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MSIM Presentation

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th November 2004

Professor Salim Al-Hassani's highly visual and compelling presentation...

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Celebrating an Ottoman Intellectual: 2009 Year of Kâtip Çelebi

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st July 2009

Kâtip Çelebi was arguably the most important Ottoman intellectual fi...

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How Islamic Learning Transformed Western Civilization: Review of ‘The House of Wisdom’

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 26th July 2009

In February 2009, Jonathan Lyons published 'The House of Wisdom', a ri...

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1001 Inventions Book Continues its Way in the Media: Two Recent Reviews

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 23rd August 2009

In the following, we republish two recent and very elogious reviews of...

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FSTC in the British Science Festival in Surrey

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st September 2009

FSTC in the British Science Festival in Surrey...

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Go Green Week 9-15 February

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 29th January 2015

As Monday 9th February, until Sunday 15th February “Go Green Week”...

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The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 26th February 2015

FSTC is pleased to bring to the attention of readers the availability ...

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World Book Day 2015 (UK & Ireland)

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 5th March 2015

World Book Day is a yearly event on 5th March, "designated by UNESCO a...

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Proceedings of the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group Meeting

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st June 2011

The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), a network of supporters an...

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Proceedings of the Academic Conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 26th May 2010

25-26 May 2010, FSTC organised the high profile academic conference 10...

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The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group Meeting (24 March 2009, Royal Society, London)

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 17th April 2009

The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), a think tank and consultin...

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“Inventions that changed the World” Lecture by FSTC Chairman

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th October 2013

British Science Association Tayside & Fife Branch, Free Public Lecture...

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Professor Jim Al-Khalili: The Forgotten Legacy of Arabic Science

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 12th November 2013

Jim Al-Khalili is a British theoretical nuclear physicist, professor a...

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President of FSTC makes waves at AINAC 2013

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 28th January 2014

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, T...

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A Compendium of Knowledge about Islamic Civilization: Its History, Contributions, and Influence

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 6th August 2008

An extensive compendium of literature on Islamic civilization, the boo...

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The Islamic Art in the Louvre Museum in Paris

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 30th July 2008

The first stone was laid on July 16, 2008 at the Louvre's new Arts of ...

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Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 4th September 2009

The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined fie...

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The History of Islamic Science in the 23rd International Congress of History of Science

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 12th April 2013

The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science organised...

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“Science for All” Report Released

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 15th January 2010

Science-based organisations and Government need to make greater effort...

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Architectural Links between East and West in Early Modern Times

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 19th February 2010

In a programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 14 February 2010, ...

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What Islam Did For Us

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 4th September 2007

This is a review of What Islam Did For Us: Understanding Islam's Contr...

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FSTC Launch of 1001 Cures Book

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th March 2018

To mark the launch of 1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine & Healthca...

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Muslim Heritage in our World: Social Cohesion (1001 Inventions in UK Parliament)

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st December 2008

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1001 Inventions Introduction Film

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 25th February 2010

On the occasion of the launch of 1001 Inventions Exhibition in the Sci...

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Charles Burnett Publishes a New Book on the Arabic-Latin Transmission

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 18th March 2010

The book Arabic into Latin in the Middle Ages: The Translators and the...

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Obituary: Salah al-Din al-Munajjed

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th March 2010

At the beginning of 2010, the Islamic world at large and the Islamic S...

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General Organisation of Education and Teaching Methods in Islamic Civilisation

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th January 2007

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

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Learning Institutions in Islam

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th January 2007

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

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Knowledge, Learning Institutions and Libraries in Islam: Book Publishing and Paper Making

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st November 2007

This short article describes the high regard with which Muslim Civilis...

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Lord Vivian Bowden on Muslim Heritage in Economics and Fiscal System

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 21st September 2006

Lord Bowden was a legendary Principal and Vice Chancellor of UMIST. He...

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In Appreciation of FSTC

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 19th July 2006

Emeritus Professor Durward J Cruickshank, Fellow of Royal Society and ...

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY: How to Make a Pinhole Camera

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 16th March 2006

Would you like to make a wonderful camera in just five minutes? This s...

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Ebru: The Art of Paper Marbling

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st February 2006

Marbling is an art form developed in the Muslim world, possibly with C...

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

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 27th April 2004

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

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Al-Azhar University

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 10th April 2001

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo in Egypt is a fundamental Islamic monument wi...

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How Islam Inspired Scientific Advance

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 23rd January 2007

The impact of Islam permeated so many spheres of knowledge and produce...

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Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and Nature

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 25th January 2007

Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy,...

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Mathematics in Muslim Heritage

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 30th January 2007

Early mathematics was revolutionised by Muslim scholars like Al-Khwari...

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Scandinavia and Ibn Fadlan

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 2nd February 2007

This short article provides brief accounts of Ibn Fadlan's observation...

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Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric Literature

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th January 2008

Mullah Nasruddin Khodja is a wise man famous throughout the Muslim and...

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A Discovery in Architecture: 15th Century Islamic Architecture Presages 20th Century Mathematics

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 26th February 2007

This article relates the discovery by two American scholars, Paul J. S...

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Literature and Music in Muslim Civilisation

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th April 2007

An outline of the main types of Arabic literature and their influence ...

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Ibn Battuta

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 27th April 2007

The Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta is known as the greatest traveller o...

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Al-Kindi

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 6th May 2007

Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century,...

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Yaqut al-Hamawi

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th May 2007

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

Obituary of Dr David C. Reisman

Obituary of Dr David C. Reisman

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 20th January 2011

In this short obituary, we pay a tribute to the memory of Dr David C. ...

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A ‘Gap-Filling’ Book on Islamic Economic Thought

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 16th October 2008

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

Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 29th August 2007

On the occasion of the lunar eclipse that occurs on 28 August 2007, we...

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

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 26th October 2011

At the beginning of 2009, we lost our colleague and friend Professor G...

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Representing Islam and Muslims in the Media: An Academic Debate

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 17th December 2008

In 5-6 September 2008 the Universities of Manchester and Surrey organi...

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Al-Muqaddasi: The Geographer from Palestine

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th January 2009

A notable fact that should be remembered when we talk about the differ...

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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 24th January 2009

Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and resistan...

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Medical Sciences in the Islamic Civilization

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th February 2009

The medical sciences and related fields have enjoyed great peaks in ac...

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New Book by Jim Al-Khalili – Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 10th December 2010

For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. I...

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Book review of Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man by Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 20th July 2011

In Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man, Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan outl...

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One of the 500 Most Influential Muslims

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th December 2012

The recently released third edition (2010-2011) of The 500 Most Influe...

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Arabic Manuscript Day: a Cultural Festival

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 29th May 2013

The Institute of Arabic Manuscripts in Cairo, in cooperation with a la...

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Lectures on Islamic Medicine at RCP, London

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 28th May 2012

Lectures on Islamic Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) ...

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Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 8th July 2013

Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998) wa...

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‘Umar al-Khayyam (Omar Khayyam)

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 24th March 2013

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

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

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 17th May 2013

In his new book, The Alchemy of Innovation, published in early 2013, J...

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Illuminating the Dark Ages: The Role and Contribution of Muslim Civilisation

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 27th March 2013

National Conference for Islam and Medicine (NCIM): Abstract talk at Ki...

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Ince Minare Madrasa

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th March 2005

Ince Minare Madrasa is one of the most impressive structures introduce...

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Harran

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 22nd February 2005

Harran is a very old town situated in the Jazira province of modern Tu...

Places

Kufa

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 14th February 2005

Being the home of the encyclopaedic scholar Al-kindi and the great che...

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Khwarizm

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 2nd February 2005

Khwarizm is the city of the birth of algebra, where Al-Biruni correcte...

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Ukhaidir Palace (720-800 CE)

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 27th January 2005

About 100 miles south-west of Baghdad is Ukhaidar palace, one of the m...

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Atala Mosque, Jaunpur 1408

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 21st January 2005

Being the first mosque to be build after the independence of Jaunpur f...

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FSTC President at Vienna ISV Day

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th March 2013

President of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (F...

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FSTC Chairman Won Services to Science & Engineering Award

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th July 2013

Professor Mohamed El-Gomati OBE, Chairman of the Foundation for Scienc...

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Exploring the Cultural Roots of Science for Social Change

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 7th March 2013

Exploring the Cultural Roots of Science for Social Change...

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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 26th February 2013

Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Tusi (born in 18 February 1201 in T...

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Thabit ibn Qurra

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 23rd February 2013

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

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Lecture on Timbuktu Manuscripts at Al-Furqan Foundation

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 6th March 2013

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation organizes on Wednesday 6th March...

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Ibn al-Majdi

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 19th January 2013

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

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Mosul the Pearl of Northern Iraq: Its History and Contribution to Classical Civilisation of Islam

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 13th July 2013

Mosul, in Northern Iraq, is the country's second largest city and the ...

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FSTC President at the WSIE 2012 Conferences in Boston

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 3rd January 2013

In late September 2012, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of FSTC,...

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President of FSTC at AINAC in Abu Dhabi

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 28th December 2012

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, T...

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Ulugh Beg

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 7th April 2013

Ulugh Beg was a Timurid ruler as well as an astronomer, mathematician....

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Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 7th March 2013

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

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Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim’s Lectures

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 13th December 2012

In 2012, FSTC members contributed to several activities by publishing ...

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The York Society of Engineers: A Lecture by FSTC Chairman, 6th December, York, UK

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 6th December 2012

Upcoming Lecture by Prof. Mohamed El-Gomati, Chairman of FSTC, at The ...

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

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 29th November 2012

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

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British Prime Minister David Cameron in Dar Al-Hekma College, Jeddah

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 16th November 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who arrived in Jeddah on Novembe...

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Ecology in Islamic Culture: A Selected Critical Bibliography

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 16th November 2012

The studies on the Islamic view of environment protection and the link...

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National Geographic Live!: Salim Al-Hassani Lecture

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 30th September 2012

President of FSTC Professor Salim Al-Hassani's Lecture at National Geo...

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Islamic Manuscripts in the Schoenberg Collection at Pennsylvania University

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st October 2012

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection at the University of Pennsylvani...

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Islamic Development Bank 2012 Prizes for Science and Technology

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 12th December 2011

In recognition of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) tow...

‘Arabick Roots’ of science and medicine exhibition

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 16th June 2011

Sheikha Mozah and FSTC at Royal launch in London...

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FSTC Contributes to the ICHSTM 2013 in Manchester

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 13th July 2013

In July 2013, Manchester is the venue of the 24th International Congre...

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The Ninth Annual Ceremony Recognises the Very Best of British Muslim Achievements

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 5th April 2009

The ninth Annual Ceremony for The Muslim News Awards for Excellence to...

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Remembering the Language of History and Science: When the World Spoke Arabic

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st January 2009

Two shows are expected to be broadcast on BBC Four in January 2009: An...

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Ibn Wasil

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 19th April 2013

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

Bukhara

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 21st January 2005

Bukhara, a city in central Asia has a history indicative of a number o...

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“Islamic science: Inventions that changed the World” Lecture by Prof El-Gomati at BSA

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th October 2013

British Science Association Tayside & Fife Branch, Free Public Lecture...

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Christopher Wren and the Muslim Origin of Gothic Architecture

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th August 2003

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

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Al-Khawarizmi

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 11th July 2002

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

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Tunis in the Islamic Period

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 25th July 2003

Tunis was rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the first centur...

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Ziryab, the Musician, Astronomer, Fashion Designer and Gastronome

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 13th June 2003

Abul-Hasan Alí Ibn Nafí, nicknamed Ziryab, was Chief Entertainer of ...

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Muslim Contribution to Cosmetics

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 20th May 2003

Al-Zahrawi's medical encyclopaedia, used in Europe's Universities from...

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The Globalisation of Crops

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 25th December 2001

As the Muslims advanced, they introduced methods and machinery of the ...

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The Late Professor Abdelhamid I. Sabra: An Obituary

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 17th March 2014

Abdelhamid Ibrahim Sabra, Professor Emeritus of the History of Arabic ...

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Conference on “Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures” at the Warburg Institute in London (24-25 April 2014)

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 1st April 2014

In the frame of the research project ‘Astrolabes in medieval Jewish ...

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Book Release: Publication of the Complete Critical Edition of Al-Isfizārī’s Corpus of Mechanics

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 22nd April 2014

Last November 2013, the world has seen a new unique publication. The ...

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Go Green Week 9-15 February

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 29th January 2015

As Monday 9th February, until Sunday 15th February “Go Green Week”...

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World Fairtrade Day

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 9th May 2015

Happy World Fair Trade Day!...

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FSTC President delivers speech at Turkish Innovation Week

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 7th December 2014

President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, was invited to take par...

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The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 26th February 2015

The Suhayl 2014 Vol 13 - International Journal for the History of the ...

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World Book Day 2015 (UK & Ireland)

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 5th March 2015

World Book Day is a yearly event on 5th March, "designated by UNESCO a...

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The West Owes a Debt to Islam: Interview with Prof Glen Cooper

by The Editorial Team
Published on: 31st October 2017

Professor Glen Cooper discusses the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation....

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