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The Fate of Manuscripts in Iraq and Elsewhere
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CE4tF at the British Science Festival 2015
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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views
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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review
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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
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Daily Sabah: A woman with a past
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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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Ottoman Music Therapy
Music has been used as a mean of therapy through the centuries to counter all kinds of disorders by various peoples. Physicians and musicians in the Ottoman civilization were aware of the music...
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Canon of medicine by Avicenna (Ibn Sina) published in Rome in 1593 at the Library of the American University of Beirut. (© AUB Libraries, 2002-2007).
Cover of the Alphabetum Arabicum una cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, & Simbolo Apostolico (Rome, 1715).
Books printed at the Ibrahim Müteferrika Press.
Illustrations from Tarih ül-Hind il-Garbi el-müsemma bi-Hadis-i nev (Istanbul: Ibrahim Müteferrika Press, 1142 H [1729]), 91 leaves.
Abu Nasr Ismail al-Jawhari's Vankulu Lugati (an Arabic-Turkish dictionary) was published by Ibrahim Muteferrika in 1729; it was the first book printed by Muslims making use of movable type.
Frontispiece of Description d el'Egypte (Paris, 1809).
The Egyptian scholar Rafa'a Al Tahtawy who published several books in the 1840s in Bulaq Press.
Extract from the journal El-Waqa'e Al- Masriya published by Bulaq Press.
Figure 2: Al-Fārābi depicted on a postage stamp of Kazakhstan.
Figure 3: Manuscript of Maqalah fi al-jabr wa-al-muqabalah by 'Umar al-Khayyam, hand written manuscript on paper, 56 leaves, copied in Lahore in the 13th century. Property of Columbia University Library, RBML, Smith Oriental, MS 45. (Source).
Figure 4: A scene from the city of Gilan.
Figure 5: The planetarium of al-Khawarizmi Astronomy Complex in Melaka, Malaysia (Source), and in the left top corner the depiction of al-Khawarizmi on a Soviet stamp.
Figure 6: A stamp issued by Iran in 1980, depicting al-Farabi, al-Biruni, and Avicenna. (Source).
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Figure 2: The explanation of the rainbow in Aristotle (S = Sun, O = Observer, C = Cloud).
Figure 3: The formation of the primary rainbow.
Figure 4: The formation of the secondary rainbow.
Figure 5: Refraction of the ray from a transparent sphere.
Figure 6: Multi-reflection of a ray.
Figure 7: Multi-refraction of a ray.
Figure 8: The paths of rays in a transparent sphere.
Figure 9: Double refraction of a ray in a transparent sphere.
Figure 10: Double refraction and one reflection of a ray.
Figure 11: Double refraction and double reflection of a ray.

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