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Kairouan Capital of Political Power and Learning in the Ifriqiya
The following article presents a survey on some glorious pages of the history of Kairouan, the ancient capital of the Islamic Ifriqiya (present day Tunisia). Founded in 670 by ‘Uqba ibn Nafi', the...
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Muslim Heritage and Education
This is the text of a presentation made to The Education and Culture Committee of the EU Parliament in Brussels on the 5th November 2008.
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General Organisation of Education and Teaching Methods in Islamic Civilisation
Organised learning had been a feature of Islamic Civilisation since the beginning. The Prophet Muhammad would organise the education of a committed group who over time became the people of knowledge...
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The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad between 9th and 19th centuries
[Note of the editor] This article was originally published as: David A. King, "The renaissance of astronomy...
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BBC Four - The Dark Ages: An Age of Light - The Wonder of Islam
BBC Four: "The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the...
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Introducing Medical Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Pedagogical Experiment
In a marked shift from the positivist philosophy that influenced medical education for more than a century,...
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Figure 1: Location map showing Kerala in India.
Kerala Mathematics and Its Possible Transmission to Europe
The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics was an Indian school of mathematics and astronomy founded by...
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Figure 1: Victor and Cheek in Kalila wa-Dimna. Manuscript dated circa 1200 CE, Syria. (Source).
Kalila wa-Dimna
One of the most popular books ever written is the book the Arabs know as Kalila wa-Dimna, a bestseller for...
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