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Islamic History
Nobel
Looking Back at the Muslims Who Have won the Nobel …

Many winners of the Nobel Peace prize have been Muslim. To celebrate this week’s festivities, we’re looking at three Muslims who have taken home the gong.

Islamic History
Banu Musa
How the Banu Musa Brothers From Ninth Century Baghdad Laid …

The Banu Musa brothers, scholars from 9th century Baghdad, invented hundreds of devices, many of which set the foundations for modern mechanics.

Islamic History
Playing Cards
Play Your Cards Right (A Brief History of Playing Cards)

Every corner of the globe has had an influence on the history of playing cards, from the Far East to Persian empires; from the Moors to French printmakers.

Islamic History
Miswak
Teeth Cleaning Miswak has Gone Mainstream Thanks to This Bizarre Advert

While it may be news to a certain Czech company, the Miswak has been used to clean teeth throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa for over 7,000 years.

Islamic History
coins
Offa, King of Mercia, and the UK’s Islamic Coins

Many coins used in England in the Middle Ages contain the Arabic inscription ‘There is no God but Allah alone’. Here’s the story behind this currency.

Islamic History
Mosque
Abdullah Quilliam and The Story of Britain’s Oldest Mosque

At 8 Brougham Terrace, an unassuming house in the Kensington area of Liverpool, a man called Abdullah Quilliam opened Britain’s first ever mosque in 1889.

Islamic History
calligraphy
Calligraphy and Islam - A Beautiful Relationship

Calligraphy is a sacred art. It was the script first used by Muslim scribes to commit the Qu’ran to paper, as it was deemed worthy of the word of God.

Islamic History
health
Islamic Medicine: Saving Lives Since the Eighth Century

Following World Health Day last week, let’s explore the pivotal role the ancient Islamic world played in the development of modern healthcare and medicine.

Islamic History
queen elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth I and Islam - A History You’ve …

After the country was shunned by Catholic Europe during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, she turned to an unlikely source to help England: the Islamic world.

Islamic History
Women
Five Extraordinary Women Who Helped Shape Islamic History

Inspirational women have always been a part of Islam, so now we want to go back - way back - and focus on the ladies who helped shape our history.

Islamic History
Doodle
Who is Halet Çambel, the Female Muslim Fencer Honoured by …

Halet Çambel was a Turkish fencer, archaeologist and pioneering Muslim woman who was honoured by Google Doodle during this year’s International Women’s Day.

Islamic History
Edhi
Meet The Unsung Muslim Hero Google Honoured Last Week!

Google honoured Abdul Sattar Edhi last week, but most people haven't heard of him. He was an amazing man who founded the world’s largest ambulance service.

Islamic History
Liberty
Amazing Things You Didn’t Know: New York’s Statue …

So the Statue of Liberty that stands proudly at the entrance to New York City was originally designed as a Muslim Arab Woman. Who knew?

Islamic History
Muslim Pioneers
Muslim Pioneers You Should Be Learning About in School – Al …

Welcome to Part Two of our Muslim Pioneers season. This time: Abū ʿUthman ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Kinānī al-Baṣrī – known as Al Jahiz. Find out what he did here...

Islamic History
Muslim Pioneers
Muslim Pioneers You Should Be Learning About in School – Al …

Welcome to Part One of our Muslim Pioneers season. This time: Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi. Meet the man who influenced life-saving methods used today.

Islamic History
4 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Being British
4 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Being British

We take a look at the interesting things you may or may not have known about being British! We take a look at things from tea to language! Take a look...

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Language
When the Arabic Language Gave You Līmūn, English Made LEMONade.

English is a world language. Apart from Mandarin it’s the most widely spoken – it influences languages around the world and has been influenced by many

Islamic History
Muslims
When Muslims, Jews and Christians Built a Great Civilisation

Muslims, Jews and Christians built a great civilization by working together in medieval Spain. We take a look at these interesting times in Spain.