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5 Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation
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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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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
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Top 5 Mega Cities on the Silk Road
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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham
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Ottoman Music Therapy
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Ode to Nana Asma’u: Voice and Spirit
Nana Asma’u sits in the pantheon, of the great educators of Africa. Taught by female scholars – such as Aisha -  in her family, as well by her more well known father (Usman dan Fodio), uncle (...
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Malika III: Shajarat Al-Durr
Our third story is that of Shajarat al-Durr, the first woman to sit upon an Egyptian throne since Cleopatra, nearly 1,300 years before.
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al-Jahiz's Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust
Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near & Middle Eastern civilizations, is working on a manuscript examining The Book of Animals by al-Jahiz, a ninth-century Arabic...
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1001 Inventions and FSTC at Manchester Histories Festival
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OBITUARY: Ahmed Zewail 1946-2016
A personal encounter. A candle extinguished, but his light will continue to shine: AHMED ZEWAIL 26/02/1946, Egypt - 02/08/2016, USA
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1001 Inventions launches second Istanbul Exhibition
Award-winning exhibition at prestigious Biruni University
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An imaginary drawing of Ibn Sina<br /> 			&nbsp;(<a href="http://scielo.isciii.es/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&amp;pid=S1130-14732008000300008" target="_blank"><strong>Source</strong></a>:&nbsp;Krueger,&nbsp;H.C.: Avicenna's poem on medicine. Springfield, Illinois; Charles C Thomas, 1963; p 52a)
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A view of one of the two "Iwans" overlooking the courtyard of the so-called "Abbasid Palace" ("al-Qasral-'Abbasi") in Baghdad.
13-th century manuscript, drawn by Al-Wasiti of the celebrated book “The Assemblies”. Written by Hariri, shows a library in Baghdad
A view of one of the two "Iwans" overlooking the courtyard of the so-called "Abbasid Palace" ("al-Qasral-'Abbasi") in Baghdad.
From educational MineCraft 3D game, This build is inspired by the House of Wisdom (Source)
Imaginary drawing of the "House of Wisdom" library (Source)
1001 inventions "House of Wisdom" Canvas: Scholars from all over the Muslim world worked at the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. The illustration depicts scholars, both male and female and of many faiths, who came to study and research at this Baghdad powerhouse.
From Ibn Sina's book&nbsp;</em></span><span style="font-size:11px"><em>(<a href="http://www.southwestern.edu/infoservices/departments/specialcollections/..." target="_blank">Source</a>)
From Al-Razi's book&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="font-size:10px">(<a href="http://muslimheritage.com/article/experimental-medicine-1000-years-ago" target="_blank">Source</a>)
From a random Arabic book on Herbal Medicine <span style="font-size:11px">(</span></em></span><span style="font-size:11px"><em><a href="http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/gleanings-islamic-contribution-agr..." target="_blank">Source</a>)
From&nbsp;Ibn al-Nafīs's Medical work (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ibn_al-nafis_page.jpg" target="_blank">Source</a>)
From one of the&nbsp;Timbuktu's manuscripts&nbsp;</em><em>(</em><em><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21248951" target="_blank">Source</a>)
Figures of treatment of various illnesses (<a href="http://www.muslimheritage.com/node/986" target="_blank">Source</a>)

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