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Al Bayan Newspaper - (Arabic).

2012-04-20
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Cyberita Online Istimewa - Cendekiawan Islam pertama cuba terbang....

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2012-04-19
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Cendekiawan Islam pertama cuba terbang...

 

DENGAN keghairahan seperti seorang kanak-kanak yang baru sahaja menerima permainan baru, pemuda yang memperkenalkan dirinya sebagai Armen Firman itu melompat dari Menara Masjid Mesquita di Cordoba, Sepanyol. Bekalnya sekadar sehelai selimut lebar yang digunakan untuk memperlahankan impak jatuhnya ke bumi.

 

 

 

Hampir tiga abad selepas itu, pemuda yang nama sebenarnya ialah Abbas Abu Al-Qasim Ibn Firnas Ibn Wirdas al-Takurini itu sudah berusia 65 tahun dan bergelar saintis ulung. Namun, impiannya untuk menakluk angkasa masih belum pudar. Lantas, beliau mendaki Gunung Jabal Al-'Arus untuk melakukan penerbangan yang kedua. Kali ini, beliau berbekal pengalaman dan sebuah peluncur yang dihasilkannya daripada buluh, bulu helang dan fabrik.

 

 

Penerbangan Abbas Abu Al-Qasim itu dapat bertahan selama beberapa saat sahaja. Beliau jatuh tersembam ke bumi, menyebabkan tulang belakangnya cedera - kecederaan yang akhirnya meragut nyawanya.

 

Namun, untuk beberapa ketika pada petang tahun 875 Masihi itu, Abbas Abu Al-Qasim menjadi insan pertama dalam sejarah yang cuba terbang menggunakan kaedah saintifik. Kejadian ini berlaku lama sebelum jurutera ulung Italy, Leonardo Da Vinci, menerbitkan tulisannya tentang jentera terbang pada tahun 1500-an dan kira-kira 1,000 tahun sebelum Orville dan Wilbur Wright berjaya membina jentera terbang pertama di dunia.

 

Sayangnya, selain daripada sebuah arca penghormatan berdekatan Lapangan Terbang Baghdad di Iraq, pencapaian Abbas Abu Al-Qasim tidak diiktiraf di tahap dunia. Ia sekadar diketahui oleh segelintir golongan asatizah yang mendalami sejarah sains Islam dan beberapa kelompok intelektual yang meminati topik ini. Nasib yang menimpa Abbas Abu Al-Qasim mencerminkan pencapaian cendekiawan Islam yang seolah-olah tenggelam dalam arus peredaran masa. Sumbangan mereka kepada dunia sebenarnya tidak ternilai. Usaha cendekiawan Islam ini bak batu asas yang menjadi tunggak perkembangan dalam zaman Pembaharuan atau Renaissance di Eropah yang bermula seawal kurun ke-14.

 

Sumbangan cendekiawan dunia Barat seperti Leonardo Da Vinci dan Archimedes memang tidak dipertikai. Namun, bak pepatah, lembu punya susu, sapi dapat nama, pencapaian Ibn Sina, Al-Biruni dan Ibn Al-Haytham seolah-olah gelap dibayangi nama-nama mereka.

 

Kurang kenal, kurang menghargai?

 

Sesungguhnya, keadaan ini adalah realiti kehidupan apabila sesebuah tamadun yang terpisah dari asal-usul dan sejarahnya diganti oleh sebuah tamadun yang lebih menghargai sejarah, cendekiawannya dan sumbangan mereka, kata pengurus Darul Huffaz Learning Centre, Ustaz Firdaus Yahya. Ustaz Firdaus adalah antara asatizah yang aktif menyediakan kursus berkaitan ilmu falak di Singapura.

 

'Memandangkan tidak ramai anggota masyarakat kita yang kenal para cendekiawan ini, maka kurang penghargaan diberikan kepada mereka,' katanya.

 

Pengarah eksekutif Masjid Assyakirin, Ustaz Suhaimi Mustar, pula percaya bahawa keadaan ini wujud kerana kurangnya minat membaca tentang sejarah cendekiawan Islam atau kurang bahan rujukan dalam bidang ini.

 

Masjid Assyakirin mengendalikan Pusat Tamadun Islam dan adalah antara sumber rujukan utama tentang sejarah Islam di Singapura.

 

'Peranan media amat besar dalam mendidik masyarakat... begitu juga dengan peranan guru dan asatizah, khususnya sejarawan yang perlu menyampaikan ilmu yang ada kepada masyarakat,' kata Ustaz Suhaimi lagi.

 

Selain itu, tambah beliau, peranan untuk meningkatkan kesedaran tentang pencapaian cendekiawan Islam adalah tanggungjawab 'kita semua', lebih-lebih lagi menerusi wadah baru di Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Usaha bersama

 

 

 

Oleh sebab inilah, asatizah dan guru-guru yang telah ditemui Berita Minggu itu mengalu-alu langkah Pusat Sains Singapura (SSC) mengadakan pameran Sultans of Science - Islamic Science Rediscovered (Sultan Sains - Penemuan Semula Sains Islam). Pameran bergerak itu dimiliki MTE Studios, sebuah syarikat khidmat pengalaman pembelajaran interaktif yang berpangkalan di Dubai dan Afrika Selatan. Menurut ketua pegawai eksekutif (CEO) SSC, Profesor Madya Lim Tit Meng, pameran itu menawarkan pengalaman yang boleh mendidik dan memberi manfaat lebih luas kepada pengunjungnya.

 

 

'Selain menampilkan pencapaian cemerlang cendekiawan Islam zaman lalu, pameran ini juga menonjolkan keharmonian antara agama yang dipelopori Islam sejak dahulu lagi, menerusi pertukaran ilmu (dengan cendekiawan lain),' katanya.

 

Menurut beliau, SSC berharap dapat menarik 65,000 pengunjung ke pameran yang diadakan buat julung-julung kali di Asia ini. Kebetulan, badan sukarelawan, The W.R.I.T.E Club dari Masjid Al-Istiqamah bakal menganjurkan Seminar Saintis Islam Muda pada 2 Jun nanti.

 

Seminar yang dibuka kepada umum itu akan dihadiri oleh pengarah eksekutif Institut Kejuruteraan-Bio dan Teknologi Nano (IBN), Profesor Jackie Ying; pengkaji sains Universiti Nasional Singapura (NUS), Dr Rufaihah A. Jalil; dan beberapa lagi tokoh sains dari Malaysia dan Turkey.

 

Menurut pengasasnya, Encik Abdul Rahman Basrun, seminar itu bertujuan merangsang minat dan cinta pada sains, terutama sains hayat, sebagaimana dianjurkan oleh Al-Quran.

 

Sementara akur bahawa pengkhususan ilmu masa ini menyukarkan usaha untuk melahirkan cendekiawan yang pakar dalam pelbagai bidang, Ustaz Firdaus percaya inisiatif seperti ini, terutama yang menyepadukan bidang agama dan akademik, perlu digalakkan untuk memupuk generasi cendekiawan yang seterusnya.

 

'Sekurang-kurangnya masyarakat kita tidak akan ketinggalan walaupun tidak dapat melahirkan cendekiawan seperti dahulu,' katanya lagi.

 

 

 

 

Little Steps Asia - Sultans of Science Islamic Science Rediscovered.

2012-04-19
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Celebrating the breakthroughs made by Islamic World scholars from the eighth to 18th centuries!

 

Learn the links between Muslim scholars of the Golden Age and modern day science!

April 16, 2012 through July 16, 2012.

Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081, +65 6425 2500, Website. Open 10am - 6pm daily. Entry fee for Sultans of Science only: Adults/S$12; Children 3-16 years/S$8. Entry fee inclusive of Science Centre admission and Sultans of Science exhibit: Adults/S$15; Children 3-16 years/S$9.

 
Time Out Singapore - Sultans of Science.

2012-04-18
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Sultans of Science

 

Learn about the significant technological breakthroughs in science and medicine made by Muslim scholars, with a focus on the progressive Golden Age of the Islamic World.

$15; children (3-12 years) $9.

 

 

The Straits Times - Meet Muslim Science Pioneers.

2012-04-17
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Today Online - Sultans of Science exhibition makes Asian debut in Singapore.

2012-04-16
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Sultans of Science exhibition makes Asian debut in Singapore

by Nursha Ismail
SINGAPORE - A global touring exhibition that not only features the scientific contributions of early Islamic scholars but also highlights that advances in science and technology did not begin only in the West, is making its Asian debut today - at the Science Centre.
 
 

The message from the Sultans of Science exhibition is that science and technology is a universal language.

Using interactive games and touch-screen displays, the exhibition celebrates the Golden Age of Islam, when Muslim scholars as far back as the 7th century made groundbreaking discoveries and inventions.

From aviation to medicine, their contributions laid the foundations for Europe's Renaissance.

For instance, the world's first aviator, Abbas Ibn Firnas, was a Muslim scholar. In 875 AD, he flew across Spain in a glider made of bamboo slats, stretched fabric and eagle feathers.

Famed Chinese admiral Zheng He, whose ambitious expeditions stretched as far as Africa, was also Muslim.

Singapore is the exhibition's first stop in Asia. Mr Ludo Verheyen, director of exhibition creator MTE Studios, said: "We collectively decided that Singapore would be a great venue to kick-start the whole exhibition. It has a strong Muslim community and I also think that Singapore is a very multi-cultural society."

Science Centre chief executive officer Lim Tit Meng said: "Regardless of what culture you come from, which background you come from, science and technology is a universal language."

The exhibition runs until July 16. Tickets start from S$8 for children and S$12 for adults.
Today - Sultans of Science exhibition makes Asian debut in Singapore.

2012-04-16
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Al Ittihad - Sultans of Science reveals the achievements of Islamic civilization in the Asian tour (Arabic).

2012-04-16
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«سلاطين العلم» يكشف إنجازات الحضارة الإسلامية في جولة آسيوية

حجم الخط

 

     
أطفال يتعرفون على بعض الاختراعات الإسلامية القديمة (من المصدر)
تاريخ النشر: الإثنين 16 أبريل 2012

خولة علي (دبي) - يواصل المعرض المتنقل «سلاطين العلم» رحلته ليزيح الستار عن مخترعات العلماء المسلمين الأوائل، بهدف تعريف الشعوب بالحضارة الإسلامية، والعصر الذهبي الزاخر، بالعديد من الإنجازات العلمية، التي برع المسلمون فيها، هذا المعرض الذي انطلق بالتحديد من «ابن بطوطة مول» الموقع الدائم له، يواصل نشاطه ورحلته العالمية بين قارات العالم، كمعرض يضم بين أحضانه العديد من المخترعات الإسلامية.

ويقول لودو فيرهين الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة إم تي إي استوديوز، الجهة المنظمة للمعرض، إن هذا المعرض التفاعلي يدعو الزوار لاستكشاف المجالات الرئيسية لإنجازات المسلمين من الرياضيات إلى الملاحة والفلك والطب وتصنيع الأدوات والتكنولوجيا التطبيقية الراقية والبصريات والهندسة المعمارية والطيران، وهو يجتذب الناس من جميع الأعمار، ويقدّم لهم خبرات ومعلومات ثقافية تحفزهم على التفكير، والعمل والتفاهم العابر نحو ثقافات العالم».

ويضيف فيرهين أن الكتب المدرسية تشير إلى فترة عانت فيها أوروبا من مشكلات كبرى، تعرف عادة باسم العصور المظلمة، ولكن قلةً من الناس هم على بينة من المساهمات الهائلة للعلماء المسلمين في مجال العلم والتكنولوجيا خلال العصر الذهبي للإسلام «ما بين القرن السابع والسابع عشر الميلاديين»، والتي ساعدت في تمهيد الطريق لعصر النهضة الأوروبية. وقد ازدهرت هذه الحضارة بفضل طلب العلم، وقادت إلى اختراعات واكتشافات وابتكارات حققت الرخاء والعمران. فقد اخترع علماء الرياضيات علم الجبر، والخوارزميات، التي مكنت لاحقاً من تطوير أجهزة الكمبيوتر. كما اكتشف الأطباء الدورة الدموية الصغرى، وأجروا عمليات جراحية مستخدمين أدوات جراحية تشبه إلى حد بعيد الآلات الجراحية الحديثة، وأنشأوا مستشفيات عامة تتسم بالكفاءة والفعالية. كما راقب علماء الفلك السماوات، وطوّروا أدوات فلكية لحساب وضعهم على الأرض، ومهدوا الطريق للأقمار الصناعية، وغزو الفضاء. وتمكّن مهندسون مثل الجزري والأخوة بني موسى من وضع الأسس الهندسية الحديثة، وطوّروا أجهزة بارعة تعدّ أول روبوت في التاريخ.

 


ويشير فيرهين إلى النجاح المشهود لمعرض سلاطين العلم في جولته الأولى في كلّ من ولاية نيوجيرسي الأميركية، وجنوب أفريقيا، وتورونتو، وأدمونتون، وسان خوسيه، والذي لاقى إقبالا واسعا من الصغار والكبار، الذين خالجهم شغف الكشف عن هذه المخترعات والتقنية التي تعمل بها ووظيفة كل جهاز، فعمت الفائدة التي جنوها في التعرف على إنجازات المسلمين الأوائل، وأخذوا فكرة وافية عن هذه الحضارة التي كان لها الفضل في عصر الانفتاح الأوروبي، وقد انطلقت الرحلة الآسيوية في منتصف أبريل الجاري لمعرض «سلاطين العلم»، لتكون سنغافورة محطتها الأولى، ثم تايلاند، وماليزيا، وحتى بداية الربع الثاني من العام 2012. وسوف يتابع المعرض مسيرته ليحل في المتحف الوطني للعلوم في تايلاند، وفي مركز Petrosains للاستكشاف في ماليزيا، وفي أماكن أخرى من أنحاء القارة.

 

ويعتبر محطة مركز علوم سنغافورة مركزاً رائداً يسعى إلى تعزيز العلم والتكنولوجيا في المنطقة، وسوف يسعى من خلال افتتاح معرض «سلاطين العلم» منتصف أبريل 2012 ولمدة ثلاثة أشهر، إلى كشف النقاب عن الإنجازات العلمية للحضارة الإسلامية، وإلى تعريف الطلبة والمجتمع المحلي عليها، حيث يستكشف المعرض إنجازات واختراعات علمية لحقبة كانت واحدة من أروع الحقب في تاريخ العالم.



اقرأ المزيد : «سلاطين العلم» يكشف إنجازات الحضارة الإسلامية في جولة آسيوية - جريدة الاتحاد http://www.alittihad.ae/details.php?id=37343&y=2012#ixzz1slYYabQD

 

 

 

Al Ittihad Newspaper - (Arabic).

2012-04-16
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Channel News Asia.Com - The Sultans of Science to make its Asian premiere in Singapore.

2012-04-15
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The Sultans of Science to make its Asian premiere in Singapore
By Nursha Ismail, Melissa Chong | Posted: 15 April 2012 1938 hrs

SINGAPORE: The Sultans of Science, a global touring exhibition featuring the contributions of Muslim scholars in science, will be making its premiere in Asia at Science Centre Singapore.

Held for the first time in Asia, the exhibition not only showcases the scientific contributions of the early Islamic scholars but also highlights that advances in science and technology did not begin only in the West.

It also hopes to bring the message that science and technology is a universal language. 

 


Using interactive games and touch-screen displays, the exhibition celebrates the Golden Age of Islam, when Islamic scholars as far back as the seventh century made ground-breaking discoveries and inventions.

From aviation to medicine, their contributions actually laid the foundations for the Renaissance in Europe.

For instance, the world's first aviator, Abbas Ibn Firnas, was a Muslim scholar. In 875 AD, he flew across Spain in a glider made of bamboo slats, stretched fabric and eagle feathers. The famed Admiral Zheng-He, whose ambitious expeditions stretched as far as Africa, was also a Muslim Chinese.

Singapore is its first stop in Asia for the The Sultans of Science exhibition.

MTE Studios director Ludo Verheyen said: "We collectively decided that Singapore would be a great venue to kickstart the whole exhibition. It has a strong Muslim community and I also think that Singapore is a very multicultural society."

Science Centre Singapore CEO Lim Tit Meng, said: "Regardless of what culture you come from, which background you come from, the science and technology is a universal language."

The exhibition will be running until July 16. Tickets start from S$8 for children and S$12 for adults.

- CNA/fa

Cyberita Online Istimewa - Sejarah Arabia.

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2012-04-15
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Sejarah Arabia

TAYANGAN gambar yang dirakamkan dalam tiga dimensi ini memberi tumpuan kepada dua Zaman Keemasan Islam dalam tamadun Arab. 

 

Pertama, ia menampilkan pencapaian tamadun Nabataean yang meraih kekayaan hasil perdagangan kemenyan dan rempah-ratus dengan kaum Romawi.

 

Pertukaran budaya dan ilmu pengetahuan yang mengiringi perdagangan itu membawa kepada perkembangan dalam industri pembinaan dan seni bina oleh warga tamadun itu. Sisa kota batu dan tugu peninggalan mereka masih digali sehingga kini.

 

Zaman Keemasan Islam yang kedua pula berlangsung dari tahun 700 hingga 1700 Masihi, serentak dengan Zaman Kelam di Eropah. Pada zaman itu, Empayar Islam berjaya mencapai kemajuan dalam pelbagai bidang, termasuk budaya, sains, falsafah dan intelektual.

 

Penemuan yang dilakukan pada zaman itu kekal relevan hingga ke masa ini. Malah, ia adalah tunggak perkembangan teknologi yang meliputi hidup harian kita.

 

Tayangan gambar pertama difilemkan sepenuhnya di Arab Saudi ini harus ditontoni kerana ia dihasilkan dengan matlamat sebenar untuk menonjolkan keperkasaan semangat manusia.

 

Ini dicerminkan melalui paparan upacara ibadah haji di Makkah. Menyaksikan tiga juta jemaah dalam pengembaraan kerohanian mereka dalam tiga dimensi adalah sesuatu yang amat menakjubkan. 


 

 Menurut ketua pegawai eksekutif (CEO) Pusat Sains Singapura (SSC), Profesor Madya Lim Tit Meng, menonton filem ini akan melengkapkan pengalaman anda menerokai sejarah di pameran Sultans of Science.

 

 

 

'Para pelawat boleh belajar tentang ciptaan dan penemuan cendekiawan Islam zaman lalu sebelum 'tenggelam' dalam keseronokan menonton filem iMAX yang seolah-olah membawa mereka ke Timur Tengah,' katanya.

 

 

Filem 40 minit yang diarahkan oleh pengarah iMAX veteran, Grey MacGillivray, akan mula ditayangkan di Omni Theatre di SSC esok.

 

Tiket berharga $10 (dewasa), $7 (kanak-kanak berusia antara tujuh dengan 12 tahun) dan $8 (warga emas) boleh diperolehi dari laman omnitheatre.com.sg

 

 

 

XIN MSN News - The Sultans of Science to make its Asian premiere in Singapore.

2012-04-15
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SINGAPORE: The Sultans of Science, a global touring exhibition featuring the contributions of Muslim scholars in science, will be making its premiere in Asia at Science Centre Singapore.

 

Held for the first time in Asia, the exhibition not only showcases the scientific contributions of the early Islamic scholars but also highlights that advances in science and technology did not begin only in the West.

 

It also hopes to bring the message that science and technology is a universal language.

Using interactive games and touch—screen displays, the exhibition celebrates the Golden Age of Islam, when Islamic scholars as far back as the seventh century made ground—breaking discoveries and inventions.

From aviation to medicine, their contributions actually laid the foundations for the Renaissance in Europe.

For instance, the world’s first aviator, Abbas Ibn Firnas, was a Muslim scholar. In 875 AD, he flew across Spain in a glider made of bamboo slats, stretched fabric and eagle feathers. The famed Admiral Zheng—He, whose ambitious expeditions stretched as far as Africa, was also a Muslim Chinese.

Singapore is its first stop in Asia for the The Sultans of Science exhibition.

MTE Studios director Ludo Verheyen said: "We collectively decided that Singapore would be a great venue to kickstart the whole exhibition. It has a strong Muslim community and I also think that Singapore is a very multicultural society."

Science Centre Singapore CEO Lim Tit Meng, said: "Regardless of what culture you come from, which background you come from, the science and technology is a universal language."

The exhibition will be running until July 16. Tickets start from S$8 for children and S$12 for adults.

— CNA/fa

Today Online - The Sultans of Science to make its Asian premiere in Singapore.

2012-04-15
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The Sultans of Science to make its Asian premiere in Singapore

SINGAPORE - The Sultans of Science, a global touring exhibition featuring the contributions of Muslim scholars in science, will be making its premiere in Asia at Science Centre Singapore.

Held for the first time in Asia, the exhibition not only showcases the scientific contributions of the early Islamic scholars but also highlights that advances in science and technology did not begin only in the West.

 
It also hopes to bring the message that science and technology is a universal language. 

Using interactive games and touch-screen displays, the exhibition celebrates the Golden Age of Islam, when Islamic scholars as far back as the seventh century made ground-breaking discoveries and inventions.

From aviation to medicine, their contributions actually laid the foundations for the Renaissance in Europe.

For instance, the world's first aviator, Abbas Ibn Firnas, was a Muslim scholar. In 875 AD, he flew across Spain in a glider made of bamboo slats, stretched fabric and eagle feathers. The famed Admiral Zheng-He, whose ambitious expeditions stretched as far as Africa, was also a Muslim Chinese.

Singapore is its first stop in Asia for the The Sultans of Science exhibition.

MTE Studios director Ludo Verheyen said: "We collectively decided that Singapore would be a great venue to kickstart the whole exhibition. It has a strong Muslim community and I also think that Singapore is a very multicultural society."

Science Centre Singapore CEO Lim Tit Meng, said: "Regardless of what culture you come from, which background you come from, the science and technology is a universal language."

The exhibition will be running until July 16. Tickets start from S$8 for children and S$12 for adults. CHANNEL NEWSASIA
Berita Minngu - Cendekiawan Islam pertama cuba terbang....

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2012-04-15
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The Gulf Today - 'Sultans of Science' on Asia Tour.

2012-04-11
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‘Sultans of science’ on Asia tour
By a staff reporter April 11, 2012
 

ABU DHABI: The Asian tour of ‘Sultans of Science,’ which is MTE Studios’ global travelling exhibition, will debut in Singapore mid-April. Currently ending the first leg of the North American tour, the UAE travelling exhibition will visit Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia beginning in the second quarter of 2012.

Following successful shows in New Jersey, South Africa, Toronto, Edmonton and San Jose, Science Centre Singapore will be the first Asian venue to host the iconic exhibition also known as ‘Islamic Science Rediscovered’. It will go on to visit National Science Museum in Thailand; Petrosains, The Discovery Centre in Malaysia and other venues across the continent.

As a leading science centre promoting science and technology in the region, Science Centre Singapore will reveal scientific achievements of the Muslim civilisation to students and the community with the opening of ‘Sultans of Science’ exhibition in mid-April 2012 for a three-month run. The exhibition explores scientific breakthroughs of a remarkable era, which was one of the greatest in the world. 

History text books refer to events when Europe slumbered in a period which is commonly known as the Dark Ages, but few people are aware of the tremendous contributions Muslim scholars made in science and technology during the Golden Age of the Islam (7th-17th centuries) which helped pave the way for the European Renaissance.

This civilisation thrived on seeking knowledge and led to inventions, innovations, discoveries and prosperity. Its mathematicians invented algebra and algorithms that enabled the development of computers. Its doctors discovered the pulmonary heart circulation, undertook operations with surgical instruments very similar to modern surgical instruments and established efficient public hospitals. Its astronomers observed the heavens, developed astronomical tools to calculate their position on earth and paved the way for satellites and travel in space.

Its engineers such as Al-Jazari and Banu Musa brothers laid the foundation of modern engineering and developed ingenious devices such as the first robot. 

“This interactive exhibition invites visitors to explore the main fields of Muslim achievements, from mathematics to navigation, astronomy, medicine, instrument making, fine utilitarian technology, engineering, optics, architecture and flight. It will engage people of all ages and backgrounds in experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought, inspire action and understanding across cultures,” said CEO, Ludo Verheyen from MTE Studios. 
 

The Asian venues are excited to showcase this significant exhibition, which has received record number of visitors since its launch and believe in a successful Asian tour allowing visitors to discover and understand how a great civilisation created prosperity across large areas from Spain to China.
 
Zawya.Com - 'Sultans of Science' UAE exhibition's Asian tour debuts in Singapore.

2012-04-10
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'Sultans of Science' UAE exhibition's Asian tour debuts in Singapore


Children interacting with ‘Sultans of Science’ exhibits at a previous venue

Children interacting with ‘Sultans of Science’ exhibits at a previous venue


Asia to discover scientific achievements of Muslim Civilization


The Asian tour of 'Sultans of Science', which is MTE Studios, global traveling exhibition will debut in Singapore mid April. Currently ending the first leg of the North American tour, the UAE travelling exhibition will visit Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia beginning in the second quarter of 2012.

 

Following successful residencies in New Jersey, South Africa, Toronto, Edmonton and San Jose, Science Centre Singapore will be the first Asian venue to host the iconic exhibition also known as 'Islamic Science Rediscovered'. It will go on to visit National Science Museum in Thailand; Petrosains, The Discovery Centre in Malaysia and other venues across the continent.

As a leading Science Centre promoting science and technology in the region, Science Centre Singapore will reveal scientific achievements of the Muslim Civilisation to students and the community with the opening of 'Sultans of Science' exhibition in mid April 2012 for a three-month run. The exhibition explores scientific breakthroughs of a remarkable era, which was one of the greatest in the world.

History text books refer to events when Europe slumbered in a period which is commonly known as the Dark Ages, but few people are aware of the tremendous contributions Muslim scholars made in science and technology during the Golden Age of the Islam (7th - 17th Centuries) which helped pave the way for the European Renaissance.

This civilization thrived on seeking knowledge and led to inventions, innovations, discoveries and prosperity. Its mathematicians invented algebra and algorithms that enabled the development of computers. Its doctors discovered the pulmonary heart circulation, undertook operations with surgical instruments very similar to modern surgical instruments and established efficient public hospitals. Its astronomers observed the heavens, developed astronomical tools to calculate their position on earth and paved the way for satellites and travel in space. Its engineers such as Al-Jazari and Banu Musa brothers laid the foundation of modern engineering and developed ingenious devices such as the first robot.

"This interactive exhibition invites visitors to explore the main fields of Muslim achievements, from mathematics to navigation, astronomy, medicine, instrument making, fine utilitarian technology, engineering, optics, architecture and flight. It will engage people of all ages and backgrounds in experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought, inspire action and understanding across cultures," said CEO, Ludo Verheyen from MTE Studios.

The Asian venues are excited to showcase this significant exhibition, which has received record number of visitors since its launch and believe in a successful Asian tour allowing visitors to discover and understand how a great civilization created prosperity across large areas from Spain to China. The host venues are delighted and believe that visitors will be fascinated to see numerous inventions brought to life through a diverse range of over 50 interactive, sensory and static exhibits and giant functional replicas that use cutting-edge technology to recreate the ingenuity of a golden age.

About 'Sultans of Science' ('Islamic Science Rediscovered'):
'Sultans of Science' also known as 'Islamic Science Rediscovered' is a global touring exhibition celebrating the contribution of Muslim Scholars in Science and Technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World and the influence their inventions and contributions has towards modern society.

Focused on increasing knowledge and understanding of these invaluable contributions, 'Islamic Science Rediscovered' has been created as a global traveling exhibition in order to enable its message to be far reaching through science centers and museums around the world.

The content features interactive displays with information on inventions, innovations and discoveries covering a broad spectrum of science topics such as astronomy, mathematics, medicine, optics amongst others, which were ahead of its time. Visit http://www.sultans-of-science.com for more information.

 

About MTE Studios:
MTE Studios is a specialized consultancy firm focused on themed architecture and interactive learning experiences. The firm designs, prototypes and manufactures inspiring interactive exhibits for science centers, museums, shopping malls and corporate environments.

MTE Studios translates unique residential, commercial, educational and leisure projects into stimulating lifescapes. Its scope of services ranges from creating a storyline, concept and detail design, documentation, project management and art direction during construction. MTE's portfolio of completed projects includes museums, shopping malls, theme parks, FEC's and residential developments.

Recently Bahrain's Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development has appointed MTE Studios to manage and run operations of the new state-of-the-art Bahrain Science Centre. One of the firm's recent projects was the development of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

With offices in Dubai, UAE and Cape Town, South Africa, MTE Studios has an interdisciplinary team of over 50 specialists, including architects, art directors, artists, engineers and interactive designers from over 12 countries. Visit www.mtestudios.com for more information.

Press release issued on behalf of MTE Studios FZ LLC. For further information, please contact Shereen Shabnam on +971 507690087/504828177/shereen@mtestudios.com Or Shamim Kasmani on +971 503461538/ shamim@mtestudios.com

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Zawya - The exhibition 'Sultans of Science' begins his first Asian tour in Singapore (Arabic).

2012-04-10
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من سنغافورة



آسيا تكتشف الإنجازات العلمية للحضارة الإسلامية
10 أبريل 2012 - تبدأ في منتصف أبريل أول جولة آسيوية لمعرض "سلاطين العلم"، المعرض العالمي المتنقل لمؤسسة إم تي إي استوديوز، وذلك انطلاقاً من سنغافورة. حيث ينهي الآن المعرض الإماراتي المتنقّل محطّته الأولى من جولته في أمريكا الشمالية، ليزور كلاً من سنغافورة، وتايلاند، وماليزيا، في بداية الربع الثاني من العام 2012.

 

ففي أعقاب نجاحه المشهود في كلّ من ولاية نيوجيرسي، وجنوب أفريقيا، وتورونتو، وأدمونتون، وسان خوسيه، فإن مركز علوم سنغافورة سيكون أول مستضيف آسيوي يستقبل المعرض الشهير المعروف أيضا باسم "إعادة اكتشاف علوم المسلمين". وسوف يتابع المعرض مسيرته ليحل في المتحف الوطني للعلوم في تايلاند، وفي مركز Petrosains للاستكشاف في ماليزيا، وفي أماكن أخرى في أنحاء القارة.

يعتبر مركز علوم سنغافورة مركز علوم رائداً يسعى إلى تعزيز العلم والتكنولوجيا في المنطقة، وسيسعى من خلال افتتاح معرض "سلاطين العلم" منتصف أبريل 2012 ولمدة ثلاثة أشهر، إلى أن يكشف النقاب عن الإنجازات العلمية للحضارة الإسلامية، وإلى أن يعرّف الطلبة والمجتمع المحلي عليها. حيث يستكشف المعرض الإنجازات والاختراقات العلمية لحقبة رائعة، كانت واحدة من أروع الحقب في تاريخ العالم.

 


تشير الكتب المدرسية إلى فترة عانت فيها أوروبا من مشكلات كبرى، تعرف عادة باسم العصور المظلمة، ولكن قلةً من الناس هم على بينة من المساهمات الهائلة للعلماء المسلمين في مجال العلم والتكنولوجيا خلال العصر الذهبي للإسلام (مابين القرن السابع والسابع عشر الميلاديين)، والتي ساعدت في تمهيد الطريق لعصر النهضة الأوروبية.

 

ازدهرت هذه الحضارة بفضل طلب العلم، وقادت إلى اختراعات واكتشافات وابتكارات حققت الرخاء والعمران. فقد اخترع علماء الرياضيات علم الجبر، والخوارزميات، التي مكنت لاحقاً من تطوير أجهزة الكمبيوتر. كما اكتشف الأطباء الدورة الدموية الصغرى، وأجروا عمليات جراحية مستخدمين أدوات جراحية تشبه إلى حد بعيد الآلات الجراحية الحديثة، وأنشأوا مستشفيات عامة تتسم بالكفاءة والفعالية. كما راقب علماء الفلك السماوات، وطوّروا أدوات فلكية لحساب وضعهم على الأرض، ومهدوا الطريق للأقمار الصناعية، وغزو الفضاء. وتمكّن مهندسون مثل الجزري والأخوة بني موسى من وضع الأسس الهندسية الحديثة، وطوّروا أجهزة بارعة تعدّ أول روبوت في التاريخ.

 

وفي هذه المناسبة، قال لودو فيرهين الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة إم تي إي استوديوز: "إن هذا المعرض التفاعلي يدعو الزوار لاستكشاف المجالات الرئيسية لإنجازات المسلمين من الرياضيات إلى الملاحة والفلك والطب وتصنيع الأدوات والتكنولوجيا التطبيقية الراقية والهندسة والبصريات والهندسة المعمارية والطيران. وهو سيجتذب الناس من جميع الأعمار والخلفيات، وسيقدّم لهم خبرات ومعلومات ثقافية تحفزهم على التفكير، وتلهمهم للعمل وللتفاهم العابر للثقافات".

 

وتنتظر هذه المحافل الآسيوية بحماسة بالغة استقبال هذا المعرض الكبير، الذي ينتظر أن يستقبل عدداً قياسياً من الزوار منذ افتتاحه، والذي يتوقّع أن يحقق جولة آسيوية ناجحة تسمح للزوار باكتشاف وفهم كيف يمكن لحضارة عظيمة تحقيق الازدهار عبر مناطق واسعة تمتدّ من إسبانيا إلى الصين. كما تشعر المحافل المضيفة بالفخر، وهي على ثقة بأنها ستقدّم للزوار ما يفتنهم، حين يشاهدون العديد من الاختراعات القديمة وقد عادت إلى الحياة من خلال مجموعة متنوعة من الأعمال، تضم أكثر من 50 عملاً تفاعلياً حسياً، وعدداً من النماذج العملاقة المقلدة طبق الأصل، والتي تعمل بالضبط كما كانت في الماضي، والتي تستخدم أحدث التقنيات لاستحضار براعة العصر الذهبي.

- انتهى -

معلومات صحفية
حول سلاطين العلم (إعادة اكتشاف العلوم الإسلامية):

'سلاطين العلم'  المعروف أيضا باسم 'إعادة اكتشاف علوم المسلمين' معرض عالمي متنقل يحتفي بمساهمات علماء المسلمين في العلوم والتكنولوجيا خلال العصر الذهبي للعالم الإسلامي وتأثير اختراعاتهم ومساهماتهم على المجتمع الحديث.

ولأنه يهدف إلى زيادة المعرفة والفهم لهذه المساهمات القيّمة، فقد ابتكر معرض "سلاطين العلم" كمعرض عالمي متنقل بغية إيصال رسالته إلى جميع أنحاء العالم من خلال مراكز العلوم والمتاحف.

يأتي المحتوى التفاعلي غنياً بالمعلومات عن اختراعات وابتكارات واكتشافات تغطي طيفاً واسعاً من المواضيع مثل علم الفلك، والرياضيات، والطب، والبصريات، وغيرها من العلوم التي كانت قائمة وقتها. http://www.sultans-of-science.com

إم تي إي استوديوز
مؤسسة "إم تي إي استوديوز"، مؤسسة استشارية متخصصة، تركز على الفنون المعمارية المدلولية، وعلى خبرات التعليم التفاعلي. تضع المؤسسة التصاميم والنماذج الأولية وتصنّع المعروضات التفاعلية الملهمة لمراكز العلوم، والمتاحف، ومراكز التسوق، وبيئات الشركات.

تتولى "إم تي إي استوديوز" ترجمة المشاريع السكنية والتجارية والتعليمية والترفيهية الفريدة إلى واقع حقيقي محفّز. ويتراوح نطاق خدماتها من ابتكار الموضوع، والمفاهيم، والتصاميم التفصيلية، إلى التوثيق، وإدارة المشاريع، والإخراج الفني أثناء الإنشاء. وتتضمن محفظة مشاريع "إم تي إي استوديوز" المنجزة عدداً من المتاحف، ومراكز التسوق، وحدائق الألعاب، ومراكز الترفيه العائلية، والمشاريع السكنية.

ومن خلال مكاتبها في دبي بالإمارات وفي كيب تاون بجنوب أفريقيا، فإن "إم تي إي استوديوز" تمتلك فريقاً متعدد التخصصات، يضم أكثر من 50 متخصصاً، بما فيهم معماريون، ومخرجون فنيون، وفنانون، ومهندسون، ومصممون تفاعليون، ينحدرون من أكثر من 12 بلداً. للحصول على مزيد من المعلومات، تفضلوا بزيارة: www.mtestudios.com

بيان صحفي صادر بالنيابة عن مؤسسة إم تي إي استوديوز. 

لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى الاتصال مع: 
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Arab News - Corporate.

2011-10-09
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ISLAMIC SCIENCE REDISCOVERED

The Tech Museum in the US city of San Jose, pulled back the proverbial curtain on one of the world’s most pioneering civilizations recently revealing an incredible exhibition “Islamic Science Rediscovered” that boldly underlines the remarkable contributions of Muslim scholars from the Golden Age of Islam (700-1700 CE) in science and technology. Guest speakers at the opening included the renowned essayist, playwright, attorney and humorist Wajahat Ali, Exhibition creator Ludo Verheyen, CEO of MTE Studios of Dubai and Cape Town, South Africa, San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo and The Tech Museum Board Chair Ann Bowers. Ann said a couple of years ago she was traveling overseas when she saw the “Islamic Science Rediscovered” exhibition and was surprised how little she knew about the Islamic Golden Age and its thinkers’ influence on modern medicine, mathematics, astronomy and more. Today the display at The Tech Museum is a far enhanced version of the previous exhibition. The 40-station, multimedia exhibition highlights how Muslims worked harmoniously alongside people of different faiths and races across Africa, Asia and Europe. The blockbuster exhibition ‘Islamic Science Rediscovered’ also known as “Sultans of Science” covers the main fields of Islamic scientific endeavor. “Islamic Science Rediscovered” is meant to focus on increasing knowledge and understanding of the many invaluable contributions that have come from the Islamic world, MTE Studios CEO Ludo Verheyen, said.

 

Published in Arab News.

 

 

«افتتاح معرض «إعادة اكتشاف العلوم الإسلامي.

2011-09-27
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 كشف متحف سان خوسيه للتكنولوجيا النقاب عن واحدة من أكثر حضارات العالم ريادية، من خلال إزاحته الستار أخيرا عن معرض (إعادة اكتشاف علوم المسلمين) الذي يؤكد بجرأة المساهمات المشهودة للعلماء المسلمين خلال العصر الذهبي للإسلام (700 - 1700 م) في ميادين العلوم والتكنولوجيا.

 

 

 

 

 

قالت إن باورز رئيسة مجلس متحف التكنولوجيا: (كنت في جولة عالمية قبل عامين عندما شاهدت معرض (إعادة اكتشاف العلوم الإسلامية) وفوجئت قليلاً حين عرفت معلومات عن العصر الذهبي للإسلام، وعن تأثير مفكريه على الطب الحديث، والرياضيات، والفلك، وغير ذلك. وإن وجود المعرض اليوم في متحف التكنولوجيا هو نسخة محسنة كثيراً عن المعرض السابق).

وقال لودو فيرهين، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة إم تي إي استوديوز: إن معرض إعادة اكتشاف العلوم الإسلامية" يهدف إلى التركيز على زيادة المعرفة والفهم للكثير من المساهمات التي لا تقدر بثمن، والتي وصلتنا من العالم الإسلامي وقدرته على اجتذاب الزوار، فإن هذا المعرض يشجع بقوة على بناء الجسور بين جميع الثقافات، وعلى فتح آفاق جديدة أرحب).

يتطرق المعرض لمواضيع تبين المحاولات المبكرة لمفكري قرطبة المسلمين لشرح آلية تحليق الطيور، في حين أن مفكري دمشق تدارسوا قبلها بعقود الرياضيات والإحصاء.

 

 

Published in Al Bayan.

 

 

Exhibition chronicling Islamic 
inventors travels to San Jose.

2011-09-21
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Exhibition chronicling Islamic
 inventors travels to San Jose
20 September 2011

 

DUBAI — ‘Islamic Science Rediscovered’, an exhibition highlighting the contributions of Muslim scholars has opened at The Tech Museum in San Jose.


The travelling exhibition researched and developed by Dubai and Cape Town-based MTE Studios, chronicles the tales of popular Muslim inventors who contributed towards the development of science and mathematics during the Golden Age of Islam (700 – 1700 CE).


The 40-station, multimedia exhibition highlights how Muslims worked harmoniously alongside people of different faith and races across Africa, Asia and Europe. “The exhibition is meant to focus on increasing knowledge and understanding of the many invaluable contributions that have come from the Islamic world,” said MTE Studios CEO Ludo Verheyen.


“In addition to its potential to edify visitors, this exhibition powerfully encourages the building of bridges between all cultures and offers new perspectives,” added Ludo.


The exhibit features a display how early Muslim thinkers from Cordoba, Spain, tried to explain the flight of birds, while thinkers in Damascus decades ago pondered over mathematics. The dawn of the Islamic Golden Age in the seventh century was profoundly inspired by the instruction to seek and share knowledge.


Ann Bowers, Chair of The Tech Museum Board said: “A couple of years ago when I was travelling overseas I had seen the exhibition and was surprised at how little I knew about the Islamic Golden Age and its thinkers influence on modern medicine, mathematics, astronomy and more.”


‘Islamic Science Rediscovered’ has travelled to various venues including Liberty Science Centre in New Jersey, Ontario Science Centre and The TELUS World of Science in Canada, where it garnered wide attention and accolades.— muaz@khaleejtimes.com

 

Published in Khaleej Times.

 

Islamic Science Rediscovered in California - Arabic.

2011-09-19
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Published on 19 September 2011 in

 

 

 

Tech Museum Highlights the Islamic Golden Age of Invention.

2011-09-18
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Tech Museum Highlights the Islamic Golden Age of Invention

 

This is the only West Coast stop for this touring exhibit featuring Muslim achievements in art, flight, architecture and more in videos, interactive stations.




Were Orvill and Wilbur the first to take to the sky? Was Leonardo da Vinci the first to describe "machines of the future"?

In fact, a thousand years before the Wrights took flight in North Carolina, Abbas ibn Farnas soared over the Spanish countryside in a one-man glider. 

And in 1206—more than 200 years before Leonardo conceived of his technological wonders—Al-Jazari penned the Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices. He detailed 50 mechanical devices with instructions on how to build them. 

The Tech Museum presents these and other Islamic contributions to science and technology in in "Islamic Science Rediscovered," in the touring exhibition's only West coast stop.

The Golden Age of the Islamic World (circa 8th to 18th centuries CE) comes alive in 40 stations illustrating achievements in architecture, art, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, medicine, optics and water control.

"It was imperative to bring this exhibition, which has cultural as well as scientific and technological aspects, to the Silicon Valley," said spokesman Roqua Montez. The museum expects to host the touring exhibition at least through the end of 2011, he said.

The San Jose museum opened "Islamic Science Rediscovered" on Sept. 3.

The Tech Museum is located at 201 S. Market St. in San Jose. Ticket prices are $18.99 for adults, $16.99 for seniors over 65 and college students with a valid ID card and $13.99 for children under 18. The museum opens to the public at no charge on Sept. 11.

 

 

Published in Los Altos Patch.

 

 

Islamic Science Rediscovered.

2011-09-15
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Islamic Science Rediscovered
Sunday, Sep 11 10:00a to 9:00p
at The Tech Museum, San Jose, CA

 

 

Long overlooked or often misattributed, the remarkable contributions of Muslim scholars in science and technology have quietly floundered as no more than common footnotes of world history.

 

Visitors educated in the Western world will be surprised to learn of discoveries and inventions in the Muslim World which predate by years, sometimes centuries, discoveries thought to be developed in the West.

 

Designed to unearth the scientific know-how of an Islamic Golden Age that is all too strange and unfamiliar to Western culture, Islamic Science Rediscovered demystifies this grand civilization and introduces visitors to the vast influence of its discoveries and inventions on contemporary society.

 

Did the Wright brothers soar in the sky first? Was Leonardo da Vinci the first to describe "machines of the future"?

 

Centuries before Orville and Wilbur Wright took flight, Abbas ibn Farnas was soaring over the hilly Spanish countryside in a one-man glider - a thousand years before the famed Wright flight in North Carolina.

 

Al-Jazari busied himself laying the foundations of modern engineering and writing the Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices in 1206, where he described fifty mechanical devices along with instructions on how to build them, more than 200 years before Leonardo da Vinci became revered for his technological ingenuity.

 

This global touring exhibition celebrates the contribution of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (circa 8th to 18th centuries CE) and the influence of their discoveries and inventions on contemporary society.

 

Amazing ancient Islamic inventions are brought to life by more than 40 stations with interactive and sensory exhibits and videos to recreate the ingenuity.

 

 

Published in San Francisco Chronicle.

 

 

Muslim Good News - Islamic Science Rediscovered at the Tech Museum.

2011-09-15
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Islamic Science Rediscovered at the Tech Museum

 

 

The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA is opening a new exhibit called Islamic Science Rediscovered on September 3rd. This exhibition is to celebrate the contributions of Muslim scholars in science and technology who have influenced a number of discoveries and inventions used today. Designed to unearth the scientific know-how of an Islamic Golden Age that is all too strange and unfamiliar to Western culture, Islamic Science Rediscovered demystifies this grand civilization and introduces visitors to the vast influence of its discoveries and inventions on contemporary society.

 

Published in Muslim Good News.

 

South Bay Islamic Association.

2011-09-15
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Islamic Science Rediscovered
California Premiere
Limited Engagement. Opens Saturday September 3.


Challenging Misconceptions, Illuminating Diversity

Long overlooked or often misattributed, the remarkable contributions of Muslim scholars in science and technology have quietly floundered as no more than common footnotes of world history.

Visitors educated in the Western world will be surprised to learn of discoveries and inventions in the Muslim World which predate by years, sometimes centuries, discoveries thought to be developed in the West.

Designed to unearth the scientific know-how of an Islamic Golden Age that is all too strange and unfamiliar to Western culture, Islamic Science Rediscovered demystifies this grand civilization and introduces visitors to the vast influence of its discoveries and inventions on contemporary society.

Did the Wright brothers soar in the sky first? Was Leonardo da Vinci the first to describe "machines of the future"?

Centuries before Orville and Wilbur Wright took flight, Abbas ibn Farnas was soaring over the hilly Spanish countryside in a one-man glider - a thousand years before the famed Wright flight in North Carolina.

Al-Jazari busied himself laying the foundations of modern engineering and writing the Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices in 1206, where he described fifty mechanical devices along with instructions on how to build them, more than 200 years before Leonardo da Vinci became revered for his technological ingenuity.

This global touring exhibition celebrates the contribution of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (circa 8th to 18th centuries CE) and the influence of their discoveries and inventions on contemporary society.

Amazing ancient Islamic inventions are brought to life by more than 40 stations with interactive and sensory exhibits and videos to recreate the ingenuity. The exhibition covers the main fields of Islamic scientific endeavor including: architecture, arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, medicine, optics and water control.

 

Published in South Bay Islamic Association.

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2011-07-02
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2011-06-23
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24x7 News - Islamic Science Rediscovered to revisit the US.

2011-06-22
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UAE exhibition returns to US.

2011-06-21
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Go Dubai - SOS returns to US.

2011-06-21
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Zawya - SOS returns to US.

2011-06-21
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Blooloop - SOS in San Jose.

2011-06-13
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Arab News - SOS back in US.

2011-06-13
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‘Islamic Science Rediscovered' due to popular demand returns to the US at the The Tech Museum.

2011-06-07
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Al Khaleej - Arabic.

2011-06-07
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Dubib.com - SOS in San Jose.

2011-06-07
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'Sultans of Science' back in the US.

2011-06-07
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Museums given new lease of life.

2011-04-26
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AME info - MTE Studios collaborates with Al Aghar Group for World Expo.

2011-02-27
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MTE Studios, a consultancy firm well known for their lifescape architectural projects and world class interactive exhibitions on socio-cultural and scientific topics for museums, science and
immersive experience centers, collaborated with Al-Aghar Group for strategic thinking, an
independent non-profit think tank focusing on social, cultural and economic issues in Saudi Arabia.

 

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Blooloop - MTE Studios collaborates with Al Aghar Group for World Expo.

2011-02-27
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MTE Studios, a consultancy firm well known for their lifescape architectural projects and world class interactive exhibitions on socio-cultural and scientific topics for museums, science and immersive experience centers, collaborated with Al-Aghar Group for strategic thinking, an independent non-profit think tank focusing on social, cultural and economic issues in Saudi Arabia, for World Expo in Shanghai.


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The Peninsula - SDC gala dinner raise.

SDC gala dinner raises QR12m in auction.


2011-02-13
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SDC gala dinner raises QR12m in auction.


The Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser yesterday graced the 7th Social Develipment Centre (SDC) Charity Gala Dinner which raised a total of QR12m in auction alone.

 

 

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Gulf Times - Charity event raises QR12mn.

Charity event raises QR12mn


2011-02-13
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Charity event raises QR12mn

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Al Sharq - SDC gala dinner raise (Arabic).

SDC gala dinner raise (Arabic)


2011-02-13
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Al Arab - SDC gala dinner raise (Arabic).

SDC gala dinner raise (Arabic)


2011-02-13
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Gulf Times - Qatar.

SDC charity dinner raises QR28mn


2011-01-11
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Gulf News - Xpress.

Sulltans of Science Feature article


2010-12-13
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Gulf News - Property Magazine.
Theme it up
2010-10-05
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Gulf News.
Museums and science centres on the rise

2010-10-03
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Museum of Science and Technology in Islam at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. Select projects are starting to emerge requiring expertise in themed architecture, and it's no more apparent than for signature museums and science centres.

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Arab News.

2010-06-02
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Sultans of Science is a travelling exhibition that is currently in Canada, which exemplifies Islam's great contribution to modern science. The exhibition, which opened on May 19 and continues until 17 Sept, currently takes place at the TELUS World of Science center in Edmonton.

“We want to create an awareness of our indebtedness to a civilization, which was once the greatest in the world, and which is undoubtedly part of our heritage,” says Verheyen. “History textbooks refer to events when Europe slumbered in a period which is commonly known as the Dark Ages, but few people are aware of the tremendous contributions Muslim scholars made in science and technology during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (700 to 1,700 C.E.) toward today’s technology and society.”

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Arab News Print.

2010-06-01
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..."The exhibition is focused on Science and Technology and is non-political and non-religious," says Ludo Verheyen, the CEO of MTE Studios. MTE Studios is a specialised consultancy firm based in Dubai that focuses on "themed architecture and interactive learning experiences." It recently signed a contract with TELUS World of Science to showcase the global travelling exhibition at Edmonton in Canada.

Gulf Today - Ecsite.

2010-05-27
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SHARJAH: MTE Studios, a consultancy firm specialising in themed architecture and interactive exhibitions, will be representing the UAE at the upcoming 21st annual European Network of Science Centres and Museums Conference (ECSITE) from June 3 to June 5 in Dortmund, Germany.

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Al Khaleej - Arabic.

2010-05-24
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Al Khaleej, arabic version of 'Sultans of Science', TELUS World of Science article.

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Qatar Tribune.

2010-05-24
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An exhibition showcasing Arab and Muslims discoveries opened at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, Canada recently. The exhibition titled 'Sultans of Science', a global travelling exhibition, was created by the Dubai and Cape Town based MTE Studios.

 

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Gulf News.

2010-05-22
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The contribution of Muslim scholars to science and technology and society in general during the Golden Age of Islam are being illustrated by an exhibition that aims to create an awareness of a civilisation that once led the world.

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Blooloop - Ecsite.

2010-05-18
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MTE Studios, a consultancy firm specializing in themed architecture and interactive exhibitions, well known for their turnkey themed projects and worldclass installations in science centres and museum galleries worldwide, will be representing the UAE at the upcoming 21st annual European Network of Science Centres and Museums Conference (ECSITE) from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2010 in Dortmund, Germany.

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Gulf Today.

2010-05-11
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Dubai: Much to the delight of vistors, "Sultans of Science", the global travelling exhibition created by Dubai and Cape Town based, MTE Studios will be showcased at the TELUS World of Science, Edmonton from May 19 to Sept 7.

 

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Khaleej Times.

2010-05-11
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DUBAI - ‘Sultans of Science’, a global travelling exhibition created by Dubai and Cape Town-based MTE Studios, will be showcased at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, Canada, from May 19 to September 7


The Arab and Muslim discoveries will fascinate visitors at the Science Centre with the inventions brought to life through more than 40 magnificent interactive exhibits and giant functional replicas. 

Researched and manufactured by MTE Studios, the exhibition celebrates the contribution of Arab and Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of the Islamic World and the influence of their discoveries and inventions on contemporary society. The exhibition covers Arab and Muslim scientific endeavours in architecture, arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, aviation, mathematics, medicine and optics.

MTE Studios CEO Ludo Verheyen said, “Sultans of Science is a unique exhibition, which not only provides visitors with an insight and rediscovery of missing history, but it also sends a powerful and positive message to the world about the way we evaluate history, bridge cultural gaps and realise the need to embrace multicultural knowledge.”

“We are delighted to host Sultans of Science in Alberta,” said George Smith, president and CEO of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.  “It throws light on both a region and a time of rich scientific development that many of us are unaware of, and helps us realise how interconnected our histories and our cultures really are.”

 

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Al Bayan.

2010-05-10
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DUBAI - ‘Sultans of Science’, a global travelling exhibition created by Dubai and Cape Town-based MTE Studios, will be showcased at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, Canada, from May 19 to September 7

 

The Arab and Muslim discoveries will fascinate visitors at the Science Centre with the inventions brought to life through more than 40 magnificent interactive exhibits and giant functional replicas. 

Researched and manufactured by MTE Studios, the exhibition celebrates the contribution of Arab and Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of the Islamic World and the influence of their discoveries and inventions on contemporary society. The exhibition covers Arab and Muslim scientific endeavours in architecture, arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, aviation, mathematics, medicine and optics.

MTE Studios CEO Ludo Verheyen said, “Sultans of Science is a unique exhibition, which not only provides visitors with an insight and rediscovery of missing history, but it also sends a powerful and positive message to the world about the way we evaluate history, bridge cultural gaps and realise the need to embrace multicultural knowledge.”

“We are delighted to host Sultans of Science in Alberta,” said George Smith, president and CEO of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.  “It throws light on both a region and a time of rich scientific development that many of us are unaware of, and helps us realise how interconnected our histories and our cultures really are.”

Liberty Science Center.

2008-05-15
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The story of aviation often begins with Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for flying machines, which would later inspire the Wright brothers and their famous sustained flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903.

 

Yet centuries before Leonardo, in A.D. 875, Abbas bin Firnas, a Muslim inventor in Spain, cloaked himself in bird feathers, strapped himself to a glider made of wood and silk, then jumped into the air and stayed aloft for some time — making him the first person in recorded history to fly.

 

This tidbit and many others like it can be gleaned from “Islamic Science Rediscovered,” an intriguing new exhibition at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City that explores the vast spectrum of accomplishments by Muslim scientists from A.D. 700 to 1700. It is a copy of a show that has been at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai since last year; it may make other stops in the United States after it ends its run in Jersey City.

 

Through interactive models and vivid displays and artifacts, the exhibition illustrates how Muslim scholars helped advance nine different scientific disciplines, including medicine, engineering and astronomy.

 

On display are 13th-century surgical tools that influenced many of today’s medical instruments, ancient precursors of the internal combustion engine, and astronomical equipment that traced the movements of celestial bodies hundreds of years ago.

 

The show, designed by MTE Studios in South Africa, is one of several new exhibitions that await visitors to the Liberty Science Center, which reopened last month after a two-year, $109 million transformation. The new center contains high-tech, hands-on exhibitions like one on skyscrapers and another on the Hudson River that replace the simpler exhibits on subjects like static electricity that visitors to the old center may remember.

 

Simply put, this is science for big kids.

 

With “Islamic Science Rediscovered,” a primary goal is to showcase the work of early Muslim scientists and their influence on Western society — an effort to offer a balanced perspective on Islam.

 

“This show is basically about science and technology,” said Wayne LaBar, the center’s vice president for exhibitions and theaters. “But at the same time it is also a show that allows us to create an understanding of a different culture that in some ways is demonized these days.

 

“Where we are today is based on a lot of different people and a lot of different cultures,” he added, “and the show offers a way of connecting our modern cultures.”

 

The exhibition begins with a visit to a re-created souk, or Arab market, that includes a large and colorful timeline showing the dates of scientific achievements in the Muslim world juxtaposed with the dates of momentous events in other societies.

 

Rather than overwhelm viewers with wall text and complicated descriptions — as scientific exhibitions sometimes do — this one engages with interactivity.

 

Visitors can play with engineering models, grip pulse sensors to see their own heartbeats, examine a four-foot-tall elephant clock, and experiment with optical illusions.
Another compelling element of the exhibition is its attempt to bring to life the personalities behind the brilliant inventions. Many of the displays revolve around individual scientists and explorers, and visitors can see their portraits and learn about the quirks and convictions that guided them.

 

There is Ibn al-Jazari, the 12th-century scholar and engineer whose myriad inventions and mechanical contraptions make him seem a kindred spirit to Thomas Edison. There is Al-Kwharizmi, the Persian astronomer and mathematician whose name gave rise to the word “algorithm.” And, of course, there is the aviation-obsessed bin Firnas, who made his historic first flight at the age of 70 and, just before leaping into the air, is said to have told friends, “If all goes well, after soaring for a time, I should be able to return safely to your side.”

 

He did, and “Islamic Science Rediscovered” celebrates his achievement.

 

The Liberty Science Center is at 251 Phillip Street in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Open daily this summer, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Starting in September: closed Mondays; open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: (201) 200-1000 or lsc.org.

 

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Al Ittihad.

2008-04-07
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Al Ittihad Newspaper article, in Arabic, on MTE Studios.

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