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Ibn Battuta – The Greatest Explorer Of All Time

Ibn Battuta was born in Tangier, Morocco, in the 14th. century.

He is known as the greatest explorer of all time and he compiled a travelogue called Rihla or “Travels.”


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Science in a Golden Age - Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra

From fast cars and aeroplanes to computer encryption – mathematics underpins so much of modern life.

In this episode, Jim Al-Khalili uncovers how, between the 9th and 14th centuries, mathematicians from the Islamic world helped mathematicise science and lay the foundations of algebra.

He looks at the modern mathematics behind flight, and behind the record-breaking fastest car in the world, tracing the route back from these achievements to the legacy of the Persian mathematician Al Khwarizmi.

We also discover the role that the Islamic world played in giving us the modern numeral system that we take for granted in everyday life.

And, in the Sulemaniye Library in Istanbul, Jim uncovers a rare text by Al Kindi – perhaps the world’s earliest mathematical code breaker.


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5 Extraordinary Muslim Women From The Golden Age

We have heard about the great Muslim men of the Islamic Golden Age but what about women?

Here are 5 extraordinary Muslim women, who contributed at this time.


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Muslims Invented Colleges and Universities

Did you know that Muslims were the first to manufacture paper at an international level?

That Muslims were the one who spread paper to the entire globe, from India to Europe, though they did not invent it.


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5 Muslim Inventions That Changed The World

Muslims invented many different things we use in our everyday life today.

Check out these 5 Muslim inventions that really did change the world!


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Steven Weinberg - Islamic Contribution to Science

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Averroes & the European Renaissance

Ibn Rushd was a philosopher, physician and Islamic jurist of Muslim Spain.

He spent a great part of his life as a judge and physician in Morocco and in the Andalus.

He is also celebrated in medieval and Renaissance Europe for his commentaries on Aristotle and for his influence on the European medieval philosophy.

Born into a family of prominent judges, he studied religious law, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy.

In 1153 he was in Marrakech engaged in astronomical observations. Ten years later, the philosopher Ibn Tufayl (Abubacer) recommended him to the Almohad ruler, Abu Ya’qub Yusuf, who was seeking someone to write commentaries on Aristotle’s works...

In the ensuing years he occupied the office of chief judge in Seville, then in Cordoba...

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SCIENCE & ISLAM: Theoretical Physicist Jim Al-Khalili

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1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation

1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation tells the fascinating story of how generations of physicians from different countries and creeds created a medical tradition admired by friend and foe...



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Islam’s Historical Contribution to Commerce and Finance

Islam and Europe, c.1000–1517: Commerce, Finance and the transmission of Eastern resource portfolios via the Islamic ‘bridge of the world’

Eurocentric world history, as already noted, assumes that the rise of commerce was given its decisive thrust by the Europeans, most especially the Italians, after about 1000 ce.

This date, of course, conventionally signifies the end of the Dark Ages. But the period after about 500 and especially after 650 could be called the period of the Eastern ‘Bright Dark Age’, especially the Middle Eastern Dark bright Age (Bala et al 2010).

While Afro-Asian trade accelerated after about 1000 this owes its primary thrust to the growing interconnections between the Islamic Middle East and Africa in the west, as well as India, Southeast Asia and especially China in the east. The Middle East in effect constituted the Bridge of the World...

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