The Arab Navigation

The Arab Navigation

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Author: Allama Syed Sulaiman Nadvi
Publisher: Adam Publishers
Year: 2007
Language: multilingual
Pages: 115
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174355014


This is the English translation of Allama Syed Sulaiman’s lectures delivered under the auspices of Islamic Research Association of Bombay in 1931.

This is the first comprehensive work of this all-important subject, dealt with in any language. In his lengthy Introduction the learned author describes the scope and extent of the work, including the various complex terms used for navigation, navigators, sea-voyages, boats and ships, ports and coasts, adaptation of foreign words from Persian, Hindi, Chinese, Greed, Latin etc.

The subject proper, viz. navigation of the Arabs, is then dealt with under the headings: In the days of the Holy Prophet; during the reign of the Umayyads and Abbasids: navigable routes of the East: sea lore; literary investigations of Arab navigators; equipment and implements for navigation; ship building yards; the decline of Arab navigation; literature on navigation.




1. Arab Navigation in the days of the Prophet
2. The Umayyad Period
3. The Abbasid Period
4. The Navigable Routes of the East
5. The Fatimids in the Mediterranean Sea
6. Sea Lore
7. Literary Investigations of Arab Navigators
8. Equipment and Implements for Navigation
9. Ship-Building Yards
10. The Decline of the Arab Navigation
11. Literature on Navigation