The Golden Encyclopedia of Islamic Sciences


Born in Cairo and educated in Egypt, the United States, and Great Britain, Dr. Fatima Mahjoub is a historian, linguist, and author specializing in encyclopedias. Al-mawsoo’a al-thahabiya lil ‘aloom al-Islamiya (The golden encyclopedia of Islamic sciences) is one of three encyclopedias she has written. Organized according to the Arabic alphabet and published in nine volumes, the work covers nine branches or fields of Islamic scholarship in religious studies, such as Quran exegesis, Islamic doctrine, and Islamic jurisprudence. The encyclopedia also includes entries on sciences in which Muslim scholars excelled, fields that include, among others, geography, history, medicine, pharmacology, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, and Islamic architecture.

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Arab House Tomorrow, Cairo


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الموسوعة الذهبية للعلوم الاسلامية

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28 centimeters

Last updated: August 12, 2016