Figure 1: The determination of the prayer times according to the positions of the sun.
Principle and Use of Ottoman SundialsLEARN MORE
Muslim astronomers and engineers invented a variety of dials for timekeeping and for determining the times of...
Figure 1: Dr Geoffrey Roper (Source).
Muslim Printing Before GutenbergLEARN MORE
Gutenberg in the 15th century. Based on his work on original sources, he states that some of the early...
Figure 1: View of primary and secondary rainbows (Source).
Kamal Al-Din Al-Farisi’s Explanation of the RainbowLEARN MORE
This article focuses on a critical presentation of the arguments put forward by Kamal al-Din al-Farisi about...
Figure 1: Kórnik Castle – frontal elevation. This photo, as well as all the other photos, is taken by the author (Source: Malgorzata de Latour-Abdalla).
Islamic Art in Poland: The Kornik CastleLEARN MORE
The article is about the famous Kornik Castle near Poznan, in Poland which has many features inspired by...
Figure 1: Brass celestial globe, made in Mosul by Muhammad ibn Hilâl in 674 H / 1275-76 CE; preserved at the British Museum. (Source).
Our Arab Heritage in the Celestial VaultLEARN MORE
In Arabic culture, as in other civilisations, the cultural dimension of the history of astronomy appears in...
Picture of the pump for raising water of al-Jazari, preserved in the manuscript copy held in Topkapi Sarayi Libray, Ahmet III collection, MS 3472 .
Al-Jazari's Third Water-Raising Device: Analysis of its Mathematical and Mechanical PrinciplesLEARN MORE
Five pumps or water-raising machines are described by al-Jazari in his monumental treatise of mechanics Al-...