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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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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse
The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it was the thriving capital of the Muslim world. It was home to the House of Wisdom, an academy of knowledge that attracted brains from far and wide....
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Spain's Islamic Legacy
Muslims ruled in Spain and Portugal over a period of 800 years. When the Christians finally forced out the...
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Fatimid Coins (909-1171CE)
During the Fatimid Dynasty, Islamic coins were of such high quality and so abundant that they became the most...
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Christopher Wren and the Muslim Origin of Gothic Architecture
Christopher Wren's respect for Muslim architecture is displayed in his adoption of numerous Muslim...
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Tunis in the Islamic Period
Tunis was rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, but without the importance of...
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The University of Sankore, Timbuktu
Sankore's achievement in higher education is important to Islamic Civilisation even though it is less known...
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Al-Qayrawan Mosque
The Qayrawan Mosque contributed a great deal to the development of architecture in the Muslim world. With its...
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