1001 Inventions to launch in Karlstad, Sweden
Asian debut for award-winning show
1001 Inventions exhibition achieves record numbers in Qatar
HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani at 1001 Inventions
1001 Inventions and Arabick Roots exhibitions launch in Doha
Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to host 1001 Inventions and Arabick Roots
Opens at National Geographic Museum
Four week block buster at Aramco Cultural Program
HRH Prince Charles writes to support 1001 Inventions
Record Numbers for Science Heritage Exhibition in California
Yearning for learning
Did you know that the Arabic word for mosque is Jami' and the Arabic for university is Jami'a? A thousand years ago the first universities emerged within mosques where religion and science sat comfortably side by side.
Building on knowledge from Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Chinese and Indian Civilisations, Muslims developed a learning culture where enquiring minds searched for truths based on scientific rigour and experimentation. In almost every field of knowledge, Muslims made new inventions and discoveries with practical outcomes that helped develop society.
Muslim charitable institutions provided the first scholarships to support students.Courses were difficult and medicine was particularly gruelling, and just like in universities today, examinations were long and difficult.