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Statement of HE Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in the Opening Session

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 26th May 2010

[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. In this elogious statement addressed to the international conference organised ...

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The History of Scientific Interaction

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 30th January 2008

The evolution of world politics since the last decade of 20th century and several substantial events witnessed during this period have modified communities' outlooks towards each other. They sometimes...

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Scientific Life during the Period of the Anatolian Seljuks

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 29th December 2006

Besides the madrasas, hospitals and social assistance institutions established in Anatolia during the Anatolian Seljuk period and that of their successors the Municipalities, scholarly-scientific and ...

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Aydin Sayili (1913-1993) At Work: His Scientific Biography

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 27th December 2006

Aydin Sayili is one of the first eminent figures of the history of science in Islam to pursue an academic career in this discipline. He was fortunate to earn the first PhD from the history of science ...

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An Overview of Ottoman Scientific Activities

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 22nd December 2006

The scientific activities observed within the borders of the Ottoman Empire throughout six centuries displayed a unique course of development. Although the Ottomans had many shared elements from the v...

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Primary Schools under the Ottomans

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 10th August 2005

Primary schools have a long history in Islamic civilisation. Children were taught to memorise the entire Qur'an usually at primary school for example. Here is a look at how the primary schools under t...

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Ottoman Educational Institutions during the Reform Period

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 26th April 2004

The Imperial Tanzimat Rescript (Tanzimat Fermani) announced on 3 November 1839 provided state protection for basic rights and freedoms. Following this, programs of educational reform made the reorgani...

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Madrasas of the Ottoman Empire

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 26th April 2004

Ottoman Madrasas, were generally the continuation of traditional Islamic Madrasas, but they created their own curriculum and education tradition with the passing of centuries....

Madrasa Education during the Early Ottoman Period

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 21st April 2004

The madrasas of the early Ottoman period can be considered as institutions which continued the established educational tradition of the Seljuk Turks but also augmented by the contributions of the Otto...

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Curricula in Ottoman Madrasas

by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Published on: 21st April 2004

It is possible to provide a basic (though only partial) outline of what was taught at Ottoman madrasas. Students would study from the books of (sarf), syntax (nahiv) and logic (mantik) and then hadith...