Figure 1: A page from a manuscript of Ibn Khaldun's autobiography Al-ta'rif bi-Ibn Khaldun wa-rihlatuhu sharqan wa gharban. (Source).
Ibn Khaldun and Adam Smith: Contributions to Theory of Division of Labor and Modern Economic ThoughtLEARN MORE
The contributions of Ibn Khaldun to the development of economic thought have gone largely unnoticed in the...
A famous signed sketch of Hypatia, included as an insert in Elbert Hubbard's pamphlet Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers, vol. 23, no 4, 1908.
Women's Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and PoliticsLEARN MORE
While there are numerous works on the role of Muslim women in jurisprudence (fiqh) and literature and there...
The imaginary portrait of Ibn Khaldun in a Tunisian 10 Dinar banknote. (Source).
Ibn Khaldun’s Theory of Taxation and its Relevance TodayLEARN MORE
Ibn Khaldun's theory of taxation has been considered one of his most important contributions to economic...
Figure 1: Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Charles Jervas (ca 1675-1739) (oil on canvas, after 1716). © National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. (Source).
Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to EnglandLEARN MORE
The English aristocrat and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) is today remembered particularly for...
Figure 1: Portrait of Piri Reis (Source)
Piri Reis: A Genius 16th-Century Ottoman Cartographer and NavigatorLEARN MORE
Piri Reis is a well known Ottoman-Turkish admiral, geographer and cartographer from the 16th century. His...
Figure 1: Panel tile representing the Masjid al-Haram (Sacred Mosque) in Mecca. Earthenware with painted decoration under transparent glaze, made in Iznikz (Turkey), 18th century. Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum, Paris. (Source).
Al-Muqaddasi and Human Geography: An Early Contribution to Social SciencesLEARN MORE
Recent scholarly interest in the genesis of social sciences in Islamic culture is a noteworthy shift. Until...