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Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, otherwise commonly known as Ahmad Baba for short, was a well-known teacher, professor, philosopher, Arabic grammarian and an author of...
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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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Figure 1. Horseshoe arches, Ummayad Mosque in Damascus.
The Horseshoe and Transverse Arches
The first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch occurred in the invention of the...
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Figure 1: The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is a key example of Islamic architecture. (Source).
Introduction to Islamic Architecture
Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of...
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Architecture of Muslim Spain and North Africa
First in a series of articles on the Architecture of Muslim Spain and North Africa (756-1500AD). A brief...
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Figure 1. Qairawan Mosque showing the rear side of the minaret.
Architecture of Muslim Caliphate in North Africa
The arrival of Islam to North Africa at the hands of Uqba Ibn Nafi (d.683) transformed region into a...
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The Muslim Pioneers of Astronomy
Most eminent Muslim astronomers include Al-Battani, al-Sufi, al-Biruni, and Ibn Yunus. They recorded the...
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