Inspirational reading for a season of reflection
Religious leaders and commentators choose a book they found spiritually rewarding this year. One of them was Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary-General, the Muslim Council of Great Britain and he chose our book (Times Online):
Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary-General,
the Muslim Council of
"I recommend 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in our World, edited by Salim T. S. Al-Hasani, Elizabeth Woodcock and Rabah Saoud. Sir Roland Jackson, of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, called it “a welcome reminder that Muslims have made many important and farreaching contributions to the development of our shared scientific knowledge and our technologies.
I hope it will be an inspiration to people of both Muslim and others faiths, and indeed to those with no religious belief, demonstrating the ways in which science helps reveal the wonders of the natural world, and through which technology makes such a contribution to the ways in which we can work with each other.”
Also Times Online selected 1001 Inventions book as one of the books of last summer 2008....