al-Jahiz's Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust

Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near & Middle Eastern civilizations, is working on a manuscript examining The Book of Animals by al-Jahiz, a ninth-century Arabic writer and polymath. Al-Jahiz  saw himself as a theologian and natural scientist, but is often miscast because of the risqué nature of some of his prose.

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International Women's Day

To celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, no way is better than reproducing a collection of articles written by FSTC scholars and associates on the achievements of women in Muslim Heritage in various fields. We focused in our work on this topic of contributions made by women in science, technology, medicine, social care, management and patronage.

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Earth Day

Muslim Heritage is very happy to announce that today, 22nd April, is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day of events and observances intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day, which was founded by Gaylord Nelson, each year on the March equinox, while a global observance in many countries is held each year on April 22. Earth day is held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere.

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1001 Inventions and FSTC at Manchester Histories Festival

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and Chief Editor of “1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization” and Peter Fell, Trustee of FSTC Ltd, delivered talks on the history and importance of projects such as 1001 Inventions and FSTC in Manchester and beyond. The event was part of the Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day held on Saturday 11 June 2016 at the Manchester Town Hall.

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The House of Wisdom: Baghdad’s Intellectual Powerhouse

The heyday of Baghdad was 1,200 years ago when it was the thriving capital of the Muslim world. It was home to the House of Wisdom, an academy of knowledge that attracted brains from far and wide. From mathematics and astronomy to zoology, the academy was a major centre of research, thought and debate in Muslim Civilisation.

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Malika II: Radiyya bint Iltutmish

Popularly referred to as Razia Sultana, this is the story of Radiyya bint Iltutmish written by Tom Verde. Born in 1205, Budaun, Radiyya bint Iltutmish, also known as Raziya al-Din, was the first female ruler of the Sultanate in Delhi. Another name given to her was Jalâlat ud-Dîn Raziyâ in honour of her throne. She died at the young age of 35 on 13 October 1240.

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