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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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Muslim Heritage and Education
This is the text of a presentation made to The Education and Culture Committee of the EU Parliament in Brussels on the 5th November 2008.
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Deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Muslim Heritage
The article surveys some results of Dr. Okasha El Daly's exciting discoveries about the precedence of Muslim scholars of the golden age of Islamic culture in deciphering the hieroglyphs of Ancient...
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The Seljuk Iwan
According to Scerrato (1980) the Iwans plans of Seljuk Mosques were mainly developed for multi-functions...
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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 Islamic Hospitals
Possibly the earliest hospital in Islam was a mobile dispensary following the Muslim armies, dating from 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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Al-Qayrawan
Founded in 670 by Uqba bin Nafi, it was the seat of Arab governors in W Africa until 800. Under the Aghlabid...
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Contrast between Islamic and Western Science
The crucial, most fundamental, difference between Islamic and secular Western science is that Islam and...
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