The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval EuropeLEARN MORE
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their...
The Millennium Anniversary Of Abu al-Qasim al-ZahrawiLEARN MORE
In 2013, the world community of scholars celebrated a millennium after the death in 1013 of the renowned...
Title page of the manuscript BH MED 323: The Colliget of Ibn Rushd and the Thezier AbynZoar, namely the Taysir of Ibn Zuhr, preserved in the Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. This manuscript is edited online in Google Books: (Source).
Ibn Zuhr and the Progress of SurgeryLEARN MORE
This study of the original Arabic edition of the book Al-Taysir fi ‘l-Mudawat wa’l-Tadbir (Book of...
Figure 1: Anatomy of the human eye from the treatise on ophthalmology by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (10th century). (Source).
Pioneer PhysiciansLEARN MORE
During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
Figure 1: Illustration of treatment for "Mâl-I-Hulyâ" or cauterization for certain neurotic disorders. Reprinted with permission from the Fatih National Library, Istanbul.
The 15th Century Turkish Physician Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu Author of Cerrahiyetu ‘l-HaniyyeLEARN MORE
The Turkish physician Serafeddin Sabuncuoglu (1385–1470) is the author of a famous treatise of surgery,...
Figure 1: Princes Mustafa and Mehmed, attended by a crowded procession, are driven in an ornate carriage to the Topkapi Palace to be circumcised. Surname-i Vehbi, Topkapi Palace Museum Library in Istanbul, Collection Ahmed III, MS 3593.
Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman PalaceLEARN MORE
Circumcision is widely practiced in all Islamic countries. Festivities pertaining to circumcision vary...