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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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A Wealth of Scholarship: Recent Publications in Islamic Art, Culture and History
This is a general review of some 23 recent publications (books, films, and articles) on various aspects of...
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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
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Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya Al-Zarqali
Al-Zarqali is an eminent Andalusian astronomer of the 11th century who was the foremost astronomer of his...
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Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim Heritage
Hindiba is a plant of Middle Eastern lands. Its therapeutic value as a drug for the treatment of various...
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Sinan’s Acoustical Technology
This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several...
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Sinan: A Great Ottoman Architect and Urban Designer
Sinan, called  Mimar Sinan (Architect Sinan) and Mimar Koca Sinan (Great Architect Sinan), is the most...
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