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Manuscript Review: Treatise on ‘The Alive Son of the Awake’, by Ibn Tufayl
Besides [Ibn Tufayl's] contributions in medicine, he is best known for his treatise Ilayyu Ibn Yaqzan (‘The Alive’ son of ‘the Awake’)...
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Manuscript Review: The Book on the Soul, by Ibn Bajjah
Besides philosophy and mathematics, Ibn Bajjah was well-versed in botany, astronomy, logic, grammar, literature and music.
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Manuscript Review: The Book of Observations and Admonitions, by Ibn Sina
[Ibn Sina] flourished as a great physician and philosopher, but was also a distinguished scientist, mathematician, logician, and poet at the same time...
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Manuscript Review: The Catalogue (Al Fihrist), by Al-Nadim
AL-FIHRIST is to be regarded the first standard subject-wise 'catalogue' covering all areas of knowledge...
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Ibn Sina's The Canon of Medicine
The Sheikh al-Ra'is Sharaf al-Mulk Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd Allah b. al-Hasan b. ‘Ali Ibn Sina, in Latin he is know as Avicenna and his most famous works are those on philosophy and medicine....
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Islamic Manuscripts in the Schoenberg Collection at Pennsylvania University
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection at the University of Pennsylvania is a private library focusing on late medieval and early modern manuscripts. The collection contains a valuable set of original...
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Glances on Calendars and Almanacs in the Islamic Civilization
From the beginning of the Islamic history, the scholars developed the Islamic hijri calendar as a lunar...
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Alfraganus and the Elements of Astronomy
Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century. His...
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Knowledge, Learning Institutions and Libraries in Islam: Book Publishing and Paper Making
This short article describes the high regard with which Muslim Civilisation has held libraries as centres of...
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Ibn Hazm's Philosophy and Thoughts on Science
Abu Muhammad ‘Ali Ibn Ahmad Ibn Sa’id Ibn HAZM, (November 994 to August 1064) grew up in the period of final...
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The Book of Water (Kitab Al-Ma'a)
Kitab Al-Ma'a, a strange title for the first known Encyclopedia of Medicine arranged according to the...
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The Beginning of the Paper Industry
Paper, originally, was brought by the Muslims from China. From an art, the Muslims developed it into a major...
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