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Digital Light & Codebreakers

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 3rd March 2020

Taken from the Bletchley Park's Digital Light: Code Makers brochure, a summary of Prof Salim Al-Hassani's speech about Muslim Civilisation's contribution in optics and cryptology.

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Women’s Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and Politics

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 11th February 2020

While there are numerous works on the role of Muslim women in jurisprudence (fiqh) and literature, there are also studies on Muslim women in education and in medicine - although on a much smaller scale…

Salim Al-Hassani

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 20th November 2019

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1001 Cures Book launch at The Royal Society in London during the British Science Week

by News Desk Published on: 30th April 2018

To celebrate the launch of 1001 Cures; Contributions in Medicine & Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation, Bettany Hughes, Prof. Peter Frankopan, Dr. Aarathi Prasadand Prof. Peter E. Pormann participated in a panel discussion were they discussed…

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World Muslim Women’s Summit & Exhibition WISE 2018 Istanbul

by News Desk Published on: 12th April 2018

The World Muslim Women's Summit & Exhibition WISE 2018 was held as a part of the 8th World Islamic Forum on the 1st -2nd of March 2018...

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Early Women of Science, Technology, Medicine and Management

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 7th March 2018

This article is a paper submitted to and presented at WISE 2018: World Muslim Women's Summit & Exhibition, organised by TASAM, Istanbul, Turkey, from 28th Feb - 4th March 2018.

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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,…

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New Annotated Reference (Text Only) Edition of 1001 Inventions Book

by News Desk Published on: 26th September 2017

New Annotated Reference (Text Only) Edition of 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilisation

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

by Al-Furqan Published on: 31st August 2017

“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium organised by Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation – Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts, in co-operation with the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (UK), on…

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1001 Inventions New Children’s Book Selected as Best Biography

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 22nd November 2016

Junior Library Guild Honours National Geographic Readers Book on Ibn al-Haytham

7th International Congress of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine

7th International Congress of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine

by Media Desk Published on: 29th October 2016

On the 24-28th of October 2016, Proffesor Salim Al-Hassani and other experts in their fields took part in the 7th International Congress of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine, Fez, Morocco.

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The Journey of Automatic Machines in Muslim Civilisation

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 24th October 2016

This keynote lecture reviews the rise and development of automatic machines within Muslim civilisation. It looks at how inventors from the Muslim civilisation progressively transformed achievements of previous cultures (e.g. ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Persia,…

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Professors Al -Hassani and Professor Abattouy awarded prestigious King Abdullah’s Award for Translation

by News Desk Published on: 15th June 2016

The annual King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation in the Humanities from Arabic in to other languages was awarded to Professor Salim Al-Hassani and Professor Mohammed Abattouy. Professor Al-Hassani announced at the award…

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FSTC at Muslim Education Fair

by News Desk Published on: 12th May 2016

From 23rd to 24th April, Nida Trust, an organisation which aims to educate the next generation of young people through empowering and supporting students, teachers and parents, hosted hosted 55 exhibitors including schools, education organisations,…

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The Mechanical Corpus of Al-Isfizārī in the Sciences of Weights and Ingenious Devices: New Arabic Texts in Theoretical and Practical Mechanics

by Mohammed Abattouy Published on: 17th November 2015

Editorial note: This article needs to be read in conjunction with the book release review of the Arabic edition, see: http://muslimheritage.com/node/2068

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A Fascinating Journey of Clocks in Muslim Civilisation

by News Desk Published on: 6th November 2015

On 22-23 October 2015, the “3rd International conference on History of Medicine and Cures (Colloque international de l’histoire de medecine)” was opened at Fez university of Sidi Mohammed ben Abdullah (Faculté de Médecine et de…

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President of FSTC at the Annual “Avicenna Studienwerk” Summer Academy, Osnabrück, Germany

by News Desk Published on: 14th September 2015

On Monday 31st August, 2015, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of FSTC (Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation), was invited to participate in a day dedicated to learning about and discussing Muslim heritage in the sciences…

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President of FSTC at Edinburgh Arab Festival

by News Desk Published on: 8th September 2015

1001 Inventions Versus 1001 Nights: Keynote Speech, by Emeritus Prof. Salim T. S. Al-Hassani, 28 August 2015 at Edinburgh Arab Festival 2015, organized by Islamic & Middle Eastern Department, University of Edinburgh

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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…

Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom - Al-Jazari

Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom – Al-Jazari

by Media Desk Published on: 26th February 2015

Scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman and artist Al-Jazari featured on Dick and Dom's "Absolute Genius"

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FSTC President delivers speech at Turkish Innovation Week

by The Editorial Team Published on: 7th December 2014

President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, was invited to take part in an event entitled the “Turkish Innovation Week” in Ankara from 19th to 21st November, 2014. This event was organised by the Turkish Exporters’…

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Book Release: Publication of the Complete Critical Edition of Al-Isfizārī’s Corpus of Mechanics

by The Editorial Team Published on: 22nd April 2014

Last November 2013, the world has seen a new unique publication. The Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation of London published a new book authored by Mohammed Abattouy and Salim al-Hassani containing the critical edition of the…

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President of FSTC with Dick and Dom in “Absolute Genius” CBBC Programme

by Sairah Yassir-Deane Published on: 5th March 2014

Scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman and artist Al-Jazari featured on Dick and Dom's "Absolute Genius", Wednesday 26th February at 5:30 pm, CBBC. In a bid to engage pre-school children in the sciences, the BBC launched…

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President of FSTC makes waves at AINAC 2013

by The Editorial Team Published on: 28th January 2014

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), was one of the keynote speakers at the two day conference of the Arab Innovation Network Annual Conference (AINAC) from 6-7th December…

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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 22nd November 2013

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) announces their new achievement in the history of Islamic clocks. For the first time, the work of Ibn al-Haytham on the water clock (Maqala fi ‘amal al-binkam)…

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21st Century World Summit on Child Education

by Ayshah Ismail Published on: 5th November 2013

Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, President of The Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) was invited as the keynote speaker at the 21st Century World Summit on Child Education in Ankara, Turkey. A two…

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Women of Science, Medicine and Management, Istanbul

by Ayshah Ismail Published on: 17th October 2013

by Ayshah Ismail The Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), launched a new course in Istanbul, Turkey. Entitled "Women of Science Medicine and Management in Muslim Heritage", the course was in collaboration with Insan…

Aljazeera TV interviews Professor Salim Al-Hassani (Arabic)

Aljazeera TV interviews Professor Salim Al-Hassani (Arabic)

by Media Desk Published on: 11th July 2013

Aljazeera TV interviews Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, Chief Editor of 1001 Inventions Book.

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Interview of Professor Al-Hassani in ‘The Alchemy of Innovation’

by The Editorial Team Published on: 17th May 2013

In his new book, The Alchemy of Innovation, published in early 2013, Javed Akhtar Mohammed explores, through interviews with several well-known personalities, the different facets of innovation, considered as the lifeblood of successful organizations, communities,…

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Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 21st April 2013

Professor Al-Hassani addressed in a keynote lecture the 16th Eurasian Economic Summit organised in Istanbul on 10-11 April 2013. His speech in a session on the "Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue" was entitled "A…

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FSTC President at Vienna ISV Day

by The Editorial Team Published on: 11th March 2013

President of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) gave a speech at IGMG's ISVDAY(UniDay) in VHS Meidling, Vienna, Austria. Two years after Professor Al-Hassani's visit to the German IGMG's UniDay in Bielefeld which…

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Exploring the Cultural Roots of Science for Social Change

by The Editorial Team Published on: 7th March 2013

Exploring the Cultural Roots of Science for Social Change

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FSTC President at the WSIE 2012 Conferences in Boston

by The Editorial Team Published on: 3rd January 2013

In late September 2012, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of FSTC, participated in The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship WSIE 2012 in Boston. The WSIE 2012 brought together the world's most riveting people to plot…

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President of FSTC at AINAC in Abu Dhabi

by The Editorial Team Published on: 28th December 2012

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, Technology (FSTC) attended the First Arab Innovation Network Annual Conference 2012 (AINAC 2012) in early December 2012 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Organised by Cambridge University's Arab…

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One of the 500 Most Influential Muslims

by The Editorial Team Published on: 11th December 2012

The recently released third edition (2010-2011) of The 500 Most Influential Muslims, has bestowed a deserved distinction on Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, the President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC). The…

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Turkish-American TV: Interview with President of FSTC

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 6th December 2012

Interview with Prof. Salim Al-Hassani at 1001 Inventions Exhibition in National Geographic Museum by Turkish-American TV

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National Geographic Live!: Salim Al-Hassani Lecture

by The Editorial Team Published on: 30th September 2012

President of FSTC Professor Salim Al-Hassani's Lecture at National Geographic Museum, Washington DC

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Inter-cultural Respect through Cultural Roots of Science

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 20th June 2012

The important lecture presented by Professor Salim Al-Hassani at the 15th Euro-Asian Economic Forum held in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey in April 2012 addressed an assembly of eminent political representatives of fifty countries. His focus…

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A 1000 Years Amnesia: Sports in Muslim Heritage

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 20th June 2012

Professor Salim Al-Hassani published in the issue 369 (Spring 2012, p. 10) of Runnymede Bulletin (Spring 2012 Runnymede Bulletin - Sport) a short article on “Sports in Muslim Heritage”. He argues, notably, that while Europe…

National Geographic Weekend Radio interview with President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani

National Geographic Weekend Radio interview with President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani

by Media Desk Published on: 17th June 2012

President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Interviewed on National Geographic Radio

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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…

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National Geographic Releases New 1001 Inventions Book

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 30th January 2012

25th January 2012, Washington, DC – The latest edition of the best-selling 1001 Inventions book has been published by National Geographic, and will introduce the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization to new audiences in North…

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FSTC Chairman at Uniday, Germany

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 10th November 2011

Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and 1001 Inventions, was one of the keynote speakers at the Uniday (Students Day) conference on 22nd of October 2011…

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Muslim Heritage and Cultural Roots of Science – Lecture by Professor Salim Al-Hassani at Newcastle

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 1st April 2011

On Monday 9 March 2011, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), was the guest of Newcastle University where he delivered a lecture on ‘'Muslim Heritage and the Cultural…

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The European Muslim Heritage and its Role in the Development of Europe

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 18th December 2010

In a keynote lecture pronounced by Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani in September 2003 at the European Parliament in Brussels, he used slides and 3-D animations to outline the impressive heritage which Europe received from…

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FSTC Renews Scientific Contacts with Aleppo University

by FSTC Published on: 16th October 2010

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of FSTC, has visited the University of Aleppo on 11 October 2010 to greet the new President of the university, Dr Nidal Shehadeh, and to renew the long standing friendly relationship…

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Kristiane Backer Interviews Professor Salim Al-Hassani

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 10th October 2010

Kristiane Backer conducted an interview with Professor Salim Al-Hassani, founder of "1001 Inventions" and President of The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) in the TV Chat Show Matters of Faith on Ebru TV.…

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1001 inventions: Cultural Routes of Science for Cultural Inter-Appreciation

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 26th June 2010

On 2nd June 2010, Professor Salim Al-Hassani lectured in Bristol, UK, on 1001 inventions: Cultural Routes of Science for Cultural Inter-Appreciation. This lecture was organised by the British Science Association (Bristol and Bath branch) and…

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Proceedings of the Academic Conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World

by The Editorial Team Published on: 26th May 2010

25-26 May 2010, FSTC organised the high profile academic conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World at the London Science Museum.

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One Thousand Years of Missing History

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 17th February 2010

The following essay aims to alert communities as to the particular significance of the Muslim civilisation and its historical role in contributing to the birth of modern civilisation. The author, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, a specialist…

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Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to England

by Salah Zaimeche Published on: 16th February 2010

The English aristocrat and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) is today remembered particularly for her letters from Turkey, an early example of a secular work by a Western woman about the Muslim Orient. When…

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History, Culture and Science in Morocco: 11th-14th Centuries

by Salah Zaimeche Published on: 26th January 2010

The history of the Islamic west offers glorious pages of contribution to world history in various fields. This article presents a survey on some salient aspects of the role played by Morocco in the civilisation…

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1000 Years Amnesia: Environment Tradition in Muslim Heritage

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 10th September 2009

In a seminar organised by the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies in 11 January 2005, aimed at brain-storming the topic of Islam and the Environment, Professor Al-Hassani presented a short overview on the environment issue…

New Discoveries in the Islamic Complex of Mathematics, Architecture and Art

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 13th August 2009

The complex of disciplines composed of mathematics, architecture and art in Islamic civilisation has been an important field of recent research. The scholars showed the interaction between mathematical reflexion and procedures and their implementation in…

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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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Homage to Professor Salim Al-Hassani in Al-Ithinainiya Literary Forum in Jeddah

by FSTC Published on: 7th February 2009

On 2 February 2009 Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of the FSTC was given homage by Sheikh Abdul Maqsood Khoja at the Al-Ithnainiya Literary Forum in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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The Six-Cylinder Water Pump of Taqi al-Din: Its Mathematics, Operation and Virtual Design

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

The main objective of this study is to investigate into the six-cylinder water raising pump described around 1550 by the Ottoman Muslim scientist Muhammad Ibn Ma'ruf, known as Taqi al-Din, in his treatise Al-Turuq al-Saniya…

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Muslim Heritage and Education

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 17th December 2008

This is the text of a presentation made to The Education and Culture Committee of the EU Parliament in Brussels on the 5th November 2008.

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The Advent of Scientific Chemistry

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 22nd October 2008

Until recently, the mainstream history of scientific ideas has failed to acknowledge numerous Islamic scientists and their great efforts and achievements throughout the centuries. This short article seeks to contribute in redressing this injustice by…

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The Astronomical Clock of Taqi Al-Din: Virtual Reconstruction

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 19th June 2008

In his book The Brightest Stars for the Construction of Mechanical Clocks (Al-Kawakib al-durriyya fi wadh' al-bankamat al-dawriyya), Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma'ruf analyses the four main types of time keeping devices known in the 16th…

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Innovation in the Islamic World: Learning from the Past to Design the Future

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 5th June 2008

The seat of the World Bank in Paris hosted on May 22-23, 2008 an important meeting: the fourth edition of The World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities. The conference was attended by eminent scholars…

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Learning from the Past to Design the Future

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 4th June 2008

The seat of the World Bank in Paris hosted on May 22-23, 2008 an important meeting: the fourth edition of The World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities. The conference was attended by eminent scholars…

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Muslim Heritage in the World Conference on Intellectual Capital

by FSTC Published on: 30th May 2008

In the frame of the forthcoming of The World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, FSTC Chairman of the Board, presents a keynote lecture on the theme: Innovation in the Islamic World:…

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Al-Jazari’s Third Water-Raising Device: Analysis of its Mathematical and Mechanical Principles

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 24th April 2008

Five pumps or water-raising machines are described by al-Jazari in his monumental treatise of mechanics Al-Jami' bayn al-‘ilm wa 'l-‘amal al-nafi' fi sina'at al-hiyal (A Compendium on the Theory and Useful Practice of the Mechanical…

Muslim Heritage: Professor Al-Hassani on the History Channel

Muslim Heritage: Professor Al-Hassani on the History Channel

by Media Desk Published on: 20th March 2008

Professor Salim Al-Hassani speaks on the History Channel on Muslim contributions to modern engineering, the birth of automation.

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Al-Jazari’s Castle Water Clock: Analysis of its Components and Functioning

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 13th March 2008

The first machine described by al-Jazari in his famous treatise of mechanics Al-Jami‘ bayn al-‘ilm wa 'l-‘amal al-nafi‘ fi sina‘at al-hiyal (A Compendium on the Theory and Useful Practice of the Mechanical Arts) is a…

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The Self Changing Fountain of Banu Musa bin Shakir

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 10th March 2008

Amongst the mechanical devices described by the Banu Musa Brothers in their book of mechanics Kitab al-hiyal, seven models present a variety of sophisticated fountains. This article analyses the geometric and physical principles lying behind…

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Presentation on The Muslims’ Great Contributions

by FSTC Published on: 4th March 2008

Prof. Salim Al Hassani, a Muslim Scholar and the chief editor of "1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World" , will deliver his presentation on "The Muslims' Great Contributions during the Golden Age of the…

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Lecture at Liverpool Athenaeum

by FSTC Published on: 4th March 2008

800th anniversary and receiving a copy of the 1001i book for the Athenaeum library. The Liverpool Athenaeum has a distinguished membership of proprietors drawn from every walk of life across the city of Liverpool and…

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Muslim Heritage in the Knowledge-Economy Conference in Jeddah

by FSTC Published on: 8th February 2008

During "The First Regional Conference on the Knowledge Economy" in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 12-13, 2008, attended by over 300 experts and professionals as well as several VIPs, Professor Salim Al-Hassani delivered a key note…

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800 Years Later: In Memory of Al-Jazari, A Genius Mechanical Engineer

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 30th January 2008

Al-Jazari (1136-1206) was an important Arab Muslim scholar. He was an inventor and mechanical engineer who gained fame and glory with his famous book of mechanics Al-Jami `bayn al-`ilm wa 'l-`amal al-nafi `fi sina `at…

Engineering: Professor Al-Hassani on the History Channel

Engineering: Professor Al-Hassani on the History Channel

by Media Desk Published on: 20th February 2007

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, chief editor of 1001 Inventions Book, speaks on the History Channel on Muslim contributions to modern engineering, the birth of automation...

Professor Salim Al-Hassani Delivering A Keynote Speech

Professor Salim Al-Hassani Delivering A Keynote Speech

by Media Desk Published on: 20th October 2006

Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani,chief editor of 1001 Inventions Book, delivering a keynote speech at the Dubai Ramadan Lecture, October 2006...

Dubai Ramadan Lecture - Prof. Salim Al-Hassani

Dubai Ramadan Lecture – Prof. Salim Al-Hassani – Oct 2006

by Media Desk Published on: 11th October 2006

Professor Salim TS Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation discusses the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge across cultures. In particular, the learning that came to Europe from the Muslim civilisation,…

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The Machines of Al-Jazari and Taqi Al-Din

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 30th December 2004

Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani In this pioneering survey of some of the machines of Al-Jazari and Taqi Al-Din, Professor Salim Al-Hassani uses in-depth analysis with the tools of modern technology to make them live…

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MSIM Presentation

by The Editorial Team Published on: 9th November 2004

Professor Salim Al-Hassani's highly visual and compelling presentation will assess some of the Muslim contribution to civilisation using graphical simulations and some 3D animations of early Muslim inventions.

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Ibn Hazm’s Philosophy and Thoughts on Science

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 11th September 2003

Abu Muhammad ‘Ali Ibn Ahmad Ibn Sa’id Ibn HAZM, (November 994 to August 1064) grew up in the period of final collapse of Umayyad rule in Spain, as the nation disintegrated into often conflicting local…

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Al-Jazari: The Mechanical Genius

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 9th February 2001

The following short survey presents a rapid overview on the life, work and achievements of Al-Jazari, the most famous mechanical engineer of his time, some 1000 years ago. Al-Jazari brought Islamic technology to a culminant…

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Earlier mention of 1001 Sports

by The Editorial Team Published on: 19th February 1700

Professor Salim Al-Hassani published short articles and gave presentations on “Sports in Muslim Heritage” over the years. He argues, notably, that while Europe was in the “Dark Ages”, the Islamic world enjoyed a period of…