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Figure 1. Medina of Marrakesh (Source) So, briefly here, we remind how when the great Muslim ruler, ibn Abi Amir (Al-Mansur), who had made al Andalus the great power of his time, and who had conducted 52 military operations to stem the Christian reconquest of al Andalus died (in 1002), the...
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Figure 1. Aleppo by Matrakci (Source) The castle is not very large, but herein the Sultan has his abode. The city has seven gates: Bab Hims (Emessa gate), Bab ar Rakkah; Bab Kinnasrin; Bab al-yahud; Bab al-Iraq; Bab al-Batikh; and Bab Antakiyyah; The Bab Arba’in (gate of the Forty) is now...
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Figure 1. Manuscript from the medical treatise of Al-Zahrawi in the General Library in Rabat, Morocco (Source) Von Grunebaum remarks: Modern Muslim society as a whole is lamentably ignorant of the origin, development, and achievements of its civilisation. This ignorance is due partly to a...
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Figure 1. The Samarkand Quran manuscript, now kept in Tashkent, 8/9th century (Source) Introduction The title above is by no means an accurate representation of what contents and subjects this essay will include. Subjects considered here would normally constitute a specific heading; i....
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Rayy was a city in the old Persian region of Media, during the Islamic times in the province of Djibal; the city’s ruins visible 5 miles south-south east of Tehran.[1] The town is situated in the fertile zone, which lies between the mountains and the desert on the southern slopes of the Elburz...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: An Introduction to Muslim Science by Salah Zaimeche The Greek civilisation that sprang into existence centuries before Jesus (PUH) was a brilliant civilisation that encompassed subjects such as philosophy, mathematics, geography, astronomy and...
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In this article, we give highlights of three main founders of Experimental Chemistry: Jabir Ibn Hayyan, Al-Razi and Al-Majriti. One of the points raised by Holmyard, which was fundamental to chemistry, and to the development of science in general, is the development of its practical side...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: A review on Muslim Contribution to Astronomy by Salah Zaimeche Between the 10th and 13th centuries a great transfer of knowledge and learning took place between the Muslim world and Europe. This transfer included works covering all subjects...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: A review on Muslim Contribution to Astronomy by Salah Zaimeche The work of the Muslim astronomers who lived between 9th and 12th centuries was both innovative and accurate. Its influence was felt for generations to come. Many of the most basic...
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* * * Note of the editor: This article has been published on Muslim Heritage in December 2001 in PDF format. We present it to our readers in a new editing in HTML, with illustrations. * * * Introduction In his ‘History of Dams’, Norman Smith, began his chapter...
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