Bayt al-hikmah

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Bayt al-hikmah ("chamber of wisdom") may refer to:

  • Bayt al-hikmah, library begun in Syria by caliph Muawiyah I and continued by his successors[1]
  • Bayt al-Hikmah, a library and translation institute established in Abbassid-era Baghdad, Iraq


  1. ^ M. Lesley Wilkins (1994), "Islamic Libraries to 1920", Encyclopedia of Library History, New York: Garland Pub., ISBN 0824057872, 0824057872 

Bayt al Hikmah is for Islamic knowledge and also a library for many, many people students.