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Al-Jahiz and the Book of Animals at the Kuwait Book Fair
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Royal Launch for 1001 Inventions in Jordan
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The West Owes a Debt to Islam: Interview with Prof Glen Cooper
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'Ibn Al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We see" Arabic Book at Sharjah International Book Fair
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Buried Evidence: Islamic Viking Burial Garments
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Children in Berlin Excited to Meet Ibn Al-Haytham
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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium
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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Annotated Reference (Text Only) Edition of 1001 Inventions Book
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A Tale of Two Civilisations: The Viking and the Muslim Civilisation
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Fig. 2:</strong> Ruqaya Al Ghasara won the women's 200m final at the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006. Gold Medallist Bahraini Ruqaya Al Ghasara prostrating after winning 100m and 200m sprint. (<a href="http://www.getreligion.org/2008/01/muslim-athletes-and-their-clothing" target="_blank">Source</a>)
Mounted nomads in Central Asia played a version of polo that was part sport and part training for war, with as many as 100 men on a side. The game followed the nomads’ migration to Persia (modern Iran) some time between 600 B.C. and 100 A.D. (<a href="http://www.polomuseum.com/sport-polo/history-polo" target="_blank">Source</a>)
Miniature painting of the Ottoman Sultan Murat II during archery practice. From Huner-nama ('Book of Skills'), Istanbul, 1584. MS Hazine 1523, folio 138a, Library of Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul. (<a href="http://www.ee.bilkent.edu.tr/~history/ottoman33.html" target="_blank">Source</a>)
Date:&nbsp;1546&nbsp;,&nbsp;Shah Mahmud, A polo game: an illustration from the poem Guy u Chawgan (the Ball and the Polo-mallet)&nbsp;(F1935.18, manuscript). Safavid dynasty (<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polo_game_from_poem_Guy_u_Chawga..." target="_blank">Source</a>)
Mughal Miniature Painting Handmade Illuminated Manuscript Elephant Polo Artwork (<a href="http://www.artnindia.com/product/mughal-miniature-painting-handmade-illu..." target="_blank">Source</a>)

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