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Science in Adab Literature

by Paul Lettinck Published on: 7th September 2018

A long standing topic of discussion among orientalists has been the question whether science in medieval Islamic society was a marginal activity, restricted to small elite circles and not rooted in so...

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Arab Origins of Cryptology

by Mohammed I. Al-Suwaiyel Published on: 14th May 2018

This article is the summary of a presentation given by Dr. Al-Suwaiyel at Oxford University. The presentation provides an insight into the works of Muslim Scholars on Cryptology in early Islamic perio...

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When the World was Upside Down: Maps from Muslim Civilisation

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 15th December 2017

Great scholars from Muslim Civilisation, indeed, turned the world upside down with their maps; not just metaphorically but world maps once were literally upside down (with south dipicted at the top)....

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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. During the European Dark Ages, when science, art and literature seemed to flounder for centuries, there actually was a lot of dis...

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Manuscript Review: The Catalogue (Al Fihrist), by Al-Nadim

by N.A. Baloch Published on: 30th May 2017

AL-FIHRIST is to be regarded the first standard subject-wise 'catalogue' covering all areas of knowledge......

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Manuscript Review: The Law of Language, by Ibn Faris

by N.A. Baloch Published on: 18th April 2016

Ibn Faris was a poet of merit and could also write in fine prose style. He was grammarian, philologist and linguist......

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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 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world"*. On this occasion, we are pl...

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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe

by Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim Published on: 14th July 2014

Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through poetry? Poems structure and rhythm aided the process of transmitting a...

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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 articles and giving lectures all around the world. Professor Rabie E Abdel-Halim, member of Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG)...