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Manuscript Review: ‘The Indica’ or ‘Al-bayruni’s India,’ by Al-Bayruni​

Bayruni conducted advanced research and wrote original standard works ...

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Manuscript Review: The Book on Public Finance, by Abu `Ubayd Al-Harawi

Abu `Ubayd's work is much more comprehensive in the subject of public ...

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Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table: A Fourteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook

The Kanz al-fawāʾid fī tanwīʿ al-mawāʾid is a 14th century Egyp...

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Arabic Medicinal Manuscripts of Pre-Colonial Northern Nigeria: A Descriptive List

West African Muslim scholars produced a number of Arabic works relatin...

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Ibn al-Nafis, the Pulmonary Circulation, and The Islamic Golden Age

Ibn al-Nafis (1213-1288) was an Arab physician who made several import...

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium org...

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

[Ibn Khordadbeh] grew up to be a knowledgeable scholar, and during the...

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Manuscript Review: The Catalogue (Al Fihrist), by Al-Nadim

AL-FIHRIST is to be regarded the first standard subject-wise 'catalogu...

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

[Ibn al-Ukhuwwah] provides a summary of the positive and negative inju...

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Manuscript Review: The Discourse of Listener and Speaker on the Etiquette of Learning and Learner, by Ibn Jama’ah

It was in the year 672 A.H. (1273 A.C.) that Qadi Ibn Jama'ah complete...

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Manuscript Review: The Law of Language, by Ibn Faris

Ibn Faris was a poet of merit and could also write in fine prose style...

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Medical Books on Healthy Living from Muslim Civilisation

If you think medical advice on healthy living - good nutrients, exerci...

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

[Al-Urmawi] was the greatest of music theorists. He was the pioneer of...

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Manuscript Review: Instruction of the Learner; The Method of Learning, by Al-Zarnuji

Zarnuji’s work represents a landmark in the history of Pedagogy in t...

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Professor Devin Stewart: The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World

On Wednesday 22nd April, a public lecture exploring “The Fihrist of ...

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Ibn Sina’s The Canon of Medicine

The Sheikh al-Ra'is Sharaf al-Mulk Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd Alla...

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Manuscript Review: Farthest Perception in the Comprehension of Heavens, by Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi

With all the weight of his knowledge, Qutub al-Din preferred to be a m...

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

Al-Qabisi was the inventor of the concept and practice of 'Co-operativ...

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Manuscript Review: Treatise on ‘The Alive Son of the Awake’, by Ibn Tufayl

Besides [Ibn Tufayl's] contributions in medicine, he is best known for...

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Lecture on Timbuktu Manuscripts at Al-Furqan Foundation

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation organizes on Wednesday 6th March...

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Islamic Manuscripts in the Schoenberg Collection at Pennsylvania University

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection at the University of Pennsylvani...

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Manuscript Review: The Book on the Soul, by Ibn Bajjah

Besides philosophy and mathematics, Ibn Bajjah was well-versed in bota...

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Book Review of “Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq’s Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook” by Nawal Nasrallah

Written nearly a thousand years ago, Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-cent...

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‘Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tabari Author of Firdaws al-hikma (Paradise of Wisdom)

The physician, scientist and philosopher, ‘Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tab...

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Manuscript Review: The Book of Observations and Admonitions, by Ibn Sina

[Ibn Sina] flourished as a great physician and philosopher, but was al...

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Manuscripts and printing in the spread of Muslim science

[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our...

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A Jewel of Ottoman Naval History: The Book of Kâtib Çelebi on Naval Campaigns

This is a review of the book prepared by Prof. Dr. Idris Bostan for th...

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A Treasure of World Heritage: Islamic Manuscripts in the Kandilli Observatory

This is a review of a book bringing to light a collection of about 130...

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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 Med...

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The Great Book Collectors

The Muslims were great book collectors, and in all the larger towns th...

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