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Figure 1. Door of the Moristan of Kala'oon/Qawaloon,1878 (Source) This author completed this work around 2003, that is nearly a decade and half ago under a different title: The Little Known Tolerant and Humane Side of Islamic Civilisation. Since then hardly anything changed for the...
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Figure 1: Spanish stamp of Ibn Hazm (Source) Abstract What fixes and preserves a nation’s language, as well as its sciences and its history,’ Ibn Hazm holds, `is simply the strength of its political power, accompanied by the happy welfare and leisure of its inhabitants.”[1...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: The Question is...? Myths and Fallacies Surrounding the Decline of Muslim Civilisation by Salah Zaimeche If the Muslims are so good, and did so much, as this web site is arguing, then, why is the Muslim world locked in the poor state it is? Why...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: The Question is...? Myths and Fallacies Surrounding the Decline of Muslim Civilisation by Salah Zaimeche It has been noted by several Western historians such as Shaw that: [Islam] could not rule since the barbarians (Turks, Berbers, etc.) took...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: The Question is...? Myths and Fallacies Surrounding the Decline of Muslim Civilisation by Salah Zaimeche Muslims stand responsible for their own decadence. After the early conquests, Islamic rule became very corrupt, and this considerably weakened...
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Extracted from the full article: The Question is...? Myths and Fallacies Surrounding the Decline of Muslim Civilisation by Salah Zaimeche Attacks on Islamic centres of wealth on land and on sea by Western Christian pirates greatly reduced the economic power of Muslim lands....
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Extracted from the full article: Al-Qayrawan (Tunisia) by Salah Zaimeche It was under the Aghlabids (800-909) that Al-Qayrawan underwent considerable expansion and reached the zenith of its prosperity; [1] and whatever legacy it has left to history dates from its Aghlabid...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: The Impact of Islamic Science and Learning on England by Salah Zaimeche Adelard of Bath and Daniel of Morley are the two most influential English scientists, not just because they were amongst the very first, but also because they brought in...
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Figure 1. A painting of the old city of Fez Fes is a symbol of Muslim excellence. Browsing through Burckhardt's work on the city[1] one is struck by the crucial element that has marked Muslim civilisation in its glory days: the search for perfection; a search which marked all Muslim...
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Extracted from the full article: Sicily by Salah Zaimeche Control of Sicily implied a major role in the affairs of the Mediterranean world, and it is thus no wonder that during the Middle Ages possession of the island was a prize contested among the major Mediterranean powers...
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