FEATURED ARTICLES

The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham
The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) announces their new achievement in the history of Islamic clocks. For the first time, the work of Ibn al-Haytham on the water...
LEARN MORE
New Results In The Research On Some Mathematical Works Of Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi
The article analyses the mathematical contents of four texts by Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201-1274), one of the most original and prolific scientists of the classical Islamic tradition. These four texts...
LEARN MORE
East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's trade with the lands to its east and south. The profound mutual influences that resulted...
LEARN MORE
A New Arabic Text of Mechanics: Sinan ibn Thabit on the Theory of Simple Machines
The Arabic manuscript Orient fol. 3306 preserved at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin was in its original form a precious collection of Arabic scientific texts of mechanics and optics. It contains a...
LEARN MORE
Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic era. Over time, hospitals were found in all Islamic towns. This article describes four of...
LEARN MORE
Caesarean Section in Early Islamic Literature
Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that Caesarean section was strictly forbidden amongst Muslims. This opinion has been repeatedly quoted without examining its...
LEARN MORE

Pages

LATEST ARTICLES

Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century
The famous image we find in an Arabic manuscript depicting the "al-faras al-mastuh" (a horse lying on its...
LEARN MORE
Interview with Anthony Garnaut: Islam in China
Islam in China and the contribution of the Muslim community of China to Muslim heritage is the theme of this...
LEARN MORE
Figure 1: Statue of Ibn Khaldun in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. (Image in the public domain).
Ibn Khaldun's Concept of Education in the ‘Muqaddima’
At first sight, the place held by education in Ibn Khaldun's sociology appears uncertain to say the least....
LEARN MORE