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Jabir Ibn Hayyan and Islamic Golden Era Alchemists

Jabir Ibn Hayyan and Islamic Golden Era Alchemists

The word “alchemy” brings to mind images of pseudo-scientists huddling over bowls of liquids, mixing strange potions and dabbling in the occult. However, the true goal of alchemy was nothing less than the transmutation of the “base” (i.e., more reactive) metals into gold. Alchemists also sought a single cure for all diseases and a way …

Mount Elba, Egypt

Egypt’s Largest Natural Woodland

Have you ever heard of Egypt’s largest natural woodland? It’s Elba Protectorate. This is the largest natural protected area in Egypt, out of her officially declared 29 protectorates so far; it encompasses an area of 35,600 km2 (3,560,000 hectares) at the farthest south east of Egypt.

Angry Birds Come from Ancient Egypt

Do you enjoy playing online games? Have you been fingering away on your smartphone playing Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, PES, and Samurai Vegean? Do you compete with friends for high scores on Facebook games? If so, you have ancient Egyptian scientists to thank for that. Flash games and online entertainment applications like …

Prophet Musa and Opposite Sex Interactions

Prophet Musa and Opposite Sex Interactions

In Surat Al-Qasas, Allah Almighty recounts the journey of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) when he ran away from Egypt after having accidentally killed a person by punching him. The journey took Prophet Musa to the water of Midian where he found a bunch of people giving water to their sheep and, beside them, …

When he invited me, it clicked. I realized this was the time. I knew it was the truth, and I had to make a decision.

I Planned to Destroy Islam, I Became Muslim

I studied Quran, hadith and Islamic history. I also studied the ways I could use this information. I learned how to twist the words to say what I wanted them to say. It was a valuable tool. Once I started learning, however, I began to be intrigued by this message. It made sense…

NA Women Researchers Among World Highest: Study

The overall share of women researchers at North African universities and science centers is averagely ranked above their counterparts in world, European and developed countries, a study has revealed. The report, Education and Scientific Development in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Countries 2016, published by the Turkey-based Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries or …

Saqqara Bird

Tour in Aviation History

To travel from Cairo to Mecca in less than two hours nowadays is an unexciting fact, but what about hearing this sentence 200 years ago? How could man be able to fly rather than travelling everywhere? Who was the first flying-man in the history? All these questions and more will be answered here.

Muslim Countries Excel in Synthetic Biology Competition

Three teams from Turkey and Pakistan won gold and bronze medals at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) world championship held in Boston, US on 30 October 2016. The iGEM is an annual, international student competition in synthetic biology. Two teams from Turkey’s METU-HS-Ankara High School received gold medals and were nominated for the best …



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