The Cannon of Mehmed IILEARN MORE
In the Fort Nelson Museum a huge bronze cannon sits in the court yard. Cast in two peices in 1464 by the...
Muslim Contribution to CosmeticsLEARN MORE
Al-Zahrawi's medical encyclopaedia, used in Europe's Universities from the 12th-17th century, discusses under...
Muslim Founders of MathematicsLEARN MORE
The 7th to the 13th century was the golden age of Muslim learning. In mathematics they contributed and...
Figure 1: The figure of Ka'ba in Ibn Al-Saffâr's Al-Zîj al-Mukhtasar, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Library, MS Sehit Ali Pasha 2776/2.
Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic CultureLEARN MORE
The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as opposed to a private observation post as was...
Figure 1: 15th-century European portrait of Jabir ibn Hayyan. "Geber", Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy. (Source).
Introduction to the Islamic Tradition of ChemistryLEARN MORE
This article is a plea for putting the Muslim contribution to modern day chemistry in its due place in...
Figure 1: The earliest known medical description of the eye, from a 9th century work by Hunayn ibn Ishaq. This copy is dated of the 12th century (Source).
Eye Specialists in IslamLEARN MORE
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian...