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1001 Inventions launched exhibition in Riyadh
Award-winning production arrives in the Saudi capital
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CE4tF at the British Science Festival 2015
CE4tF will be hosting an event at this year’s British Science Festival in Birmingham.
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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views
Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and resistance, is also a land of long history. This article presents two recent attempts to recover the ancient and medieval history of Gaza...
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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review
This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on our study of the two major classical biographical encyclopedias: “Uyoon Al Anbaa Fi Tabaqaat Al Atibbaa” ("Essential Information on the...
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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded by women, either as wives, daughters or mothers of sultans. All health personnel were male at these hospitals. In the Ottoman...
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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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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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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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Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric Literature
Mullah Nasruddin Khodja is a wise man famous throughout the Muslim and some parts of the non-Muslim world since the 16th century. Historical documents show that he lived in the 13th century in...
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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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On 18th May 2013, CE4tF exhibited at the Nida Trust Education Fair in London. Over the weekend, the Nida...
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Interview with Abdul Sahib Shakiry
The interview with Abdul Sahib Shakiry went along on his interests and activities as a promoter of Islamic...
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A New Book by George Saliba: Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance
This article reviews the new book Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance by George Saliba...
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PICTURE GALLERIES

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Painting of Queen Amina of Zaria by Floyd Cooper. (Source).
Front cover of The Forgotten Queens of Islam by Fatima Mernissi, translated from French by Mary Jo Lakeland (University of Minnesota Press, 1993, hardcover).
Two Andalusian Arab women playing chess, with a girl playing lute (Chess Problem #19, F18R) , from Alphonso X's Book of Games (Libro de los Juegos). The book was commissioned between 1251 and 1282 CE by Alphonso X, King of Leon and Castile. It reflects the presence of the Islamic legacy in Christian Spain. It is now housed at the monastery library of St. Lorenze del Escorial. (Source).
Anonymous oil painting portrait, now located at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, of Hürrem Sultan or Roxelana (c. 1510 - April 18, 1558), the wife of Süleyman the Magnificent, known for her charities and engagement in several major works of public building, from Mecca to Jerusalem and in Istanbul. (Source).
From an adjacent room, women attend the preaching of Shaykh Baha'al-Din Veled in Balkh, Afghanistan. Miniature in Jami' al-Siyar, 1600. MS Hazine 1230, folio 112a, Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul. (Source).
A Turkish banknote dated 30 August 1995 to celebrate Sabiha Gökçen (1913-2001), the first female combat pilot in the world and the first Turkish aviatrix: (Source). (Source).
A famous signed sketch of Hypatia, included as an insert in Elbert Hubbard's pamphlet Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers, vol. 23, no 4, 1908.
Ruqaya Al Ghasara won the women's 200m final at the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006. Gold Medallist Bahraini Ruqaya Al Ghasara prostrating after winning 100m and 200m sprint. (Source)
Professor Nil Sari with her Professorship formal dress.
Asmā-i Nabī calligraphy by Hilal Kazan.
The cover page of Hilal Kazan's book.
The Main gate of Amasya Dar Al-Shifa. The image is depicting Sharaf al-Din Sabuncuoglu, the chief physician of the Dar Al-Shifa, with his two students. © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke.
Illustration of a Seljuk woman, painted by Nil Sari. © Nil Sari.
Rustam's birth from Shahnamah Firdaws (Book of Kings of Firdaws), Türk Islam Eserleri Müzesi Kütüphanesi, 1984, fol. 48a. © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke.
A Turkish woman with her head wrapped to signify her illness. (Les Portraits Des Différens Habillemens Qui Sont en Usage A Constantinople Et Dans Toute La Turquie, Istanbul: Deutschen Archaologischen Institutes, Tafel 188). © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke.
A woman with a belly wrap (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Od. 26-26a). © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke.
Wilkie, Mrs. Young. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Lewis, In the Bey's Garden. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Liotard, Turkish Woman in the bath. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Rogier, Drapers in the Grand Bazaar. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Researcher Asli Sancar holding her book. (Source
Front cover of Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality published by Aise Asli Sancar (New Jersey: The Light Publications, 2007.)

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