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Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, otherwise commonly known as Ahmad Baba for short, was a well-known teacher, professor, philosopher, Arabic grammarian and an author of...
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Cairo University Announces Partnership with 1001 Inventions
Cairo University joins 1001 Inventions partners in Egypt 
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World Fairtrade Day
Happy World Fair Trade Day!
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Professor Devin Stewart: The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World
On Wednesday 22nd April, a public lecture exploring “The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadeem and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World” was presented by Professor Devin Stewart at the Al-Furqan...
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Ibn Yunus and The Pendulum: A History of Errors
In this article, Professor David A. King explores the authenticity of the statement that tenth-century Egyptian astronomer Ibn Yūnus was the first person to use a pendulum to measure time. After...
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1001 Inventions Bahrain Exhibition
Blockbuster exhibition will be anchor attraction at ‘Zidni Ilman’
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On 23 April the World Celebrates the Book
World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. On this occasion, we are pleased to invite visitors and...
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Earth Day
Muslim Heritage is very happy to announce that today, 22nd April, is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day of events and observances intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's...
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An Obituary: Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim
We have just received the sad news of the passing of Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim. He passed away in his sleep this morning 15th April 2015 Wednesday. May he rest in peace, and may his family...
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Ibn Sina's The Canon of Medicine
The Sheikh al-Ra'is Sharaf al-Mulk Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd Allah b. al-Hasan b. ‘Ali Ibn Sina, in Latin he is know as Avicenna and his most famous works are those on philosophy and medicine....
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Slovenian Prime Minister Launches 1001 Inventions In Ljubljana
VIP Audience Celebrates Central European Premiere of Muslim Heritage Exhibition
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World Health Day 7th April: Muslim Heritage in Medicine
World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April each year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organisation) in 1948. During Muslim civilisation, various scholars made interesting...
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Figure 1: Portrait of Piri Reis (Source)
Piri Reis: A Genius 16th-Century Ottoman Cartographer and Navigator
Piri Reis is a well known Ottoman-Turkish admiral, geographer and cartographer from the 16th century. His...
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Figure 7: The Island Mosque.
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FSTC at Second International Conference in Sharjah
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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
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Figure 2: The Bâyezîd Dâr al-Shifâ of Edirne
Figure 3: Dental treatment of an Ottoman physician
Figure 4: The Galatasaray Medical School Building
Figure 5: A constellation star picture constructed by an Ottoman astronomer
Figure 6: A colour calendar page produced by an Ottoman Chief Astronomer
Figure 7: An Ottoman mechanical clock
Figure 8: Astronomical equipment for an Astrolabe
Figure 9: Miniature of the Istanbul Observatory
Figure 10: A miniature of the Istanbul Observatory staff and observers
Figure 11: The Samarkand Observatory
Figure 2: Aerial view of a Typical North African Roman Town showing here Timgad (Algeria) Source: Lassus (1981, p.14)
Figure 3: Islamic North Africa in the 13th century. Source: Laroui (1977)
Figure 4: Tunis in 1636 Source: Abdelkafi (1989, p.52)
Figure 5: Typical Residential Quarter (Huma) in Tunis. Source: Abdelkafi (1989, p.44)
Table 1: General indicators on North Africa
Table 2: The general form of the Roman town Sources: Mumford (1961), Owens, (1992).
Table 3: Major towns in North Africa and their sizes (in ‘000's) at the eve of colonisation.
Figure 2: Mansur ibn Ilyas's 14th century work on anatomy contained illustrated chapters on five systems of the body: bones, nerves, muscles, veins and arteries. This page depicts the arteries, with the internal organs shown in watercolors. (Source).
Figure 3: An illustrated leaf from an important early manuscript on the works of Roger of Salerno. Illustrated here are some early surgical treatments, including some neurosurgical and spine treatments. Courtesy of the British Museum, Sloane Collection, MS 1977. (Source).
Figure 4: People showing for a diagnose a sample of their urine to the physician Constantine the African. (Image in the public domain).
Figure 5: Front cover of Constantine the African and 'Ali Ibn Al-'Abbas Al-Magusi: The Pantegni and Related Texts edited by Charles Burnett and Danielle Jacquart (Brill, 1995).

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