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Figure 1: Cover page of the book. Review of: Manuscripts of Kandilli Observatory. Kandilli Rasathanesi el yazmalari 1: Türkce yazmalar. Project manager Gunay Kut; prepared by Hatice Aynur, Cumhure Ucer, Fatma Buyukkarci Yilmaz. Istanbul: Bogaziçi University...
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A Quarterly Publication issued by the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), Manchester, UK Discover the Scientific and Technological Muslim Heritage in Our World Issue 1 - Vol. 1 * Shawwal 1428/November 2007...
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1001 years ago, an extraordinary astronomical event occurred in the sky: the most intense supernova [1] ever witnessed and recorded by human beings appeared in the Earth's sky in the year 1006 CE. The expanding debris cloud from the stellar explosion is still visible to modern astronomers, but the...
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Peter Raymond MBE, 1938-2011 Founding Trustee of FSTC & 1001 Inventions & CE4CE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Peter Raymond MBE, founding Trustee of The Foundation for...
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  On Friday 1st October 2010, thirty Turkish academics and public figures met to launch the Muslim Heritage Awareness Network Turkey (MHANT) at Marmara University in Istanbul. The meeting was hosted by Professor Zafer Gul of Marmara University. Professor Salim Al-...
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The origin of star names Figure 1: The constellation Centaurus from al-Sufi's book. (Source). Regardless of origin, almost all star names belong to old traditions. They are a part of the collective cultural heritage of humanity. Modern...
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Introduction   Figure 1: Backwards, no less... A statue of Mulla Nasruddin in Aksehir. (Source).   Nasruddin Khodja, known also as Mulla Nasruddin or simply Nasruddin, is the starring character in a vast number of amusing tales told in...
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Al-Jazari's Third Water-Raising Device: Analysis of its Mathematical and Mechanical Principles Five pumps or water-raising machines are described by al-Jazari in his monumental treatise of mechanics Al-Jami' bayn al-‘ilm wa 'l-‘amal al-nafi' fi sina'at al-hiyal. The following...
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Some 800 years in the past, in 1206, a brilliant Muslim scholar died: Badi` al-Zaman Abu al-‘Izz ibn Isma`il ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari. He was one of the most important inventors and mechanical engineers in the history of technology. His magnum opus book of mechanics, the famous Al-Jami` bayn al...
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Click here for the video file of the conference.   Figure 1: Professor Al-Hassani, Chairman of FSTC, giving his speech in Jeddah conference (source).   During "The First Regional Conference on the Knowledge Economy" at Dar Al-Hekma...
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