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Ode to Sheikh Abdul al-Amawi: The Old Man of Barawa
In this article, Natty Mark Samuels explores the life and contributions of 19th Century Abdul Aziz al-Amawi. Abd al Aziz al-Amawi originated from Barawa, Somalia and his subjects of...
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Nearly 3 Centuries old light system illuminates a sacred grave on Sun's equinox
This year has been chosen as "International Year of Light (IYL2015)" by UNESCO, what a perfect time to remember these words: “If the first light of the new year doesn’t shine upon my...
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Song of Suwari: Ode to West African Scholars
Although some contemporary historians may argue otherwise, in the past, particularly in places such as West Africa, Muslims and non-Muslims lived together in relative harmony and prosperity. The...
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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE
"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word that simply means 'Turkish'?
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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through  poetry? Poems structure and rhythm  aided the process of...
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Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran
There are numerous mosques all around the world. Each has a design of its own. However, in order to be distinctive from other mosques, a mosque needs to be unique and possess outstanding features....
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Mont Saint-Michel or Toledo: Greek or Arabic Sources for Medieval European Culture?
In a recent book, Sylvain Gouguenheim has caused a furore in claiming that European culture owes nothing to...
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Turkish Cuisine: A Book Review
Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement...
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Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman Palace
Circumcision is widely practiced in all Islamic countries. Festivities pertaining to circumcision vary...
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The Medical History Museum of Istanbul University: Project, Challenges and Academic Questions
This article is about the foundation of the Medical History Museum founded recently in Istanbul as part of...
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Food as Medicine in Muslim Civilization
The subject of food and diet was very essential in the Islamic Cuisine. Both of them were very important in...
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Arabic and the Art of Printing
In this special section reproduced from Aramco World (issue March/April 1981), distinguished authors cover...
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