Figure 1: An artistic impression of al-Bīrūnī (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Biruni was one of the most learned of Muslim scholars and scientists. His interests were very wide as he...
Figure 1. Ibn Battuta as imagined by a present day artist. Muslim Heritage Consulting ©
Ibn BattutaLEARN MORE
The Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta is known as the greatest traveller of premodern times. He lived in the 8th...
Figure 1. The Umayyad mosque in Damascus. This image has been released into the public domain by its author 'Isaam Bayazidi (at the Arabic Wikipedia project).
When Ridhwan al-Sa’ati Anteceded Big Ben by More than Six CenturiesLEARN MORE
The following article by Abdel Aziz al-Jaraki, a scholar from Damascus, describes the context of the...
Figure 1. A group of school children practice martial arts formation under the watch of their teacher in the Great Mosque of Xi'an. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Chinese_martial_arts.
The Legacy of Muslim Kung Fu MastersLEARN MORE
An important legacy of Islam in China is represented by Muslim Kung Fu, developed throughout history by...
Figure 1. On-line publication of al-Razi's Kitab fi 'l-jadari on the website of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon (p. 1). Source: http://almashriq.hiof.no/ddc/projects/saab/S16R27/index.html.
Al-Razi on Smallpox and MeaslesLEARN MORE
This article by Dr. Abdulnasser Kaadan shows that as early as the 9th century, the well known Muslim...
Figure 2. The Nestorian Church of St George the Exiler, North Cyprus (Image from www.cypnet.co.uk).
The Syriac-speaking Christians and the Translation of Greek Science into ArabicLEARN MORE
This article by Professor John Healey, describes the key role in the development of Muslim science which was...