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The Islamic Golden Age
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi gives her personal take on Persian scholar Imam Bukhari.
Jonathan Bloom explains how Islamic scholars and thinkers became early adopters of paper.
Julia Bray explores the figure of Harun al-Rashid from the Thousand and One Night tales.
Rabia Balkhi and Mahsati Ganjavi
Narguess Farzad of SOAS discusses Persian poetesses Rabia Balkhi and Mahsati Ganjavi.
Jim Al-Khalili explores the legacy of mathematician and astronomer al-Khwarizmi.
Professor James Montgomery discusses the life and work of Arab philosopher Al-Kindi.
Hugh Kennedy discusses the life and times of the great historian of early Islam, al-Tabari
Professor Peter Adamson discusses the great Muslim philosopher Al-Farabi.
Dr Tony Street assesses the great philosopher and physician Avicenna.
Dr Sussan Babaie discusses the architectural glories of the Islamic world.
Professor James Montgomery discusses the Islamic scholar Al-Biruni.
Dr Simonetta Calderini discusses Al Hakim, the controversial Egyptian imam-caliph.
Professor Mona Siddiqui discusses religious thinker and mystic Al-Ghazali.
Professor Charles Burnett considers the philosopher Ibn Rushd.
Cities of Learning
Dr Amira Bennison considers the intellectual powerhouses of Baghdad and Cairo.
Historian Jonathan Phillips reassesses the influence of 12th-century hero Saladin.
Narguess Farzad celebrates the much loved 13th-century Persian poet Al-Rumi.
Lubna of Cordoba
Kamila Shamsie discusses Lubna of Cordoba, a female intellectual from the 10th century.