Dear readers of our Newsletter, Well another year has passed and a new one is starting with more successes and challenges to our noble mission. Professor Gomati and I like to take this opportunity to send you a short but sincere message on behalf of the Board, the staff and the wider family of FSTC. We are blessed with a fantastic team and a wonderful galaxy of supporters. May this New Year bring you immense happiness and Baraka in all that you do. May your aspirations and hopes succeed with the blessings of the Almighty." New Year Message from Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, FSTC President, and Prof. Mohammed El-Gomati, OBE, FSTC Chairman www.facebook.com/MuslimHeritage
FSTC Newsletter Issue 10: January 2013LEARN MORE
In the first days of the New Year, FSTC team is pleased to present to our wide community Issue 10 of this...
Figure 1. Ibn Battuta as imagined by a present day artist. Muslim Heritage Consulting ©
Ibn BattutaLEARN MORE
The Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta is known as the greatest traveller of premodern times. He lived in the 8th...
Front cover of Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man: A Philosophy of History and Civilisational Triumph by Nayef Al-Rodhan (Lit Verlag, 2009, Paperback: 472 pages).
Figure 2: First pages of Bist bab dar ma'rifat-i asturlab, Istanbul, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, MS 2620.
Figure 3: First pages of Sharh-i bist bab dar ma'rifet-i asturlab, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, MS 2641.
Figure 4: The drawing of Nasir al-Din Tusi on a recent Iranian stamp.
Figure 5: The portrait of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (Muhammad II, 1451-1481).
Figure 2: Front cover of Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man: A Philosophy of History and Civilisational Triumph by Nayef Al-Rodhan (Lit Verlag, 2009, Paperback: 472 pages).
Figure 3: Diagram explaining the author's concept of Sustainable History (p. 15).
Figure 4: Diagram about the new vision of Human Civilisation. © Nayef Al-Rodhan 2009. The author's comment reads: "Rather than thinking of competing and separate civilisations, we should think in terms of only one human civilisation (one human story), comprised of multiple geo-cultural domains that contain sub-cultures" (pp. 34-35).
Figure 5: Diagram presenting the structure of The Ocean Model of Human Civilisation (p. 37). © Nayef Al-Rodhan 2009.
Figure 6: A diagram from Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man describing Transcultural Synergy and Universal Axiology (p. 412). © Nayef Al-Rodhan 2009.