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Muslims Win Big on Oscars Night

The 2016 Oscars may have been riddled with controversy about nominating only White actors, but let’s not forget to acknowledge some serious groundbreaking wins from Muslim filmmakers. This year, two of them have taken home the wins in both the shorts and feature categories for documentaries! Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won an Academy Award…

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Did You Know a Pakistani Woman Helped Discover Gravitational Waves?

South Asian women are making headlines again — this time on space. Pakistani-American Quantum Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Associate Head of the Physics Department is a member of the team of scientists that discovered gravitational waves. The announcement on Thursday was…

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Trade in the Islamic Empire

The Islamic Empire’s great endeavors and developments in trade proved to be a major benefit to the Muslims, as well as to the rest of the world. International trade increased and maintained expansion of the empire. Materials for manufacturing purposes, luxuries, and food were in great demand and supply among the people. The flow of…

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Engineering and Astronomy During the Islamic Empire

A time of great prosperity, the Islamic Golden Age was an era of innovation at its finest. Not only were advancements in art, architecture, medicine, and mathematics prominent, but entire civilizations were improved by the conquest of lands by the Arabs. Significant areas of study such as engineering and astronomy thrived at the hands of…