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Figure 1: BHA President Jim Al-Khalili delivering 2014 Voltaire Lecture Source: https://humanism.org.uk/2014/04/15/bha-president-jim-al-khalili-delivers-2014-voltaire-lecture/
Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval IslamLEARN MORE
In a bid to shed light on the often overlooked Muslim...
Figure 1: Iraqi manuscript of the Quran, from Baghdad, written by Ahmad Ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri in 706 H. Page Size 35x47 cm. (Source).
The Fate of Manuscripts in Iraq and ElsewhereLEARN MORE
In this well informed article, Dr Geoffrey Roper, an expert...
Figure 1: A Turkish notebank due to be circulated in January 2009 celebrating the legacy of Aydin Sayili. 5 TL banknote: Prof. Dr. Aydin Sayili.
In Memoriam of Aydin Sayili: Biography and Account of his Scientific ActivityLEARN MORE
The following article presents a thorough intellectual...
Figure 1. A view of one of the two "Iwans" overlooking the courtyard of the so-called "Abbasid Palace" ("al-Qasral-'Abbasi") in Baghdad.
The Abbasids’ House of Wisdom in BaghdadLEARN MORE
The House of Wisdom was in fame, status, scope, size,...
Figure 1. A moon and sun figure of an Almanac. Topkapi Palace Museum, R 1711.
Scientific Contacts and Influences Between the Islamic World and Europe: The Case of AstronomyLEARN MORE
For more than a thousand years the Muslim East and the...
Front cover of The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons (Bloomsbury, 2009).
How Islamic Learning Transformed Western Civilization: Review of 'The House of Wisdom'LEARN MORE
In February 2009, Jonathan Lyons published 'The House of...