This the English translation of Allamah Syed Sulaiman Nadwi's lectures delivered under the auspices of the Islamic research Association of Bombay.
This is the first comprehensive work of this all-important subject, dealt with in any language.
The author discusses navigation during the era of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him and during the Umayyad and Abbasid reigns.
He also deals with the great voyages undertaken by the Arab navigators during the medieaval times who, with the help of the Mariners' Compass, which they invented, roamed about in open seas reaching as far as the Bering Strait, East and West Indies and even touched the New world.
English translation by Syed Sabahuddin Abdur Rahman M.A