AL-BIRUNI, THE GOLDEN AGE OF ISLAM’S ‘UNIVERSAL GENIUS’

Sun 07 March 2021: He elevated mathematics to a level where it embraced and complemented the laws of nature. Calculating the radius of the earth over a thousand years ago required a lot of imagination. It was Abu Reyhan Al-Biruni, the 10th century Islamic mathematical genius, who combined trigonometry and algebra to achieve this very […]

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ARCHEOLOGISTS UNEARTH ANCIENT CHARIOT AT POMPEII

Sun 29 February 2021: Archaeologists on Saturday unearthed more than they bargained for in the Italian city of Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Officials at the ancient site uncovered a perfectly intact ceremonial chariot — complete with bronze decorations of “erotic images” of men and women. The almost perfectly preserved four-wheeled carriage […]

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MARIAM AL ASTRULABI: A MUSLIM WOMAN BEHIND THE 10TH-CENTURY ASTROLABES

Thu 11 February 2021: Mariam took the science of astrolabes to the next level and over a thousand years later, she becomes a central character in the science-fiction novel Binti. Between the 8th and 15th centuries, Muslim scholars made an immense contribution toward science, inventing sophisticated tools in the fields of medicine, astronomy, physics and […]

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AL KHWARIZMI: A MUSLIM MATHEMATICAL GENIUS WHO REVOLUTIONISED ALGEBRA

Sat 23 January 2021: After studying the works of different scholars from different eras, al Khwarizmi simplified Mathematics, taking it out of the philosophical realm and paving the way for a multitude of scientific advances. Algebra is a versatile branch of mathematics and many scientists say it can define the true structure of the universe. […]

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