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Daily Sabah: A woman with a past
Taken from www.dailysabah.com/features/2014/07/12/a-woman-with-a-past: Fatima al-Fihri, a Muslim woman activist from the annals of history has been reintroduced to inspire future generations.
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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through  poetry? Poems structure and rhythm  aided the process of...
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Ibn Khaldun and the Rise and Fall of Empires
The 14th-century historiographer and historian Abu Zayd ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun was a brilliant scholar and thinker now viewed as a founder of modern historiography, sociology and economics....
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The Invention of Spectacles between the East and the West
The following article by the expert scholar Lutfallah Gari surveys the historical sources to uncover the ancient history of the invention of spectacles. To the question "where and when were they...
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Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History
On the occasion of the lunar eclipse that occurs on 28 August 2007, we produce a short survey of some records of lunar and solar eclipses reported on in Muslim heritage, drawn from various sources,...
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Rotterdam to host major 1001 Inventions Exhibition
Award-winning show about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilisation
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The European Muslim Heritage and its Role in the Development of Europe
In a keynote lecture pronounced by Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani in September 2003 at the European Parliament in Brussels, he used slides and 3-D animations to outline the impressive heritage which...
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New Discoveries in the Islamic Complex of Mathematics, Architecture and Art
The complex of disciplines composed of mathematics, architecture and art in Islamic civilisation has been an important field of recent research. The scholars showed the interaction between...
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The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation
In the Islamic world, starting from Al-Kindī (d. 874), Al-Fārābī (d. 950), Ibn Sīnā (d. 1034), and Safī al-Dīn al-Urmawī (d. 1294) used the abjad notation to write music. Of these writers, the most...
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Dialogue of Civilisations: From Ancient Maya to the Islamic world
As a means to explore ancient civilisations contributions to modern civilisation, the National Geographic Society, The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and supporting...
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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham
The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) announces their new achievement in the history of Islamic clocks. For the first time, the work of Ibn al-Haytham on the water...
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President of FSTC with Dick and Dom in "Absolute Genius" CBBC Programme
Scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman and artist Al-Jazari featured on Dick and Dom's "Absolute Genius", Wednesday 26th February at 5:30 pm, CBBC. In a bid to engage pre-school...
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The History of Islamic Science in the 23rd International Congress of History of Science
The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science organised in 28 July-2 August 2009 in Budapest,...
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Figure 3: Professor Al-Hassani presenting his lecture.
Figure 6: The audience of the Forum listening to the presentations.
Figure 5: View of the audience of the Forum.
Figure 1: The gap of the so-called the "Dark" or "Medieval Ages.
Figure 2: Rehabilitation of a logical continuity in history by eliminating the 1000 years amnesia.
A page from the Latin translation of Euclid's Elements done from Arabic by Adelard of Bath, edited by Giovanni Campano Novarese. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 1482. (Source).
Front cover of The Cross and the Crescent: The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between Christians and Muslims by Richard Fletcher (Penguin Books, 2005).
A page from the Latin translation of Ibn Rushd's commentary on Aristotle's De Anima (French manuscript, third quarter of the 13th century, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 16151, fol. 22 (Source) and a page from the transcription in Hebrew letters of Ibn Rusd's Talkhīs kitāb al-nafs li-Aristū (Epitome of the De Anima of Aristotle) (Pappyrus, Saragossa, 1402. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale) (Source).
Figure 2: The colophon and first two pages of Kitāb Nūr hadaqat al-ibsār wa-nūr haqīqat al-anzār. Süleymaniye Library, Collection Laleli, MS 2558, folio 1b-2a.
Figure 3: Ottoman astronomers studying the moon and the stars in a miniature dating from the 17th century at Istanbul University Library. (Source).
Figure 4: Extract from Kitāb Nūr, presenting the title and beginning of the first chapter. Süleymaniye Library, MS Laleli 2558, folio 3v.
Figure 5: Reflection and refraction at the interface between air and water: a ray of light hitting a surface between two isotropic media will generally give rise to a reflected ray and a refracted ray. (Source).
Figure 6: Front cover of a study on Ibn al-Haytham's optics in Turkish by Hüseyin G. Topdemir, Modern Optigin Kurucusu: Ibnü'l Heysem Hayati, Eserleri ve Teorileri (Ankara, 2002).
Figure 7: Front cover of Takiyüddin'in optik kitabi by Hüseyin G. Topdemir (Ankara, 1999).

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