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Science Institutionalization in Early Islam

“Bayt al-Hikma of Baghdad as a Model of an Academy…

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An introduction to Early Islamic Society and Social Sciences

...in order to know or appreciate most developments of Muslim…

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The Impact of Islamic Science and Learning on England

Nothing contrasts more the discrepancies in learning as the place…

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Historiography of Science and Medicine: Balancing Scholarship with Public Engagement

In recent years, here at Fez and all over the…

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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…

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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…

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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse

The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it…

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“Egyptology: The Missing Millennium” of Medieval Arabic Sources

In this paper, I would like to discuss the missing…

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Jordan conference explores Schools and Learning Institutions in Muslim Civilisation

In order to popularise the diverse history of science. The…

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Announcement: On New FSTC Historiography

The Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilisation (FSTC) now seeks…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Reason and Rationality in the Quran

In this long and well written article, Dr Ibrahim Kalin,…

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Did Medieval Islamic Theology Subvert Science?

It is often supposed in Islamic studies that Al-Ghazali demolished…

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Natural Philosophy in the Islamic World

In the following short report, we present a summary of…

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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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Cairo: A Millennial

In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in…

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Teaching and Researching on Arabic-Islamic Science at the University of Barcelona (1931-2010)

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

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The Next Golden Age? Using History to Inspire Science TodayNatalie Day

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

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Status of Research in the History of Astronomy in the Arab World

Professor Hamid M. K. Al-Naimy [Proceedings of the conference 1001…

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Statement of HH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan in the Opening Session

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

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Ibn Khaldun’s Thought in Microeconomics: Dynamics of Labor, Demand-supply and Prices

In this article on Ibn Khaldun's thought in microeconomics, Cecep…

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Kairouan Capital of Political Power and Learning in the Ifriqiya

The following article presents a survey on some glorious pages…

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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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Rediscovering Arabic Science

The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007 an…

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Ibn Khaldun’s Concept of Education in the ‘Muqaddima’

At first sight, the place held by education in Ibn…

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Book Review of The Dialogue of Civilizations in the Birth of Modern Science by Arun Bala

The book "The Dialogue of Civilizations in the Birth of…

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Al-Ghazali’s Theory of Education

Al-Ghazali (1058-1111) was one of the most influential Muslim thinkers.…

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Okasha El-Daly Lectures at Leeds on Muslim Heritage in Our World

The Leeds University Islamic Awareness Week organised by students, invited…

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Al-Farabi’s Doctrine of Education: Between Philosophy and Sociological Theory

Throughout the ages thinkers have raised the question of what…

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The Ethical Theory of Education of Ahmad Miskawayh

Abu `Ali Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Ya'qub Miskawayh (932-1030) is…

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Ibn Sina on Education

This study presents the theory of education in the philosophy…

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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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Muslim Heritage and Education

This is the text of a presentation made to The…

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Science and Rationalism in 9th Century Baghdad

Text of the Lecture of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the…

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A ‘Gap-Filling’ Book on Islamic Economic Thought

This book is a collection of previously-published papers on the…

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George Sarton and the History of Science

George Sarton was a pioneer scholar who played a decisive…

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Science under Islam: A Reflection on Past Brilliancy and Future Revival

This is a review of a book by Sayyed Misbah…

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Survey on the Development of the Historical Method among Muslim Scholars until Ibn Khaldun

This article surveys the development of historical methodology in 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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Deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Muslim Heritage

The article surveys some results of Dr. Okasha El Daly's…

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Tolerance or Compatibility? The Search for a Qur’anic Paradigm of Science

In this illuminating analysis, Prof. Ahmad Dallal produces an authoritative…

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The Abbasids’ House of Wisdom in Baghdad

The House of Wisdom was in fame, status, scope, size,…

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General Organisation of Education and Teaching Methods in Islamic Civilisation

Organised learning had been a feature of Islamic Civilisation since…

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Learning Institutions in Islam

Learning institutions in various forms have existed for centuries in…

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An Overview of Ottoman Scientific Activities

The scientific activities observed within the borders of the Ottoman…

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Islamic Science, the Scholar and Ethics

The ethics or philosophy of science has in more recent…

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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning

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

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Al-Fârâbî as a Source of the History of Philosophy and of Its Definition

The origins of science lie in the study we call…

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Imam Ahmad ibn Taimiyah

Ibn Taimiyah was a man to whom learning about Islam…

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Imam Jaafar As-Sadiq

One of the foremost scholars of Islam Imam Jaafar as-Sadiq…

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Muslim Contributions to Philosophy – Ibn Sina, Farabi, Beyruni

Muslim philosophers were men of science who explored and set…

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Kutubiya Mosque (1158)

Abul Mumin chose to build his mosque adjacent to the…

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Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University

For well over twelve hundred years Al-Qarawiyyin has been one…

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The Ottoman Madrassa

The Madrassa was one of the main venues of education…

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Did Muslim Rulers play a part in the decline of Muslim Civilisation?

Muslims stand responsible for their own decadence. After the early…

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

Why did Islamic civilisation fall into decline? This article seeks…

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Ibn Rushd: Harmony of Theological & Philosophical (Scientific) Truth

Ibn Rushd is perhaps the best known Muslim scholar of…

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Madrasas of the Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Madrasas, were generally the continuation of traditional Islamic Madrasas,…

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Madrassa Education during the Early Ottoman Period

The madrasas of the early Ottoman period can be considered…

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The Development and Decline of Ottoman Madrasas

The development of madrasas was greatly influenced by the impact…

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The Little Known Tolerant and Humane Side of Islamic Civilisation

...it can safely be said that no faith can show…

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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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The University of Sankore, Timbuktu

Sankore's achievement in higher education is important to Islamic Civilisation…

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Contrast between Islamic and Western Science

The crucial, most fundamental, difference between Islamic and secular Western…

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Quran, Hadith and Knowledge

The Quran, repeatedly calls on the believers to seek knowledge,…

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Science conflicting with Religion?

The apparent conflict of science and religion is a uniquely…

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Islam as the Impetus of Scientific Advance

Islam provided such impetus in the era 800-1200. Islam makes…

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Muslim Scholars and Science

Muslim scholars also realised that understanding the complexities of the…

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Quranic Verses on Science

Whilst scientific truths are very regularly questioned and abandoned, the…

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Women and learning in Islam

The female relatives of the khalifs and courtiers vied with…

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