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Islamic Astronomy

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Astronomy in Ancient Civilisations
It is a pity that the myths of ancient civilisations are so easily dismissed as the musings of savage minds, as it is subsequently easy to overlook the fact that many of their myths were encryptions of their astronomical knowledge. The best example of this...
Modern Science >> Astronomy
People of the Book: Fighting the Holy War
At the heart of most of the world's great religions, there is a sacred text. This is usually a compilation of the words of the enlightened founder of the path or the interpretations of the life and teachings of this founder. Within this text is contained the...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
ASTRONICA: Blessing or Nightmare for Astrology?
If NASA's engineers only had eleventh-century astronomy knowledge, do you think they could have landed the "Rover" on Mars? If modern day astrophysicists could only make use of ancient Assyrian astronomy, do you think they would have been able to...
Mystic Sciences >> Astrology
Modern Science >> Astronomy
Egyptian Temples, part VI: The House of Life
Library - Archive 'The House of Life' could well be called a library. It was that part of the temple where all records and texts were kept and stored. These papyrii encompassed many different fields of learning as well as the accountings on the daily and...
Religions >> Egyptian
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
Origin of the Zodiac Signs
Zodiac is that imaginary belt encircling the earth through which the sun, moon, and the planets pass during the year.
Mystic Sciences >> Astrology

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Thousands flock to Indonesia for total solar eclipse
“Our Prophet Mohammed said the prayer signifies the greatness of Allah, who created this wonderful phenomenon,” said Ma'ruf Amin, chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council, the country's top Islamic clerical body. But some of Indonesia's tribespeople ...
Building with humaneness
The traditional Indian wisdom stands out in designing the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, and the campus for Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) at Pune. A tribute to founder of ...
Me, My Phone and Mecca
It is crucially about honoring the great Islamic empires, who contributed strides to mathematics, astronomy, medicine, sciences in general, by kindling the intellectual inspiration to learn and achieve more.
How Medieval Islam Influenced Modern Judaism
They translated and discussed the available works of Aristotle and Plato, as well as Euclid (mathematics), Archimedes (mathematics and science), Galen (medicine), and Ptolemy (astronomy). [1]. Based on what they learned from the Greeks, Islamic sages ...
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