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The International Year of Light Sheds Light on the Dark Ages
The UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies is a multi-faceted celebration of light in its scientific, technological and cultural context. Central to this has been the...
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The Influence of Ibn al-Haytham on Kamal al-Din al-Farisi
This is a very short note summarizing the lecture presented by Dr Saira Malik in the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) meeting organized by FSTC at the Royal Society in London on March 30, 2011...
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Reflections on the Optics of Time
Based on the outstanding achievement of Ibn al-Haytham's work in optics, which paved the way for the "Optics of Space," Dr. Charles M. Savage develops in this stimulating article a vibrant plea for...
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Kamal Al-Din Al-Farisi’s Explanation of the Rainbow
This article focuses on a critical presentation of the arguments put forward by Kamal al-Din al-Farisi about the formation of the rainbow. This optical phenomenon was explained simultaneously but...
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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-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Kindi
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
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