Author: Professor Irfan Shahid

Ibn Khaldun: great historian who transformed historiography

The first verse of the Holy Quran revealed stressed the importance of Qalam (Pen) which is a vital instrument of knowledge transformation.  Muslims have played a significant role in the writing of history which is one of the vital sources of knowledge transformation. How many of us know the origin of history and methodology of recording the incidence and contribution of past civilisation? Ibn Khaldun, the great historian of 13th century CE has introduced some methods of recording social and political events. Before Ibn Khaldun, some Arab historians had documented the history and incidence of war of prophetic era. Maghazi...

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Ibn al-Haytham: great scientist and mathematician

Ibn al-Haythan was one of the great scientists of the world who made a remarkable contribution to physics, mathematics and astronomy. His Kitab al-manazir was the first comprehensive book on optics and light, and a masterpiece of physics.  He was first to give a correct description of vision. He improved the planetary model with his theory of solid spheres against the ancient view of imaginary circles of orbits for planets and discovered the laws of reflection and refraction of light. Life Abu Ali al-Hasan Ibn al-Haytham was born in Basrah, Iraq, in about 354 AH/956 CE completing his education...

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