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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through  poetry? Poems structure and rhythm  aided the process of...
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The Influence of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi on Ottoman Scientific Literature
The works of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi have always attracted the interest of Ottoman scholars as early as the 14th century. Some of his works were translated into Turkish and various annotations or...
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Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric Literature
Mullah Nasruddin Khodja is a wise man famous throughout the Muslim and some parts of the non-Muslim world since the 16th century. Historical documents show that he lived in the 13th century in...
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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
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Figure 1: An artistic impression of al-Bīrūnī (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Biruni
Al-Biruni was one of the most learned of Muslim scholars and scientists. His interests were very wide as he...
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The Scholars of Baghdad
An immense number of scholars lived and worked in Baghdad in the centuries of Islamic scientific glory (7th-...
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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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Old Style Buildings in Basra
Basra
Basra became like many places in the Muslim world a centre for knowledge and commerce. Originally set up on...
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Curricula in Ottoman Madrasas
It is possible to provide a basic (though only partial) outline of what was taught at Ottoman madrasas....
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