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Terminological issues of Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Terminological issues are connected with the use of "Muslim" and "Islamic" architecture. The two words are...
Figure 1: The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is a key example of Islamic architecture. (Source).
Introduction to Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of...
Figure 1: The figure of Ka'ba in Ibn Al-Saffâr's Al-Zîj al-Mukhtasar, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Library, MS Sehit Ali Pasha 2776/2.
Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic CultureLEARN MORE
The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as opposed to a private observation post as was...
Figure 1: 15th-century European portrait of Jabir ibn Hayyan. "Geber", Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy. (Source).
Introduction to the Islamic Tradition of ChemistryLEARN MORE
This article is a plea for putting the Muslim contribution to modern day chemistry in its due place in...
Eye Specialists in Islamic CulturesLEARN MORE
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian...
Figure 1: Map of the expansion of the Islamic territories during the age of the Caliphs.
The Islamic Historical LiteratureLEARN MORE
The narration of historical events and the reflexion upon their causes are old scholarly concerns since...