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Muslim History and Historians Part 1: For a Better Approach to Muslim History
This article on Muslim history and historians is in three parts, and also includes an extensive reading list to help readers explore the issues discussed here. This first part looks at the way Muslim...
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Rediscovering Arabic Science
The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007 an interesting folder on Arabic and Islamic science. The folder of 20 pages consists of several articles illustrated with a rich iconography...
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Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic Culture
The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as opposed to a private observation post as was...
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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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The Islamic Historical Literature
The narration of historical events and the reflexion upon their causes are old scholarly concerns since...
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Education in Islam - The Role of the Mosque
Islam prompted mankind to learn. Thus, from the beginning of Islamic history, the concrete symbol of Islam (...
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Muslim Founders of Mathematics
The 7th to the 13th century was the golden age of Muslim learning. In mathematics they contributed and...
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