FEATURED ARTICLES

Muslim History and Historians Part 1: For a Better Approach to Muslim History
This article on Muslim history and historians is in three parts, and also includes an extensive reading list to help readers explore the issues discussed here. This first part looks at the way Muslim...
LEARN MORE
Top 5 Medical Books on Healthy Living from Muslim Civilisation
If you think medical advice on healthy living - good nutrients, exercise and stress free existence is a modern medical practice, you might want to think again and join us to discover 5 medical books...
LEARN MORE
Obesity: 1000 years ago
I enjoyed Richard Barnett's Historical Keywords piece on obesity (May 28, p 1843).[1] More clarification is needed regarding his statement that “obesity first appears in a medical context in Thomas...
LEARN MORE
BBC Travel: Where algebra got its name from
Amazing snapshots from Khiva (formally known as Khawarizm) in Uzbekistan. The birth place of the famous mathematician Al-Khawarizmi (780 – 850 CE). A prosperous centre of learning during the Golden...
LEARN MORE
Allah’s Automata – A Review of the Exhibition
Reflections on: A New Exhibition on Artifacts of the Arab/Islamic Renaissance ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany: October 30, 2015 - February 28, 2016 http://zkm.de/en/event/2015/10/globale-allahs-automata...
LEARN MORE
Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model
Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different facets of history. These include cartography to identify the location of each school, biographical studies to identify their...
LEARN MORE

Pages

LATEST ARTICLES

Umayyad Coins (661-750CE)
As part of a policy to unify the various regions under Islamic rule, Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan...
LEARN MORE
Abbasid Coins (750-1258CE)
The Abbasid Dynasty experimented with different kinds of coins. They improved the appearance of coins using a...
LEARN MORE
Andalusian Coins (711-1494CE)
Muslims minted their first gold coins when they entered Spain in 711CE. The new coins were modelled in size...
LEARN MORE
Fatimid Coins (909-1171CE)
During the Fatimid Dynasty, Islamic coins were of such high quality and so abundant that they became the most...
LEARN MORE
Ibn Hazm: Gleanings from his Thoughts on Philosophy and Science
The Editorial Board Ali ibn Hazm (d. 456H/1064 CE) was an Andalusian polymath scholar. He was a leading...
LEARN MORE
Tunis in the Islamic Period
Tunis was rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, but without the importance of...
LEARN MORE