Tag: Videos

Video: Plague and Contagion in the Premodern Muslim Mediterranean

by Media Desk Published on: 15th October 2020

This talk by Justin K Stearns reviews the diversity of views on contagion and plague within the context of Islamic law, Sufism, and medicine. What did scholars say about how one should respond to the…

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Video: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd June 2020

This documentary takes a thematic approach to carry audiences on an intimate journey to nine countries and across several centuries to experience some of the greatest art and architecture of the Muslim world.

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Documenteries on Muslim Civilisation

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 19th May 2020

We need a visual presentation to understand things better as the saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words". Some still think Muslim Civilisation did little contribution to science, even there many books and…

History of the Mezquita

Video: History of the Mezquita

by Media Desk Published on: 3rd March 2020

History of the Mezquita...

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Video: Ibn Khaldun – Greatest Medieval Thinker?

by Media Desk Published on: 11th February 2020

The life story and lessons of a one of a kind person in history, Ibn Khaldun!

Vikings Trading with Muslims

Vikings Trading with Muslims

by Media Desk Published on: 30th December 2019

Vikings Trading with Muslims...

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by Media Desk Published on: 9th December 2019

Uploading multimedia files to Videos and Image Galleries to the Muslim Heritage Website.

Vikings in Al-Andalus

Vikings in Al-Andalus

by Media Desk Published on: 7th December 2019

Vikings in Al-Andalus...

Jabir bin Hayyan- The Mystic who created Chemistry

Jabir bin Hayyan- The Mystic who created Chemistry

by Media Desk Published on: 11th August 2019

Jabir bin Hayyan is one of the most intriguing figures in the history of science. Why?...

The Muslim behind Modern Science - Sabreen Syeed

The Muslim behind Modern Science – Sabreen Syeed

by Media Desk Published on: 8th March 2019

Modern Science ? Muslim? What's one got to do with the other?...

The Golden Age of Islam | Official Documentary

The Golden Age of Islam | Official Documentary

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd February 2019

Join us on a journey to unveil the "Quranic" roots of one of the greatest scientific revolution in history...

The Muslim who mastered the Mind - Al Balkhi

The Muslim who mastered the Mind – Al Balkhi

by Media Desk Published on: 20th February 2019

The Human mind is an enigma, a mystery for the modern world ! What is the mind? Why do we have an inner experience ? What is the relationship between the mind and body?...

What does Islam say about the Flat earth?- Sabreen Syeed

What does Islam say about the Flat earth?- Sabreen Syeed

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2019

Is the earth spherical or flat? We don't need to ask NASA. Even ancient Greeks, Indians and Muslims in the Golden Age of Islam discussed it in great detail...

The GOLDEN AGE of ISLAM? - Rise of Muslims Episode 2 - KJ VIDS

The GOLDEN AGE of ISLAM? – Rise of Muslims Episode 2 – KJ VIDS

by Media Desk Published on: 27th December 2018

Based entirely on the book by Ali Mahmood titled "Muslims"...

Fatima al Fihri- The woman behind Modern University education

Fatima al Fihri- The woman behind Modern University education

by Media Desk Published on: 12th December 2018

You may have seen the poster of the Second Golden Age. Let's introduce one of the shining lights of the Golden Age of Islam. Presenting the Founder of Modern education, the woman behind the concept…

Damascus - Oldest City in the World?

Damascus – Oldest City in the World?

by Media Desk Published on: 12th September 2018

Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the world and has an amazing story!...

HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS CODE CRACKED BY A MUSLIM!!

HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS CODE CRACKED BY A MUSLIM!!

by Media Desk Published on: 28th August 2018

In this video we take a look at the muslim who cracked one of history's most famous codes!...

Isfahan - Half of the World

Isfahan – Half of the World

by Media Desk Published on: 4th August 2018

The peaks and valleys of Isfahan's history!...

Alchemy: History of Science #10

Alchemy: History of Science #10

by Media Desk Published on: 11th July 2018

In fantasy stories, charlatans in fancy robes promise to turn lead into gold. But real alchemists weren’t just mystical misers...

Ancient & Medieval Medicine: Crash Course History of Science #9

Ancient & Medieval Medicine: Crash Course History of Science #9

by Media Desk Published on: 4th July 2018

The history of medicine is about two of our big questions: one, what is life? What makes it so special, so fragile, so… goopy!?

History of Dome of the Rock

History of Dome of the Rock

by Media Desk Published on: 23rd June 2018

It has stood the test of time for more than a thousand years and has been viewed by many historical figures with awe....

Al-Jazari and the Castle Clock

Al-Jazari and the Castle Clock

by Media Desk Published on: 19th May 2018

Video regarding a brief biography of Al-Jazari and the explanation of his Castle Clock...

The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

by Media Desk Published on: 14th May 2018

Islamicate scholars—meaning people influenced by Islamic civilization, regardless of their religious views—gave us terms such as “algebra,” “azimuth,” “algorithm,” “alcohol,” “alkali,” and “alembic.”...

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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…

History of the Islamic Golden Age | Religion, Science, & Culture in the Abbasid Empire

History of the Islamic Golden Age | Religion, Science, & Culture in the Abbasid Empire

by Media Desk Published on: 23rd April 2018

This free lecture comes from the course The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age.

Al Kindi- The Father of Cryptography and the Scientific Method

Al Kindi- The Father of Cryptography and the Scientific Method

by Media Desk Published on: 8th April 2018

You must be aware of Bitcoins? How many of your devices have Bluetooth? When last did you use the ATM? Web Banking? Emails? All of these have one thing in common- Encryption Technology and Cryptography...

History of Marrakesh

History of Marrakesh

by Media Desk Published on: 10th February 2018

Born out of the Sahara Desert, Marrakesh has become the cultural hub of Morocco!...

The Weird Truth About Arabic Numerals

The Weird Truth About Arabic Numerals

by Media Desk Published on: 11th January 2018

Hank unravels the fascinating yarn of how the world came to use so-called Arabic numerals -- from the scholarship of ancient Hindu mathematicians, to Muslim scientist Al-Khwarizmi, to the merchants of medieval Italy.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Why Islam Rejects Science

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Why Islam Rejects Science

by Media Desk Published on: 11th January 2018

Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about the origin of science in Islamic history but how science was later rejected due to religious dogma, and how this has set the world back so many centuries. A very…

Alhambra - Symbol of a Lost Golden Age

Alhambra – Symbol of a Lost Golden Age

by Media Desk Published on: 4th January 2018

Explore the history of the Muslim's greatest architectural achievement in Iberia...

The work of the ‘father of optics’ Alhazen | Primary Science - SciTube

The work of the ‘father of optics’ Alhazen | Primary Science – SciTube

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd December 2017

Suitable for teaching 7 to 11s. This vlog style film introduces the work of Alhazen, and the scientific discoveries that he made about optics and the eye...

Abbas Ibn Firnas - Father of Aviation

Abbas Ibn Firnas – Father of Aviation

by Media Desk Published on: 17th December 2017

The first man to fly? In the 9th century!?...

Ibn BATTUTA – The Greatest EXPLORER of All time - KJ Vids

Ibn BATTUTA – The Greatest EXPLORER of All time – KJ Vids

by Media Desk Published on: 9th November 2017

Ibn Battuta – The Greatest Explorer of All time...

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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…

Hospital: Muslim Invention

Hospital: Muslim Invention | Muslim Heroes & Inventors | Islamic Cartoon for Kids: IQRACartoon

by Media Desk Published on: 30th August 2017

Hospitals are one of the most important inventions that was ever made. Without hospitals our world wouldn't have got to where it is today. That is all because of our great Muslim brother Ahmad ibn…

Mansa Musa - The Richest Man That Ever Lived

Mansa Musa – The Richest Man That Ever Lived

by Media Desk Published on: 18th August 2017

Meet Mansa Musa - The Richest Muslim That Ever Lived...

5 Weapons Used by the Ottomans

5 Weapons Used by the Ottomans

by Media Desk Published on: 6th August 2017

5 Weapons Used by the Ottomans

How the Ottoman Caliphate saved Jack Sparrow?

How the Ottoman Caliphate saved Jack Sparrow?

by Media Desk Published on: 28th July 2017

While the historical character of Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie was an Englishman, historical facts indicate that he led an adventurous life and had converted to Islam...

The First Intercontinental Flight in History

The First Intercontinental Flight in History

by Media Desk Published on: 23rd July 2017

Abbas ibn Firnas, a Spanish Muslim inventor of the 9th century managed to achieve un-powered glider flight in Cordoba in the 800s by building a set of wings covered in bird’s feathers...

How Houses looked in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

How Houses looked in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

by Media Desk Published on: 26th June 2017

An ancient Islamic nomad is giving up his camel-hair tent and has designed his own ‘forever’ family home to settle in Baghdad.

Jobs in 900AD Baghdad | History of Early Civlisation | BBC Teach

Jobs in 900AD Baghdad | History of Early Civlisation | BBC Teach

by Media Desk Published on: 26th June 2017

This reality TV parody introduces AD900 Baghdad and the typical occupations for both men and women, touching on how women were respected but lacked influence in early Islamic society...

Invention & Innovation in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

Invention & Innovation in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

by Media Desk Published on: 20th June 2017

Through this popular reality TV parody, children gain an insight into early Islamic inventions...

What food did they eat in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

What food did they eat in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

by Media Desk Published on: 20th June 2017

This cooking show parody introduces children to early Islamic food...

Ibn Al Haytham - SOS Fast Facts

Ibn Al Haytham – SOS Fast Facts

by Media Desk Published on: 4th May 2017

The Fast Facts Collection was originally produced for the edutainment reality TV program Stars of Science, a Qatar Foundation initiative. The program has successfully brought science and technology closer to millions of viewers across the…

Ibn Haitham (Alhazen) the First true Scientist

Ibn Haitham (Alhazen) the First true Scientist

by Media Desk Published on: 12th April 2017

Though it is often claimed that the modern scientific method was not established until the early 17th Century by Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes. There is no doubt, however, that Ibn al-Haytham arrived there first...

5 Extraordinary Muslim Women from the Golden Age

5 Extraordinary Muslim Women from the Golden Age

by Media Desk Published on: 10th April 2017

5 Extraordinary Muslim Women from the Golden Age...

Al-Zahrawi - The Pioneer of Modern Surgery

Al-Zahrawi – The Pioneer of Modern Surgery

by Media Desk Published on: 27th February 2017

He revolutionized how surgery was performed by inventing new methods and tools to help heal patients...

Baghdad and the Paper-Making Industry

Baghdad and the Paper-Making Industry

by Media Desk Published on: 27th February 2017

Baghdad and the Paper-Making Industry We hope you enjoyed and learn't something new from our video...

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.

Khadija and the founding of Islam | Religous Studies - Divine Women

Khadija and the founding of Islam | Religous Studies – Divine Women

by Media Desk Published on: 9th June 2016

Khadija's early life and social position are outlined. Bettany discusses the depth of the relationship of Muhammad and Khadija with Professor Leila Ahmed of Harvard University...

Untold History - Al-Andalus - Islamic Golden Age

Untold History – Al-Andalus – Islamic Golden Age

by Media Desk Published on: 20th April 2016

Al-Andalus - Islamic Golden Age

How I'm discovering the secrets of ancient texts | Gregory Heyworth

How I’m discovering the secrets of ancient texts | Gregory Heyworth

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd April 2016

Gregory Heyworth is a textual scientist; he and his lab work on new ways to read ancient manuscripts and maps using spectral imaging technology.

Meet Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi - The Father of Algebra

Meet Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi – The Father of Algebra

by Media Desk Published on: 17th March 2016

Meet Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi - The Father of Algebra...

Turkey: Home of BURSA

Turkey: Home of BURSA

by Media Desk Published on: 12th February 2016

Bursa, the historic town where the Ottoman Empire was born… Decorated with numerous mosques, hans, hamams and tombs, the enchanting inner-city is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

by Media Desk Published on: 5th February 2016

From The Opening Ceremony Of The International Year Of Light At The Unesco Building In Paris France. Ibn Al-Haytham’s Contributions To Optics And Renaissance Art Charles Falco

Sami Yusuf releases music score for 1001 Inventions film

Sami Yusuf releases music score for 1001 Inventions film

by Media Desk Published on: 31st December 2015

Sami Yusuf, the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer, and award-winning producer Ahmed Salim announced today the release of the original motion picture soundtrack for the short film ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn…

Science in a Golden Age - Chemistry: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone

Science in a Golden Age – Chemistry: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone

by Media Desk Published on: 3rd December 2015

Between the 9th and 14th centuries, there was a Golden Age of Science when scholars from the Islamic world, like Jabir Ibn Hayyan and Al-Razi, introduced a rigorous experimental approach that laid the foundations for…

Science in a Golden Age - Pioneers of Engineering: Al-Jazari and the Banu Musa

Science in a Golden Age – Pioneers of Engineering: Al-Jazari and the Banu Musa

by Media Desk Published on: 28th November 2015

Jim Al-Khalili guides us through the work of the engineers and innovators of the Golden Age of science (9th - 14th centuries)...

Science in a Golden Age - Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra

Science in a Golden Age – Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra

by Media Desk Published on: 20th November 2015

Jim Al-Khalili uncovers how, between the 9th and 14th centuries, mathematicians from the Islamic world helped mathematicise science and lay the foundations of algebra.

Science in a Golden Age - Astronomy: The Science of the Stars

Science in a Golden Age – Astronomy: The Science of the Stars

by Media Desk Published on: 13th November 2015

Imagine trying to make sense of the universe before telescopes were even invented. Jim al-Khalili reveals how scholars from the Islamic world played a crucial role in astronomy and navigation, influencing later astronomers in the…

Science in a Golden Age - Optics: The True Nature of Light

Science in a Golden Age – Optics: The True Nature of Light

by Media Desk Published on: 6th October 2015

From art and science to modern technology, the study of light - and how behaves and interacts with matter has intrigued scientists for over a century...

Dimitri Gutas on Avicenna

Dimitri Gutas on Avicenna

by Media Desk Published on: 17th August 2015

Peter Adamson and Dimitri Gutas discuss Avicenna.

Who Was The First Scientist?

Who Was The First Scientist?

by Media Desk Published on: 16th August 2015

Even the most ancient people noticing the sun rises in the east, sets in the west...Doesn't that make you a scientist?...

The Open University - International Year of Light

The Open University – International Year of Light

by Media Desk Published on: 12th August 2015

Excellent animation summarising the key contributions to light science by those who have made history in the field of light from ‪IbnAlHaytham‬ to Charles Kao. Those scientists are being celebrated as part of ‪UNESCO‬ International…

Arabic Numbers

Arabic Numbers

by Media Desk Published on: 27th July 2015

Arabic numbers origins...

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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE

by Videos Published on: 9th June 2015

"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word that simply means 'Turkish'?

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham and IYL2015 - ARABIC

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham and IYL2015 – ARABIC

by Media Desk Published on: 9th June 2015

A Seminar on Ibn al-Haytham on the occasion of the International Year of Light by The Jordanian Society for the History of Science.

Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi

Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi

by Media Desk Published on: 17th May 2015

Google honors the 1147th birthday of Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi...

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Professor Devin Stewart: The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World

by News Desk Published on: 5th May 2015

On Wednesday 22nd April, a public lecture exploring “The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadeem and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World” was presented by Professor Devin Stewart at the Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation.

The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World

The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd April 2015

In the series of its London lectures, the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts at Al-Furqan, on Wednesday 22nd April 2015, organised a public lecture at its headquarters...

Introduction to 1001 Inventions

Introduction to 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 19th April 2015

An introduction to 1001 Inventions...

‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Trailer

‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham’ Trailer

by Media Desk Published on: 16th April 2015

The creators of 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets bring you a new short film on the work of 11th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. “A journey of Science from Darkness into Light”

Celebrate The International Year of Light 2015

Celebrate The International Year of Light 2015

by Media Desk Published on: 12th March 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges…

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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BBC Four – The Dark Ages: An Age of Light – The Wonder of Islam

by Videos Published on: 17th February 2015

BBC Four: "The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a terrible time when civilisation stopped."

UNESCO announces partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate Ibn Al-Haytham

UNESCO announces partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate Ibn Al-Haytham

by Media Desk Published on: 13th January 2015

Director-General Irina Bokova announces UNESCO's partnership with 1001 Inventions to launch a global campaign to celebrate the 10th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. The campaign called "1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham" will be…

The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217

The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217

by Media Desk Published on: 21st December 2014

While John teaches you about this long-lived Muslim empire, he'll also look at the idea of historical reputation and how we view people from history...

Baghdad in 900AD, the golden age of Islam | History - Lost Lands

Baghdad in 900AD, the golden age of Islam | History – Lost Lands

by Media Desk Published on: 10th December 2014

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. The fourth of seven films introducing life in ancient civilisations. Ali lives in the most advanced city in the world: Baghdad. He wants to be a scholar and contribute to the…

World's 10 Greatest Muslim Inventions

World’s 10 Greatest Muslim Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 20th July 2014

Muslim history is overflowing with awe-inspiring creations in the realms of art, architecture, and literature, but it's also filled with many significant and world changing inventions...

Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the Unknown?

by Media Desk Published on: 18th June 2014

Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

The Life of Ibn Al-Haytham (short film)

The Life of Ibn Al-Haytham (short film)

by Media Desk Published on: 17th June 2014

A short film about the life and achievements of the "Father of the Optics", Ibn al-Haytham...

1001 Inventions Exhibition in New York

1001 Inventions Exhibition in New York

by Media Desk Published on: 14th June 2014

1001 Inventions at Deen Show Eddie

Yara Hejazi - Fez video 1 - 1001 Inventions

Yara Hejazi – Fez video 1 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd June 2014

Winner of the 1001 Inventions Fez competition talks about getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city in Morocco.

Ebraheem Fontaine - Fez video 1 - 1001 Inventions

Ebraheem Fontaine – Fez video 1 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd June 2014

Winner of the 1001 Inventions Fez competition talks about getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city in Morocco.

Intro to "The Story of Maths: The Genius of the East"

Intro to “The Story of Maths: The Genius of the East”

by Media Desk Published on: 13th May 2014

Four-part series about the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy...

The Role & Originality of Late Arabic Scientific Commentaries, by Professor George Saliba

The Role & Originality of Late Arabic Scientific Commentaries, by Professor George Saliba

by Media Desk Published on: 4th May 2014

Most students of Islamic civilisation are still under the impression that the golden age of that civilisation, in terms of philosophical and scientific production, came to an end sometime around the beginning of the thirteenth-century…

Light and Dark 1 of 2 - Light

Light and Dark 1 of 2 – Light

by Media Desk Published on: 28th April 2014

Jim Al-Khalili - Light and Dark 1 of 2 Light HD - Full Documentary

1001 Inventions in Istanbul

1001 Inventions in Istanbul

by Media Desk Published on: 5th March 2014

News bulletin regarding the 1001 Inventions exhibition launch in Istanbul.

Spain's Forgotton Muslims - The Expulsion of the Moriscos

Spain’s Forgotton Muslims – The Expulsion of the Moriscos

by Media Desk Published on: 28th February 2014

One of the truly tragic events in Islamic history is the loss of al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain...

Calligrapher Hasan Celebi

Calligrapher Hasan Celebi

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2014

Prof. Salim Al-Hassani presented calligrapher Hasan Celebi the book of 1001 Inventions...

Forbidden Knowledge ; Machines of the Ancient Orient

Forbidden Knowledge ; Machines of the Ancient Orient

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2014

This documentary examines the inventions of Muslim engineer Al-Jazari, who lived in what is now modern Iraq and Turkey during the 13th century...

Al-Jazari - Master Engineer and Father of Robotics

Al-Jazari – Master Engineer and Father of Robotics

by Media Desk Published on: 14th February 2014

Al-Jazarī (1136-1206), was a prominent medieval polymath: an scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, mathematician and astronomer from Diyarbakır, Turkey, who lived during the Middle Ages.

Faseh Ali - Fez video 1 - 1001 Inventions

Faseh Ali – Fez video 1 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 14th January 2014

Winner of the 1001 Inventions Fez competition talks about getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city in Morocco.

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 8th November 2013

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions

Professor George Saliba Lectures

Professor George Saliba Lectures

by Media Desk Published on: 7th November 2013

George Saliba has been a Professor of Arabic Science at the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, New York, United States, since 1979.

BBC Four: Science & Islam by Prof. Jim Al-Khalili

BBC Four: Science & Islam by Prof. Jim Al-Khalili

by Media Desk Published on: 7th November 2013

British scientist, author and broadcaster Prof. Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia, Turkeyand Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the…

When the Moors Ruled in Europe

When the Moors Ruled in Europe

by Media Desk Published on: 7th November 2013

As part of the Channel 4, Hidden Civilisation season exploring Islam's rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, historian Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society…

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden opens 1001 Inventions in Karlstad

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden opens 1001 Inventions in Karlstad

by Media Desk Published on: 30th August 2013

HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden officially launched the award-winning 1001 Inventions exhibition, at the renowned Värmlands Museum in Karlstad, 30th August 2013.

Ibn Al-Haytham: The First Scientist

Ibn Al-Haytham: The First Scientist

by Media Desk Published on: 19th August 2013

A very brief history of Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham...

Abd al-Rahman Al-Sufi

Abd al-Rahman Al-Sufi

by Media Desk Published on: 13th July 2013

This is a presentation about Al-Sufi and his contribution to the Universe Model...

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.

Denia: A Muslim Port in Spain

Denia: A Muslim Port in Spain

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd July 2013

A Time Team special as part of the On the Line season. A Muslim port is revealed under this modern-day Spanish town.

1001 Inventions - Fez Competition Winner: Ebraheem Fontaine

1001 Inventions – Fez Competition Winner: Ebraheem Fontaine

by Media Desk Published on: 14th May 2013

In 2012, 1001 Inventions ran a competition offering five lucky fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city of Fez in Morocco.

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Video: Emir of Qatar Visits 1001 Inventions Doha

by Media Desk Published on: 27th March 2013

Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, visited the award-winning 1001 Inventions show in Doha today, accompanied by HH Sheikha Al-Mayassa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Qatar Museums…

1001 Inventions - Fez Competition Winner: Fasih Ali Ahmed

1001 Inventions – Fez Competition Winner: Fasih Ali Ahmed

by Media Desk Published on: 17th March 2013

Fasih Ali Ahmed is one of the five outstanding entries that we received and in March 2013 will be flying out with the four other winners on the official 1001 Inventions expedition to enjoy an…

1001 Inventions - Fez Competition Winner: Yara Hejazi

1001 Inventions – Fez Competition Winner: Yara Hejazi

by Media Desk Published on: 14th March 2013

In 2012, 1001 Inventions ran a competition offering five lucky fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city of Fez in Morocco. All you had to do to enter was record…

Fez Expedition Highlights - March 2013 - 1001 Inventions

Fez Expedition Highlights – March 2013 – 1001 Inventions

by Media Desk Published on: 14th March 2013

In 2012, 1001 Inventions ran a competition offering five lucky fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the historic city of Fez in Morocco.

Ibn al-Haytham - The Muslim Who Taught Europe Science

Ibn al-Haytham – The Muslim Who Taught Europe Science

by Media Desk Published on: 13th March 2013

Ibn al-Haytham - One of the earliest scientists of the World who laid the foundations for the scientific method...

Islam: Empire of Faith

Islam: Empire of Faith

by Media Desk Published on: 15th February 2013

Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley, A three-part series, re-creates the spectacular sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years, from Muhammad's birth to the Ottoman Empire under Suleyman the Magnificent. Evocative re-enactments and art,…

George Saliba on the Decline of Islamic Science

George Saliba on the Decline of Islamic Science

by Media Desk Published on: 18th October 2012

The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other ancient civilizations—the Greeks…

Introducing the original Time Lord - Al-Jazari

Introducing the original Time Lord – Al-Jazari

by Media Desk Published on: 21st September 2012

Pioneering 12 century engineer Al-Jazari designed and produced highly accurate and beautifully elaborate machines...

Venice and the Ottoman Empire: Crash Course World History #19

Venice and the Ottoman Empire: Crash Course World History #19

by Media Desk Published on: 21st June 2012

Together, the Ottoman Empire and Venice grew wealthy by facilitating trade: The Venetians had ships and nautical expertise; the Ottomans had access to many of the most valuable goods in the world...

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

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa: Crash Course World History #16

by Media Desk Published on: 10th June 2012

In which John Green teaches you about Sub-Saharan Africa!

The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14

The Dark Ages…How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14

by Media Desk Published on: 26th May 2012

John Green teaches you about the so-called Dark Ages, which it turns out weren't as uniformly dark as you may have been led to believe...

Turning Clay into Gold - The Secrets of Alchemy and Lustre

Turning Clay into Gold – The Secrets of Alchemy and Lustre

by Media Desk Published on: 14th May 2012

In the 8th century, potters working in what is now Iraq developed a mysterious process called "Lustre".

Al Jazari's Elephant Clock at Sharjah Museum for Islamic Civilisation, UAE

Al Jazari’s Elephant Clock at Sharjah Museum for Islamic Civilisation, UAE

by Media Desk Published on: 13th May 2012

Al Jazari's Elephant Clock (c. 600 AH / 1200AD) at Sharjah Museum for Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah, UAE...

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd March 2012

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged…

Hillary Clinton launches 1001 Inventions in Los Angeles

Hillary Clinton launches 1001 Inventions in Los Angeles

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2012

U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton launches the '1001 Inventions' touring exhibition at California Science Center in Los Angeles...

European Discovery Of Arab Culture - Lecture by Prof. Charles Burnett

European Discovery Of Arab Culture – Lecture by Prof. Charles Burnett

by Published on: 24th October 2011

Lecture by Prof. Charles Burnett, Professor of History of Islamic Influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, University of London, given at The Royal Society in London on the 24th of October 2011.

Dr. Rim Turkmani speaking at The Royal Society (Arabick Roots)

Dr. Rim Turkmani speaking at The Royal Society (Arabick Roots)

by Media Desk Published on: 24th September 2011

Dr. Rim Turkmani, Research Fellow, Imperial College, curator of the FSTC-sponsored Arabick Roots exhibition speaking at The Royal Society in London on the 24th of October 2011.

How the Asr Prayer led to Modern Astronomy

How the Asr Prayer led to Modern Astronomy

by Media Desk Published on: 19th August 2011

Can "religion" spark a scientific revolution? Can science develop just in order to respond to the growing needs of religion?...

Al-Jazari's 800 Year Old Automatic Elephant Clock

Al-Jazari’s 800 Year Old Automatic Elephant Clock

by Media Desk Published on: 27th July 2011

Al-Jazari's 800 Year Old Automatic Elephant Clock Would you like to support our channel?...

Al-Idrisi and the Norman King Roger

Al-Idrisi and the Norman King Roger

by Media Desk Published on: 17th July 2011

In this major series, Professor Robert Bartlett examines the extraordinary expansion and unchecked ambition of the Normans, and shows how they transformed the history of Europe.

Library of Secrets LIVE! (CheltSciFest)

Library of Secrets LIVE! (CheltSciFest)

by Media Desk Published on: 12th June 2011

Prof. Jim Al-Khalili and Dr. Andrea Sella are on hand to introduce a sold-out crowd at the Cheltenham Science Festival to the history of science from the Middle Ages...

Islam & the transformation of Greek Science

Islam & the transformation of Greek Science

by Media Desk Published on: 1st June 2011

By Professor George Saliba from Columbia University...

NBC News Conference with Conan Nolan

NBC News Conference with Conan Nolan

by Media Desk Published on: 29th May 2011

The 1001 Inventions exhibition at California Science Center was featured on Southern California’s NBC4 channel, as part of the “News Conference” programme with Conan Nolan, on the 29th May 2011

Chemistry in Muslim Civilisation - Soaps, Perfumes, Petrol

Chemistry in Muslim Civilisation – Soaps, Perfumes, Petrol

by Media Desk Published on: 14th April 2011

9th century chemists like Jabir (Geber), Al Kindi (Alkindus), Al Razi (Rhazes) and Ibn Sina (Avicenna) changed the way we live our lives.These scholars evolved chemistry from an occult art (alchemy) into a scientific discipline.

The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham

The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham

by Media Desk Published on: 4th March 2011

The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, in partnership with 1001 Inventions, announces that 2011 will be The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham.

Nicola Sturgeon MSP launches 1001 Inventions exhibition

Nicola Sturgeon MSP launches 1001 Inventions exhibition

by Media Desk Published on: 14th February 2011

Member of Scottish Parliament, Nicola Sturgeon launches the 1001 Inventions exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre.

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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.…

Pioneers of Science and Technology

Pioneers of Science and Technology

by Media Desk Published on: 14th July 2010

1001 Inventions promotes an accurate understanding of the exceptional advances in science, technology and culture made by Muslim civilisation during the 1000+ years labelled The Dark Ages by Western tradition.

Ibn Battuta: The Man Who Walked Across the World

Ibn Battuta: The Man Who Walked Across the World

by Media Desk Published on: 12th April 2010

A three-part series of documentary travelogues in which Tim Mackintosh-Smith follows in the footsteps of 14th Century Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets

by Media Desk Published on: 17th March 2010

Oscar-winning actor and screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley has taken the starring role in a short feature film about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation.

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1001 Inventions Introduction Film

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 25th February 2010

On the occasion of the launch of 1001 Inventions Exhibition in the Science Museum in London since 21 January 2010, 1001 Inventions Ltd produced a short introductoy film (5:45 mn) to present this ground breaking…

Paradise Found (Islamic Culture Documentary) | Timeline

Hidden Civilisation: Paradise Found

by Media Desk Published on: 17th February 2010

The art critic and art lover, Waldemar Januszczak, sets out on an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world from Central Asia, to the heart of the Middle East and beyond to reveal a…

1001 Inventions Muslim Heritage Exhibition - Science Museum - South Kensington, London

1001 Inventions Muslim Heritage Exhibition – Science Museum – South Kensington, London

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd January 2010

The 1001 Inventions exhibition opened at London's Science Museum on January 21st 2010. Since that time it has become one of the most popular exhibition's that this prestigious venue has ever hosted.

1001 Inventions Exhibition - Press TV News

1001 Inventions Exhibition – Press TV News

by Media Desk Published on: 21st January 2010

News report about the 1001 Inventions Exhibition, which launched in London @ the Science Museum on January 21st 2010.

1001 Inventions Exhibition - BBC London News

1001 Inventions Exhibition – BBC London News

by Media Desk Published on: 21st January 2010

1001 Inventions is a global educational initiative that promotes awareness of the scientific and cultural achievements of Muslim civilisation, during the thousand year period from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped build…

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition on Islam Channel TV

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition on Islam Channel TV

by Media Desk Published on: 19th May 2009

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition on Islam Channel TV...

After Rome: Holy War and Conquest

After Rome: Holy War and Conquest

by Media Desk Published on: 18th May 2009

Two-part series, Boris Johnson travels to France, Spain, Egypt, Israel, Syria and Turkey to investigate the early beginnings of what some people now call 'the clash of civilisations.'

Speech by President Barack Obama in Egypt: Civilisation's Debt to Islam

Speech by President Barack Obama in Egypt: Civilisation’s Debt to Islam

by Media Desk Published on: 18th February 2009

Speech by President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009...

Maimonides

Maimonides

by Media Desk Published on: 17th February 2009

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life, times and legacy of the great Jewish medieval philsopher, Maimonides. Also known as Rambam, Maimonides was a philosopher, theologian, lawyer and physician whose works are still influential today.

1001 Inventions Book Endorsements

1001 Inventions Book Endorsements

by Media Desk Published on: 14th February 2009

1001 Inventions book endorsements.

How'd that get here?

How’d that get here?

by Media Desk Published on: 28th September 2008

Our lives today bring us in touch with many different cultures -- both East and West. Ever wonder where some of the things we use every day come from?

Averroes

Averroes

by Media Desk Published on: 17th July 2008

Podcast on the life of Muslim scholar, Averroes, also known as, Ibn Rushd.

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition

1001 Inventions Croydon Exhibition

by Media Desk Published on: 4th May 2008

1001 Inventions Exhibition has successfully launched at the Croydon Clocktower Museum...

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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Bringing to Life the Islamic History of Europe: A Video Documentary

by Rageh Omaar Published on: 3rd March 2008

The video documentary produced by the BBC in 2005 An Islamic History of Europe, by the famous TV presenter Rageh Omaar (who also covered the American invasion of Iraq), reveals the surprising hidden story of…

Conversation with Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani

Conversation with Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2008

Interview of Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani for Urdu viewers at Metro One TV, a Pakistani Channel.

Imagine A World Without Them?

Imagine A World Without Them?

by Media Desk Published on: 19th February 2008

Coffee, computers and piston engines - could we imagine a world without them? These are intricate parts of every day life for most of us and the knowledge that led to them was either invented…

1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in our World

1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in our World

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd December 2007

Overview of the hugely successful cross-cultural dialogue and educational initiative called 1001 Inventions: Discovering the Muslim Heritage in our World...

Muslim Heritage: alJazari's Scribe Clock

Muslim Heritage: al-Jazari’s Scribe Clock

by Media Desk Published on: 2nd November 2007

al-Jazari's 800 year old automatic Scribe clock using water technology. An example of the Muslim orgins of modern automation and robotics.

Cities of Light - The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

Cities of Light – The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd August 2007

This film takes viewers on an epic journey back into one of the most captivating and important periods of world history, a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far corner of…

La Mosquée de Damas

La Mosquée de Damas

by Media Desk Published on: 18th June 2007

Brief animation of how the Ummayad Mosque also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus has developped over the centuries...

1001 Inventions: Launch at Birmingham's Think Tank Museum

1001 Inventions: Launch at Birmingham’s Think Tank Museum

by Media Desk Published on: 26th May 2007

1001 Inventions: Launch at Birmingham's Think Tank Museum

First hospitals in the world and father of optics - from the PBS documentary "Empire of Faith"

First hospitals in the world and father of optics – from the PBS documentary “Empire of Faith”

by Media Desk Published on: 5th April 2007

An excerpt from the documentary "Empire of Faith" about Muslims and Islam...

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,…

The Arabic numbers by Al-Khwarizmi

The Arabic numbers by Al-Khwarizmi

by Media Desk Published on: 17th June 2006

Learn more about the numbers written with the ideograms of the abacus and the Arabic numbers origins.

Prof. Salim Al-Hassani Manchester (3 parts)

Prof. Salim Al-Hassani Manchester (3 parts)

by Media Desk Published on: 9th March 2006

In the West, the Middle Ages sometimes referred to as the Dark Ages is usually seen as an interlude between two great flowering of civilisations, in which little advancement of knowledge took place.

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions

BBC Science Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions Copyright BBC 2006 (2 parts)

by Media Desk Published on: 18th February 2006

Adam Hart Davis presents 1001 Inventions...

Avicenna

Avicenna

by Media Desk Published on: 17th August 2005

Peter Adamson discusses the philosophy of Avicenna.

An Islamic History of Europe

An Islamic History of Europe

by Media Desk Published on: 11th July 2005

An Islamic History of Europe, produced and broadcasted by BBC 4 in 2005 is a documentary about the Islamic influence on Europe and the effect of the Islamic civilization, learning and sciences on the Western…

HRH Dr. Wijdan Ali Speech Part of the BA Festival of Science September 2003, BAAS

HRH Dr. Wijdan Ali Speech Part of the BA Festival of Science September 2003, BAAS

by Media Desk Published on: 13th September 2003

September 2003, BAAS British Association for the Advancement of Science

Peter Raymond BA Festival of Science Speech (2003) BAAS

Peter Raymond BA Festival of Science Speech (2003) BAAS

by Media Desk Published on: 13th September 2003

September 2003, BAAS British Association for the Advancement of Science

Prof Ekmelideen Ihsanoglu Speech at BA Festival of Science, 2003

Prof Ekmelideen Ihsanoglu Speech at BA Festival of Science, 2003

by Media Desk Published on: 13th June 2003

Prof Ekmelideen Ihsanoglu Speech at BA Festival of Science