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The Travels of Ibn Fadlan
In his Rihla/Risala (travel narrative, account or journal), Ibn Fadlan, who in the tenth century, accompanied a mission from the Caliph al-Muktadir to the Volga Bulgars, describes his...
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On 23 April the World Celebrates the Book
World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. On this occasion, we are pleased to invite visitors and...
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Ibn Hazm's Philosophy and Thoughts on Science
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...
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Earth Day
Muslim Heritage is very happy to announce that today, 22nd April, is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day of events and observances intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's...
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World Math Days and Month
As the world celebrates World Maths and Pi Day on March 12th and March 14th, April is also Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. To celebrate these special occasions, the Muslim Heritage...
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Record Visitor Numbers Attend 1001 Inventions Exhibition in Jordan
AMMAN — As part of Jordan’s Year of Science 2017 (JYS), more than 24,000 pupils from public and private schools across the Kingdom visited the Ibn Al Haytham Exhibition, held at Ras Al Ain’s Jordan...
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Merv: History, Science and Learning
Merv is the city which in medieval times dominated the province of Khurasan in today's Turkmenistan. 
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World Health Day 7th April: Muslim Heritage in Medicine
World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April each year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organisation) in 1948. During Muslim civilisation, various scholars made interesting...
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Women's Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and Politics
While there are numerous works on the role of Muslim women in jurisprudence (fiqh) and literature and there are also studies on Muslim women in education and in medicine- although on a much smaller...
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Medical Books on Healthy Living from Muslim Civilisation
If you think medical advice on healthy living - good nutrients, exercise and stress free existence is a modern medical practice, you might want to think again and join us to discover 5 medical books...
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Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic era. Over time, hospitals were found in all Islamic towns. This article describes four of...
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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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Islamic Astronomy
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Ravy (Rayy)
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by Matrakci (<a href="https://emmtahn.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/the-anticipation-of-the-hunt/" target="_blank">Source</a>)
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Record Visitor Numbers Attend 1001 Inventions Exhibition in Jordan
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Junior Library Guild Honours National Geographic Readers Book on Ibn al-Haytham
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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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