic map of Venice by Piri Reis in the Kitab al-Bahriye (Book of Navigation). (Source).
East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's...
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Figure 1: Entrance of Bīmaristan Arghun AI-Kāmilī, Aleppo, Syria.
Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic...
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Book Review of “Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook” by Nawal Nasrallah
Written nearly a thousand years ago, Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook is the most comprehensive...
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