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The European Jerusalem: Sarajevo, where Muslim heritage flourished in Central Europe
During Ottoman rule, Sarajevo was heralded as the “European Jerusalem”, as its invaluable contributions to civil engineering, industry, trade and architecture attracted people from various ethnic and...
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Cairo: A Millennial
In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in 1969, focus is laid on the history of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, founded in 969 by General Gawhar, in the name of the Fatimid...
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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views
Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and resistance, is also a land of long history. This article presents two recent attempts to recover the ancient and medieval history of Gaza...
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The Islamic Heritage in China: A General Survey
In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim Chinese culture, focuses on the Islamic heritage in China and its relevance to understanding both the evolution of Chinese history and...
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Sextant (mushabbaha bi'l-manâtiq) of Taqî al-Din.
Astronomical Instruments of Tycho Brahe and Taqi al-Din
Tycho Brahe "was a brilliant astronomer and scientist of his time, and has had a big significance on the...
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Figure 1. Plan of Mshatta Palace.
Mshatta Palace, Jordan; 743-744 CE
Msatta is a renowned Ummayad palace with spectacular architectural and artistic details that continues to...
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Figure 1. The general plan of Ince minaret madrasa (1260-65)
Ince Minare Madrasa
Ince Minare Madrasa is one of the most impressive structures introduced by the Seljuks to endorse the central...
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Figure 1: Map showing Merv at the heart of trade routes of the Islamic east and central Asia.
Merv: History, Science and Learning
Merv, was a major oasis-city in Central Asia, on the historical Silk Road, located near today's Mary in...
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The Scholars of Samarkand
Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in astronomy through its observatory. Some of...
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Diagram by Al-Bîrûnî showing eclipses of the moon
Observatories In Islam
The observatory as an organised and state sponsored activity began with in the Islamic world. Much progress...
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