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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model
Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different facets of history. These include cartography to identify the location of each school, biographical studies to identify their...
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Kairouan Capital of Political Power and Learning in the Ifriqiya
The following article presents a survey on some glorious pages of the history of Kairouan, the ancient capital of the Islamic Ifriqiya (present day Tunisia). Founded in 670 by ‘Uqba ibn Nafi', the...
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Muslim Heritage and Education
This is the text of a presentation made to The Education and Culture Committee of the EU Parliament in Brussels on the 5th November 2008.
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General Organisation of Education and Teaching Methods in Islamic Civilisation
Organised learning had been a feature of Islamic Civilisation since the beginning. The Prophet Muhammad would organise the education of a committed group who over time became the people of knowledge...
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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning
Though we may think of Timbuktu as the pre-eminent site of pre-colonial West African scholarship, we must remember that there were other places spanning across the Western and Central Sudan that were...
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Architecture of Al-Azhar
Of the many splendours of Egypt, the Al-Azhar stands as a landmark in its architectural and cultural history...
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Kutubiya Mosque (1158)
Abul Mumin chose to build his mosque adjacent to the main street of booksellers to emphasize the importance...
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Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University
For well over twelve hundred years Al-Qarawiyyin has been one of the leading spiritual and educational...
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Turkish Contributions to Scientific Work in Islam
Turks have played an active part in the pursuit of science and learning in the Islamic World throughout its...
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The Ottoman Madrassa
The Madrassa was one of the main venues of education in the Muslim World under the Ottoman Caliphate until...
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The Question is? Myths and Fallacies Surrounding the Decline of Muslim Civilisation
Why did Islamic civilisation fall into decline? This article seeks to correct some misunderstandings and open...
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