Scandinavia and Ibn FadlanLEARN MORE
This short article provides brief accounts of Ibn Fadlan's observation on Scandinavia and a people he calls...
Figure 1. A garden in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul (Image from http://blogs.bootsnall.com).
Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and NatureLEARN MORE
Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy, has long been a pursuit of Islamic...
Figure 1. A section of the world map produced by Pîrî Reis and presented to Sultan Selim I in 1517. (The original is in Topkapi Palace Museum Library, no. H. 1824.)
Turkish Contributions to Islamic GeographyLEARN MORE
Turkish contributions to geography are vast in content and have a very significant place in the history of...
Figure 1. Yivli (Grooved) Minaret Mosque, Antalya, Turkey (Image from Miniaturk, Istanbul).
The Minaret, Symbol of a CivilizationLEARN MORE
The minaret is the architectural shape which best indicates the presence of mosque. Over the centuries the...
Figure 1. A portrait of Marco Polo (from www.wikipedia.org).
The Oldest Map of Japan Drawn by Mahmud of KashgarLEARN MORE
Although the Japanese map was included for the first time in a world atlas in the 15th century, the very...
Al-Khwarizmi, Abdu’l-Hamid Ibn Turk and the Place of Central Asia in the History of ScienceLEARN MORE
Abu Ja`far Muhammad ibn Mûsâ al-Khwârazmî is a truly outstanding personality and a foremost representative of...