Skip to main content

UOWD students visit Museum of Islamic Civilization

Monday, 18 March, 2013

Twenty UOWD students visited the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization today in order to learn about the contributions made by Islamic scholars during the Golden Era of Islam ( 6th – 19th century AD).

“As part of their community interaction/integration assessment, students are expected to choose an activity that will either allow them to perform community service or integrate with the local community/customs,” commented Mrs. Zeenath Khan, lecturer of Islamic Culture course at UOWD. “As part of this assessment, we decided to take the students this semester to visit the museum so they could understand the impact of the discoveries, findings and contributions made by the Islamic scholars.”

From demonstrations of Al-Jazari’s hydro pump and water wheels, said to be the earliest records of such technology to be used, to Al-Zahrawi’s discovery of catgut use for internal stiches, the students were in awe of discoveries they witnessed through live demonstrations and documentaries.

“I had no idea the Muslims were so advanced in their studies and discoveries all those years ago,’ commented Femi Olofinleye, a student of Islamic Culture at UOWD.

A museum staff-member guided the students through four galleries that covered inventions, discoveries and artifacts from the first century to 13th century AH. The tour lasted two hours.


UOWD in the news

Bodour Al Qasimi promotes Mohammed Al Musharrakh to CEO of ‘Invest in Sharjah’

By Gulf Today, Gulf News, Total UAE

Mohammed Juma Al Musharrakh had been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah). More...

UOWD hosts inaugural Middle East CASE Conference

By Yahind

Conference supports advancement of education in the region through shared insights and knowledge. More...

Indian Billionaire B. R. Shetty Is Now Venturing Into Higher Education

By Dubai Forum, Wealth-X

After building a healthcare empire in the U.A.E., Abu Dhabi-based Indian billionaire B. R. Shetty is entering the region’s lucrative higher education sector. More...

Sarra scoops multiple honours in rowing and swimming

By Khaleej Times, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Rising sporting star Sarra Lajnef continues to excel in rowing and swimming championships in the region. More...

Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional and Global Universities For The AED 700,000 ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award' Competition

By Dubai PR Network, Total UAE, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. More...

UOWD logistics students tour Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

By Arabian Industry, Dubai Forum

The Master of Science in Logistics at UOWD has been running in the UAE for the last 10 years and is one of the region’s most popular postgraduate courses. More...

Career focus need not stymie personal advancement

By Gulf News Smart Edition

Commitment to study runs deep in employed aspirants, experts say. More...

Most postgraduate students are working people

By Gulf News,

Most of the postgraduate students in the UAE are working people, said universities in the UAE. More...

Chairman Of Dubai-Based University Awarded Order Of Australia

By UAE Today, YaHind, Dubai Forum, Dubai Informer, Go Dubai

Peter Robson, Chairman of the University of Wollongong in Dubai’s, UOWD, Board, has been awarded the Order of Australia, OA. More...

9th Sustainable Development & Inclusive Growth Congress discusses ways to achieve global sustainability

By Go Dubai

Congress focused on the need to follow the principles of sustainable development and inclusive growth to meet global challenges and global sustainability More...

Copyright © 2018 University of Wollongong in Dubai   | Privacy | Disclaimer | Site map