Ridhwan al-Sa’ati: A Biographical OutlineLEARN MORE
Fakhr al-Dīn Ridhwān ibn Rustam al-Sā'ātī (d. between 618-626 H/1220-1229 CE) was a scholar and mechanical...
Figure 1: Ottoman astronomers at work around Taqī al-Dīn at the Istanbul Observatory. Source: Istanbul University Library, F 1404, fol. 57a.
Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: A Bio-Bibliographical EssayLEARN MORE
This article is a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'ruf, a scholar of...
Figure 1: Front cover of the first volume of Abū ‘l-Barakāt's Kitāb al-Mu'tabar (edited in Haydarabd, 1357/1938).
Abu ‘l-Barakat al-Baghdadi: Outline of a Non-Aristotelian Natural PhilosophyLEARN MORE
Abū 'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādā (flourished in the 11th-12th centuries in Baghdad) was a scholar of the Arabic-...
Figure 1: View of primary and secondary rainbows (Source).
Kamal Al-Din Al-Farisi’s Explanation of the RainbowLEARN MORE
This article focuses on a critical presentation of the arguments put forward by Kamal al-Din al-Farisi about...
Figure 1: Front cover of The 13th Warrior (previously published as Eaters of the Dead) by Michael Chrichton (Ballantine Books, reissue edition 1988).
Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan in Northern Europe: A Survey of his Account of Russian Vikings in the 10th CenturyLEARN MORE
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Northern Europe is reported in the account written by the Arab...
Figure 1: The three basic styles of a fountain.
The Self Changing Fountain of Banu Musa bin ShakirLEARN MORE
Amongst the mechanical devices described by the Banu Musa Brothers in their book of mechanics Kitab al-hiyal...