Figure 1-2:Geoffrey Roper presenting his lecture in the "1001 Inventions" conference. © FSTC 2010.
Manuscripts and printing in the spread of Muslim scienceLEARN MORE
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26...
Figure 1a-b: Two views from Kitab al-filaha of Ibn al-Awwâm: (a) manuscript page (Source) and front cover of the edition and Spanish translation by Joseph Antonio Banqueri (Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1802). (Source). The Kitab al-Filahah al-Andalusiyah (The Book of Andalusian Agriculture) by Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Muhammad ibn al-Awwam al-Ishbili (d. 1185) consists of 35 chapters dealing with agronomy, cattle and poultry raising, and beekeeping. It deals with 585 plants; explains the cultivation of more than 50 fruit trees; and includes many valuable observations on soils, manures, plant grafting, and plant diseases.
Gleanings from the Islamic Contribution in AgricultureLEARN MORE
The Islamic tradition of agriculture, whether in the form of the outstanding progress in agriculture...
A famous signed sketch of Hypatia, included as an insert in Elbert Hubbard's pamphlet Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers, vol. 23, no 4, 1908.
Women's Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and PoliticsLEARN MORE
While there are numerous works on the role of Muslim women in jurisprudence (fiqh) and literature and there...
Dr Salim Ayduz presenting his lecture.
Muslim Contributions to Modern CivilisationLEARN MORE
Dr Salim Ayduz, researcher at FSTC, presented on Tuesday 9 February 2010 a conference on the Muslim...
Figure 1: HRH Prince Charles of Wales. (Source).
One Thousand Years of Missing HistoryLEARN MORE
The following essay aims to alert communities as to the particular significance of the Muslim civilisation...
Figure 1: Fig. 1: Illustration of Kuttab School in a mosque, from the 7th maqama of al-Hariri's Maqamat. This manuscript, copied and illustrated by al-Wasiti, was executed in Baghdad in 1237. MS. ar. 5847 f. 18v., Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. Islamic science developed thanks to a good system of knowledge diffusion through education. (Source).
Rediscovering Arabic ScienceLEARN MORE
The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007 an interesting folder on Arabic and Islamic...