Figure 1. The first page of the Qur'an written by Dervish Hasan b. Ilyas, year 1508. Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya 1.
General Organisation of Education and Teaching Methods in Islamic CivilisationLEARN MORE
Organised learning had been a feature of Islamic Civilisation since the beginning. The Prophet Muhammad would...
Figure 1. Some geometrical shapes from Suhayl al-Quhî's book "Fî istihraci mesaha al-muhassama al-maqafî or Risala-i abu Sahl". Suleymaniya Library, Ayasofya 4832.
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The Kayseri Hospital (Gevher Nesibe Sultan Shifahâna). Drawn by Suheyl Unver
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Shah Sultan Primary School picture located at Eyup, Istanbul
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Figure 1. Plan of the Karatay Madrasa showing the dominance of the central hall (covered court).
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Figure 1. The general plan of Ince minaret madrasa (1260-65)
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