The First International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences

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Sameen Ahmed Khan

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The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Sharjah, UnitedArab
Emirates, organized a four-day landmark event, The First International Conference
on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences, during 24-27 March
2008. Entitled “Arabs’ and Muslims’ Scientific Contributions to Humanity,”
it was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin
Mohammed al-Qasimi (member of the Supreme Council, ruler of Sharjah,
and supreme president of the University of Sharjah) in collaborationwith the
university’s College of the Shari`ah and Islamic Studies and theArab Union
ofAstronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS). The conference sought to highlight
the testimonies of non-Muslim scholars concerning Arab and Muslim
scholars’ scientific accomplishments and to emphasize their contributions to
medicine, astronomy, architecture, and agriculture. Over 300 participants
from 200 scientific and research institutions in 35 countries attended, and
about 250 research papers, which will be available on the university’s website
(https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/), were presented.
The conference created an intellectual platform to enhance communication
among scientists and researchers studying the history of the various ...

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