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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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Tolerance or Compatibility? The Search for a Qur'anic Paradigm of Science
In this illuminating analysis, Prof. Ahmad Dallal produces an authoritative study of some episodes of the scientific exegis of the Holy text of Islam, the Qur'an, focusing on the exegesis (tafsir) of...
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Figure 1: General view of the mosque.
Sheikh Zayed Great Mosque in Abu Dhabi: Islamic Architecture in the 21st Century
A splendid mosque was erected recently at Abu Dhabi. Named after the late Sheikh Zayed al-Nahyan, the Mosque...
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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
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Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was a founder of one of the four main Sunni schools of Jurisprudence. He developed fiqh but...
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Imam El-Shafie
Imam El-Shafie established the specialised branch of Islamic studies in Jurisprudence called Usool ul Fiqh, i...
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Figure 1. The Palace complex showing different sections of the plan.
Khirbat Al-Mafjar, Palace (740 -750)
Khirbat Palace remains a unique example of Umayyad luxury and their developed taste for art. The palace...
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