Tag: Agriculture

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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures

by Khaleel Shaikh Published on: 5th June 2017

Genetic and paleontological findings have concluded that Africa is the birthplace of the entire human race. Africa is often thought of as a continent rich in natural beauty and culture. However, little is known or…

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Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 9th September 2016

Fully automated environmentally friendly water raising devices, pumps, windmills and more! Discover some of the most facinating devices from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation that brought creative innovative ideas helping to drive agriculture and…

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World Environment Day

by News Desk Published on: 6th May 2016

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round and climax on…

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Gleanings from the Islamic Contribution in Agriculture

by Jaser Abu Safieh Published on: 18th April 2010

The Islamic tradition of agriculture, whether in the form of the outstanding progress in agriculture production or as a large corpus of farming manuals written in Arabic, is nowadays a subject of interest for historians…

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MHAG Meeting at the Royal Society, London

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 8th August 2009

Meeting of the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) in London

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

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 24th July 2009

Most educational systems, particularly those of Western countries, teach that industry was born in Europe and that the Industrial Revolution was the mother that delivered industrial mass production. Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of FSTC and eminent…

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Muslim Contribution to Spanish Agriculture

by FSTC Published on: 23rd February 2006

This article describes some of the numerous Muslim contributions to the development of Spanish agriculture, including the introduction of new crops, more intensive use of irrigation, soil management, and scholarly efforts in farming innovation. Such…

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The Muslim Agricultural Revolution

by Zohor Idrisi Published on: 1st February 2006

The landscape in the areas under Muslim control from the 7th Century changed radically. Their rich contributions are most notable within the fields of irrigation, farming techniques, encyclopeadic works in botany, and the introduction new…

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Gardens of Islam

by Andrew M. Watson Published on: 21st July 2002

The inhabitants of the early Islamic world were, to a degree that is difficult for us to comprehend, enchanted by greenery.

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Agriculture in Muslim civilisation : A Green Revolution in Pre-Modern Times

by Salah Zaimeche Published on: 25th December 2001

The period from the 9th century to the 13th century witnessed a fundamental transformation in agriculture that can be characterized as the Islamic green revolution in pre-modern times. The economy established in the Arab and…

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Farming Manuals

by FSTC Published on: 25th December 2001

Muslim farming manuals developed ways and methods for increasing production and productivity, and maintaining soil fertility. Extensive research detailed descriptions of soils, and their requirements.

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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 Ancient Near East, and also certain crops which could not have been grown with the typically classical agricultural methods.