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Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, otherwise commonly known as Ahmad Baba for short, was a well-known teacher, professor, philosopher, Arabic grammarian and an author of...
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An Obituary: Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim
We have just received the sad news of the passing of Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim. He passed away in his sleep this morning 15th April 2015 Wednesday. May he rest in peace, and may his family...
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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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Figure 1. An artistic impression of Muhammad Ibn Ishaq (Image from www.faithfreedom.org)
Early Muslim Historians
History, and the study of it, has existed as a highly respected science for literally centuries, and has...
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The Mosque of Djenne, Mali
West African Mosque Architecture - A Brief Introduction
Mosques built in parts of the Muslim world where Arabs migrated or took control of through wars developed a...
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A Model of the Historians
In this short article we learn about Al-Mas'udi, a man regarded by Ibn Khaldun as the Imam of historians. Al-...
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A smallpox vaccine commemoration stamp (Turkey: 1967)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Vaccination to England
This short article describes Lady Montagu's efforts in introducing a technique of vaccinating against...
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Olana
A Treasure House on the Hudson
Olana is a remarkable galley of exquisite works of art collected by Fredric Edwin Church during his travels...
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Islamic Science, the Scholar and Ethics
The ethics or philosophy of science has in more recent times become an increasingly important subject. This...
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