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The Back-Road Historic Mosques of China
In a country known for large numbers, it was a modest, round number that grabbed our attention: 100. That is the approximate number of mosques built before 1700 that are estimated to remain...
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Mega Cities on the Silk Road
Throughout history, trade routes played a central role in the transfer of goods and exchange of ideas between different parts of the world. The historic Silk Roads, which were a network of trade...
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"Astronomy in the Service of Islam" Lecture
Date: Wed, March 7, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM GMT Location Al-Furqan headquarters in London, 22A Old Court Place, London, W8 4PL
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Astronomy in Medieval Jerusalem
There can be no comparison with the established sophisticated astronomical traditions in Mamlûk Cairo and Damascus and Aleppo, with substantial numbers of capable astronomers, but since the Jerusalem...
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Dental Care in Islamic Medical Science: Muhammad al-Aqkirmani (d. 1760) and his Risalah fi hukm al-Siwak
Most of the oldest Muslim treatises on Siwak remain in a manuscript form. However, similar works on this issue have also appeared in later periods...
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Al-Jahiz Celebrated at the Cairo International Book Fair
The unique event at this year’s edition of the Cairo Book Fair honours the 9th century explorer Al-Jahiz and highlights the importance of looking after animals and the environment to keep a balance...
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Obituary: Professor Cesare Rossi, Naples
26 July 1955 - 10 March 2017 Naples, Italy The world has lost a rare scholar and wonderful person. Cesare Rossi was a distinguished professor of engineering and also historian of engineering. He...
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Ibn Al-Haytham Celebrated in Ar-Rass in KSA
Held at the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre in Ar-Rass, the exhibition was organised in partnership between the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, 1001 Inventions and Benchmark Events...
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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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