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,…

When Baghdad was centre of the scientific world:Islamic science had its heyday in the ninth century, thanks to Abū Ja’far al-Ma’mūn’s House of Wisdom, says Jim al-Khalili

Source: Guardian.co.uk ***** Jim Al-Khalili The Observer, Sunday 26 September 2010 Article history The Bab al-Sharqi district of Baghdad as it is today. Photograph: Wikipedia The Bab al-Sharji district in the centre of Baghdad derives its name, which means east gate, from the medieval fortifications of the city. These walls were probably built around the…

What the Ancients Did For Us – The Islamic World | 1001 Inventions

Dr. Adam John Hart-Davis builds and tests some of the most extraordinary inventions from the early Islamic World. From soap to torpedoes, and from water pumps to windmills.  Presented by Adam Hart-Davis, Hermione Cockburn and Jamie Darling . (For more information please click here) What the Ancients Did For Us – The Islamic Worl…, posted with…

What Muslims need today? – Raheel Lakhani

Muslims at the height of their civilization were one of the major contributors of arts and sciences. People like Al-Kindi and Al-Farabi were first to recover and translate the Greek philosophy and introduced this wisdom in Spain and Europe. Avicenna and other Muslim intellectual’s treatises on philosophy, medicine and other sciences were part of western…

Book review 2: Muslim intellectuals from 19th century to the present

Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World: Transmission, transformation and communication. Edited by: Stephane A Dudoignon, Komatsu Hisao and Kosugi Yasushi. London, Routledge. 2006. pp375. The book examines extensively history of intellectuals beyond the Arabic world from the late 19th century to present day. The first section of this book concentrates on a journal, al-Manar, published…