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A Sanctuary for Birds: Muslim Civilisation

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 20th June 2018

Few creatures from the animal kingdom can live alongside humans in urban habitats. One of these survivalists are birds. There was a time when birds were simply welcomed and not worshipped not treated badly. You…

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Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution

by Paul S. Braterman Published on: 21st March 2017

...in this article, I will summarise the key elements of the modern science of evolution, and the reasons why the evidence in its favour is generally regarded among scientists as conclusive, before turning to my…

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al-Jahiz’s Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust

by Jeannie Miller Published on: 11th August 2016

Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near & Middle Eastern civilizations, is working on a manuscript examining The Book of Animals by al-Jahiz, a ninth-century Arabic writer and polymath. Al-Jahiz saw himself…

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Experimental Medicine 1000 Years Ago

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Published on: 23rd November 2012

Little is known about the state of experimentation in the field of medicine during the Medieval Islamic era. With few exceptions, most of the contemporary sources on history of medicine propagate the idea that the…

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Kalila wa-Dimna

by Paul Lunde Published on: 30th January 2011

One of the most popular books ever written is the book the Arabs know as Kalila wa-Dimna, a bestseller for almost two thousand years, and a book still read with pleasure all over the world.…

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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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Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century

by Rania Elsayed Published on: 5th June 2009

The famous image we find in an Arabic manuscript depicting the "al-faras al-mastuh" (a horse lying on its back) is a clear representative of the degree of progress attained in the Islamic tradition of veterinary…

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The Simurgh: A Symbol of Holistic Medicine in the Middle Eastern Culture in History

by Nil Sari Published on: 7th February 2009

This article discusses the view that the simurgh, a mythological bird with supernatural characteristics, was also a symbol of miraculous life and treatment, as related in stories and miniature pictures. Such as view is described…

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Animal Care

by FSTC Published on: 15th February 2006

By way of faith, Muslims have a strong regard for the care of animals. This is due to the attention that the Prophet Muhammad encouraged the wellbeing and good-treatment of other creatures of God. Muslims…