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Balami - Tarikhnama - Abu'l-'Abbas al-Saffah is proclaimed the first 'Abbasid Caliph (cropped).jpg

Balami - Tarikhnama - Abu'l-'Abbas al-Saffah is proclaimed the first 'Abbasid Caliph (cropped).

Topkapi Palace Harem tiles

Topkapi Palace Harem tiles-TURKEY could paint something like this on the underside of a glass topped coffee table and have a permanent backgammon board!

Another jewel of Abbasid architecture is the Mustansiriya Madrasa. Established by Caliph al-Mustansir in 1227, it is one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world and managed to survive the Mongol invasion.

Another jewel of Abbasid architecture is the Mustansiriya Madrasa. Established by Caliph al-Mustansir in it is one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world and managed to survive the Mongol invasion.

アリー・イブン・アビー・ターリブ - 世界の歴史まっぷ 600頃〜661 4代正統カリフ。イスラーム教シーア派初代イマーム。過激派の手で暗殺され正統カリフは終焉。ウマイヤ朝の成立後、アリーとその子孫に共同体を指導する権利があると主張する人々はシーア派を結成した。

アリー・イブン・アビー・ターリブ - 世界の歴史まっぷ 600頃〜661 4代正統カリフ。イスラーム教シーア派初代イマーム。過激派の手で暗殺され正統カリフは終焉。ウマイヤ朝の成立後、アリーとその子孫に共同体を指導する権利があると主張する人々はシーア派を結成した。

Old lane, Cairo, late 19th century. The photo is old coloured.

Old lane, Cairo, late century. The photo is old coloured.

The sword dance is a grand Arabian tradition

The sword dance is a grand Arabian tradition

Islamic patterns. - Click image to find more Art Pinterest pins

afgham: “ s-a-b-r: “ Mosque of Herat, Afghanistan. ” ” I fell in love with Islamic tile work when I first saw this building in Smithsonian Magazine many, many years ago.

From the Asian and African blog post 'The Shahnameh as Propaganda for World War II'. Image: Zahhak enthroned, with serpents rising from his shoulders. From a provincial Timurid Shahnameh from Mazandaran dated 850/1446 (Or.12688, f22r)

The Shahnameh as propaganda for World War II - Asian and African .

https://flic.kr/p/bkoXoo | Al Mustansiriya5 | Mustansiriya Madrasah (Arabic,المدرسة المستنصرية) is a historical building in Baghdad, Iraq. It was the premises of one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world, established in 1227 as a Madrasah by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustansir making it one of the oldest universities in the world. It is located on the left bank of the Tigris River, the building survived the Mongol invasion of 1258, and has been restored.

https://flic.kr/p/bkoXoo | Al Mustansiriya5 | Mustansiriya Madrasah (Arabic,المدرسة المستنصرية) is a historical building in Baghdad, Iraq. It was the premises of one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world, established in 1227 as a Madrasah by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustansir making it one of the oldest universities in the world. It is located on the left bank of the Tigris River, the building survived the Mongol invasion of 1258, and has been restored.

Arts of the Islamic World | Folio from a Mu’nis al-Abrar fi Deqa’iq al-Ash’ar; top: The Moon and Fish; bottom: Twelve different birds in 2 registers | F1946.14

Folio from a Mu'nis al-Abrar fi Deqa'iq al-Ash'ar (Free Man's Guide to the Subtleties of Poetry) by Badr al-Din Jajarmi (d. The Zodiac Constellation of Pisces, the moon, and two registers of birds; reverse: text: verses of poem

Folio 119: "In the year 1531, on the twenty-sixth and the twenty-eighth of January, bloody and fiery signs were seen at night in the sky in Lisbon in Portugal on the twenty-sixth day and then on the twenty-eighth a great whale was seen in the sky. This was followed by great earthquakes, so that about two hundred houses collapsed and more than a thousand people were killed." Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, c. 1550

The Book of Miracles- Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking_ Brain Pickings

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