Tag: Obituary

Dr Husain Nagamia Obituary

by Marium Husain Published on: 3rd October 2021

Dr Husain Nagamia of Tampa, passed away on June 4, 2021, at the age of 81. He was born June 29, 1939, in Baroda, India, son of the late Fakhruddin and Kamaljehan (Refai) Nagamia. His…



by Ali Haydar Bayat Published on: 1st July 2020

Throughout history one of the greatest disasters humankind has seen are epidemics. In their most critical times, they have killed millions, causing people to migrate, paralyzing work forces, agriculture and stockbreeding decline, creating numerous negative…


Tribute to the late Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin

by Halit Eren Published on: 5th July 2018

Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Istanbul, is deeply saddened at the demise of Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin, a prominent historian of science in the world and leading figure of scholarship in…


Professor Fuat Sezgin Passed Away in Istanbul

by News Desk Published on: 1st July 2018

The academic world has lost a great scholar. Below is an obituary predominantly based on a recently updated Wikipedia article (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuat_Sezgin)


Obituary: Professor Cesare Rossi, Naples

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 29th January 2018

The world has lost a rare scholar and wonderful person. Cesare Rossi was a distinguished professor of engineering and also historian of engineering. He was a friend and an Associate of the Foundation for Science,…


OBITUARY: Ahmed Zewail 1946-2016

by Mohamed M El-Gomati Published on: 8th April 2016

A personal encounter. A candle extinguished, but his light will continue to shine: AHMED ZEWAIL 26/02/1946, Egypt - 02/08/2016, USA


An Obituary: Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 16th April 2015

We have just received the sad news of the passing of Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim. He passed away in his sleep this morning 15th April 2015 Wednesday. May he rest in peace, and may his…


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 Science at Harvard University, passed away on December 18 in Lexington, Massachusetts. Born in 1924 in the Egyptian city of Tanta, he won a scholarship…


An Obituary: Professor Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 19th May 2012

On 28 April 2012 Professor Dr Ahmad Yusuf al-Hassan Gabarin passed away. He was one of the most important historians of Islamic science and technology. Specialist of the various aspects of Islamic technology, the late…


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 Gunhan Danisman, a member of the Muslim Heritage Awareness Network in Turkey (MHANT) and an eminent scholar who passed away in Istanbul where…


In Memoriam: Peter Raymond MBE

by FSTC Published on: 1st February 2011

The Trustees of FSTC: Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, Prof. M. El-Gomati, Peter Fell, Ian Fenn, Mohammed Hafiz, Zeki Poyraz It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear friend and colleague…

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. Reisman. Dr Reisman was a promising scholar in the field of Islamic studies. He passed away suddenly at the age…


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 Studies community in particular, lost Dr Salah al-Din al Munajjed, a brilliant and eminent scholar who passed away on 18 January 2010…


In Memoriam of Aydin Sayili: Biography and Account of his Scientific Activity

by Mubahat Turker-Kuyel Published on: 10th October 2008

The following article presents a thorough intellectual biography of the late Aydin Sayili, the well known historian of Islamic science. The second part of the article is a comprehensive list of his works. This bibliography…