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Special Session Announcement: “Science and Innovation during Muslim Civilization and how to present them in Schools and Public Domain", Sharjah, 8-11 Dec 2014. In collaboration with FSTC (UK).
Special Session Announcement “Science and Innovation during Muslim Civilization and how to present them in Schools and Public Domain" Session Code: SS3 Dec 10th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. As part of:...
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BSA presents prestigious award to Dr Anne-Maria Brennan
The British Science Association (BSA) awarded Dr Anne-Maria Brennan with the Sir Walter Bodmer Award. Dr Anne-Maria Brennan is board member of FSTC and Chairperson of CE4tF.
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The Transfer of Science Between India, Europe and China via Muslim Heritage
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. The Islamic realms served as a crucible for scientific learning from the...
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Black History Month: African contributions to Muslim Civilisation
From the grand University of Sankore, Timbuktu to mathematics and architecture in North Africa, the African contribution within Muslim civilisation is invaluable. As October marks Black History Month...
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1001 Inventions' Science Show and Schools Programme launches in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tuesday 23rd September 2014, Sao Paulo: A new theatrical science show and educational programme was launched today at the Institute of Butantan. The ‘1001 Inventions Brazil Schools...
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The Courtyard Houses of Syria
The courtyard house is one of the most enduring architectural forms, transcending regional, historical and cultural boundaries. Its balance of simple appropriate construction, environmental control...
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Aleppo Citadel: Glimpses of the Past
The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It is the most famous historic architectural site in Syria and is built on top of a huge, partially artificial mound rising 50m...
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The Fate of Manuscripts in Iraq and Elsewhere
In this well informed article, Dr Geoffrey Roper, an expert in the field, outlines an impressive portrait of the dangers and threats encountered by the national heritage of Iraq due to the dramatic...
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1001 Inventions launches Rotterdam Exhibition
Award-winning show about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilisation now launched
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Ibn Khaldun: Studies on His Contribution in Economy
In the following section, we focus on Ibn Khaldun's contribution to economic thought. We publish contributions by recognized scholars who endeavoured recently to give Ibn Khaldun long overdue credit...
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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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Fig 2. Artistic depiction of Muhammad Abu al-Wafa in a Spanish stam. (Source).
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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Figure 1: Front cover of Debt: The First 5,000 Years (Melville House, 2011).
Book Review: “Debt - The First 5,000 Years” by David Graeber
Economics textbooks claim that money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to...
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A volunteer demonstrating how the trebuchet works
An attendee taking part in the map challenge
Samples of manuscripts taken from Mansur Ibn Ilyas's "Tasrih-i badan-i insan" (Explanation of the Human Body)
Event founder Elspeth Carruthers
Event founder Elspeth Carruthers explaining Zakariya al-Qazwini's manuscripts on the classification of animals
Posters outlining the origins and influence of medical practice and geography from Muslim Civilisation
Figure 2: An Arabic manuscript titled Anatomy of the Eye, authored by al-Mutadibih (active ca. 1170-1199). This manuscript, dated ca. 1200CE, is kept at the Cairo National Library. (Source).
Figure 3: A figure depicting a Muslim physician during a treatment. Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu, Cerrahat al-Haniyye, Millet Library, Ali Emiri Tip, p. 79.
Figure 4: The statue of Al-Ghafiqi in Cordoba, Spain. ©Yasemin Paksoy.
Figure 5: The Result of Thinking about the Cure of Eye Diseases (Natijat al-fikar fi `ilaj amrad al-basar) written in Cairo by Fath al-Din al-Qaysi (d. 1259/657 H). Copy finished by unnamed scribe on 16 November 1501 (5 Jumada I 907 H). © The National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, MS A48, fols. 7b-8a. (Source).
Figure 6: A commentary on the Mujiz or Concise Book of Ibn al-Nafis, called The Key to the Mujiz and composed in Arabic by al-Aqsara'i, who died in 1370 (771H). The copy was completed in October of 1407 (Jumada I 810 H). © The National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, MS A67, fol. 167b showing a schematic diagram of the visual system. (Source).
Figure 2. Horseshoe and cinqfoil arches on main facade Cordoba Mosque.
Figure 3. Arcade of tranverse arches in Mahdia Mosque (Tunisia, 11th century)

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