The science of Islam

Raheel Raza |


Did you know that the first piloted flying device may have soared well before Leonardo da Vinci took flight in the 15th century? In the 9th century on a hill near Cordoba, Spain, a scholar and inventor named Abbas Bin Firnas is said to have harnessed himself to a feathered glider, briefly taking flight and amazing his spectators.

The glider is just one of the inventions recreated for Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered, an international touring exhibition making its Canadian premiere at the Ontario Science Centre from Feb. 5 to May 10.

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. The exhibit is travelling to Houston soon:

    Islamic Da`wah Center, a historical landmark in the heart of Houston, is holding an international touring exhibition “Sultans of Science” opening on 1 July 2009. The Exhibition celebrates the scientific and technological breakthroughs made by scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (eighth to 18th centuries) and their lasting influence on modern science and technology. The exhibition will show visitors how a great civilization created prosperity across large areas of the known world from Spain to China.


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