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Science In India During The Muslim Rule

The scientific cooperation between India and the Arabs dates back to t...

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The Impact of Islamic Science and Learning on England

Nothing contrasts more the discrepancies in learning as the place of b...

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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures

Genetic and paleontological findings have concluded that Africa is the...

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

This paper presented at the 7th International Congress of the Internat...

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Ravy (Rayy)

Rayy was a city in the old Persian region of Media, during the Islamic...

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Mega Cities on the Silk Road

Throughout history, trade routes played a central role in the transfer...

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Ode to Nana Asma’u: Voice and Spirit

Nana Asma’u sits in the pantheon, of the great educators of Africa. ...

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

Syria in the 14th century was the scene of the most sophisticated deve...

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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse

The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it was the thriving cap...

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Malika II: Radiyya bint Iltutmish

Popularly referred to as Razia Sultana, this is the story of Radiyya b...

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1st International Symposium Mediterranean Continuities: Material and spiritual paths

MOHA is organizing, an international symposium called: ‘Mediterranea...

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

In this article, Natty Mark Samuels explores the life and contribution...

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A Fascinating Journey of Clocks in Muslim Civilisation

On 22-23 October 2015, the “3rd International conference on History ...

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

Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different f...

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“Egyptology: The Missing Millennium” of Medieval Arabic Sources

In this paper, I would like to discuss the missing millennium of Medie...

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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation

The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders of the Ancient Worl...

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African contributions to Muslim Civilisation

Black History Month UK is an International annual month, celebrating, ...

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Nearly 3 Centuries old light system illuminates a sacred grave on Sun’s equinox

This year has been chosen as "International Year of Light (IYL2015)" b...

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Jordan conference explores Schools and Learning Institutions in Muslim Civilisation

In order to popularise the diverse history of science. The Jordanian S...

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Song of Suwari: Ode to West African Scholars

Although some contemporary historians may argue otherwise, in the past...

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Lund Astronomical Clock

The genesis of this article lies in a recent visit to the Romanesque c...

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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE

"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word that simply means ...

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Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi

Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, otherw...

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BBC Travel: Where algebra got its name from

Amazing snapshots from Khiva (formally known as Khawarizm) in Uzbekist...

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

During Ottoman rule, Sarajevo was heralded as the “European Jerusale...

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

Mosul, in Northern Iraq, is the country's second largest city and the ...

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East Meets West in Venice

For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Veni...

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Kerala Mathematics and Its Possible Transmission to Europe

The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics was an Indian school of...

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Cairo: A Millennial

In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in 1969, f...

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

The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 9th century. Fr...

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

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

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Heritage Research for Cultural Inter-Appreciation in the Balkans

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

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History, Culture and Science in Morocco: 11th-14th Centuries

The history of the Islamic west offers glorious pages of contribution ...

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Interview with Anthony Garnaut: Islam in China

Islam in China and the contribution of the Muslim community of China t...

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Book Review of ‘Egyptology: The Missing Millennium’ by Okasha El-Daly

Egyptology: The Missing Millennium published by Okasha El Daly is an i...

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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views

Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and resistan...

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Ahmad Salim Sa‘idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of Arabic mathematic...

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Al-Muqaddasi: The Geographer from Palestine

A notable fact that should be remembered when we talk about the differ...

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The Islamic Heritage in China: A General Survey

In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim Chinese cult...

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Aleppo

Halab [said Al-Muqaddasi, in 985] is an excellent, pleasant and well f...

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The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk Architecture

This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art. The...

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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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Ibn Battuta

The Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta is known as the greatest traveller o...

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Scandinavia and Ibn Fadlan

This short article provides brief accounts of Ibn Fadlan's observation...

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Aleppo Citadel: Glimpses of the Past

The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It ...

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The Ottoman Empire and Europe: Cultural Encounters

This article mainly covers the cultural encounters between Europe and ...

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Ibn Jubair: Capturing the Decline of Islamic Power

Ibn Jubair is widely recognised as one of the greatest travellers and ...

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Jewels of the Muslim Chinese Heritage

The prominence of Islam in China is fascinating and a surprise to many...

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Sana’a Rising

Sana'a is one of the oldest cities of Yemen, indeed one of the oldest ...

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Muslim Contribution to Spanish Agriculture

This article describes some of the numerous Muslim contributions to th...

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Ibn Battuta and the 14th Century Muslim World

Ibn Battuta is regarded by many to be one of the greatest travellers a...

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Al-Ramhormuzi and the Wonders of India

Captain Buzurg ibn Shahriyar, a shipmaster from Khuzistan compiled a c...

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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning

Though we may think of Timbuktu as the pre-eminent site of pre-colonia...

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Islamic Citadel in Busra

Busra was the location of a large Roman theatre which was built upon b...

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Jerusalem: Thriving Trade, Scholars and Magnificant Architectural Works

Jerusalem prior to the crusades was a place filled with a thriving tra...

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Hama

Hama is famed for its huge water wheels and it produced great scholars...

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Mshatta Palace, Jordan; 743-744 CE

Msatta is a renowned Ummayad palace with spectacular architectural and...

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Damascus

Hospitals, grand public buildings and numerous public endowment based ...

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Merv: History, Science and Learning

Merv is the city which in medieval times dominated the province of Khu...

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The Scholars of Samarkand

Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in astr...

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Harran

Harran is a very old town situated in the Jazira province of modern Tu...

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Kufa

Being the home of the encyclopaedic scholar Al-kindi and the great che...

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Khwarizm

Khwarizm is the city of the birth of algebra, where Al-Biruni correcte...

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Ukhaidir Palace (720-800 CE)

About 100 miles south-west of Baghdad is Ukhaidar palace, one of the m...

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Bukhara

Bukhara, a city in central Asia has a history indicative of a number o...

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Atala Mosque, Jaunpur 1408

Being the first mosque to be build after the independence of Jaunpur f...

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Basra

Basra became like many places in the Muslim world a centre for knowled...

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Earliest maps of America

The earliest maps made of America by Columbus have all since been lost...

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Granada: The Last Refuge of Muslims in Spain

Granada on the southern coast of Spain was to stay in Muslim hands unt...

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Muslims in Norman Sicily

When the Normans took control of Sicily from the Muslims, they recogni...

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Sicily under Islamic Rule

Sicily under Islamic rule brought people from all over the mediteranea...

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Bosniacs

The Bosniac Muslims played a crucial role integrated in the Austro-Hun...

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Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University

For well over twelve hundred years Al-Qarawiyyin has been one of the l...

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Fes

The date of the foundation of Fes is from the early 9th century. Fes s...

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Bejaia – Algeria

Bejaia - a small town on the north coast of Algeria, was once a tradin...

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The Aghlabids of Tunisia

The Aghlabids ruled Tunisia and an area that included Sicily and tempo...

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Marrakech

Marrakech became, due to the ambitions and sponsorship of its rulers, ...

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Tunis in Islamic Times

Tunis, the green, was the capital of Muslim Caliphate in the Maghreb r...

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The Impact of Islam on Urban Development in North Africa

This paper seeks to remind readers of the contribution of Islam to the...

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Spain’s Islamic Legacy

Muslims ruled in Spain and Portugal over a period of 800 years. When t...

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Tunis in the Islamic Period

Tunis was rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the first centur...

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The University of Sankore, Timbuktu

Sankore's achievement in higher education is important to Islamic Civi...

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Cordoba, European Jewel of the Middle Ages

Cordoba used to be the jewel of Europe dazzling visitors from the Nort...

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Al-Qayrawan

Founded in 670 by Uqba bin Nafi, it was the seat of Arab governors in ...

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Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra

The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or ...

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Al-Zahra – City of Andalus

Al-Zahra became renowned for its high advanced civilisation, style and...

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Architecture of Muslim Spain and North Africa

First in a series of articles on the Architecture of Muslim Spain and ...

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Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic Culture

The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as oppose...

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Introduction to the Islamic City

Islam is seen by many scholars as an urban religion, which favours com...

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Education in Islam – The Role of the Mosque

...leading by example, the Prophet made the first institution of Islam...

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Al-Dinawari

Abu Hanifa al-Dinawari (d.895 CE), botanist, lived in Andalusia, in Mu...

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Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo in Egypt is a fundamental Islamic monument wi...

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