History Of Islam
The Coffee Route from Yemen to London 10th-17th Centuries
Miniature of a portable coffee stall dated to 1582, taken from Sürname-i Hümayun (Imperial Festival Book), where the artisans of the coffee maker/seller participating in the festival procession were depicted in great detail. Source: Nurhan Atasoy, 1582 Surname-i Hümayun: Dügün Kitabi, (Istanbul: Koçbank, 1997).
Flickriver: Photoset 'Ouzbékistan / Tachkent 2011 / Le musée des arts décoratifs' by dalbera
Museum of Applied Arts, Tashkent Uzbekistan. Today the Museum holds over 4,000 exhibits, describing the history of Uzbekistan's decorative art. There are samples of wood carving, ceramics, minting, Jeweler's art, gold-embroidery art, embroidery, as well as the samples of mass production of local industry of the past centuries.
Grave of Bibi Aminah (رضي الله عنها) - IslamicLandmarks.com
Grave of Bibi Aminah (may Allah be pleased with her) This grave, located in Abwa, close to Madinah is of Bibi Aminah (may Allah be pleased with her), the mother of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). She passed away returning from Madinah to Makkah when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was just six years old.
World map from the Marifetname of İbrahim Hakkı Erzurumi İbrahim Hakkı Erzurumi (18 May 1703 – 22 June 1780) was an Ottoman Turkish Sufi philosopher and encyclopedist. In 1756, he published his work Marifetname (Book of Gnosis) which was a compilation and commentary on astronomy, mathematics, anatomy, psychology, philosophy, and Islamic mysticism. It is famous for containing the first treatment of post-Copernican astronomy by a Muslim scholar (‘ālim).
Ewer Iran or Central Asia, late 15th - early 16th century Ceramics Earthenware with white slip, underglaze-painted Diameter: 16 11/16 in. (42.38625 cm); Height: 19 7/8 x 10 in. (50.4825 x 25.4 cm) The Madina Collection of Islamic Art, gift of Camilla Chandler Frost (M.2002.1.278) This glazed ceramic ewer and a related example (see M.2002.1.277) reflect some of the many changes that have taken place in the field of Islamic art history and perhaps also help to broaden our understanding of mod
Samarra Iraq - 1 of largest ancient city in the whole world. A dominating, magnificent structure that was once the largest mosque in the Islamic world built by Caliph Al-Mutawakkil in 852 AD using bricks and clay.The Mosque's minaret is the famous Spiral (Al-Malweyya 52 m high on the northern side). Some historians believe that it pre-dates the Mosque and that Caliph Al-Mu'tasim built it.
The Astrolabe, East and West: The spherical astrolabe
Eastern Islamic Astrolabe, 1481 An astrolabe where the celestial sphere has not been projected into a plane. This is the only complete spherical astrolabe known to have survived. It can be used for the usual range of astronomical calculation, but is less convenient to make and to use.