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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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Hydraulic Imagery in Medieval Arabic Texts

The Arabic reports about irrigation, dams and water-powered machines form…

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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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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures

Genetic and paleontological findings have concluded that Africa is the…

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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…

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The Journey of Automatic Machines in Muslim Civilisation

This keynote lecture reviews the rise and development of automatic…

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Allah’s Automata – A Review of the Exhibition

Reflections on: A New Exhibition on Artifacts of the Arab/Islamic…

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The Mechanical Corpus of Al-Isfizārī in the Sciences of Weights and Ingenious Devices: New Arabic Texts in Theoretical and Practical Mechanics

Editorial note: This article needs to be read in conjunction…

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A Fascinating Journey of Clocks in Muslim Civilisation

On 22-23 October 2015, the “3rd International conference on History…

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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…

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Lund Astronomical Clock

The genesis of this article lies in a recent visit…

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Ingenious Clocks from Muslim Civilisation that Defied the Middle Ages

TIME TELLING MACHINES: Revealing marvellous mechanical and water-powered clocks from…

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The International Year of Light Sheds Light on the Dark Ages

The UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies is…

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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) announces their…

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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…

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Professor Qasim Al-Samarrai Lecture on the The Edition of Arabic Manuscripts

On Wednesday 28th November 2012, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation in…

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A New Arabic Text of Mechanics: Sinan ibn Thabit on the Theory of Simple Machines

The Arabic manuscript Orient fol. 3306 preserved at the Staatsbibliothek…

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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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Ibn al-Haytham and Psychophysics

The famous scientist Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen') has rightly been credited…

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Reflections on the Optics of Time

Based on the outstanding achievement of Ibn al-Haytham's work in…

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From Frankfurt and Cairo to Damascus: Recent Models of the Umayyad Mosque Clock

From Frankfurt and Cairo to Damascus: Recent Models of the…

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Book review: Ibn al-Haytham and the New Optics

This is a book review of Ibn El-Heysem ve Yeni…

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Manuscripts and printing in the spread of Muslim science

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

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Filling the Gap in the History of Pre-Modern Industry: 1000 Years of Missing Islamic Industry

Most educational systems, particularly those of Western countries, teach that…

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Creating a 3D Model with Motion Analysis of Taqi al-Din’s Six-Cylinder Pump

Among the original machines described in the corpus of Islamic…

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Muhammad Al-Karaji: A Mathematician Engineer from the Early 11th Century

Abu Bakr Muhammed Al-Karaji is a Muslim mathematician and engineer…

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A Jewel of Ottoman Naval History: The Book of Kâtib Çelebi on Naval Campaigns

This is a review of the book prepared by Prof.…

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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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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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Arabic and the Art of Printing

In this special section reproduced from Aramco World (issue March/April…

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Muslim Heritage in Mechanics and Technology: Outline of a Program for Future Research

The following text is the revised and expanded version of…

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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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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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The Astronomical Clock of Taqi Al-Din: Virtual Reconstruction

In his book The Brightest Stars for the Construction of…

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Muslim Printing Before Gutenberg

Gutenberg in the 15th century. Based on his work on…

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Kamal Al-Din Al-Farisi’s Explanation of the Rainbow

This article focuses on a critical presentation of the arguments…

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Al-Jazari’s Third Water-Raising Device: Analysis of its Mathematical and Mechanical Principles

Five pumps or water-raising machines are described by al-Jazari in…

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Al-Jazari’s Castle Water Clock: Analysis of its Components and Functioning

The first machine described by al-Jazari in his famous treatise…

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The Self Changing Fountain of Banu Musa bin Shakir

Amongst the mechanical devices described by the Banu Musa Brothers…

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An 800 Years Old Ancestor: Today’s Science of Robotics and Al-Jazari

Introducing al-Jazari's ancestry to modern cybernetics and robotics science, Prof.…

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Overview on al-Jazari and his Mechanical Devices

In this article, Professor Yavuz Unat, a known historian of…

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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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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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The Mechanics of Banu Musa in the Light of Modern System and Control Engineering

This article is a review of the book published recently…

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Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya Al-Zarqali

This short paper introduces a longer essay by Prof. Gunalan…

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The Arabic Partial Version of Pseudo-Aristotle’s Mechanical Problems

Based on manuscript evidence, the article presents a study of…

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A New Book on the Ottoman Military History: Guns for the Sultan by Gábor Ágoston

Ágoston's book provides new insights into the Ottomans' approach to…

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Ottoman Mining, Metal Working and Fire-Arms Technology in South East Europe (15th-17th centuries)

The article deals with the impact of Ottoman mining and…

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When Ridhwan al-Sa’ati Anteceded Big Ben by More than Six Centuries

The following article by Abdel Aziz al-Jaraki, a scholar from…

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Ottoman Maritime Arsenals And Shipbuilding Technology In The 16th And 17th Centuries

In this article Prof. Idris Bostan describes Ottoman shipbuilding efforts…

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Attempts of Flight, Automatic Machines, Submarines and Rocket Technology in Turkish History

In the Islamic world, great importance was placed upon the…

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Pioneers of Automatic Control Systems

Although the feedback concept, which is lying in the foundation…

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Transfer of Islamic Technology to the West

The article covers the avenues which led to the transfer…

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The Balance: The Core Mental Model of the Islamic Science of Weights

This article includes the recent work by Professor Abattouy and…

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Artillery Trade of the Ottoman Empire

Trade has no borders. During times of hostility between the…

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: How to Make a Pinhole Camera

Would you like to make a wonderful camera in just…

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The Machines of Al-Jazari and Taqi Al-Din

Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani In this pioneering survey of…

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The Cannon of Mehmed II

In the Fort Nelson Museum a huge bronze cannon sits…

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The Beginning of the Paper Industry

Paper, originally, was brought by the Muslims from China. From…

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A Review of Early Muslim Control Engineering

During the period of Islamic-Arabic extraordinary activity in Science and…

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Muslim Rocket Technology

Arabic accounts report that Muslims introduced firearms into Islamic Spain,…

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Water Management and Hydraulic Technology

Water management in all its intricacies, from Andalusia to Afghanistan,…

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Review of Muslim Contribution to Civil Engineering: Dam Construction

Dams are required in most hydraulic systems, for irrigation, regulating…

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Al-Jazari: The Mechanical Genius

The following short survey presents a rapid overview on the…

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