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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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Salerno and Constantine the African
Salerno came to prominence as the first faculty-University of the Christian West because of its importance as...
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Did Muslim Rulers play a part in the decline of Muslim Civilisation?
Muslims stand responsible for their own decadence. After the early conquests, Islamic rule became very...
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The Muslim Carpet
The Muslim carpet has long been a luxury commodity sought by textile museums, rich collectors and wealthy...
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Spain's Islamic Legacy
Muslims ruled in Spain and Portugal over a period of 800 years. When the Christians finally forced out the...
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Umayyad Coins (661-750CE)
As part of a policy to unify the various regions under Islamic rule, Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan...
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Abbasid Coins (750-1258CE)
The Abbasid Dynasty experimented with different kinds of coins. They improved the appearance of coins using a...
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