Science and Rationalism in 9th Century BaghdadLEARN MORE
Text of the Lecture of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the Conference Muslim Heritage in our World: Social...
Figure 4: This picture shows a part of a painting that was painted in 1352. It is called Hugh of St. Cher.
The Invention of Spectacles between the East and the WestLEARN MORE
The following article by the expert scholar Lutfallah Gari surveys the historical sources to uncover the...
Figure 1: Title page (folio 1a). © Bodleian Library, MS. Arab. c. 90, fol. 1a. (Source).
The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the CosmosLEARN MORE
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has purchased the medieval Arabic manuscript Kitab Gharaib...
Figure 2: Painting depicting Ibn Sina getting wisdom from the muse of Medicine (Source).
Certain Aspects of Medical Instruction in Medieval Islam and its Influences on EuropeLEARN MORE
In this article, Professor Aydin Syili analyses the medical teaching in the different phases of Islamic...
Figure 1: 15th-century European portrait of "Geber", the Latin name of Jabir ibn Hayyan: in Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (image in the public domain).
The Advent of Scientific ChemistryLEARN MORE
Until recently, the mainstream history of scientific ideas has failed to acknowledge numerous Islamic...
Figure 1: Front cover of Medieval Islamic Economic Thought: Filling the 'Great Gap' in European Economics, edited by S.M. Ghazanfar (Routledge and Curzon, 2003).
A ‘Gap-Filling’ Book on Islamic Economic ThoughtLEARN MORE
This book is a collection of previously-published papers on the origins of economic thought discovered in the...