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From Baghdad to Barcelona: The Anxiety of Influence in the Transmission of the Greek and Arabic Sciences
Drawing on Harold Bloom’s model of poetic influence and supersession in his famous book, “The Anxiety of Influence,” and considering several historical cases of cross-cultural reception of the...
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Astronomy in Medieval Jerusalem
There can be no comparison with the established sophisticated astronomical traditions in Mamlûk Cairo and Damascus and Aleppo, with substantial numbers of capable astronomers, but since the Jerusalem...
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Dental Care in Islamic Medical Science: Muhammad al-Aqkirmani (d. 1760) and his Risalah fi hukm al-Siwak
Most of the oldest Muslim treatises on Siwak remain in a manuscript form. However, similar works on this issue have also appeared in later periods...
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Arabic Medicinal Manuscripts of Pre-Colonial Northern Nigeria: A Descriptive List
West African Muslim scholars produced a number of Arabic works relating to medicine, philosophy, economic studies, political thought, geography, architecture, town planning and public administration...
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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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Quran, Hadith and Knowledge
The Quran, repeatedly calls on the believers to seek knowledge, "And He has subjected to you, as from Him,...
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Muslim Scholars and Science
Muslim scholars also realised that understanding the complexities of the universe, its order, harmony,...
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Quranic Verses on Science
Whilst scientific truths are very regularly questioned, and abandoned, the truths in the Quran are permanent...
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Islam as the Impetus of Scientific Advance
Islam provided such impetus in the era 800-1200. Islam makes self-improvement of the individual and the...
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Urinary Stone Disease in Arabian Medicine
Urinary stone disease (urolithiasis) was discussed in great detail in Arabian Medicine. Explanations given by...
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Women and learning in Islam
The female relatives of the khalifs and courtiers vied with each other in the patronage and cultivation of...
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