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On 2 June 2010, Professor Salim Al-Hassani lectured in Bristol, UK, on 1001 inventions: Cultural Routes of Science for Cultural Inter-Appreciation. Professor Al-Hassani is Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the...
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On Monday 9 March 2011, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), was the guest of Newcastle University where he delivered a lecture on ‘'Muslim Heritage and the Cultural Roots of Science'. The lecture was attended by a large public...
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Al-Jazari's life and environment Al-Jazari(1136-1206) was an important Arab Muslim scholar. He was an inventor and mechanical engineer who gained fame and glory with his famous book of mechanics, Al-Jami `bayn al-`ilm wa 'l-`amal al-nafi `fi sina `at al-hiyal (A Compendium on the Theory and...
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By Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani* 1. Introduction In their famous book of mechanics Kitāb al-hiyal (Book of mechanical devices), the Banū Mūsā Brothers (Baghdad, middle of the 9th century CE) had documented their designs for fountains (amongst many other devices and tricks involving water). This...
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By Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Clock's Appearance 3. How it Works: Mechanism of the Castle Clock 4. Servicing and Maintenance 5. Notes on Construction 6. Appendix: Different Line Drawings and Views of the Computer Assisted Reconstruction of the...
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By Salim T. S. Al-Hassani* and Colin Ong Pang Kiat** Table of contents Preface: Summary and Objectives of this Research I. Characterisation of the tradition of Islamic Technology   1. Beginning of Islamic Science and Technology   2. Islamic Technology   3....
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Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani * Al-Jazari was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. His full name was Badi' al-Zaman Abu-'l-'Izz Ibn Isma'il Ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari. He lived in Diyar-Bakir (in Turkey) during the 6th century H (late 12th century-early 13th century CE...
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Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani* In the frame of The World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, FSTC Chairman of the Board, presented a keynote lecture on the theme: Innovation in the Islamic World: What can we learn from the past, to design the...
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by Professor Salim Al-Hassani ** There is an amnesia in the minds of people about 1,000 years of Muslim, Chinese and Indian civilizations during the period 700-1700 CE. Our educational system largely neglects that, instead of concentrating upon Europe where much of the period is glossed over as...
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Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Muslim Contributions to Engineering 3. Al-Jazari: A Biographical Sketch 4. Taqi Al-Din: Short Biography 5. The Working Principles of the Machines 5.1 The Reciprocating Pump of Al-Jazari 5.2 The Six Cylinder Pump of Taqi Al-Din 5.3 The Third Water...
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