BBC Four - The Dark Ages: An Age of Light - The Wonder of IslamLEARN MORE
BBC Four: "The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the...
Figure 1: Sarajevo skyline. (Source: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=597483&page=66).
The European Jerusalem: Sarajevo, where Muslim heritage flourished in Central EuropeLEARN MORE
During Ottoman rule, Sarajevo was heralded as the “European Jerusalem”, as its invaluable contributions to...
Historic map of Venice by Piri Reis in the Kitab al-Bahriye (Book of Navigation). (Source).
East Meets West in VeniceLEARN MORE
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's...
Book Review of “Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook” by Nawal NasrallahLEARN MORE
Written nearly a thousand years ago, Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook is the most comprehensive...
Figure 1: A miniature page of al-Firdawsî's Shahnama indicating the birth of Rustam. Source: Topkapi Palace Library, MS H 1479.
Caesarean Section in Early Islamic LiteratureLEARN MORE
Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that Caesarean section was strictly forbidden...
Figure 1: Geographical distribution of production for the different kinds of coffees (r : robusta, a : arabica, m : robusta & arabica). (Source).
The Coffee Route from Yemen to London 10th-17th CenturiesLEARN MORE
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 9th century. From Eastern Africa, coffee spread to...