Medical Education in Islamic Civilization

Royal palace detail

The practice of medicine was considered a noble profession by Muslims…

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Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval Islam

a couple of bosons

British Humanist Association (BHA) President, physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili gave the 2014 Voltaire Lecture at Conway Hall, London, on the theme of ‘Lessons…

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It’s Time to Herald the Arabic Science That Prefigured Darwin and Newton


In this era of intolerance and cultural tension, Professor Al-Khalili launched a hearty plea in The Guardian in January 2008 to appreciate the fertile scholarship…

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Mathematical Activities in North Africa 5/5


5. The mathematicians of the Maghrib after the 15th century To our knowledge, mathematical production of the period that extends from the beginning of the…

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Mathematical Activities in North Africa 4/5


4. Mathematical production in the Maghrib during the 14th-15th centuries In the history of scientific activities in the Maghrib, the 14th century constitutes a privileged…

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Mathematical Activities in North Africa 3/5

Mathematics at one time

3. Mathematics in the Maghrib during the Almohad epoch (12th-13th centuries) The importance of the 12th century in the political and economic history of the…

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Mathematical Activities in North Africa 2/5


2. Birth and first developments of mathematical activities in the Maghrib (9th-11th centuries) Taking into account the very close economical, political and cultural links which…

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Islam and Science: concordance or Conflict? By Prof. Abdus Salam 2/5

Space Time and Physics Mathematics

Early Islam and Science How seriously did the early Muslims take these injunctions of the Holy Qur’an and of the Holy Prophetsa? Barely a hundred…

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Mathematics in the Medieval Maghrib: General Survey on Mathematical Activities in North Africa 1/5

Attarin medersa

Introduction The text that we will present here is the first part of a study which attempts to present the essential aspects of mathematical activity…

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Medical history without frontiers

Damascus Museum of Medicine

What is ‘Islamic medicine’? It is a term fraught with limitations. No definitive definition exists, but most reputable historians of medicine have characterized it by…

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Reducing history of Islamic science to “Golden Age” and “Decline”


Though it points out remarkable developments in the history of Islamic science, it reproduced a contentious narrative about it, that has troubled historians of science…

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The road to renewal

the road to renewal

After centuries of stagnation science is making a comeback in the Islamic world THE sleep has been long and deep. In 2005 Harvard University produced…

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