The flourishing of science in Islam — By Nadim Pabani

As patrons and promoters of the entire spectrum of human knowledge, historic Muslim societies laid the foundations for a flowering of culture and learning, the impact of which would be felt across the Islamic and wider civilisations for centuries to come. From Baghdad to Bukhara, and Cordoba to Cairo, historic Muslim civilisations became centres of…

Beyond ‘Tolerance’ and ‘Intolerance’: Deconstructing the Myth of the Islamic Golden Age — by Mohamad Ballan on Jadaliyya com

(Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker at source)   [Qutub Shahi Tombs, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, India. Image by Nagarjun Kandukuru via Flickr] Like many other concepts that shape our understanding of medieval history, the idea of a “Muslim Golden Age” is a historiographical construct. It promotes the notion that, until at least the early thirteenth…

“The Physician” by Noah Gordon The Long Road from International Bestseller to Film — “It’s about religion and friendship between people of different religions,”– Director Philipp Stölzl

Source: Deutsche Welle / Qantara de Article in German language: “Der Medicus” von Noah Gordon: Der lange Weg vom Weltbestseller zum Film ***** The novel “The Physician” was one of the biggest international successes of the last few decades. So it’s all the more surprising that it wasn’t made into a film years ago. A…

The Prince of Wales Supports 1001 Inventions – 1001 Inventions com News

Published Date: 10/05/2012 11th May 2012, London – His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has written the foreword for the latest edition of the best-selling 1001 Inventions book, published by National Geographic, which demonstrates the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization. The previous two editions of the flagship 1001 Inventions publication sold more than 250,000…

Royal Launch for 1001 Inventions Abu Dhabi – 1001 Inventions News

The latest 1001 Inventions exhibition, and the first designed specifically for a Middle East audience, enjoyed a glamorous Royal launch in the UAE’s capital today. The free educational showcase, which was recently crowned the world’s “Best Touring Exhibition”, opened its doors to the public at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, where it will reside from 19th…

The Golden Age of Learning in the Arab-speaking World: ”The House of Wisdom” by Jim Al-Khalili – Qantara de Article

Arabic-speaking researchers have made major contributions to science. In his book The House of Wisdom, physicist Jim Al-Khalili examines the extent of their influence on the Western World. Anne Allmeling sends us this review Nowadays, when we talk about Arab countries, the conversation generally centres on issues like oil, terrorism, revolution, democracy, or human rights….

Hillary Clinton launches 1001 Inventions California

Source:1001 Inventions com Hillary Clinton speaking via video to launch the 1001 Inventions exhibition in Los Angeles California Science Center opening 25th May 2011. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, officially opened an award-winning exhibition about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilization at the California Science Center in Los Angeles today. The 1001 Inventions exhibition,…

Averroes and Maimonides: Mediators of Medieval Thought by (Late) Professor Mohamed Arkoun – Simerg com

Please click for “Mediators of Medieval Thought” by Mohamed Arkoun Source: Simerg com Related Posts from our Archives Film-’Out of Cordoba’: Averroes and Maimonides in their Times and Ours Can Muslim and Jewish narratives co-exist? – by Deborah Weissman, a Jewish educator New York exhibit highlights 1,001 Muslim innovations by Marium Sattar at Common Ground News Service A…

Intellectualism In Islam – By Feroz Khan at Pak Tea House

This article/post is in reply to the question if there ever was learning in Islam. Even more interesting than the fact that there was learning, knowledge and thought in the Islamic world, this question raises some very interesting questions and insights into the nature of the very debate itself that questions an existence of an intellectual…