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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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World Muslim Women's Summit & Exhibition WISE 2018 Istanbul
The World Muslim Women's Summit & Exhibition WISE 2018 was held as a part of the 8th World Islamic Forum on the 1st -2nd of March 2018...
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Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table: A Fourteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook
The Kanz al-fawāʾid fī tanwīʿ al-mawāʾid is a 14th century Egyptian cookbook that consists of 830 recipes for a variety of different dishes and beverages...
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From Baghdad to Barcelona: The Anxiety of Influence in the Transmission of the Greek and Arabic Sciences
Drawing on Harold Bloom’s model of poetic influence and supersession in his famous book, “The Anxiety of Influence,” and considering several historical cases of cross-cultural reception of the...
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UNESCO: The Islamic Golden Age of Science for today’s knowledge-based society
From the 14th to 15th September 2015, UNESCO representatives, worldwide researchers, academics, science historians and political decision makers gathered in Paris to explore UNESCO’s...
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1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation
1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation tells the fascinating story of how generations of physicians from different countries and creeds created a medical...
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Early Women of Science, Technology, Medicine and Management
This article is a paper submitted to and presented at WISE 2018: World Muslim Women's Summit & Exhibition, organised by TASAM, Istanbul, Turkey, from 28th Feb - 4th March 2018.
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FSTC Launch of 1001 Cures Book
To mark the launch of 1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine & Healthcare From Muslim Civilisation new multi-author book with Foreword by Sir Magdi Yacoub, the Foundation for...
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The Mechanical Corpus of Al-Isfizārī in the Sciences of Weights and Ingenious Devices: New Arabic Texts in Theoretical and Practical Mechanics
Editorial note: This article needs to be read in conjunction with the book release review of the Arabic edition, see: http://muslimheritage.com/node/2068
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International Women's Day
To celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, no way is better than reproducing a collection of articles written by FSTC scholars and associates on the achievements of women in Muslim...
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Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation
Fully automated environmentally friendly water raising devices, pumps, windmills and more! Discover some of the most facinating devices from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation that brought...
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Sustainability in its Historical Context
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26...
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Fig. 1: Diagrams of amnesia persistence and amnesia removing.
A 1000 Years Amnesia: Sports in Muslim Heritage
Professor Salim Al-Hassani published in the issue 369 (Spring 2012, p. 10) of Runnymede Bulletin (Spring 2012...
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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning
African contributions to Muslim Civilisation
Black History Month UK is an International annual month, celebrating, recognising and valuing the...
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Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî
Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998) was a distinguished Muslim astronomer and...
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Rhazes in the Renaissance of Andreas Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius' (1514–64) first publication was a Paraphrasis of the ninth book of the Liber ad Almansorem...
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Professor Assobhei Omar, President of Sidi Mohammed ben Abdullah university, Fez.presenting a painting of the old city of Fez to Professor Salim Al-Hassani.
Professor Salim Al-Hassani delivering his keynote speech.
Dr Okasha El-Daly
Bronze coin of Cleopatra VII,&nbsp;Egypt, Ptolemaic Dynasty, 48-30 BC,&nbsp;Minted at Cyprus,&nbsp;A portrait of Cleopatra and her young son Caesarion (<strong><a href="http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/b/b..." target="_blank">Source</a></strong>)
A stela of King Amenemhat II (ca 1928-1895 BCE) of the Twelfth Dynasty, as copied in Alu ‘l-Qasim al-Iraqi's Al-Aqalim. Source: The British Library, MS Add 25724, folio 50a; reproduced in El-Daly,&nbsp;<em>Egyptology: The Missing Millennium</em>, figure 24. (<a href="http://muslimheritage.com/node/839"><strong>Article</strong></a>)
Dr. Okasha El Daly,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?articleID=829">FSTC</a>&nbsp;Director of Projects, interviewed in the show Science and Islam produced and presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili on BBC4. (<a href="http://www.1001inventions.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.viewSection&amp;...">Source</a>) (<strong><a href="http://www.muslimheritage.com/node/910" target="_blank">Article</a></strong>)
Front cover of Egyptology: The Missing Millennium. Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings by Okasha El Daly (London: UCL Press, 2005).
Hieroghlyphic signs with their phonetic values below in a different colour in Abu al-Qasim al-'Iraqi Kitab al-Aqalim. Source: The British Library, MS Add 25724, folio 21b; reproduced in O. El-Daly,Egyptology: The Missing Millennium, figure 21.
Egyptian alphabet deciphered in Abu ‘l-Qasim al-'Iraqi's book Kitab al-Aqalim al-Sab'a. Source: Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, MS arabe 2676, folio 18a; reproduced in O. El-Daly,Egyptology: The Missing Millennium, figure 23.
Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi (British Library in London, MS Add 25724, folio 11a). Source : El Daly 2005, figure 12.
Egyptian alphabet according to Ibn Wahshiyya (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS Arabe 6805 folios 92b. ff).
Coptic Text with Arabic Translation Verses Rosetta Stone (<a href="https://traveltoeat.com/the-rosetta-stone-british-museum-london/#sthash...." target="_blank"><strong>Source</strong></a>)
Images from a series of astrological and alchemical treatises in British Library MS. Oriental. Add. 25724. (<strong><a href="http://www.alchemywebsite.com/islamic_manuscripts.html" target="_blank">Source</a></strong>)

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