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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model
Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different facets of history. These include cartography to identify the location of each school, biographical studies to identify their...
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“Egyptology: The Missing Millennium” of Medieval Arabic Sources
In this paper, I would like to discuss the missing millennium of Medieval Arabic sources in the study of Egyptology. Much of the arguments that I present here are detailed in my book. These include:...
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Did Medieval Islamic Theology Subvert Science?
It is often supposed in Islamic studies that Al-Ghazali demolished the basis for science in the Muslim world by his so-called orthodox attack against rational thinking which nurtured a negative...
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Natural Philosophy in the Islamic World
In the following short report, we present a summary of the lecture presented by Professor Peter Adamson in the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) meeting organized by FSTC in London on 30 March...
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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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Rediscovering Arabic Science
The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007 an interesting folder on Arabic and Islamic science. The folder of 20 pages consists of several articles illustrated with a rich iconography...
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The Destruction of the Muslim Economic System: A Prime reason for the Decline of Muslim Science
Attacks on Islamic centres of wealth on land and on sea by Western Christian pirates greatly reduced the...
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The Ottoman Ulema
The word ulema, which is widely used in the Islamic world, is used to refer to community based scholars....
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Tunis in Islamic Times
Tunis, the green, was the capital of Muslim Caliphate in the Maghreb reaching an unrivalled prosperous period...
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Ibn Rushd: Harmony of Theological & Philosophical (Scientific) Truth
Ibn Rushd is perhaps the best known Muslim scholar of Cordoba who was instrumental in influencing European...
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Ottoman Educational Institutions during the Reform Period
The Imperial Tanzimat Rescript (Tanzimat Fermani) announced on 3 November 1839 provided state protection for...
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Madrasa Education during the Early Ottoman Period
The madrasas of the early Ottoman period can be considered as institutions which continued the established...
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