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Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine
The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined fields of botany, herbals and healing. Several scholars contributed to the knowledge of plants, their diseases and the methods of...
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Gardens of Islam
The inhabitants of the early Islamic world were, to a degree that is difficult for us to comprehend, enchanted by greenery.
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Al-Dinawari
Abu Hanifa al-Dinawari (d.895 CE), botanist, lived in Andalusia, in Muslim Spain. His work has been made known by the German scholar, Silberberg, in a thesis, published in Breslau in 1908 which...
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Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and Nature
Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy, has long been a pursuit of Islamic...
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The Secret Gardens of Sana'a
In this article Tim Mackintosh-Smith investigates the horticultural past of Sana'a. Whereas as once Yemen at...
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The Muslim Agricultural Revolution
The landscape in the areas under Muslim control from the 7th Century changed radically. Their rich...
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Contribution of Ibn Sina to the development of Earth Sciences
The Muslim Civilisation was outstanding in its outlook on the universe, humanity and life. Muslim scientists...
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Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra
The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or in Samarra, was born within the already...
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Gardens, Nature and Conservation in Islam
The notion, repeated in the Quran, of Paradise as a garden (al-janna, "The Garden") is symbolized in the form...
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