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Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution
...in this article, I will summarise the key elements of the modern science of evolution, and the reasons why the evidence in its favour is generally regarded among scientists as conclusive, before...
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Royal Launch for Ibn Al-Haytham in Jordan
“1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” opens in Amman
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International Women's Day
To celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, no way is better than reproducing a collection of articles written by FSTC scholars and associates on the achievements of women in Muslim...
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Albucasis: A Landmark for Arabic and European Surgery
This article presents Abu'l-Qasim Khalaf ibn 'Abbas al-Zaharawi, Arabic أبو القاسم خلف بن عباس الزهراوي, Latin Albucasis (936-1013 A.D.), one on the most outstanding Arabic physicians and the most...
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"1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals" launch at Al Ain Zoo
9th century Al-Jahiz and his wondrous Book of Animals is showcased in a fun and interactive exhibition
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1001 Inventions New Children’s Book Selected as Best Biography
Junior Library Guild Honours National Geographic Readers Book on Ibn al-Haytham
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Historiography of Science and Medicine: Balancing Scholarship with Public Engagement
In recent years, here at Fez and all over the world, distinguished scholars have rediscovered the immense importance of Islamic medicine which preserved, systematized and developed the medical...
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A Culture Devoted to Healing
Muslim Contributions to the Medical Sciences A Tribute to Dr Rabie E. Abdel-Halim
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Hail the Queen of Mathematics!
In today's world what Friedrich Gauss called the queen of mathematics plays a crucial role in providing internet security. Here we look at some of the Muslims who worked on number theory.
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Using an Astrolabe
The history of the astrolabe begins more than two thousand years ago, but it is in the Islamic classical world that the astrolabe was highly developed and its uses widely multiplied. Introduced to...
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The Advent of Experimental Chemistry
Experiment is what differentiates science of Muslim Civilisation from Greek speculation (called science). Experiment began with the Muslims, centuries before the likes of Grosseteste.
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When the World Spoke Arabic
At the height of the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation, the Arabic language was the lingua franca that served as the language of science, poetry, literature, governance and art. A big movement of...
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Potrail of one of Muslim Admiral&nbsp;Zheng He's ships&nbsp;</em><br /> <em>Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics&nbsp;(<a href="http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/zheng-he-chinese-muslim-admiral" target="_blank">Source</a>)
The Tang Dynasty West Market Museum is a privately-run museum in Xi'an and is situated on the original site of the 1000-year-old Chang'an City Tang Dynasty market (</em><a href="http://www.china.org.cn/travel/2013-11/07/content_30521933_8.htm" style="text-align: center;" target="_blank"><em>source</em></a><em>).
Chang'an's Great Mosque’s (the Qingzhen Dasi) visible architecture dates from the late Ming period, although it was first built in 742. It’s located close to the western market that played an important role in th trade with the West along the Silk Roads</em> (<a href="http://en.unesco.org/silkroad/content/xian" target="_blank">source</a>).
Silk Road Cultural Street is situated at the original site of the Tang Dynasty West Market which thrived more than 1000 years ago in Chang'an City in the Tang Dynasty (</em><a href="http://www.dictall.com/dictall/newsInfo.jsp%3Fid=59359" target="_blank"><em>source</em></a><em>).
Samarkand&nbsp;</em><em>(<a href="http://worldsecretlocations.com/asia/registan-samarkand.html" target="_blank">Source</a>)
Aleppo by Matrakci (<a href="http://www.matrakcinasuh.com/" target="_blank">Source</a>)
A city from Iraq by Matrakci (<a href="http://www.matrakcinasuh.com/" target="_blank">Source</a>)
The Blacas Ewer (629 AD), Shuja‘ b. Man‘a al-Mawsili. Jazira, Mosul. Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum, London
Gyaur Kala, Merv</em><em>&nbsp;</em><em>(</em><em><a href="http://turkmen.traveler.uz/turkmenistan-photo-gallery/album/258" target="_blank">Source</a>)
The dome of the mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar, one such place, was of turquoise blue, and could be seen at a distance of a day's journey away.

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