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The Millennium Anniversary Of Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi
In 2013, the world community of scholars celebrated a millennium after the death in 1013 of the renowned Andalusian physician- surgeon Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis).
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The Late Professor Abdelhamid I. Sabra: An Obituary
Abdelhamid Ibrahim Sabra, Professor Emeritus of the History of Arabic Science at Harvard University, passed away on December 18 in Lexington, Massachusetts. Born in 1924 in the Egyptian city of Tanta...
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Washington Irving and the rediscovery of the lost centuries of knowledge
Mr Howard Firth, MBE, one of the Founding members of FSTC's Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) and the Director of Orkney International Science Festival, published recently the following article...
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Abu al-Wafa al-Buzjanî
Muḥammad Abūʾl-Wafāʾ al-Būzjānī (10 June 940–997 or 998) was a distinguished Muslim astronomer and mathematician, who made important contributions to the development of trigonometry. He worked in a...
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‘Umar al-Khayyam (Omar Khayyam)
‘Umar al-Khayyam (better known as Omar Khayyam, 1048-1123 CE), was a polymath scholar from Nishapur, Persia. Mathematician, philosopher, astronomer and poet, he also wrote treatises in Arabic on...
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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Tusi (born in 18 February 1201 in Tus, Khorasan – died on 26 June 1274 in Baghdad), better known as Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, was a Muslim Persian scholar and prolific...
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The Earliest Paediatric Surgical Atlas: Cerrahiye-i Ilhaniye
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The Kayseri Hospital (Gevher Nesibe Sultan Shifahâna). Drawn by Suheyl Unver
Educating Ottoman Physicians
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Hail the Queen of Mathematics!
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Professor Sevim Tekeli - a short autobiography
Sevim Tekeli is Emeritus Professor, History of Science Department at Ankara University, a student of...
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The Scholars of Seville – Artists, Architecture and Government
Seville was a key centre of Islamic Civilisation in Spain. Here you can read about the architect of the...
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Figure 2: Prototype of an Islamic astrolabe.
Using an Astrolabe
The history of the astrolabe begins more than two thousand years ago, but it is in the Islamic classical...
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