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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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Earth Day
Muslim Heritage is very happy to announce that today, 22nd April, is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day of events and observances intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's...
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The Unpublished Works of Arabic Geography: An Overview and a Classification
Islamic geographical texts are not only valuable in terms of geographical research, they also constitute an essential resource in the study of Arab-Islamic civilisation - its literature, history,...
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The European Jerusalem: Sarajevo, where Muslim heritage flourished in Central Europe
During Ottoman rule, Sarajevo was heralded as the “European Jerusalem”, as its invaluable contributions to civil engineering, industry, trade and architecture attracted people from various ethnic and...
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Trevor Hilder: A Story About Sustainable History
After briefly describing his work background, Trevor Hilder tells the story of the young man who set out to seek his fortune.
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Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine
The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined fields of botany, herbals and healing....
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Environment and the Muslim Heritage
The following short article is based on the notes for a speech presented to the Muslim Heritage Awareness...
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Filling the Gap in the History of Pre-Modern Industry: 1000 Years of Missing Islamic Industry
Most educational systems, particularly those of Western countries, teach that industry was born in Europe and...
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Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century
The famous image we find in an Arabic manuscript depicting the "al-faras al-mastuh" (a horse lying on its...
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Interview with Anthony Garnaut: Islam in China
Islam in China and the contribution of the Muslim community of China to Muslim heritage is the theme of this...
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The Simurgh: A Symbol of Holistic Medicine in the Middle Eastern Culture in History
This article discusses the view that the simurgh, a mythological bird with supernatural characteristics, was...
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