This is the Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction - Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad | Aeon Ideas
Jonas Voigt

Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines and journeys to other planets are the product of the European or 'Western' imagination? Open One Thousand and One Nights - a collection of folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age, from the 8th to the 13th centuries CE - and you will find it stuffed full of these narratives, and more.