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Author Bradley Steffens on ‘First Scientist’, Ibn al-Haytham

Author Bradley Steffens was interviewed by IHR Director Nadeem Haque…

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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…

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Tribute to the late Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin

Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Istanbul,…

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Professor Fuat Sezgin Passed Away in Istanbul

The academic world has lost a great scholar. Below is…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium organised…

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Ode to Nana Asma’u: Voice and Spirit

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

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Malika III: Shajarat Al-Durr

Our third story is that of Shajarat al-Durr, the first…

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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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Malika II: Radiyya bint Iltutmish

Popularly referred to as Razia Sultana, this is the story…

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OBITUARY: Ahmed Zewail 1946-2016

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

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International Women’s Day

To celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, no way is…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi

Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, otherwise commonly…

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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…

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An Obituary: Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim

We have just received the sad news of the passing…

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Malika I: Khayzuran & Zubayda

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

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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: Fatima al-Fihri, a Muslim woman activist from…

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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…

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The Millennium Anniversary Of Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi

In 2013, the world community of scholars celebrated a millennium…

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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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Washington Irving and the rediscovery of the lost centuries of knowledge

Mr Howard Firth, MBE, one of the Founding members of…

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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…

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Interview with Peter Sanders

Muslim Heritage Interviews 7: Peter Sanders We are very grateful…

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Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî

Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998) was a…

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

In his new book, The Alchemy of Innovation, published in…

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Ibn Wasil

Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Wasil was an historian and…

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Ulugh Beg

Ulugh Beg was a Timurid ruler as well as an…

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‘Umar al-Khayyam (Omar Khayyam)

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

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Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun

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

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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Tusi (born in 18 February…

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Thabit ibn Qurra

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

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Ibn al-Majdi

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

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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…

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Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

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

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An Obituary: Professor Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

On 28 April 2012 Professor Dr Ahmad Yusuf al-Hassan Gabarin…

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Rhazes in the Renaissance of Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius' (1514–64) first publication was a Paraphrasis of the…

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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…

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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-Tabari…

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

At the beginning of 2009, we lost our colleague and…

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

The works of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi have always attracted the…

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The Influence of Ibn al-Haytham on Kamal al-Din al-Farisi

This is a very short note summarizing the lecture presented…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Kristiane Backer Interviews Professor Salim Al-Hassani

Kristiane Backer conducted an interview with Professor Salim Al-Hassani, founder…

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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…

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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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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…

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Muslim Heritage Interviews

During the spring of 2007, Kaleem Hussain hosted a radio…

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Interview with Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim

In this last interview that closes this series of Muslim…

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The Horizon of Katip Celebi’s Thought

The article of Professor Dr. Bekir Karliga on the horizon…

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Interview with Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani

In the first of the Muslim Heritage Interview Series, Professor…

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Interview with Professor George Saliba

Welcome to another Muslim Heritage Radio Show. The aim of…

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Interview with Professor Emilie Savage-Smith

Professor Emilie Savage-Smith expands in this remarkable interview on Islamic…

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Interview with Dr. Zohor Idrisi

In the following interview, Dr Zohor Idrisi sheds light on…

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Interview with Prof Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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

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Interview with Abdul Sahib Shakiry

The interview with Abdul Sahib Shakiry went along on his…

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Interview with Dr. Rim Turkmani

The tradition of Islamic astronomy is the main topic of…

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Interview with Anthony Garnaut: Islam in China

Islam in China and the contribution of the Muslim community…

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Interview with Professor Nil Sari

Professor Nil Sari Akdeniz, the head of the History of…

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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…

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

Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of…

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In Memory of Aydin Sayili

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

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Al-Muqaddasi: The Geographer from Palestine

A notable fact that should be remembered when we talk…

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Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical Science

The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some…

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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…

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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 the…

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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…

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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…

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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/1220-1229…

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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…

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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 in Baghdad)…

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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…

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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…

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Al-Jazari: 800 Years After

Some 800 years in the past, in 1206, a brilliant…

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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…

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Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric Literature

Mullah Nasruddin Khodja is a wise man famous throughout the…

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Famous Figures of the Modern Turkish Medical School

To throw light on famous figures of the Turkish modern…

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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…

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Copernicus and Arabic Astronomy: A Review of Recent Research

Some 800 years in the past, in 1206, a brilliant…

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Yaqut al-Hamawi

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

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Al-Kindi

Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of…

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Ibn Battuta

The Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta is known as the greatest…

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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…

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Alfraganus and the Elements of Astronomy

Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one…

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Scientific Life during the Period of the Anatolian Seljuks

Besides the madrasas, hospitals and social assistance institutions established in…

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

Aydin Sayili is one of the first eminent figures of…

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Ibn Jubair: Capturing the Decline of Islamic Power

Ibn Jubair is widely recognised as one of the greatest…

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Islamic Science, the Scholar and Ethics

The ethics or philosophy of science has in more recent…

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Al-Ramhormuzi and the Wonders of India

Captain Buzurg ibn Shahriyar, a shipmaster from Khuzistan compiled a…

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Professor Sevim Tekeli – a short autobiography

Sevim Tekeli is Emeritus Professor, History of Science Department at…

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The Scholars of Malaga

Malaga was a great centre for agriculture and trade and…

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The Scholars of Toledo

Toledo was the first major contact of Christian Europe with…

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The Scholars of Cairo

The scholarship within Cairo was one which flourished with great…

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Al-Razi the Medical Scholar

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

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The Scholars of Damascus

Scholars of Damascus specialised in numerous fields including medicine, economics…

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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…

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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…

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Izz Al-Din ibn Abd Al-Salam

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

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The Scholars of Samarkand

Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in…

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Imam Ahmad ibn Taimiyah

Ibn Taimiyah was a man to whom learning about Islam…

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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…

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Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was a founder of one of the…

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Imam El-Shafie

Imam El-Shafie established the specialised branch of Islamic studies in…

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Imam Abu Haneefah

Imam Abu Haneefah developed a science of Islamic law through…

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Salerno and Constantine the African

Salerno came to prominence as the first faculty-University of the…

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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…

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The Ottoman Ulema

The word ulema, which is widely used in the Islamic…

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Ibn Hazm’s Philosophy and Thoughts on Science

Abu Muhammad ‘Ali Ibn Ahmad Ibn Sa’id Ibn HAZM, (November…

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Christopher Wren and the Muslim Origin of Gothic Architecture

Christopher Wren's respect for Muslim architecture is displayed in his…

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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…

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Al-Khawarizmi

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

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Al-Muqaddasi: An Encyclopaedic Scholar

Al-Muqaddasi (or Al-Maqdisi), originally from Al-Quds (Jerusalem), hence his name,…

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Multi-ethnic Science Community with Islam

By far the most multi-ethnic culture and civilisation that had…

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City Design and Planning of the Abbassids

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

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Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic Culture

The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as opposed…

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Zheng He – the Chinese Muslim Admiral

The Beijing Olympic Games started on Friday 8 August 2008…

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Ibn Al-Haytham the Muslim Physicist

Snell is credited with the laws of reflection and refraction.…

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Al-Dinawari

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

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Documenteries on Muslim Civilisation

We need a visual presentation to understand things better as…

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