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Cambridge 2016 Symposium on the History of British Muslims

Cambridge 2016 Symposium on the History of British Muslims

British Muslims have been settled in the UK in large numbers for almost fifty years now. It has been a difficult time and the community faces many important challenges including how to get on in an increasing secular society and how to respond to various international situations to which British Muslims feel a strong sense of commitment and support.

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Transfer of Islamic Technology to the West

Transfer of Islamic Technology to the West

The adoption by Europe of Islamic techniques is reflected by the many words of Arabic derivation that have passed into the vocabularies of European languages. In English these words have often, but not always, entered the language from Italian or Spanish. To cite but a few examples: in textiles–muslin, sarsanet, damask, taffeta...

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Ibn Khaldun – Father of Sociology

Ibn Khaldun – Father of Sociology

Ibn Khaldun said in clear-cut sentences that he has explored an independent science that no one of his ancestors had talked about. He says: “Such is the purpose of this first book of our work. (The subject) is in a way an independent science. (This science) has its own peculiar object- that is, human civilization and social organization.

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Averroes & the European Renaissance

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.

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Spiritual Illiteracy and Blindness

Spiritual Illiteracy and Blindness

Knowledge, which is based on combining the two readings, the reading of revelation and the reading of nature, is the key to every good in both worlds. One’s real achievements and happiness are commensurate with what and how much one reads, and with what and how much one knows.

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The Houses of the Prophet

The Houses of the Prophet

There were four houses of mud brick, with apartments partitioned off by palm branches plastered with mud, and five houses made of palm branches plastered with mud and not divided into rooms. Over the doors were curtains of black hair-cloth. Each curtain measured 3 by 3 cubits...

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Heart & its Connection with God

Heart & its Connection with God

Those who have set their hearts on God and have decided to reach Him never ignore any way that leads to Him. A sound heart leads one straight to God without any deviation. By living in the shade of the Qur’an and Sunnah they feel the manifestation of the Hidden Treasure in their hearts.

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