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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
Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and Chief Editor of “1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization” and Peter...
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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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Muslim History and Historians Part 1: For a Better Approach to Muslim History
This article on Muslim history and historians is in three parts, and also includes an extensive reading list to help readers explore the issues discussed here. This first part looks at the way Muslim...
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Muslim History and Historians Part 2: Early and Medieval Muslim Historians
This part deals with the first half of Muslim historians. These include the early leading figures such as Ibn Hisham and al Tabbari. It also covers the historians of the period of the Crusades, North...
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Muslim History and Historians Part 3: Muslim Historians (from the 15th Century down to the 19th)
This part focuses on Muslim historians from the 15th century until the early 19th. It seeks to inform us about the works of famed figures such as Ibn Khaldun, but also lesser ones, yet extremely...
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Professors Al-Hassani and Professor Abattouy awarded prestigious King Abdullah’s Award for Translation
The annual King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation in the Humanities from Arabic in to other languages was awarded to Professor Salim Al-Hassani and Professor Mohammed...
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World Environment Day
 World Environment Day 5th June
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Malika II: Radiyya bint Iltutmish
Popularly referred to as Razia Sultana, this is the story of Radiyya bint Iltutmish written by Tom Verde. Born in 1205, Budaun, Radiyya bint Iltutmish, also known as Raziya al-Din...
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