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Science and Islam . Webquest Visual Aides . Astrolabes. The curved lines represent the beginning and end times for afternoon prayer . Geared Astrolabes . The mechanical clock owes it development, in part, to the geared astrolabe

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Science and islam

Science and Islam

Webquest Visual Aides


Astrolabes
Astrolabes

  • The curved lines represent the beginning and end times for afternoon prayer


Geared astrolabes
Geared Astrolabes

  • The mechanical clock owes it development, in part, to the geared astrolabe

  • The gearings around the revolutions of the sun were instrumental in developing the lunar calendar used by Muslims


Qibla indicator
Qibla Indicator

  • The purpose of the qibla indicator was to help Muslims find the direction of Mecca

  • These were essential for people who often travelled such as merchants


Qibla indicator horizontal pin gnomon dial
Qibla Indicator & Horizontal Pin-Gnomon Dial

  • Unlike the previous device, this instrument gave Muslim the exact location of Mecca based on the location of 32 towns


Seeking mecca
Seeking Mecca

  • Some qibla indicators included towns in North Africa and their relation to Mecca’s location


From baghdad to damascus
From Baghdad to Damascus

  • Some early astrolabes included star pointers which were designed in the style of a dagger


William laud
William Laud

  • Some Europeans owned Astrolabes. This Astrolabe was owned by William Luad, Archbishop of Canterbury and Chancellor of Oxford University in the early 17th century

  • Thus, Muslim advances in math and science were passed onto the West


Sources
Sources

  • http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/scienceislam/index.php


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