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Al-Battani: the Trigonometrical Genius

Al-Battani (Albategnius): The Trigonometrical Genius

Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan Al-Battani Al-Harrani, known in the West as Albategnius, is considered the greatest astronomer of his time and one of the greatest during the Middle Ages. Al-Battani was born around 858 C.E. in Battan, a state of Harran, and was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San’an Al-Battani, …

Real Muslim Jafar was Science Advocate, Not Disney Villain - About Islam

Real Muslim Jafar was Science Advocate, Not Disney Villain

BAGHDAD – In a new step from the world’s largest cartoon conglomerate, Disney, to convert its masterpieces into live action movies, the American company released recent images from ‘Aladdin’ film with a new portrayal of the Muslim character ‘Jafar’ according to Forbes. In the 1990s Aladdin cartoon, Jafar, who’s based on a real person, was …

Hospitals in Islamic History - About Islam

Hospitals in Islamic History

The capital of the Islamic caliphate empire kept changing from one dynasty to another. In each capital, an important medical center developed. Thus, by the end of the 13th century, there were many medical centers spread throughout the Islamic world. As this is an expansive subject in history, Space does not allow the description of …


Who's World’s First Algebraist?

Al-Khawarizmi worked as a scholar in the governmental scientific institute “the House of Wisdom” in Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.


Saliba Sheds Light on the Islamic Golden Age

Dr. George Saliba is a professor of Arabic and Islamic Science in the department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University in the USA. Saliba is one of world’s leading sources on the topic of the history of Islamic Science. He is the author of Late Arabic Scientific Commentaries: Their Role …

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Older Theory of Evolution?

Thinking about the origin of life on earth has long driven humans to develop theories to translate those thoughts.

Reclaiming Marginalized Muslim Scientific Advances

Reclaiming Marginalized Muslim Scientific Advances

Over the last few decades, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, -the author of the famous book “1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World”-, has helped reclaim Islamic scientific, artistic and technological advances which have been marginalized or simply forgotten in a world focused on Western advancements. In a previous statement, the Muslim professor who was granted a …

1001 Inventions by Medieval Golden Muslim Scientists

1001 Inventions by Medieval Golden Muslim Scientists

Three school children visit a dusty library to research the story of ‘The Dark Ages’. What they find transforms their world view dramatically as ingenious inventors and pioneers of science and culture are vividly brought to life. From producer Ahmed Salim and starring Oscar-winning legend Sir Ben Kingsley in the role of The Librarian, this …

Did Muslims Ever Make Any Contributions to Mankind?

Did Muslims Ever Make Any Contributions to Mankind?

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Salam (Peace) Dear Questioner, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Since some people do not read history books, they have an excuse not to know that in history Muslims and Islamic civilization were the undisputed …

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