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1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in our World [Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation

Hardback 364 Pages , Large with Colour Photographs and Illustration
Chief Editor Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani
Co-Editors: Elizabeth Woodcock & Dr Rabah Saud 
Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation
Published by FSTC LTD

Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World

  • Experience a thousand years of missing history
  • Learn about a lost age of Muslim innovation and invention
  • Discover the Muslim origins of many Western discoveries

What do coffee beans, torpedoes, surgical scalpels, arches and observatories all have in common?
Were Leonardo da Vinci’s flight ideas originals?
Who devised the casing for pill capsules and where did Fibonacci learn to flex his mathematical fingers?

A golden age of civilization, from 600 and 1600 CE, will unfold, because medieval Muslims were trailblazers in fields as diverse as medicine and mechanics, cartography and chemistry, education and engineering, architecture and astronomy. No area was too obscure to miss the scrutiny of enquiry backed up by rigid scientific experimentation. 

So get comfortable with this guidebook and prepare to begin on a voyage of discovery through a thousand years of science and technology into the lives of medieval pioneers whose ingenious inventions have helped create our world today.

'This glorious book overflows with the great ideas of the Muslim middle ages. From al-Jazari and his elegant clocks and al- Kindi and Ibn al-Haitham with their revolutionary optical theories, experiments, and books, to the astronomers who navigated across the desert by the stars, and the map-makers who put north at the bottom, every page is a mine of joyous information.
There are even recipes to try out, and everything is beautifully illustrated. I wish I had had this book fifty years ago.'
Adam Hart-Davis; Photographer, Writer and TV Science Presenter of BBC Series ‘What the Ancients Did for Us’.

more:1001 Inventions Exhibition
Current Location: The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Venue Dates: 8th March till 4th June 2006


Islamic Banking and Finance: Current Developments in Theory and Practice
By Munawar Iqbal
Paperback 476 Pages
The Islamic Foundation, Leicester UK

This book is an attempt to provide an overview of such developments, which were discussed in the 4th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Banking held at Loughborough University, UK during August 13-15, 2000. The book particularly discusses the performance, prospects and challenges facing the Islamic financial industry and highlights the opportunities offered by Islamic financial instruments as an alternative way to financial intermediation.

Main contents:

Decision making under uncertainty
Social norms and trading rules: the means to reduce moral hazard in Islamic financial products
Incentive-compatible profit-sharing contracts
Regulation of the stock market in an Islamic economy and more





Muslims in the West: the Message and Mission

Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Paperback 192 pages
ISBN: 0860371301
Edited by Khurram Murad

What is the real purpose and mission of Muslims living in Western countries? A great scholar explains in this series of short speeches delivered in Europe  1963, 1964, 1969 and in America in 1977

Muslims have been blessed by Allah throughout Europe and America. We have been blessed economically, academically and socially. Does this blessing demands any responsibility from us?

Maulana Syed Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi, one of the most prolific writers and original thinkers of our time, author of well over fifty books in various languages, and a scholar of rare distinction, passed into the mercy of Allah in  December 1999.
Maulana was a founder member of the Muslim World League (Rabita), a member of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), a member of the World Supreme Council of Mosques, and a member of the Fiqh Council of Rabita. He was also a member of Advisory Council of the Islamic University of Madinah al-Munawwarah, a member of its Supreme Council, and a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters of Damascus, Syria. He was also a founder member of the League of the Islamic Literature in India.
Perhaps better known as the founder member and first rector of Nadwatul Ulama (India), and president of the Academy of Islamic Research and Publications.


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