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Islamic Astronomy
This article was originally published as: “Islamic Astronomy”, in Christopher Walker, ed., Astronomy before the Telescope, London: British Museum Press, 1996, pp. 143-174.
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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded by women, either as wives, daughters or mothers of sultans. All health personnel were male at these hospitals. In the Ottoman...
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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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Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation
Fully automated environmentally friendly water raising devices, pumps, windmills and more! Discover some of the most facinating devices from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation that brought...
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Ravy (Rayy)
Rayy was a city in the old Persian region of Media, during the Islamic times in the province of Djibal...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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