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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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Farming Manuals
Muslim farming manuals developed ways and methods for increasing production and productivity, and maintaining...
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Agriculture in Muslim civilisation : A Green Revolution in Pre-Modern Times
The period from the 9th century to the 13th century witnessed a fundamental transformation in agriculture...
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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian...
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Introduction to the Islamic City
Islam is seen by many scholars as an urban religion, which favours communal practice on individual worship....
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Education in Islam - The Role of the Mosque
...leading by example, the Prophet made the first institution of Islam, the first mosque he built in Madinah...
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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...
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