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The Millennium Anniversary Of Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi
In 2013, the world community of scholars celebrated a millennium after the death in 1013 of the renowned Andalusian physician- surgeon Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis).
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Washington Irving and the rediscovery of the lost centuries of knowledge
Mr Howard Firth, MBE, one of the Founding members of FSTC's Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) and the Director of Orkney International Science Festival, published recently the following article...
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Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî
Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998) was a distinguished Muslim astronomer and mathematician, who made important contributions to the development of trigonometry. He worked in a...
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‘Umar al-Khayyam (Omar Khayyam)
‘Umar al-Khayyam (better known as Omar Khayyam, 1048-1123 CE), was a polymath scholar from Nishapur, Persia. Mathematician, philosopher, astronomer and poet, he also wrote treatises in Arabic on...
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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Tusi (born in 18 February 1201 in Tus, Khorasan – died on 26 June 1274 in Baghdad), better known as Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, was a Muslim Persian scholar and prolific...
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Thabit ibn Qurra
Abu al-Hasan Thabit ibn Qurra al-Harrani al-Sabi (born in Harran, now in southern Turkey, in 836 and died in Baghdad on 18 February 901) was a prolific scientist of the ninth century.
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Figure 1. Chios (Sakiz) Island, Kitab-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, 2612.
Better Directions at Sea: The Piri Reis Innovation
The Ottoman Turk Pîrî Reis is truly a great figure in the history of cartography. Pîrî Reis has become well...
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Figure 1. A portrait of Marco Polo (from www.wikipedia.org).
The Oldest Map of Japan Drawn by Mahmud of Kashgar
Although the Japanese map was included for the first time in a world atlas in the 15th century, the very...
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Figure 1. Gok Madrasa's gate, Sivas, Turkey (from Miniaturk, Istanbul).
Scientific Life during the Period of the Anatolian Seljuks
Besides the madrasas, hospitals and social assistance institutions established in Anatolia during the...
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Figure 1: The young Aydin Sayili. Courtesy of Dr. Hüseyin Gazi Topdemir.
Aydin Sayili (1913-1993) At Work: His Scientific Biography
Aydin Sayili is one of the first eminent figures of the history of science in Islam to pursue an academic...
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Al-Khwarizmi, Abdu’l-Hamid Ibn Turk and the Place of Central Asia in the History of Science
Abu Ja`far Muhammad ibn Mûsâ al-Khwârazmî is a truly outstanding personality and a foremost representative of...
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Lord Vivian Bowden on Muslim Heritage in Economics and Fiscal System
Lord Bowden was a legendary Principal and Vice Chancellor of UMIST. He had an interest about Muslim Heritage...
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