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An Overview of Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine

*** Produced from Chapter 1 of the Book “Greco-Arab and…

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Book Review: “Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine: Traditional System, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy and Regulatory Issues”

Traditional Arab-Islamic* herbal medicine plays an increasingly influential role in…

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The Principles of Animal Advocacy in Islam: Four Integrated Ecognitions

The Qurān—the scripture of the Muslims, which purports to be…

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Islamic Sacred Geography and Finding the Qibla by the Sun and Stars

A survey of the historical sources with an appendix on…

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Water innovations in the Muslim world: past glories and future outlook

From the eighth century onwards, Muslim societies extending from Cordoba…

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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 in…

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A Sanctuary for Birds: Muslim Civilisation

Few creatures from the animal kingdom can live alongside humans…

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When the World was Upside Down: Maps from Muslim Civilisation

Great scholars from Muslim Civilisation, indeed, turned the world upside…

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Water Sterilization Technology in Muslim Civilisation

Water-related diseases are the most critical health problems in the…

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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…

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Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution

...in this article, I will summarise the key elements of…

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Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation

Fully automated environmentally friendly water raising devices, pumps, windmills and…

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

Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near…

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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…

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is…

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Earth Day

Muslim Heritage is very happy to announce that today, 22nd…

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World Water Day

Water is life... there are a few things that every…

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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation

The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders of…

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

Islamic geographical texts are not only valuable in terms of…

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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE

"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word…

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Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue

Professor Al-Hassani addressed in a keynote lecture the 16th Eurasian…

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Ecology in Islamic Culture: A Selected Critical Bibliography

The studies on the Islamic view of environment protection and…

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

In Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man, Dr Nayef…

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Sustainable History, Human Dignity and Trans-Cultural Synergy

Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan outlines his theory of history about sustainable…

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Trevor Hilder: A Story About Sustainable History

After briefly describing his work background, Trevor Hilder tells the…

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Kalila wa-Dimna

One of the most popular books ever written is the…

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Sustainability in its Historical Context

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

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Sir Crispin Tickell: “Environment on the Edge”

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

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Gleanings from the Islamic Contribution in Agriculture

The Islamic tradition of agriculture, whether in the form of…

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

Piri Reis is a well known Ottoman-Turkish admiral, geographer and…

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Al-Muqaddasi and Human Geography: An Early Contribution to Social Sciences

Recent scholarly interest in the genesis of social sciences in…

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1000 Years Amnesia: Environment Tradition in Muslim Heritage

In a seminar organised by the Oxford Centre of Islamic…

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Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine

The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined…

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Environment and the Muslim Heritage

The following short article is based on the notes for…

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Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century

The famous image we find in an Arabic manuscript depicting…

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Al-Muqaddasi: The Geographer from Palestine

A notable fact that should be remembered when we talk…

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Knowledge versus Natural Disasters from Arabic Sources

The aim of this paper is to investigate the various…

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

Several Arabic treatises dating from the 9th through the 13th…

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

A hima is a reserved pasture, where trees and grazing…

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Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan in Northern Europe: A Survey of his Account of Russian Vikings in the 10th Century

One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Northern Europe is…

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Yaqut al-Hamawi

Yâqût al-Hamawî was a Syrian biographer and geographer known for…

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Cats in Islamic Culture

This article describes the various cultural representations associated to cats…

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Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of History

A study of historical maps and sea charts indicates that…

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Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and Nature

Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or…

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Turkish Contributions to Islamic Geography

Turkish contributions to geography are vast in content and have…

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Echos of What Lies Behind the ‘Ocean of Fogs’ in Muslim Historical Narratives

This article is an edited version of the article originally…

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Better Directions at Sea: The Piri Reis Innovation

The Ottoman Turk Pîrî Reis is truly a great figure…

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The Oldest Map of Japan Drawn by Mahmud of Kashgar

Although the Japanese map was included for the first time…

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The Secret Gardens of Sana’a

In this article Tim Mackintosh-Smith investigates the horticultural past of…

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Muslim Contribution to Spanish Agriculture

This article describes some of the numerous Muslim contributions to…

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Animal Care

By way of faith, Muslims have a strong regard for…

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The Muslim Agricultural Revolution

The landscape in the areas under Muslim control from the…

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Earliest maps of America

The earliest maps made of America by Columbus have all…

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Aspects of Mineralogy and Gemology in Muslim Civilisation

Many Muslim scholars dealt with minerals and gems and wrote…

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Meteorological Science in the 9th Century AD

The work of Ibn Doraid Al-Azdi is an example of…

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Contribution of Ibn Sina to the development of Earth Sciences

The Muslim Civilisation was outstanding in its outlook on the…

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Gardens of Islam

The inhabitants of the early Islamic world were, to a…

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Gardens, Nature and Conservation in Islam

The notion, repeated in the Quran, of Paradise as a…

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Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra

The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in…

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The Travels of Ibn Jubair

Born in Valencia, Ibn Jubair (Ibn Jubayr) travelled widely, offering…

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The Travels of Ibn Fadlan

In his Rihla/Risala (travel narrative, account or journal), Ibn Fadlan,…

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Piri Reis and his Place in Ottoman Maritime History

When dealing with Turkish history, whether during the Ottoman period…

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Piri Reis maps America

In 1513 Piri Reis presented his famous map of the…

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Agriculture in Muslim civilisation : A Green Revolution in Pre-Modern Times

The period from the 9th century to the 13th century…

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Farming Manuals

Muslim farming manuals developed ways and methods for increasing production…

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The Globalisation of Crops

As the Muslims advanced, they introduced methods and machinery of…

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Al-Dinawari

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

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