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Figure 1. Article Banner Figure 2. Inside of The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem (Source) At the battle of Ajnadayn in 634 CE, Khalid ibn Walid and ‘Amr ibn al ‘As, commanding the Muslim armies, crushed the Byzantine Roman army of Heraclius.[1] This was followed...
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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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Figure 1. The Tabula Rogeriana, drawn by al-Idrisi for Roger II of Sicily in 1154, one of the most advanced ancient world maps. Modern consolidation, created from the 70 double-page spreads of the original atlas. (Source)  If the degree of evolution of any...
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Figure 1: The Mongol Emperor Timur on his throne, after an Indian miniature by Rembrandt van Rijn. © Musée du Louvre/Bridgeman Art Library. In 1400, at the age of 67 or 68, Ibn Khaldun (1322-1406) was compelled by the Mamluk sultan al-Nasir to travel to Damascus in an effort to convince...
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Figure 1: Muslim expansion by the end of Umayyad rule in 750. (Source). Mc Neill and Waldman remark: Obviously, ancient feuds and hatreds are far from dead. The clash of doctrine that arose from Muhammad’s revelation, reinforced by centuries of warfare between...
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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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Summarised extracts from a full article: Piri Reis - World Maps and Kitab I-Bahriye (The Book of Sea Lore) by Salah Zaimeche Versions of the Book The matter of Piri Reis' World Map, however exciting, can be the object of a subsequent study; here, focus will be placed on his...
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