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Manuscript Review: The Clear Exposition of the Principles of Accountability, by Ibn al-Ukhuwwah

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Manuscript Review: The Book of Routes and Kingdoms, by Ibn Khordadbeh

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Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution

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Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation

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al-Jahiz’s Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust

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Al-Khalili and the Culmination of Spherical Astronomy in 14th-Century Damascus

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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation

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The Unpublished Works of Arabic Geography: An Overview and a Classification

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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE

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Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue

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Ecology in Islamic Culture: A Selected Critical Bibliography

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Book review of Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man by Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan

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Sustainable History, Human Dignity and Trans-Cultural Synergy

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Sustainability in its Historical Context

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Sir Crispin Tickell: “Environment on the Edge”

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Gleanings from the Islamic Contribution in Agriculture

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Piri Reis: A Genius 16th-Century Ottoman Cartographer and Navigator

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1000 Years Amnesia: Environment Tradition in Muslim Heritage

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Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine

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Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century

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Knowledge versus Natural Disasters from Arabic Sources

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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: Treatises on Environmental Pollution up to the End of 13th Cen.

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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: A History of the Hima Conservation System

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Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of History

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Turkish Contributions to Islamic Geography

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Better Directions at Sea: The Piri Reis Innovation

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The Oldest Map of Japan Drawn by Mahmud of Kashgar

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The Secret Gardens of Sana’a

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The Muslim Agricultural Revolution

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Buried Evidence: Islamic Viking Burial Garments

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The Back-Road Historic Mosques of China

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

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The Impact of Islamic Science and Learning on England

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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures

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Muslims Contribution to the Study and Development of Medical Sciences in 19th Century Nigeria: A Preliminary Account

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Ravy (Rayy)

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Mega Cities on the Silk Road

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Manuscript Review: The Law of Language, by Ibn Faris

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A Tale of Two Civilisations: The Viking and the Muslim Civilisation

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Ode to Sheikh Abdul al-Amawi: The Old Man of Barawa

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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model

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“Egyptology: The Missing Millennium” of Medieval Arabic Sources

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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation

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African contributions to Muslim Civilisation

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Manuscript Review: The Book of Musical Modes, by Al-Urmawi

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Song of Suwari: Ode to West African Scholars

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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE

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Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi

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EuroNews.com: Brussels exhibition highlights Ottoman influence

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BBC Four – The Dark Ages: An Age of Light – The Wonder of Islam

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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe

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Manuscript Review: The Detailed Treatise on Matters Concerning Learners and Guidelines for Teachers and Learners, by Al-Qabisi

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The European Jerusalem: Sarajevo, where Muslim heritage flourished in Central Europe

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Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran

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L’orgue hydraulique des Banu Mûsa (The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa)

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Mosul the Pearl of Northern Iraq: Its History and Contribution to Classical Civilisation of Islam

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The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific Literature

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Cairo: A Millennial

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The Coffee Route from Yemen to London 10th-17th Centuries

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The Transfer of Science Between India, Europe and China via Muslim Heritage

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Heritage Research for Cultural Inter-Appreciation in the Balkans

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The Courtyard Houses of Syria

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