Takwin: Sciences and Innovation


From the 2nd century AH (7th century AD), and for over 1,000 years, Muslim scholars played a prominent role in preserving and advancing the sciences of human civilization. Existing scientific treatises were translated and expanded upon, while new discoveries were recorded and systematized. Texts were extensively inscribed, filling libraries with shelves of manuscripts. A rich environment flourished, enabling the preservation and transmission of knowledge to Europe and other parts of the world. This exhibition showcases some of the scientific manuscripts preserved by the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) in the fields of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, geometry, and zoology. Most of these manuscripts are supplemented with illustrations and diagrams exhibiting the utmost care and value placed on their composition.


This exhibition is taking place at King Faisal Center Library (3rd floor), across the square from Al-Faisal Museum (How to reach us).

Open from Sunday to Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is free.