Latinized Names of Muslim ScholarsLEARN MORE
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
Figure 1. Areas of Yāqūt's geographical travels and descriptions.
Yaqut al-HamawiLEARN MORE
Yâqût al-Hamawî was a Syrian biographer and geographer known for his encyclopaedia writings of the Muslim...
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. 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. Chios island (in Aegean Sea) map, Kitab-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, 2612.
Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of HistoryLEARN MORE
A study of historical maps and sea charts indicates that cartographers have often considered map making as an...