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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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An introduction to Early Islamic Society and Social Sciences

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

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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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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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A Chronology – Turkey’s 700-year long venture in science and technology

A chronology on "Science from the East - Techniques from the West: Tur...

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Historiography of Science and Medicine: Balancing Scholarship with Public Engagement

In recent years, here at Fez and all over the world, distinguished sch...

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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 inju...

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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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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 Qadi Ibn Jama'ah complete...

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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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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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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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Announcement: On New FSTC Historiography

The Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilisation (FSTC) now se...

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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 in t...

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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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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 'Co-operativ...

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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 for...

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Ibn Wasil

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

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Introducing Medical Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Pedagogical Experiment

In a marked shift from the positivist philosophy that influenced medic...

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Reason and Rationality in the Quran

In this long and well written article, Dr Ibrahim Kalin, based on his ...

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The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation

The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation

In the Islamic world, starting from Al-Kindī (d. 874), Al-Fārābī (...

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Did Medieval Islamic Theology Subvert Science?

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

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Natural Philosophy in the Islamic World

In the following short report, we present a summary of the lecture pre...

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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 1969, f...

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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 Inv...

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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 Mask...

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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 Islamic...

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Rediscovering Arabic Science

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

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

At first sight, the place held by education in Ibn Khaldun's sociology...

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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 Modern Science...

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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, inv...

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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 the huma...

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The Ethical Theory of Education of Ahmad Miskawayh

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

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Ibn Sina on Education

This study presents the theory of education in the philosophy of Ibn S...

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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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Muslim Heritage and Education

This is the text of a presentation made to The Education and Culture C...

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Science and Rationalism in 9th Century Baghdad

Text of the Lecture of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the Conference Musl...

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A ‘Gap-Filling’ Book on Islamic Economic Thought

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

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George Sarton and the History of Science

George Sarton was a pioneer scholar who played a decisive role by his ...

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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 Deen, Emeritus Professor o...

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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 medical school,...

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Deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Muslim Heritage

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

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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 authorit...

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The Abbasids’ House of Wisdom in Baghdad

The House of Wisdom was in fame, status, scope, size, resources, patro...

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General Organisation of Education and Teaching Methods in Islamic Civilisation

Organised learning had been a feature of Islamic Civilisation since th...

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Learning Institutions in Islam

Learning institutions in various forms have existed for centuries in t...

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An Overview of Ottoman Scientific Activities

The scientific activities observed within the borders of the Ottoman E...

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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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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning

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

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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 philosophy which itsel...

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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 Jaafar As-Sadiq

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

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Muslim Contributions to Philosophy – Ibn Sina, Farabi, Beyruni

Muslim philosophers were men of science who explored and set the very ...

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Architecture of Al-Azhar

Of the many splendours of Egypt, the Al-Azhar stands as a landmark in ...

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Kutubiya Mosque (1158)

Abul Mumin chose to build his mosque adjacent to the main street of bo...

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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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The Ottoman Madrassa

The Madrassa was one of the main venues of education in the Muslim Wor...

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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 con...

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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 Rushd: Harmony of Theological & Philosophical (Scientific) Truth

Ibn Rushd is perhaps the best known Muslim scholar of Cordoba who was ...

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Madrasas of the Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Madrasas, were generally the continuation of traditional Islam...

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Madrasa Education during the Early Ottoman Period

The madrasas of the early Ottoman period can be considered as institut...

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The Development and Decline of Ottoman Madrasas

The development of madrasas was greatly influenced by the impact of a ...

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The Little Known Tolerant and Humane Side of Islamic Civilisation

...it can safely be said that no faith can show as equal sense of brot...

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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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The University of Sankore, Timbuktu

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

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Contrast between Islamic and Western Science

The crucial, most fundamental, difference between Islamic and secular ...

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Quran, Hadith and Knowledge

The Quran, repeatedly calls on the believers to seek knowledge, "And H...

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Science conflicting with Religion?

The apparent conflict of science and religion is a uniquely Western cr...

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Islam as the Impetus of Scientific Advance

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

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Muslim Scholars and Science

Muslim scholars also realised that understanding the complexities of t...

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Quranic Verses on Science

Whilst scientific truths are very regularly questioned, and abandoned,...

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Women and learning in Islam

The female relatives of the khalifs and courtiers vied with each other...

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