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Newsletter 11: January Issue 2015
In the first days of the New Year, FSTC team is pleased to present to our wide community Issue 10 of this periodic publication. We list in this new release detailed coverage on FSTC recent activities...
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Newsletter 10: January Issue 2013
In the first days of the New Year, FSTC team is pleased to present to our wide community Issue 10 of this periodic publication. We list in this new release detailed coverage on FSTC recent activities...
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Figure 1: A sample page of Al-Shirāzī's Durrat al-Tāj. Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, MS 2405.
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Figure 2: Another sample page of Al-Shirāzī's Durrat al-Tāj. Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, MS 2405.
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Figure 3: Page from Majalla fî al-Musiqî by Fathullah Shirwanî's. Topkapi Palace Library, Ahmed III, MS 3449.
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Figure 4: Another sample page of Fathullah Shirwanî's Majalla fî al-Musiqî. Topkapi Palace Library, Ahmed III, MS 3449.
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Figure 5: A drawing of a musical instrument al-Qattara in a manuscript. Topkapi Palace Library, Hazine, MS 2164.
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Figure 6: Scene of musicians playing. Topkapi Palace Library, Hazine, MS 1793.
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Figure 7a-b: Two pages from Al-Tuhfa al-Shahiya fi al-hay'a (The Gift to the Shah on Astronomy) by Al-Shirāzī (Iran or Eastern Mediterranean, 14th century. An early copy of his manuscript of astronomy and planetary motions, Arabic manuscript on paper, 217ff., each with 21ll. of black naskh script, important words and titles picked out in red, with a number of very fine astronomical diagrams, some marginal notes (folio 7 x 5 ¼ in, 18 x 13.4cm.) (Source1Source 2).
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Figure 1: Professor Gunhan Danisman.
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Figure 2: Gunhan Danisman, after the "1001 Inventions" conference at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in 2006, with other colleagues, members and associates of FSTC.
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Figure 3: Gunhan Danisman delivering his talk at "1001 Inventions" conference at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in 2006.
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Figure 4: Gunhan Danisman with a cannon of Muhammad II (1451-1481) in Istanbul.
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Figure 5: The leaflet of the conference in memory of H. H. Gunhan Danisman at the University of Bogazici, Turkey.
Figure 1: Wall Street Jounal
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Figure 2: Ottoman Waqf Civilization (Osmanli Vakif Medeniyeti) by Prof. Ziya Kazici
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Figure 3: The word Waqf is used in the Islamic Law in the meaning of holding a property and preserving it so that its fruits, revenues or usufruct are used exclusively for the benefit of an objective of righteousness while prohibiting any use or disposition of it outside its specific objective (Source).
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Figure 4: First pages of the Suleymaniye Kulliye (Complex) deed (waqfiyya) written in 1557. Vakiflar Genel Mudurlugu Arsiv & Nesriyat Mudurlugu Arsivi, N° 52 (Source)
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Figure 5: Turkish Prime Ministry declared that 2011-2012 as "Waqf Civilization Education Year" (Source)

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