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Islamic Universities and Their Global Outreach

Islamic Universities and Their Global Outreach

2016-09-28
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Alexander Thurston explores the history of Islamic universities, and their impact on the global Muslim community
Al-Kindi: Encyclopaedic Scholar of the Baghdad 'House of Wisdom'

Al-Kindi: Encyclopaedic Scholar of the Baghdad 'House of Wisdom'

2014-08-02
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Al-Kindi General Hospital, one of the biggest medical centres in present day Baghdad was named after his tremendous contributions in medical and pharmaceutical. Al-Kindi was best known as a philosopher, but he was also a physician, pharmacist, ophtha...
Abduh, Muhammad

Abduh, Muhammad

2014-08-01
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Abduh, Muhammad (1849-1905) The Egyptian reformer and Muslim apologist Muhammad ‘Abduh was a pupil and friend of al-Afghani. Although deeply influenced by him, ‘Abduh was less inclined to political activism and concentrated on religious, ...
Biography of Shiekh  Tusi

Biography of Shiekh Tusi

2014-07-05
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Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi known as Shiekh Tusi and Shiekh al-Taʾifah was born in Tus, Iran in 996 AD. He is one of the prominent Shi'i scholars whose scope of knowledge encompassed Islamic history, fiqh and hadith. He began ...
Biography of Ayatullah Subhani

Biography of Ayatullah Subhani

2014-06-30
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By: Sadeq Nurizadeh Ayatullah Jafar Subhani was born in Iranian city of Tabriz in 1922. After completing his primary education, he joined a theological school where he studied Arabic literature, Fiqh (jurisprudence), and Usool (principles) until ...
The Learned Scholar: Abdullah ibn Abbas Thirst for Knowledge

The Learned Scholar: Abdullah ibn Abbas Thirst for Knowledge

2013-05-09
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Abdullah ibn `Abbas was still a child when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) passed away. He was, at best, on the verge of maturity. Nevertheless, he was a rival of the senior companions in his knowledge, erudition, and good opinion. He relates ...
Abu Abdullah Al-Battani

Abu Abdullah Al-Battani

2013-01-08
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Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan al-Battani al-Harrani was born around 858 C.E. in Harran, and according to one account, in Battan, a State of Harran. Battani was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San'an al-Battani, who was also a well-...
Ahmad Salim Sa'idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

Ahmad Salim Sa'idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

2012-04-02
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Since the Histoire des mathématiques published beginning from 1758 by the French mathematician Jean-Etienne Montucla, and which is considered unanimously as the first history of mathematics worthy of the name, Arabic mathematics attr...

The Ethical Theory of Education of Ahmad Miskawayh

2009-03-17
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Note of the editor The following text was originally published as: "Miskawayh (A.H. 320-421/A.D. 932-1030)" by Dr Nadia Jamal al-Din in the series "Thinkers on Education" published byProspects: the quarterly review of comparative education (P...
Al-Farabi as a Source of the History of Philosophy and of Its Definition

Al-Farabi as a Source of the History of Philosophy and of Its Definition

2009-02-08
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This article by Professor  Mubahat Turker-Kuyel, was first published in the Turkish review Erdem, 18 (1990). Ankara 1992, pp. 737-747. We are grateful to Imran Baba, editor of Erdem for allowing publication. Al-Fârâb&...
Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

2008-10-06
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It was this theory which Averroes (1126-1198), the last and most famous of the thinkers of Moslem Spain, carried out to his doctrine of the unity of intellect. The whole doctrine will be discussed under the heading AVERROES; but its general...

Alhazen, Iranian Muslim Philosopher

2008-05-20
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Abu Ali Hasan Ibn al-Haitham was one of the most eminent physicists, whose contributions to optics and the scientific methods are outstanding. Known in the West as Alhazen, Ibn al-Haitham was born in 965 A.D. in Basrah, and was educated in Basrah and...
Al-Biruni, a True Scholar

Al-Biruni, a True Scholar

2007-08-04
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Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Abul-Rayhan Al-Biruni (973-1050AD), from Haran. His production exceeds 146 titles in more than 20 different disciplines, ranging from astronomy to mathematics, mathematical geography, chronology, mechanics, pharmacology, mineralo...
Ibn Sina (Avicenna) , Iranian Muslim Philosopher

Ibn Sina (Avicenna) , Iranian Muslim Philosopher

2007-08-04
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Abu Ali al-Hussain Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina was born in 980 A.D. at Afshaneh near Bukhara. The young Bu Ali received his early education in Bukhara, and by the age of ten had become well versed in the study of the Qur'an and various sciences. He started...
Al-Khawarizmi

Al-Khawarizmi

2007-08-03
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To celebrate the 1200th birth anniversary of Muhammad bin Musa Al-Khawarizmi the former USSR issued this postal stamp pictured to the left. The terms Algebra and Algorithm are familiar to all of us but how many have heard of their founder Mohammed A...
Ibn Al-Haitham the Muslim Physicist

Ibn Al-Haitham the Muslim Physicist

2007-08-01
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Abu Ali Al-Hasan Ibn Al-Hasan (or al-Husain) Ibn Al-Haitham. Born c. 965 in Basra (Iraq), he flourished in Egypt under Al-Hakim (996 to 1020) and died in Cairo in 1039 or soon after. He was arguably the greatest Muslim physicist and one of the great...
Abduh, Muhammad

Abduh, Muhammad

2007-08-01
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Abduh, Muhammad (1849-1905) The Egyptian reformer and Muslim apologist Muhammad ‘Abduh was a pupil and friend of al-Afghani. Although deeply influenced by him, ‘Abduh was less inclined to political activism and concentrated on religious, ...
Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi

Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi

2007-08-01
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Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan Nasir al-Din al-Tusi is an Iranian Muslim, and was one of the greatest scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers, theologians and physicians of the 7th/13th century Islamic lands and he was als...

Seyyed Jamal Aldin Asad Abadi, founder of the Islamic Unity Front (Pan-Islamic Front)

2007-08-01
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Mohammad Javad Sahebi After hundreds of years of stagnation and neglect, the West through the occurrences of the Renaissance and ascent to the industrial revolution rose to the establishment of modern civilization. In retaliation to its past frust...

Yusuf al-Qaradawi

2007-08-01
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Qaradawi was born in Egypt, and attended the Al-Azhar Theological Seminary before moving to Qatar. Following his father's death, the 2-year old Qaradawi was raised by his uncle. His family urged him to either run a grocery store or to become a carpen...

Al-Battani, Iranian Muslim Philosopher

2007-08-01
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Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan al-Battani al-Harrani was born around 858 A.D. in Harran, and according to one account, in Battan, a State of Harran. Battani was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San'an al-Battani, who was also a well-...
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