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Front cover of The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons (Bloomsbury, 2009).
How Islamic Learning Transformed Western Civilization: Review of 'The House of Wisdom'LEARN MORE
In February 2009, Jonathan Lyons published 'The House of Wisdom', a riveting history which reveals the vital...
Figure 1: Page from The Result of Thinking about the Cure of Eye Diseases (Natijat al-fikar fi `ilaj amrad al-basar) written in Cairo by Fath al-Din al-Qaysi (d. 1259/657 H). Copy finished by unnamed scribe on 16 November 1501 (5 Jumada I 907 H). National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, MS A48, fols. 7b-8a (Source).
Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (II)LEARN MORE
The following research article in a particular field of the history of medicine, written by two eminent...
Figure 1: Statue of Ibn Khaldun in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. (Image in the public domain).
Ibn Khaldun's Concept of Education in the ‘Muqaddima’LEARN MORE
At first sight, the place held by education in Ibn Khaldun's sociology appears uncertain to say the least....
Figure 1: Front cover of Egyptology: The Missing Millennium. Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings by Okasha El Daly (London: UCL Press, 2005).
Book Review of 'Egyptology: The Missing Millennium' by Okasha El-DalyLEARN MORE
Egyptology: The Missing Millennium published by Okasha El Daly is an invaluable resource showing the extent...
Figure 1: Dr Okasha El-Daly presenting his lecture at the International Conference 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World organised by FSTC in Manchester on 8 March 2006.
Okasha El-Daly Lectures at Leeds on Muslim Heritage in Our WorldLEARN MORE
The Leeds University Islamic Awareness Week organised by students, invited Dr. Okasha El Daly to deliver the...
Figure 1: Modern imaginary portrait of Al-Farabi (Source).
Al-Farabi's Doctrine of Education: Between Philosophy and Sociological TheoryLEARN MORE
Throughout the ages thinkers have raised the question of what the human being ought to learn in order to be...