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Volkstümliche Astronomie im islamischen Mittelalter (2 vols)

Zur Bestimmung der Gebetszeiten und der Qibla bei al-Aṣbaḥī, Ibn Raḥīq und al-Fārisī

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This source book provides new information about a much neglected aspect of the scientific tradition of the Islamic Middle Ages, focusing on folk astronomy and its relations to religious duties (determination of the times of Muslim prayer and the direction towards the Kaaba in Mecca (Arabic <i>qibla</i>)).

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