Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in his Kitab-i Bahriye, a book of portolan charts and sailing directions produced in the early 16th century.

Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral & cartographer Piri Reis in his "Kitab-i Bahriye" (Bokok of the Sea), a book of portolan charts & sailing directions produced in the early century. via islamic arts

The first court of Topkapi Seraglio The "Bab-ı Humayun" resulted in the first courtyard of the palace. On the left court side were the powder magazine, a well and the Treasury, in the background the "Bab-ı Salam" or "Orta Kapı" the second court, in front of gatekeepers. Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", 1584th Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul (Inventory 1523/15b) © Sarayı Muzesi Topkapi, Istanbul

Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi…

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

This clip illustrates the real beliefs of the so called "moderate" islamic groups in the United States including Cair, Council on American-Islamic Relations.

lost islamic history

The once grande and holy Islamic empire, now one of the most corrupted countries with chaos. Truly heartbreaking but still good to know that there were good times!

The Entry of Mehmed II into Constantinople

"Entrée de Mehmed II dans Constantinople" by Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant

15th Century Qur'an Leaf in Bihari Script (Surah Qaf, verses 26 to 37).   Available online: http://www.intricateworks.com/15th-Century-Quran-Bihari-Script/dp/B00J3JKPF4

15th Century Qur'an Leaf in Bihari Script (Surah Qaf, verses 26 to 37). Available online: http://www.intricateworks.com/15th-Century-Quran-Bihari-Script/dp/B00J3JKPF4

An Islamic History of Europe   (full documentary; produced by BBC)

Islamic History Of Europe - BBC Documentary…. Few in Europe realize today how much they owe to Muslim Spain for that great dawn of enlightenment called the Renaissance.

Khast Imam Mosque, Tashkent  Central Asia Islamic History

Brief History of Central Asia from the sixteenth century till the present time. Contains pictures of historical places and monuments of Central Asia.

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