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FSTC Newsletter Issue 11: January 2015
Dear readers of our Newsletter, Another year has passed and a new one has commenced with more successes and challenges to our noble mission. Professor Gomati and I would like to take this...
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FSTC at Second International Conference in Sharjah
FSTC and CE4tF are very pleased to have participated in the Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Science and the eleventh Conference on the Space Sciences and...
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UNESCO Announces 1001 Inventions Partnership
1000 Years of Arabic Optics to be a focus of the United Nations proclaimed 'International Year of Light' in 2015.
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The Scientific Center of Kuwait to Host 1001 Inventions in 2015
The Scientific Center of Kuwait announces the February 2015 opening of the award-winning 1001 Inventions Exhibition
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BSA presents prestigious award to Dr Anne-Maria Brennan
The British Science Association (BSA) awarded Dr Anne-Maria Brennan with the Sir Walter Bodmer Award. Dr Anne-Maria Brennan is board member of FSTC and Chairperson of CE4tF.
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The Transfer of Science Between India, Europe and China via Muslim Heritage
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. The Islamic realms served as a crucible for scientific learning from the...
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Black History Month: African contributions to Muslim Civilisation
From the grand University of Sankore, Timbuktu to mathematics and architecture in North Africa, the African contribution within Muslim civilisation is invaluable. As October marks Black History Month...
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1001 Inventions' Science Show and Schools Programme launches in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tuesday 23rd September 2014, Sao Paulo: A new theatrical science show and educational programme was launched today at the Institute of Butantan. The ‘1001 Inventions Brazil Schools...
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The Courtyard Houses of Syria
The courtyard house is one of the most enduring architectural forms, transcending regional, historical and cultural boundaries. Its balance of simple appropriate construction, environmental control...
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Aleppo Citadel: Glimpses of the Past
The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It is the most famous historic architectural site in Syria and is built on top of a huge, partially artificial mound rising 50m...
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The Fate of Manuscripts in Iraq and Elsewhere
In this well informed article, Dr Geoffrey Roper, an expert in the field, outlines an impressive portrait of the dangers and threats encountered by the national heritage of Iraq due to the dramatic...
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1001 Inventions launches Rotterdam Exhibition
Award-winning show about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilisation now launched
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Figure 1: Professor Gunhan Danisman.
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At the beginning of 2009, we lost our colleague and friend Professor Gunhan Danisman, a member of the Muslim...
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Figure 2. The interior of the central hall looking into the iwan with the pool at the foreground.
Figure 3. The dome transformed by the mosaics into an image of the divine dome. Note the five triangles (pendentives) which invoke the names of the five famous messengers of Allah.
Figure 4. An external view showing the portal and the central hall with its large dome. The domed chamber at the background holds the tomb of the founder of the madrasa.
Figure 2. The triple arched audience hall entrance reconstructed
Figure 3. Reconstruction of the Main Building complex showing the three aisled basilican audience hall, followed by the throne room. On the sides are the household suites.
Figure 4. View of the remains of the triple arched entrance leading into the tripartite hall and the throne room at the back with its northern apse clearly visible.
Figure 5. Details of stone carvings of the façade as found in the section kept at Berlin Museum.
Figure 6. Details of base carving showing vine stalks loops above the plain socle.
Figure 7. Details of carving of the triangular frame showing animal figures below the hexafoil rosette.
Figure 2. General view of the prayer hall showing the raised central nave of the mihrab and one of the corner domes.
Figure 3. Corner of Al-Hakim mosque showing the northern minaret in its encasement as well as the ablution fountain

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