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Malika V: Nur Jahan

From Bangladesh to Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria, Senegal to Turkey,...

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The Science of Al-Biruni

Al-Biruni was so far ahead of his time that his most brilliant discove...

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Tribute to the late Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin

Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Istanbu...

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Professor Fuat Sezgin Passed Away in Istanbul

The academic world has lost a great scholar. Below is an obituary pred...

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Malika IV: Hurrem Sultan (Roxolana)

From Bangladesh to Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria, Senegal to Turkey,...

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World Muslim Women’s Summit & Exhibition WISE 2018 Istanbul

The World Muslim Women's Summit & Exhibition WISE 2018 was held as a p...

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Early Women of Science, Technology, Medicine and Management

This article is a paper submitted to and presented at WISE 2018: World...

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Malika VI: Sayyida Al-Hurra

From Bangladesh to Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria, Senegal to Turkey,...

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Obituary: Professor Cesare Rossi, Naples

The world has lost a rare scholar and wonderful person. Cesare Rossi w...

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The West Owes a Debt to Islam: Interview with Prof Glen Cooper

Professor Glen Cooper discusses the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation....

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Buried Evidence: Islamic Viking Burial Garments

As predicted in our previous article dating back to May 2015, addition...

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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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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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Malika III: Shajarat Al-Durr

Our third story is that of Shajarat al-Durr, the first woman to sit up...

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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 & Mid...

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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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Ophthalmologists of the Medieval Islamic World

The main purpose of this monograph is to review some of the contributi...

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OBITUARY: Ahmed Zewail 1946-2016

A personal encounter. A candle extinguished, but his light will contin...

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World Math Days and Month

As the world celebrates World Maths and Pi Day on March 12th and March...

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International Women’s Day

To celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, no way is better than reprodu...

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

Dating back to March 2015, news regarding the discovery of a ring foun...

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National Geographic and 1001 Inventions Publish “Ibn al-Haytham” Children’s Book

"Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See" releasing in 2016...

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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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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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President of FSTC at the Annual “Avicenna Studienwerk” Summer Academy, Osnabrück, Germany

On Monday 31st August, 2015, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of ...

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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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Omar Sharif’s final film dedicated to his legacy

Actor Omar Sharif’s final film “1001 Inventions and the World of I...

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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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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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An Obituary: Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim

We have just received the sad news of the passing of Professor Rabie E...

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Malika I: Khayzuran & Zubayda

From Indonesia to Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria, Senegal to Turkey, ...

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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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Daily Sabah: A woman with a past

Taken from www.dailysabah.com/features/2014/07/12/a-woman-with-a-past:...

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

Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientis...

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The Millennium Anniversary Of Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi

In 2013, the world community of scholars celebrated a millennium after...

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The Late Professor Abdelhamid I. Sabra: An Obituary

Abdelhamid Ibrahim Sabra, Professor Emeritus of the History of Arabic ...

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

(The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa (9th Century): An Early Instrument o...

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Washington Irving and the rediscovery of the lost centuries of knowledge

Mr Howard Firth, MBE, one of the Founding members of FSTC's Muslim Her...

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New Results In The Research On Some Mathematical Works Of Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi

The article analyses the mathematical contents of four texts by Nasir ...

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Interview with Peter Sanders

Muslim Heritage Interviews 7: Peter Sanders We are very grateful to h...

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Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî

Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998) wa...

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Interview of Professor Al-Hassani in ‘The Alchemy of Innovation’

In his new book, The Alchemy of Innovation, published in early 2013, J...

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Ibn Wasil

Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Wasil was an historian and man of letter...

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Ulugh Beg

Ulugh Beg was a Timurid ruler as well as an astronomer, mathematician....

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‘Umar al-Khayyam (Omar Khayyam)

‘Umar al-Khayyam (better known as Omar Khayyam, 1048-1123 CE), was a...

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Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun

Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun is considered a forerunner of original theor...

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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Tusi (born in 18 February 1201 in T...

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Thabit ibn Qurra

Abu al-Hasan Thabit ibn Qurra al-Harrani al-Sabi (born in Harran, now ...

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Ibn al-Majdi

Shihab al-Din Abu al-'Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Majdi (1359–1447 CE) was an...

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Turkish-American TV: Interview with President of FSTC

Interview with Prof. Salim Al-Hassani at 1001 Inventions Exhibition in...

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Ibn Al-Haytham on Eye and Brain, Vision and Perception

Ibn al-Haytham was the major figure in the study of optics and vision ...

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Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

Ibn Rushd (Averroes) is considered as the most important of the Islami...

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An Obituary: Professor Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

On 28 April 2012 Professor Dr Ahmad Yusuf al-Hassan Gabarin passed awa...

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Rhazes in the Renaissance of Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius' (1514–64) first publication was a Paraphrasis of t...

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A Medical Classic: Al-Razi’s Treatise on Smallpox and Measles

Kitab fi Al Jadari wa Al Hasaba authored by the Muslim physician Abu B...

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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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Obituary: Professor H. H. Gunhan Danisman (1943-2009)

At the beginning of 2009, we lost our colleague and friend Professor G...

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Nader El-Bizri: Ibn al-Haytham – An Introduction

This presentation focused on the historical and epistemic bearings of ...

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In Memoriam: Peter Raymond MBE

The Trustees of FSTC: Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, Prof. M. El-Gomati, Pete...

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Obituary of Dr David C. Reisman

Obituary of Dr David C. Reisman

In this short obituary, we pay a tribute to the memory of Dr David C. ...

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Kamal al-Din Abu al-Hasan (or al-Hasan) al-Farisi

In this short bio-bibliography of Kamal al-Din al-Farisi, Dr Saira Mal...

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Kristiane Backer Interviews Professor Salim Al-Hassani

Kristiane Backer conducted an interview with Professor Salim Al-Hassan...

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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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Obituary: Salah al-Din al-Munajjed

At the beginning of 2010, the Islamic world at large and the Islamic S...

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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 cart...

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Jim Al-Khalili in an Interview with New Scientist: Islam’s House of Wisdom will Rise Again

In a recent interview with the magazine New Scientist, Professor Jim A...

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Muslim Heritage Interviews

During the spring of 2007, Kaleem Hussain hosted a radio show titled t...

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Book Review of ‘Ottoman Women – Myth and Reality’ by Asli Sancar

Aise Asli Sancar, a renowned writer and lecturer on women's issues has...

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Interview with Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim

In this last interview that closes this series of Muslim Heritage Inte...

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The Horizon of Katip Celebi’s Thought

The article of Professor Dr. Bekir Karliga on the horizon of Katip Çe...

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Interview with Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani

In the first of the Muslim Heritage Interview Series, Professor Salim ...

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Interview with Professor George Saliba

Welcome to another Muslim Heritage Radio Show. The aim of this show is...

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Interview with Dr. Zohor Idrisi

In the following interview, Dr Zohor Idrisi sheds light on Islamic agr...

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Interview with Prof Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Interviewing Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, the eminent specialist of ...

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Interview with Abdul Sahib Shakiry

The interview with Abdul Sahib Shakiry went along on his interests and...

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Interview with Dr. Rim Turkmani

The tradition of Islamic astronomy is the main topic of the following ...

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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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Interview with Professor Nil Sari

Professor Nil Sari Akdeniz, the head of the History of Medicine and Et...

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The Six-Cylinder Water Pump of Taqi al-Din: Its Mathematics, Operation and Virtual Design

The main objective of this study is to investigate into the six-cylind...

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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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In Memory of Aydin Sayili

Aydin Sayilli (1913-1993) was an eminent historian of science whose pi...

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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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Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical Science

The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some of the ear...

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Islamic Automation: Al-Jazari’s Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices

In the following essay, Dr. Gunalan Nadarajan, Associate Dean of Resea...

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In Memoriam of Aydin Sayili: Biography and Account of his Scientific Activity

The following article presents a thorough intellectual biography of th...

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Taqi al-Din ibn Ma‘ruf and the Science of Optics: The Nature of Light and the Mechanism of Vision by Hüseyin Gazi Topdemir

In this article, some aspects of Kitab Nūr hadaqat al-ibsār wa-nūr ...

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Taqi al-Din ibn Ma‘ruf and the Science of Optics: The Nature of Light and the Mechanism of Vision

In this article, some aspects of Kitab Nūr hadaqat al-ibsār wa-nūr ...

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Ridhwan al-Sa’ati: A Biographical Outline

Fakhr al-Dīn Ridhwān ibn Rustam al-Sā'ātī (d. between 618-626 H/1...

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Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: A Bio-Bibliographical Essay

This article is a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of T...

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Abu ‘l-Barakat al-Baghdadi: Outline of a Non-Aristotelian Natural Philosophy

Abū 'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādā (flourished in the 11th-12th centuries ...

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Nasuh Al-Matrakî, A Noteworthy Ottoman Artist-Mathematician of the Sixteenth Century

Matrakci Nasuh was a famous Ottoman polymath, writer and knight who pr...

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The List of Al-jazari Articles Published on Muslim Heritage Website

Some 800 years in the past, in 1206, a brilliant Muslim scholar died :...

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Al-Jazari: 800 Years After

Some 800 years in the past, in 1206, a brilliant Muslim scholar died :...

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800 Years Later: In Memory of Al-Jazari, A Genius Mechanical Engineer

Al-Jazari (1136-1206) was an important Arab Muslim scholar. He was an ...

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Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric Literature

Mullah Nasruddin Khodja is a wise man famous throughout the Muslim and...

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Famous Figures of the Modern Turkish Medical School

To throw light on famous figures of the Turkish modern medical school,...

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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars

This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars....

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Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya Al-Zarqali

Al-Zarqali is an eminent Andalusian astronomer of the 11th century who...

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Copernicus and Arabic Astronomy: A Review of Recent Research

Some 800 years in the past, in 1206, a brilliant Muslim scholar died :...

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Yaqut al-Hamawi

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

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Al-Kindi

Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century,...

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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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Al-Urdi’s Article on ‘The Quality of Observation’

Astronomy has for a long time been of keen interest of Muslims through...

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Alfraganus and the Elements of Astronomy

Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most f...

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Scientific Life during the Period of the Anatolian Seljuks

Besides the madrasas, hospitals and social assistance institutions est...

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Aydin Sayili (1913-1993) At Work: His Scientific Biography

Aydin Sayili is one of the first eminent figures of the history of sci...

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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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Islamic Science, the Scholar and Ethics

The ethics or philosophy of science has in more recent times become an...

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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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Professor Sevim Tekeli – a short autobiography

Sevim Tekeli is Emeritus Professor, History of Science Department at A...

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The Scholars of Seville – Medicine

Seville was also a centre Medical expertise in Islamic civilisation. C...

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The Scholars of Malaga

Malaga was a great centre for agriculture and trade and was a part of ...

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The Scholars of Toledo

Toledo was the first major contact of Christian Europe with Islamic ci...

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Baghdad

The city of Baghdad was founded under the second Abbasid caliph Al-Man...

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The Scholars of Cairo

The scholarship within Cairo was one which flourished with great vibra...

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Al-Razi the Medical Scholar

Al-Razi was "a writer of rare and incredible productiveness as well as...

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The Scholars of Damascus

Scholars of Damascus specialised in numerous fields including medicine...

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The Scholars of Aleppo: Al Farabi, Al-Qifti and al-Adim

The works of three prominent scholars are highlighted: Al- Farabi who ...

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The Scholars of Aleppo: Al Mahassin, Al Urdi, Al-Lubudi, Al-Halabi

The article describes the works of the following scholars: Al Mahassin...

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Izz Al-Din ibn Abd Al-Salam

A courageous scholar of Islamic law Izz al-Din wrote several important...

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The Scholars of Samarkand

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

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Imam Ahmad ibn Taimiyah

Ibn Taimiyah was a man to whom learning about Islam was in no way a me...

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Imam Ali ibn Hazm

An Andalusian scholar who studied as an independent scholar rejecting ...

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Imam Jaafar As-Sadiq

One of the foremost scholars of Islam Imam Jaafar as-Sadiq was a teach...

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Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was a founder of one of the four main Sunni schools o...

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Imam El-Shafie

Imam El-Shafie established the specialised branch of Islamic studies i...

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Imam Abu Haneefah

Imam Abu Haneefah developed a science of Islamic law through systemati...

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Salerno and Constantine the African

Salerno came to prominence as the first faculty-University of the Chri...

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Were the Berbers and Seljuks instrumental in decline of Muslim Civilisation?

It is actually a hostility to Berbers and Turks that explains their be...

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The Ottoman Ulema

The word ulema, which is widely used in the Islamic world, is used to ...

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The Question is? Myths and Fallacies Surrounding the Decline of Muslim Civilisation

Why did Islamic civilisation fall into decline? This article seeks to ...

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Ibn Hazm’s Philosophy and Thoughts on Science

Abu Muhammad ‘Ali Ibn Ahmad Ibn Sa’id Ibn HAZM, (November 994 to A...

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Ziryab, the Musician, Astronomer, Fashion Designer and Gastronome

Abul-Hasan Alí Ibn Nafí, nicknamed Ziryab, was Chief Entertainer of ...

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Al-Kindi, Cryptography, Code Breaking and Ciphers

Cryptography paved the way for the development of arguably humanity's ...

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The Cannon of Mehmed II

In the Fort Nelson Museum a huge bronze cannon sits in the court yard....

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Al-Khawarizmi

Algebra, algorithm, quadratic equation, sine function... just some of ...

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Al-Muqaddasi: An Encyclopaedic Scholar

Al-Muqaddasi (or Al-Maqdisi), originally from Al-Quds (Jerusalem), hen...

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Multi-ethnic Science Community with Islam

By far the most multi-ethnic culture and civilisation that had ever ex...

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City Design and Planning of the Abbassids

The Abbassid period is characterised by large-scale design and city pl...

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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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Zheng He – the Chinese Muslim Admiral

The Beijing Olympic Games started on Friday 8 August 2008 with a drama...

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Ibn Al-Haitham the Muslim Physicist

Snell is credited with the laws of reflection and refraction. However,...

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Al-Dinawari

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

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