Al-Jazari: The Mechanical Genius

Al-Jazari: The Mechanical Genius Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani * Al-Jazari was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. His full name was Badi’ al-Zaman Abu-‘l-‘Izz Ibn Isma’il Ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari. He lived in Diyar-Bakir (in Turkey) during the 6th century H (late 12th century-early 13th century CE). Large image Figure 1: Wash-basin in […]

Transfer of Technology from East to West

About FSTC News & Events The Transfer of Science Between India, Europe and China via Muslim Heritage Professor Charles Burnett Abstract | Short biography Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 1-2:Professor Charles Burnett presenting his lecture in the “1001 Inventions” conference. © FSTC 2010. The Islamic realms served as a crucible for scientific learning from the […]

Amidst Islamophobic Brouhaha, Americans Protest Mosque That’s Actually A Church

Amidst National Islamophobic Upheaval, Arizonans Protest Mosque That’s Actually A Church In an era saturated with absurd moments of anti-Muslim fear-mongering, mosques have become a touchstone for Islamophobia. Even unbuilt mosques have set off a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in Tennessee, Texas, California, and most notably, New York. Not to be outdone, the people of […]

The Dalai Lama calls Islam one of the great religions

The Dalai Lama Tuesday hailed Islam as one of the great religions of the world, saying true jihad was about fighting “negative emotions” within oneself. Speaking after receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) degree from Delhis Jamia Millia Islamia university, the Tibetan spiritual leader said that some mischievous elements were bringing a bad […]

Vatican offers Islamic finance system to Western Banks

The Vatican says Islamic finance system may help Western banks in crisis as alternative to capitalistm. Friday, 06 March 2009 15:10World Bulletin / News Desk The Vatican offered Islamic finance principles to Western banks as a solution for worldwide economic crisis. Daily Vatican newspaper, ‘L’Osservatore Romano, reported that Islamic banking system may help to overcome […]

The banking woes of an “excluded” community

The Hindu : Opinion / News Analysis : The banking woes of an “excluded” community The banking woes of an “excluded” community Vidya Subrahmaniam Banks have designated red zones where the vast majority of Muslim clusters fall. This fact is confirmed by the rash of banking-related complaints received by the National Commission for Minorities. A […]

Is Islamic Finance the new challenge to Wall Street?

Is Islamic Finance the new challenge to Wall Street? Sunday, November 7, 2010By Andrew Sheng I was in Kuala Lumpur in October attending the Global Islamic Finance Forum, organized by Bank Negara Malaysia and the Malaysian International Islamic Finance Centre. The whole glitterati of the Islamic world was here, and coincidentally, the HSBC Asia Board […]

Indian corporates foray into Islamic finance – Arab News

Indian corporates foray into Islamic finance – Arab News Indian corporates foray into Islamic finance By MUSHTAK PARKER | ARAB NEWS Published: Nov 14, 2010 22:55 Updated: Nov 14, 2010 22:55 THE launch by India’s Tata Group of its debut Islamic equity fund two weeks ago sees the entry of another major Indian asset management […]

Sharia is abiding by the law of the land

Muslim explains faith’s Sharia law BY BARBARA HOBEROCK – Tulsa World Published: November 14, 2010 The man behind a lawsuit seeking to overturn a controversial ballot measure has a passion for the law and his Islamic faith. Muneer Awad, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter on the Council for American-Islamic Relations, filed suit last week […]

Why Are You Here?

Robert Lanza, M.D. Scientist, Theoretician Posted: November 12, 2010 08:48 AM Why Are You Here? A New Theory May Hold the Missing Piece Why do you happen to be alive on this lush little planet with its warm sun and coconut trees? And at just the right time in the history of the universe? The […]