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When the World was Upside Down: Maps from Muslim Civilisation
We tend to take many things for granted. Today, we are equipped with numerous means of communication and transport over land, sea and air. We have such freedom to swiftly travel around the globe, so...
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Water Sterilization Technology in Muslim Civilisation
It is known that contaminated water contains many bacteria and harmful viruses that cause many diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, meningitis and poliomyelitis, etc. Water-related diseases...
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Ravy (Rayy)
Rayy was a city in the old Persian region of Media, during the Islamic times in the province of Djibal...
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Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution
...in this article, I will summarise the key elements of the modern science of evolution, and the reasons why the evidence in its favour is generally regarded among scientists as conclusive, before...
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al-Jahiz's Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust
Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near & Middle Eastern civilizations, is working on a manuscript examining The Book of Animals by al-Jahiz, a ninth-century Arabic...
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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse
The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it was the thriving capital of the Muslim world. It was home to the House of Wisdom, an academy of knowledge that attracted brains from far and wide....
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Mapping the World
Some of the great contributions to geography by early Muslims who were driven by an intense interest not only...
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A review of Muslim Geography
Muslim geography opened up a vast knowledge of the world. Islam urged people to open their minds and horizons...
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Introduction to the Islamic City
Islam is seen by many scholars as an urban religion, which favours communal practice on individual worship....
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Al-Ghazali’s Views on Children's Education
Al-Ghazali is known in Europe as Algazel. His ideas on education dominated Islamic educational thought for...
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Education in Islam - The Role of the Mosque
...leading by example, the Prophet made the first institution of Islam, the first mosque he built in Madinah...
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Al-Dinawari
Abu Hanifa al-Dinawari (d.895 CE), botanist, lived in Andalusia, in Muslim Spain. His work has been made...
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