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A Sanctuary for Birds: Muslim Civilisation
Few creatures from the animal kingdom can live alongside humans in urban habitats. One of these survivalists are birds. There was a time when birds were simply welcomed and not worshipped not treated...
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When the World was Upside Down: Maps from Muslim Civilisation
We tend to take many things for granted. Today, we are equipped with numerous means of communication and transport over land, sea and air. We have such freedom to swiftly travel around the globe, so...
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Water Sterilization Technology in Muslim Civilisation
It is known that contaminated water contains many bacteria and harmful viruses that cause many diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, meningitis and poliomyelitis, etc. Water-related diseases...
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Ravy (Rayy)
Rayy was a city in the old Persian region of Media, during the Islamic times in the province of Djibal...
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Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution
...in this article, I will summarise the key elements of the modern science of evolution, and the reasons why the evidence in its favour is generally regarded among scientists as conclusive, before...
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al-Jahiz's Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust
Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near & Middle Eastern civilizations, is working on a manuscript examining The Book of Animals by al-Jahiz, a ninth-century Arabic...
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Science and Rationalism in 9th Century Baghdad
Text of the Lecture of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the Conference Muslim Heritage in our World: Social...
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Knowledge versus Natural Disasters from Arabic Sources
The aim of this paper is to investigate the various aspects of preparedness and response to natural disasters...
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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: Treatises on Environmental Pollution up to the End of 13th Cen.
Several Arabic treatises dating from the 9th through the 13th century deal with environmental pollution. They...
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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: A History of the Hima Conservation System
A hima is a reserved pasture, where trees and grazing lands are protected from indiscriminate harvest on a...
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The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk Architecture
This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art. The art of the Seljuk sultans showed much...
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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
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