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Islam’s Historical Contribution to Commerce and Finance
Under the reign of Eurocentrism, the Western mind imagines that even if Islam came up with all manner of new ideas and technologies – ideas in engineering, art, mathematics and at a big push, science...
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Arabic Medicinal Manuscripts of Pre-Colonial Northern Nigeria: A Descriptive List
West African Muslim scholars produced a number of Arabic works relating to medicine, philosophy, economic studies, political thought, geography, architecture, town planning and public administration...
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When the World was Upside Down: Maps from Muslim Civilisation
We tend to take many things for granted. Today, we are equipped with numerous means of communication and transport over land, sea and air. We have such freedom to swiftly travel around the globe, so...
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When the World Spoke Arabic
At the height of the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation, the Arabic language was the lingua franca that served as the language of science, poetry, literature, governance and art. A big movement of...
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Ibn Al-Haytham Celebrated in Al-Baha in KSA
“1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham”exhibition completed a one-week residency at the mountainous town of Al-Baha in south western Saudi Arabia...
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Malika III: Shajarat Al-Durr
Our third story is that of Shajarat al-Durr, the first woman to sit upon an Egyptian throne since Cleopatra, nearly 1,300 years before.
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Ottoman Music Therapy
Music has been used as a mean of therapy through the centuries to counter all kinds of disorders by various peoples. Physicians and musicians in the Ottoman civilization were aware of the music...
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Ibn Khaldun: Studies on His Contribution in Economy
In the following section, we focus on Ibn Khaldun's contribution to economic thought. We publish contributions by recognized scholars who endeavoured recently to give Ibn Khaldun long overdue credit...
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1001 Inventions attract thousands of visitors at the Michigan Science Center
“1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation” exhibition which launched at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) last month continues to attract thousands of visitors...
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Oxford Museum of the History of Science Online Al-Mizan Exhibition
The Oxford Museum of the History of Science launched an online Al-Mizan Exhibition, this exhibition explores the connections between the sciences and arts in societies from Muslim...
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Al-Jahiz and the Book of Animals at the Kuwait Book Fair
1001 Inventions and The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) launched today at the Kuwait International Book Fair a children’s book about 9th century explorer Al-Jahiz and his...
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Islamic Astronomy from “Star Wars” to Star Tables
The most obvious difference between modern and Islamic astronomy is that the latter is primarily mathematical and predictive, and the former has other observational goals, such as describing the...
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Experimental Medicine 1000 Years Ago
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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: A History of the Hima Conservation System
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Sinan’s Acoustical Technology
This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several...
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United Nations tribute to Ibn Al-Haytham and 1001 Inventions film screening
International Year of Light celebration and tribute to Ibn Al-Haytham held at UN in New York
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Book Review of ‘Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality’ by Asli Sancar
Aise Asli Sancar, a renowned writer and lecturer on women's issues has said when she began investigating the...
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The Thistle and the Crescent by Bashir Maan: A Book Review
Information on the long and varied relationship between Islam and Scotland that began as early as the 7th...
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