Astrolabes and Early Islam: Mariam “Al-Astrolabiya” Al-Ijliya

By Nageen Khan What is an Astrolabe? An astrolabe is a historical instrument used to predict the position of the sun, moon, planet, and stars. It was perfected during the Islamic Golden Age and the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. Many prominent historical figures (including writer Geoffery Chaucer and [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:29+00:00 December 6th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Notable Muslim Women|

Al-Shifa bint Abdullah

By Sabeen Khan Al-Shifa: Knowledge and Healing Al-Shifa bint Abdullah al-Adawiyyah was born in Mecca; her real name was Laylah, but she was called Al-Shifa as tribute to her knowledge of and skill in healing. She was married to Abi Khaithamah bin Hudhayfah bin Amir al-Qurashi al-Adawi. She was [...]

2017-12-19T18:32:48+00:00 May 17th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Notable Muslim Women|