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Islamic Astronomy from “Star Wars” to Star Tables
The most obvious difference between modern and Islamic astronomy is that the latter is primarily mathematical and predictive, and the former has other observational goals, such as describing the...
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Star-finders Astrolabes
Oliver Hoare once said "The ability of Islamic civilization to perfect what it inherited, and to endow what it made with beauty, is nowhere better expressed than in the astrolabe". Over a...
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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium
“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium organised by Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation – Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts, in co-operation with the Foundation...
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Islamic Astronomy
This article was originally published as: “Islamic Astronomy”, in Christopher Walker, ed., Astronomy before the Telescope, London: British Museum Press, 1996, pp. 143-174.
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A Chronology - Turkey's 700-year long venture in science and technology
A chronology on "Science from the East - Techniques from the West: Turkey's 700-year long venture" is compiled by Professor Dr. Feza Günergun, Department of the History of Science, Istanbul...
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Albucasis: A Landmark for Arabic and European Surgery
This article presents Abu'l-Qasim Khalaf ibn 'Abbas al-Zaharawi, Arabic أبو القاسم خلف بن عباس الزهراوي, Latin Albucasis (936-1013 A.D.), one on the most outstanding Arabic physicians and the most...
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The Question is? Myths and Fallacies Surrounding the Decline of Muslim Civilisation
Why did Islamic civilisation fall into decline? This article seeks to correct some misunderstandings and open...
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Were the Berbers and Seljuks instrumental in decline of Muslim Civilisation?
It is actually a hostility to Berbers and Turks that explains their being blamed for the decadence of Islam....
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Did Muslim Rulers play a part in the decline of Muslim Civilisation?
Muslims stand responsible for their own decadence. After the early conquests, Islamic rule became very...
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The Destruction of the Muslim Economic System: A Prime reason for the Decline of Muslim Science
Attacks on Islamic centres of wealth on land and on sea by Western Christian pirates greatly reduced the...
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The Ottoman Ulema
The word ulema, which is widely used in the Islamic world, is used to refer to community based scholars....
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Tunis in Islamic Times
Tunis, the green, was the capital of Muslim Caliphate in the Maghreb reaching an unrivalled prosperous period...
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