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Animals Image Gallery

by Media Desk Published on: 14th February 2020

Browse through selected images taken from Muslim Heritage articles related to Animals...

Video: Ibn Khaldun – Greatest Medieval Thinker?

by Media Desk Published on: 11th February 2020

The life story and lessons of a one of a kind person in history, Ibn Khaldun!

Video: Rise of the Machines and Robots (Kuwait) KFAS Festival on Robotics and AI

by Media Desk Published on: 28th January 2020

KFAS and 1001 Inventions organising Robotics and AI event

Arts Image Gallery

by Media Desk Published on: 17th January 2020

Browse through selected images taken from Muslim Heritage articles related to Arts...

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

by Media Desk Published on: 6th January 2020

In Islamic culture, geometric design is everywhere: you can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces, and private homes. And despite the remarkable complexity of these designs, they can be created with just a compass to…

Music Image Gallery

by Media Desk Published on: 19th December 2019

For several centuries, Arab rulers from Baghdad to Cordoba were famed for their patronage of music and musicians. Their courts boasted full orchestras for entertainment, while noted musicians competed for the ruler’s favour.

1001 Cures Image Gallery

by Media Desk Published on: 17th December 2019

1001 Cures tells the fascinating story of how generations of physicians from different countries and creeds created a medical tradition admired by friend and foe. It influences the fates and fortunes of countless human beings,…

Some Manuscripts and Printing examples from Muslim Civilisations

by Media Desk Published on: 1st December 2019

From Manuscripts and printing in the spread of Muslim science by Geoffrey Roper  

Africa Image Gallery

by Media Desk Published on: 9th November 2019

Watch this space - will be updated

Al-Jazari and the Castle Clock

by Media Desk Published on: 19th May 2018

Video regarding a brief biography of Al-Jazari and the explanation of his Castle Clock...

History of the Islamic Golden Age | Religion, Science, & Culture in the Abbasid Empire

by Media Desk Published on: 23rd April 2018

This free lecture comes from the course The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age.

The Weird Truth About Arabic Numerals

by Media Desk Published on: 11th January 2018

Hank unravels the fascinating yarn of how the world came to use so-called Arabic numerals -- from the scholarship of ancient Hindu mathematicians, to Muslim scientist Al-Khwarizmi, to the merchants of medieval Italy.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Why Islam Rejects Science

by Media Desk Published on: 11th January 2018

Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about the origin of science in Islamic history but how science was later rejected due to religious dogma, and how this has set the world back so many centuries. A very…

7th International Congress of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine

by Media Desk Published on: 29th October 2016

On the 24-28th of October 2016, Proffesor Salim Al-Hassani and other experts in their fields took part in the 7th International Congress of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine, Fez, Morocco.

Turkey: Home of BURSA

by Media Desk Published on: 12th February 2016

Bursa, the historic town where the Ottoman Empire was born… Decorated with numerous mosques, hans, hamams and tombs, the enchanting inner-city is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

by Media Desk Published on: 5th February 2016

From The Opening Ceremony Of The International Year Of Light At The Unesco Building In Paris France. Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

Sami Yusuf releases music score for 1001 Inventions film

by Media Desk Published on: 31st December 2015

Sami Yusuf, the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer, and award-winning producer Ahmed Salim announced today the release of the original motion picture soundtrack for the short film ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn…

Dimitri Gutas on Avicenna

by Media Desk Published on: 17th August 2015

Peter Adamson and Dimitri Gutas discuss Avicenna.

The Open University – International Year of Light

by Media Desk Published on: 12th August 2015

Excellent animation summarising the key contributions to light science by those who have made history in the field of light from ‪IbnAlHaytham‬ to Charles Kao. Those scientists are being celebrated as part of ‪UNESCO‬ International…

Arabic Numbers

by Media Desk Published on: 27th July 2015

Arabic numbers origins...

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham and IYL2015 – ARABIC

by Media Desk Published on: 9th June 2015

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham on the occasion of the International Year of Light by The Jordanian Society for the History of Science.

Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi

by Media Desk Published on: 17th May 2015

Google honors the 1147th birthday of Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi...

The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd April 2015

In the series of its London lectures, the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts at Al-Furqan, on Wednesday 22nd April 2015, organised a public lecture at its headquarters...

Introduction to 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 19th April 2015

An introduction to 1001 Inventions...

‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Trailer

by Media Desk Published on: 16th April 2015

The creators of 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets bring you a new short film on the work of 11th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. “A journey of Science from Darkness into Light”

Celebrate The International Year of Light 2015

by Media Desk Published on: 12th March 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges…

Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom – Al-Jazari

by Media Desk Published on: 26th February 2015

Scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman and artist Al-Jazari featured on Dick and Dom's "Absolute Genius"

UNESCO announces partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate Ibn Al-Haytham

by Media Desk Published on: 13th January 2015

Director-General Irina Bokova announces UNESCO's partnership with 1001 Inventions to launch a global campaign to celebrate the 10th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. The campaign called "1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham" will be…

Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the Unknown?

by Media Desk Published on: 18th June 2014

Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

The Life of Ibn Al-Haytham (short film)

by Media Desk Published on: 17th June 2014

A short film about the life and achievements of the "Father of the Optics", Ibn al-Haytham...

1001 Inventions Exhibition in New York

by Media Desk Published on: 14th June 2014

1001 Inventions at Deen Show Eddie

Yara Hejazi – Fez video 1 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd June 2014

Winner of the 1001 Inventions Fez competition talks about getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city in Morocco.

Ebraheem Fontaine – Fez video 1 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd June 2014

Winner of the 1001 Inventions Fez competition talks about getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city in Morocco.

Intro to “The Story of Maths: The Genius of the East”

by Media Desk Published on: 13th May 2014

Four-part series about the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy...

1001 Inventions in Istanbul

by Media Desk Published on: 5th March 2014

News bulletin regarding the 1001 Inventions exhibition launch in Istanbul.

Calligrapher Hasan Celebi

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2014

Prof. Salim Al-Hassani presented calligrapher Hasan Celebi the book of 1001 Inventions...

Forbidden Knowledge ; Machines of the Ancient Orient

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2014

This documentary examines the inventions of Muslim engineer Al-Jazari, who lived in what is now modern Iraq and Turkey during the 13th century...

Al-Jazari – Master Engineer and Father of Robotics

by Media Desk Published on: 14th February 2014

Al-Jazarī (1136-1206), was a prominent medieval polymath: an scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, mathematician and astronomer from Diyarbakır, Turkey, who lived during the Middle Ages.

Faseh Ali – Fez video 1 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 14th January 2014

Winner of the 1001 Inventions Fez competition talks about getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city in Morocco.

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 8th November 2013

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions

Professor George Saliba Lectures

by Media Desk Published on: 7th November 2013

George Saliba has been a Professor of Arabic Science at the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, New York, United States, since 1979.

BBC Four: Science & Islam by Prof. Jim Al-Khalili

by Media Desk Published on: 7th November 2013

British scientist, author and broadcaster Prof. Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia, Turkeyand Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the…

When the Moors Ruled in Europe

by Media Desk Published on: 7th November 2013

As part of the Channel 4, Hidden Civilisation season exploring Islam's rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, historian Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society…

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden opens 1001 Inventions in Karlstad

by Media Desk Published on: 30th August 2013

HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden officially launched the award-winning 1001 Inventions exhibition, at the renowned Värmlands Museum in Karlstad, 30th August 2013.

Aljazeera TV interviews Professor Salim Al-Hassani (Arabic)

by Media Desk Published on: 11th July 2013

Aljazeera TV interviews Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, Chief Editor of 1001 Inventions Book.

Denia: A Muslim Port in Spain

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd July 2013

A Time Team special as part of the On the Line season. A Muslim port is revealed under this modern-day Spanish town.

1001 Inventions – Fez Competition Winner: Ebraheem Fontaine

by Media Desk Published on: 14th May 2013

In 2012, 1001 Inventions ran a competition offering five lucky fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city of Fez in Morocco.

Video: Emir of Qatar Visits 1001 Inventions Doha

by Media Desk Published on: 27th March 2013

Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, visited the award-winning 1001 Inventions show in Doha today, accompanied by HH Sheikha Al-Mayassa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Qatar Museums…

1001 Inventions – Fez Competition Winner: Fasih Ali Ahmed

by Media Desk Published on: 17th March 2013

Fasih Ali Ahmed is one of the five outstanding entries that we received and in March 2013 will be flying out with the four other winners on the official 1001 Inventions expedition to enjoy an…

1001 Inventions – Fez Competition Winner: Yara Hejazi

by Media Desk Published on: 14th March 2013

In 2012, 1001 Inventions ran a competition offering five lucky fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city of Fez in Morocco. All you had to do to enter was record…

Fez Expedition Highlights – March 2013 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 14th March 2013

In 2012, 1001 Inventions ran a competition offering five lucky fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city of Fez in Morocco.

Islam: Empire of Faith

by Media Desk Published on: 15th February 2013

Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley, A three-part series, re-creates the spectacular sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years, from Muhammad's birth to the Ottoman Empire under Suleyman the Magnificent. Evocative re-enactments and art,…

Introducing the original Time Lord – Al-Jazari

by Media Desk Published on: 21st September 2012

Pioneering 12 century engineer Al-Jazari designed and produced highly accurate and beautifully elaborate machines...

National Geographic Weekend Radio interview with President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani

by Media Desk Published on: 17th June 2012

President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Interviewed on National Geographic Radio

Turning Clay into Gold – The Secrets of Alchemy and Lustre

by Media Desk Published on: 14th May 2012

In the 8th century, potters working in what is now Iraq developed a mysterious process called "Lustre".

Al Jazari’s Elephant Clock at Sharjah Museum for Islamic Civilisation, UAE

by Media Desk Published on: 13th May 2012

Al Jazari's Elephant Clock (c. 600 AH / 1200AD) at Sharjah Museum for Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah, UAE...

Hillary Clinton launches 1001 Inventions in Los Angeles

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2012

U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton launches the '1001 Inventions' touring exhibition at California Science Center in Los Angeles...

Dr. Rim Turkmani speaking at The Royal Society (Arabick Roots)

by Media Desk Published on: 24th September 2011

Dr. Rim Turkmani, Research Fellow, Imperial College, curator of the FSTC-sponsored Arabick Roots exhibition speaking at The Royal Society in London on the 24th of October 2011.

Al-Idrisi and the Norman King Roger

by Media Desk Published on: 17th July 2011

In this major series, Professor Robert Bartlett examines the extraordinary expansion and unchecked ambition of the Normans, and shows how they transformed the history of Europe.

Library of Secrets LIVE! (CheltSciFest)

by Media Desk Published on: 12th June 2011

Prof. Jim Al-Khalili and Dr. Andrea Sella are on hand to introduce a sold-out crowd at the Cheltenham Science Festival to the history of science from the Middle Ages...

NBC News Conference with Conan Nolan

by Media Desk Published on: 29th May 2011

The 1001 Inventions exhibition at California Science Center was featured on Southern California’s NBC4 channel, as part of the “News Conference” programme with Conan Nolan, on the 29th May 2011

Chemistry in Muslim Civilisation – Soaps, Perfumes, Petrol

by Media Desk Published on: 14th April 2011

9th century chemists like Jabir (Geber), Al Kindi (Alkindus), Al Razi (Rhazes) and Ibn Sina (Avicenna) changed the way we live our lives.These scholars evolved chemistry from an occult art (alchemy) into a scientific discipline.

The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham

by Media Desk Published on: 4th March 2011

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, in partnership with 1001 Inventions, announces that 2011 will be The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham.

Nicola Sturgeon MSP launches 1001 Inventions exhibition

by Media Desk Published on: 14th February 2011

Member of Scottish Parliament, Nicola Sturgeon launches the 1001 Inventions exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Pioneers of Science and Technology

by Media Desk Published on: 14th July 2010

1001 Inventions promotes an accurate understanding of the exceptional advances in science, technology and culture made by Muslim civilisation during the 1000+ years labelled The Dark Ages by Western tradition.

Ibn Battuta: The Man Who Walked Across the World

by Media Desk Published on: 12th April 2010

A three-part series of documentary travelogues in which Tim Mackintosh-Smith follows in the footsteps of 14th Century Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets

by Media Desk Published on: 17th March 2010

Oscar-winning actor and screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley has taken the starring role in a short feature film about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation.

Hidden Civilisation: Paradise Found

by Media Desk Published on: 17th February 2010

The art critic and art lover, Waldemar Januszczak, sets out on an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world from Central Asia, to the heart of the Middle East and beyond to reveal a…

1001 Inventions Muslim Heritage Exhibition – Science Museum – South Kensington, London

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd January 2010

The 1001 Inventions exhibition opened at London's Science Museum on January 21st 2010. Since that time it has become one of the most popular exhibition's that this prestigious venue has ever hosted.

1001 Inventions Exhibition – Press TV News

by Media Desk Published on: 21st January 2010

News report about the 1001 Inventions Exhibition, which launched in London @ the Science Museum on January 21st 2010.

1001 Inventions Exhibition – BBC London News

by Media Desk Published on: 21st January 2010

1001 Inventions is a global educational initiative that promotes awareness of the scientific and cultural achievements of Muslim civilisation, during the thousand year period from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped build…

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition on Islam Channel TV

by Media Desk Published on: 19th May 2009

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition on Islam Channel TV...

After Rome: Holy War and Conquest

by Media Desk Published on: 18th May 2009

Two-part series, Boris Johnson travels to France, Spain, Egypt, Israel, Syria and Turkey to investigate the early beginnings of what some people now call 'the clash of civilisations.'

Speech by President Barack Obama in Egypt: Civilisation’s Debt to Islam

by Media Desk Published on: 18th February 2009

Speech by President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009...

Maimonides

by Media Desk Published on: 17th February 2009

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life, times and legacy of the great Jewish medieval philsopher, Maimonides. Also known as Rambam, Maimonides was a philosopher, theologian, lawyer and physician whose works are still influential today.

1001 Inventions Book Endorsements

by Media Desk Published on: 14th February 2009

1001 Inventions book endorsements.

Averroes

by Media Desk Published on: 17th July 2008

Podcast on the life of Muslim scholar, Averroes, also known as, Ibn Rushd.

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition

by Media Desk Published on: 4th May 2008

1001 Inventions Exhibition has successfully launched at the Croydon Clocktower Museum...

Conversation with Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2008

Interview of Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani for Urdu viewers at Metro One TV, a Pakistani Channel.

Imagine A World Without Them?

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2008

Coffee, computers and piston engines - could we imagine a world without them? These are intricate parts of every day life for most of us and the knowledge that led to them was either invented…

Cities of Light – The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd August 2007

This film takes viewers on an epic journey back into one of the most captivating and important periods of world history, a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far corner of…

La Mosquée de Damas

by Media Desk Published on: 18th June 2007

Brief animation of how the Ummayad Mosque also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus has developped over the centuries...

1001 Inventions: Launch at Birmingham’s Think Tank Museum

by Media Desk Published on: 26th May 2007

1001 Inventions: Launch at Birmingham's Think Tank Museum

Engineering: Professor Al-Hassani on the History Channel

by Media Desk Published on: 20th February 2007

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, chief editor of 1001 Inventions Book, speaks on the History Channel on Muslim contributions to modern engineering, the birth of automation...

Professor Salim Al-Hassani Delivering A Keynote Speech

by Media Desk Published on: 20th October 2006

Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani,chief editor of 1001 Inventions Book, delivering a keynote speech at the Dubai Ramadan Lecture, October 2006...

Dubai Ramadan Lecture – Prof. Salim Al-Hassani – Oct 2006

by Media Desk Published on: 11th October 2006

Professor Salim TS Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation discusses the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge across cultures. In particular, the learning that came to Europe from the Muslim civilisation,…

The Arabic numbers by Al-Khwarizmi

by Media Desk Published on: 17th June 2006

Learn more about the numbers written with the ideograms of the abacus and the Arabic numbers origins.

Prof. Salim Al-Hassani Manchester (3 parts)

by Media Desk Published on: 9th March 2006

In the West, the Middle Ages sometimes referred to as the Dark Ages is usually seen as an interlude between two great flowering of civilisations, in which little advancement of knowledge took place.

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions Copyright BBC 2006 (2 parts)

by Media Desk Published on: 18th February 2006

Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions...

Avicenna

by Media Desk Published on: 17th August 2005

Peter Adamson discusses the philosophy of Avicenna.

An Islamic History of Europe

by Media Desk Published on: 11th July 2005

An Islamic History of Europe, produced and broadcasted by BBC 4 in 2005 is a documentary about the Islamic influence on Europe and the effect of the Islamic civilization, learning and sciences on the Western…

HRH Dr. Wijdan Ali Speech Part of the BA Festival of Science September 2003, BAAS

by Media Desk Published on: 13th September 2003

September 2003, BAAS British Association for the Advancement of Science

Peter Raymond BA Festival of Science Speech (2003) BAAS

by Media Desk Published on: 13th September 2003

September 2003, BAAS British Association for the Advancement of Science

Prof Ekmelideen Ihsanoglu Speech at BA Festival of Science, 2003

by Media Desk Published on: 13th June 2003

Prof Ekmelideen Ihsanoglu Speech at BA Festival of Science

In Conversation: Who Owns Science?

by Media Desk Published on: 13th February 1900

On 11 February 2020 an event entitled " In Conversation: Who Owns Science?” was organised by the Science and Industry Museum (MSI), Castlefield, Manchester. It was a panel conversation on "How has Britain's history as a…

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