Rise and decline of science in Islam — CaspianReport-Video

BAKU – With about 1.6 billion adherents, Islam is the second largest religion on Earth. Yet, its followers represent less than one percent of the world’s scientists. Only a handful of people from Muslim-majority countries have won Nobel Prizes in science. However, up until the Mongol siege of Baghdad in 1258, Islamic science was the…

The Scientific Tradition in Medieval Islam: from Ibn Sina to Tusi – Gallery at the Institute of Ismaili Studies UK

From the ninth century onwards, scholars in Muslim lands were engaged in all of the disciplines of science. A treasury of Greek, Indian, Persian and Babylonian philosophic and scientific thought became available through translations into Arabic, and philosopher-scientists, physicians, mathematicians and astronomers – a community of scholars that included Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians as well…

German director to make film on Iranian scientist, Avicenna – Press TV News

   German writer and filmmaker Philipp Stolzl is preparing to produce a medieval drama about the 11th century Iranian physician and scientist, Avicenna. Philipp Stolzl’s new project, The Physician, is the cinematic adaptation from the American author Noah Gordon’s 1986 novel of the same name.The movie that is set in the 11th century portrays a…

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,…

The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham – 1001 Inventions com news

  The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham   The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), in partnership with 1001 Inventions, announces that 2011 will be The Year of Ibn Al-Haytham – Celebrating a Millennium of Science. A series of high profile international events and activities are being planned to pay tribute to Ibn Al-Haytham and…

Cordoba’s 70 libraries, 900 public baths, 300 mosques and 50 maristans were available to all of its one million residents,read the article ‘Pioneer Physicians’ by David Tschanz in Saudi Aramco World

Pioneer Physicians By: David Tschanz ***** In 1120, a Muslim doctor was on his way to see his patient, the Almoravid ruler of Seville. By the side of the road he saw an emaciated man holding a water jug. The man’s belly was swollen, and he was in obvious distress. “Are you sick?” the doctor…

Thousands visit 1001 Inventions for opening week in New York

7 December 2010, New York — The record-breaking 1001 Inventions exhibition has landed in North America at the world renowned New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and has already attracted several thousand visitors on its US debut. The exhibition’s US premiere was highly anticipated after it enjoyed blockbuster runs in both London and Istanbul, attracting…

1001 Inventions exhibition: from Istanbul,Turkey to New York, USA

Visitors soar above Sultanahmet Event Date: 1st October 2010 Venue: Sultan Ahmet Square, Istanbul The joy of Hezarfen’s historic 17th century flight over Istanbul was recreated in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square on Friday (1st October 2010) as the 1001 Inventions exhibition said goodbye to Turkey. The unique event was attended by the Mayor of Istanbul and…

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…

Muslim civilisation: Seven more awards for 1001 Inventions Film (watch film here)

The film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets, starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, has won an additional seven major industry awards at Los Angeles and Hamburg international film festivals. On Wednesday 26th May at the US International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets won the following…

1001 Inventions wins Best Film in New York

  1001 Inventions wins Best Film in New York The film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets, starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, has won eight major industry awards at the 53rd New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards held on 3rd May 2010 in New York. Read more at source   ->>>>><<<<<-