Tag: Sustainability

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Dental Care in Islamic Medical Science: Muhammad al-Aqkirmani (d. 1760) and his Risalah fi hukm al-Siwak

by Mykhaylo Yakubovych Published on: 1st January 2018

Most of the oldest Muslim treatises on Siwak remain in a manuscript form. However, similar works on this issue have also appeared in later periods...

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Water Sterilization Technology in Muslim Civilisation

by Maha Al-Shaar Published on: 31st August 2017

Water-related diseases are the most critical health problems in the world now, therefore the mechanisms of sterilize water and its development gained the attention of governments and scientists.

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World Environment Day

by News Desk Published on: 6th May 2016

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round and climax on…

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World Water Day

by News Desk Published on: 22nd March 2016

Water is life... there are a few things that every human being agrees with. One of them is of course water being essential to our life. It is embedded not just biologically but in every…

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Go Green Week 9-15 February

by The Editorial Team Published on: 29th January 2015

As Monday 9th February, until Sunday 15th February “Go Green Week”, Muslim Heritage has compiled a list of articles regarding environmental sustainability in Muslim civilisation. Muslim societies previously led examples of constructing environmentally and ecologically…

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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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Ecology in Islamic Culture: A Selected Critical Bibliography

by The Editorial Team Published on: 16th November 2012

The studies on the Islamic view of environment protection and the links between Islamic classical culture and ecology knew recently a notable progress, testified by numerous valuable publications in various languages. The following is a…

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Book review of Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man by Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan

by The Editorial Team Published on: 20th July 2011

In Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man, Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan outlines a new theory of history. Defining "sustainable history" as "a durable progressive trajectory in which the quality of life on this planet ……

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Sustainable History, Human Dignity and Trans-Cultural Synergy

by Nayef Al-Rodhan Published on: 27th June 2011

Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan outlines his theory of history about sustainable history and the dignity of man. He explains how sustainable history is propelled by good governance, which balances the tension between the attributes of human…

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Trevor Hilder: A Story About Sustainable History

by Trevor Hilder Published on: 13th June 2011

After briefly describing his work background, Trevor Hilder tells the story of the young man who set out to seek his fortune.

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Reflections on the Optics of Time

by Charles Savage Published on: 30th May 2011

Based on the outstanding achievement of Ibn al-Haytham's work in optics, which paved the way for the "Optics of Space," Dr. Charles M. Savage develops in this stimulating article a vibrant plea for the need…

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Sustainability in its Historical Context

by Anne-Maria Brennan Published on: 2nd August 2010

[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. Departing from a definition of sustainability as a concept that involves the management of resources with intergenerational…

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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…

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Environment and the Muslim Heritage

by Crispin Tickell Published on: 8th August 2009

The following short article is based on the notes for a speech presented to the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group held at the Royal Society in London, 14 July 2009. The MHAG is a consulting network…

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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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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: Treatises on Environmental Pollution up to the End of 13th Cen.

by Lutfallah Gari Published on: 30th April 2008

Several Arabic treatises dating from the 9th through the 13th century deal with environmental pollution. They cover subjects like air and water contamination, solid waste mishandling and environmental assessments of certain localities. The authors of…

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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: A History of the Hima Conservation System

by Lutfallah Gari Published on: 15th April 2008

A hima is a reserved pasture, where trees and grazing lands are protected from indiscriminate harvest on a temporary or permanent basis. It existed in the Middle East before Islam; but it was treated as…