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BMHC Newsletter O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other.... (Quran 49:13) Book Launch

May 2012 Inside This Issue BMHC latest publication Forthcoming Event: A Journey through Muslim Lands: SHAM (Syria & Palestine) A report on Journey through Muslim Lands: Arabia British Ambassador visit to BMHC Regular Events at BMHC

Turkey: History, Culture and Civilisation BMHC is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of its latest book Turkey: History, Culture and Civilisation. BMHC published its first work, Arabia: Cradle of Civilisation last year and both books are written by the same renowned historian Dr Salah E Djazairi. The book on Turkey, which is just over 200pp in length aims at informing the public, academics and others, about the main contributions that Turkey has made to modern civilisation. Initially the book examines the history of Turkey, giving a brief outline of the major events and figures within Turkish history from the rise of the Ottomans, late in the 13th century until the early 20th century, and culminating with the demise of the same Ottoman realm.

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The book then proceeds to highlight the various aspects of Turkish culture and civilisation. This includes a chapter on the Turkish economic system, including trade and economic institutions as well as the main Turkish industries such as ship building. Turkish society and the place of minorities in Turkey, together with Turkey’s traditional care for wildlife and domestic animals. The book then makes a substantial study of Turkish contribution to modern sciences and civilisation, focusing on medical studies. The final chapter is devoted to Turkish gardens and Turkish contribution to botany in the West. The book ends with a large reference section and an extensive bibliography. This publication is probably the only one book in any Western language that makes an overall study of Turkey and is accessible to all. The book is also beautifully illustrated which makes it very attractive and ideal as a coffee table book.

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Next time Americans sing the Star Spangled Banner, they should think of Indian Muslims.

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According to Michael Morgan, in his book Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists (2007: 176), the Congreve rockets used by the British Navy in the battle of Fort McHenry (1814), which inspired Francis Key to write what later became the American National Anthem, where really rockets developed by Tipu Sultan of India and used against the British in the Battle of Srirangapatnam in 1799. These rockets were later used by the British Navy, including the battle for McHenry’s Fort.

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