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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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Cordoba, European Jewel of the Middle Ages
Cordoba used to be the jewel of Europe dazzling visitors from the North. With over 70 public libraries during...
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The Seljuk Minarets
The Seljuk mosques took a form of minaret which was substantially different from that of North Africa. The...
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Architecture Under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327)
The Seljuks were the first Turkish dynasty to rule the Muslim World reviving the dying Caliphate. Their...
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The Great Ummayad Mosque
The Great Ummayyad Mosque remains one of the great symbols of the glorious period of Muslim civilisation and...
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The Role of Sicily in the transfer of Islamic Science to the West
The role of Sicily in the transfer of Muslim science to the West has been well studied by Michelle Amari, but...
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Meteorological Science in the 9th Century AD
The work of Ibn Doraid Al-Azdi is an example of experimental observations of aerial phenomenon. He flourished...
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