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Figure 1: A sample page of Al-Shirāzī's Durrat al-Tāj. Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, MS 2405.
The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music NotationLEARN MORE
In the Islamic world, starting from Al-Kindī (d. 874), Al-Fārābī (d. 950), Ibn Sīnā (d. 1034), and Safī al-...
Figure 1: Sultan Murad III's firman about al-Tusi's book Tahrir Kitab usul al-Handasa li-Uqlidis printed in Italy in 1594.
The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific LiteratureLEARN MORE
The works of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi have always attracted the interest of Ottoman scholars as early as the 14th...
Figure 1: A folio from the Akhlaq-i Nasiri, a philosophical treatise written by Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, the prestigious scientist and intellectual. (Source).
Trevor Hilder: A Story About Sustainable HistoryLEARN MORE
After briefly describing his work background, Trevor Hilder tells the story of the young man who set out to...
Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Ibn al-Haytham. (Source).
Ibn al-Haytham and PsychophysicsLEARN MORE
The famous scientist Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen') has rightly been credited with many advances in optics and...
Figure 1a-b: Two historic maps of Cairo, Egypt: a. Map of 1492 by Schedel; b. map by an unknown artist, 16th century. (Source).
Cairo: A MillennialLEARN MORE
In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in 1969, focus is laid on the history of Cairo,...
Figure 1: Victor and Cheek in Kalila wa-Dimna. Manuscript dated circa 1200 CE, Syria. (Source).
Kalila wa-DimnaLEARN MORE
One of the most popular books ever written is the book the Arabs know as Kalila wa-Dimna, a bestseller for...