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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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Sub-Saharan Centres of Learning
Though we may think of Timbuktu as the pre-eminent site of pre-colonial West African scholarship, we must...
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Islamic Citadel in Busra
Busra was the location of a large Roman theatre which was built upon by Muslims when they arrived to provide...
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Ibn Al-Nafis and Vinegar
A doctor does a short enquiry into an old treatment for ear infections and discovers its presence in a...
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Jerusalem
Jerusalem prior to the crusades was a place filled with a thriving trade, scholars and magnificant...
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The Scholars of Aleppo: Al Farabi, Al-Qifti and al-Adim
The works of three prominent scholars are highlighted: Al- Farabi who was keenly interested in the relation...
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Merv: History, Science and Learning
Merv is the city which in medieval times dominated the province of Khurasan in today's Turkmenistan. 
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