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To name but a few renowned scholars of African origin in Muslim civilisation, one can observe the great works of zoologist Al-Jahiz, geographer Al-Idrisi, mathematicians such as Labana of Cordoba, Muhammed ibn Muhammed al-Fulani al-Kishnawi, Abu Kamil Shuja ibn Aslam, al-Qurashī, al-...
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During the course of the day, Professor Salim Al-Hassani delivered various lectures regarding famous figures who contributed towards the sciences. In the first session, Professor Salim Al-Hassani discussed how through cross-cultural experiences, be it in regards to academia or trade, Muslims...
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1001 Inventions Versus 1001 Nights Keynote Speech by Emeritus Prof. Salim T. S. Al-Hassani This presentation demonstrated 3D animations of past key scienctific and technological  inventions reconstructed in virtual space from manuscripts and how the intellectual revolution of early...
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*** Note of the Editor; This article has been taken from Science in Parliament (SiP) "The Journal of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee" Issue May/June 2015 (Page 44-45): www.scienceinparliament.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SiP-May-June-2015-full-issue.pdf *** Dr Anne-...
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EuroNews.com: A new exhibition in Belgium aims to highlight the influence of Ottoman culture on western artists. “The Sultan’s World: The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art” has opened at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts. The exhibition looks at Ottoman influences on artists such as...
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In 5-6 September 2008 an international conference Representing Islam: Comparative Perspectives was organised jointly by the Universities of Manchester and Surrey. The meeting, in which over 100 eminent national and international speakers participated, was supported by the Arts and...
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(Image Source) One scholar in particular, Ibn Al-Haytham is distinguished for having highlighted the importance of celebrating and promoting all histories of all peoples as he has been heralded by many historians as “the father of optics”. In her opening address, the UNESCO Director General...
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