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In an age of information overload, one thing to read or follow today. LATEST: Lubaaba Al-Azami and colleagues’ brilliant website on historic interactions of England with Islamicate world. click here.
Quiz: Who was this? Answer somewhere on this site.
‘Lest we forget’ – documentation on key episodes in British Muslim life…
Long and short reviews – LATEST: Algeria’s rich cultural heritage – Sites et monuments antiques de L’Algérie translated & revised by Philip Kenrick click here
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The Directory’s founder is M. Nauman Khan, who worked on it with Ghulam Mohiuddin. It is wide-ranging, spanning a period from early Islamic history to the twentieth century, It includes short accounts of about 3,000 men and women who have emerged from a Muslim milieu to influence the cultural, political and intellectual life of the society around them.
On 10th December 1945, in one of his last acts as Governor of Sindh, Dow laid the foundation stone of a medical school in Karachi named after him – today the Dow University of Health Sciences. Perhaps the experts working on the teaching of colonialism in Pakistan’s schools need to assess whether this benevolent reputation is justified. click here
Digital ‘time capsules’ to place on record twentieth century Muslim institutional histories & scholars’ contributions. For example the late Shakir Kocabas, pioneer in machine learning. Click here.