Figure 1: Front covers of two recently published books on the scientific legacy of the Islamic tradition and its impact on modern science: Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World by John Freely (Knopf, 2009) and Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood (Icon Books, 2009).
Shining light upon lightLEARN MORE
Two science histories dissect the transfer of knowledge between the Greco–Islamic and European civilizations...
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: Professor Charles Burnett interviewed by FSTC, with the logo of 1001 Inventions behind him, during The First International Conference on the History of Science among Muslims and Arabs at the University of Sharjah, UAE, in March 2008.
Mont Saint-Michel or Toledo: Greek or Arabic Sources for Medieval European Culture?LEARN MORE
In a recent book, Sylvain Gouguenheim has caused a furore in claiming that European culture owes nothing to...
Figure 1: The young Aydin Sayili. Courtesy of Dr. Hüseyin Gazi Topdemir.
In Memory of Aydin SayiliLEARN MORE
Aydin Sayilli (1913-1993) was an eminent historian of science whose pioneering work during a 50-year career...
Figure 1: Front cover of Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists by Michael Hamilton Morgan (National Geographic books, 2007).
A Plea for the Recovery of the Forgotten History of Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
This is a review of the book published in 2007 by Michael Hamilton Morgan, Lost History. The essay attempts...
Figure 1: The authors of the article: Aliya Khan (left), Ingrid Hehmeyer (right).
Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical ScienceLEARN MORE
The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some of the earliest writings in human history. Yet a...