All done! Well that never happens! I saw it through to the end without starting a new project in the middle! #islamicgeometry

All done! Well that never happens! I saw it through to the end without starting a new project in the middle!

A Rare Concertina-form Album of Miniatures and Calligraphy (Muraqqa’), Persia, 16th-19th century

A Rare Concertina-form Album of Miniatures and Calligraphy (Muraqqa’), Persia…

svlc: Matrakçı Nasuh – Map of Soltaniyeh (16th Century)

Matrakçı Nasuh-Map of Soltaniyeh-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa (Istanbul University Library)

Persian Miniature http://www.pinterest.com/istanbulblue/persian-miniatures/

Reclining prince ca. 1530 Aqa Mirak Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Tabriz, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.

Ottoman Dining, 16th century

Figure A banquet given by the commander-in-chief Lala Mustafa Pasha to the janissaries in Izmit, 5 April Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS fol.

In the Muslim Empire there were Houses of Wisdom that scholars could go to to exchange ideas with other scholars and learn.They would translate Greek and Roman classics into Arabic, which helped to preserved these stories which could have been lost. In the House of Wisdom, there was a huge library which was open to public use. There were Islamic sacred texts along with books on law, history, and other topics. This library set an example for larger libraries later to come. ~MA KUKOSKi

Muslims became committed to Islamic literature early on and built libraries to satisfy their spiritual needs

Muhammad in front of the Kaaba

Muhammad practicing non-violence while in sustained worship; members of his own community beat him while his loved ones watch

Der große Poet Baki im Dichterkreis Einer der wichtigsten osmanischen Poeten höfischer Lyrik im 16. Jh. war Baki (1526-1600). Er zeichnete sich durch einen kunstvollen Schreibstil aus und wurde zu Lebzeiten “König der Dichter“ genannt.

The great poet Baki the Poet Circle One of the main Ottoman poets of courtly poetry in the century. Was Baki He was distinguished by a ornate writing style and was called during his lifetime "king of poets".

Turkish campaign in Hungary 1543 by Matrakçı Nasuh - Macaristan'da Türk otağlarından müteşekkil kamp.

Turkish campaign in Hungary 1543 by Matrakçı Nasuh

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