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By Jim Al-Khalili Excerpts: Muslim-majority countries spend, on average, less than 0.5% of their GDP on research and development, compared with five times that in the advanced economies. They also have fewer than ten scientists, engineers, and technicians per thousand residents, compared to the global average of 40 – and 140 in the developed world. […]

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Muslim Physicians and their important contribution to Mental Health Muslim physicians wrote about many mental diseases like anxiety, depression, melancholia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, paranoia, forgetfulness, sexual disorder, persecutory delusions and obsessive-compulsive disorder among other mental diseases. They were the first ones to add ‘psychosomatic disorder’ to the vocabulary of the history of psychology. The Ancient Greeks […]

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By Paul Vallely From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we in the West take for granted.  Here are some of their most influential innovations: The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the Kaffa region of southern Ethiopia, when […]

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