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The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13
The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13 - International Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation FSTC is pleased to bring to the attention of readers the availability...
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EuroNews.com: Brussels exhibition highlights Ottoman influence
"The Sultan’s World exhibition runs in Brussels until 31 May 2015. It then travels to Krakow, Poland."
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The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the 9th and 10th centuries
[Note of the editor] This article was published in 2003 as: David A. King, "The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the ninth and tenth centuries: A list of publications, mainly from the last 50...
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International Women's Day 2015
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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World Book Day 2015 (UK & Ireland)
World Book Day is a yearly event on 5th March, "designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world"*. On this occasion, we are...
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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian ophthalmology which I have studied in the past five years." With these words Julius Hirschberg,...
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The Science of Restoring and Balancing – The Science of Algebra
Muslim contributions in the field of mathematics have been both varied and far reaching. This article by Mahbub Ghani (from the Department of Electronic Engineering at King's College, London...
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Zheng He - the Chinese Muslim Admiral
The Beijing Olympic Games started on Friday 8 August 2008 with a dramatic opening ceremony featuring a cast of thousands performers that celebrated the arts and achievements of China's long history....
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The Islamic Heritage in China: A General Survey
In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim Chinese culture, focuses on the Islamic heritage in China and its relevance to understanding both the evolution of Chinese history and...
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The Legacy of Muslim Kung Fu Masters
An important legacy of Islam in China is represented by Muslim Kung Fu, developed throughout history by Muslim Masters, who merged in their endeavour and training between physical and spiritual...
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The Ethical Theory of Education of Ahmad Miskawayh
Abu `Ali Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Ya'qub Miskawayh (932-1030) is a brilliant intellectual and philosopher of 10th-century Buwayhid Baghdad. His effect on Islamic philosophy is mainly concerned with...
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Architecture of Al-Azhar
Of the many splendours of Egypt, the Al-Azhar stands as a landmark in its architectural and cultural history, marking the beginning of the Fatimid rule and the foundation of its capital Cairo (Al-...
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Figure 1: The cover page of the book Turkish Cuisine, edited by Arif Bilgin and Özge Samanci (Ankara, 2008).
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CE4tF at the British Science Festival 2014
CE4tF will be hosting an event at this year’s British Science Festival in Birmingham.
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Figure 1: Professor Gunhan Danisman.
Obituary: Professor H. H. Gunhan Danisman (1943-2009)
At the beginning of 2009, we lost our colleague and friend Professor Gunhan Danisman, a member of the Muslim...
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Charles Burnett Publishes a New Book on the Arabic-Latin Transmission
The book Arabic into Latin in the Middle Ages: The Translators and their Intellectual and Social Context by...
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The diagrams of eclipses of moon and sun from an Ottoman manuscript
Taqi al-din Râsid his colleagues and the miniature of Istanbul Observatory
The drawing of Ulugh Beg on the USSR stamp
The figure of Ibn Shâtir planetary motion
The sextant of the Ulugh Beg Observatory
Figure 2. The madrasa minaret and entrance
Figure 3. Ince Minare portal showing details of tapestry work and the bands of calligraphy forming a knot above the door arch
Figure 2. The general plan of the Great Mosque was finalised by the extension of Nur Al-Din Zangi in 1158
Figure 3. Aleppo great mosque northern entrance
Figure 4. The middle gate of Qabliya
Figure 5. The Qibla aisle showing the mihrab in the centre, the minbar on the right and the maqsurah on the left
Figure 6. The Mamluk Minbar showing the skilful carvings
Figure 7. General view of the courtyard looking south showing the prayer hall at the left side and the Hamdanid ablution fountain at the centre next to an old well
Figure 8. Details of the 11th century minaret

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