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...
Figure 1. Extract from a scene of music (Hadith Bayâd wa Riyâdh), 13th century (Image from http://expositions.bnf.fr/livrarab/grands/099.htm).
Safi al-Din al-Urmawi and the Theory of MusicLEARN MORE
In this detailed and well documented article, Dr. Fazli Arslan describes the work of one of the most...