Exhibition on Muslim cultural legacy organized

    By TCN News,

    Aligarh: The Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University organized an “Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization Exhibition”, which is an adaptation of the leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage production- “1001 Inventions” celebrating the golden age of science and discoveries in Muslim civilization.

    The exhibition was inaugurated by AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah at the Women’s College Library today. Addressing on this occasion, Gen. Shah appreciated the initiative. He said that the exhibition sought to uncover the thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements in Muslim civilization from 7th century onwards and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our modern world.

    Vice Chancellor Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah inspecting the exhibition at the Women’s College

    Gen. Shah lauded the contributions of Prof. B. N. Waris, Principal, Women’s College in the development of the college. He hoped the college will continue scaling new heights of success. He further said that the founder of this institution Sir Syed Ahmad Khan gave priority to the female education, as he believed ‘the mother’s knee was the first school of a child’. Gen. Shah said that girl students were the pride of this institution.

    Prof. BN Waris, Principal, Women’s College, while welcoming the guests, said that the exhibition will be beneficial to the Women’s College students. Prof. Iffat Ara conduct the programme.

    Prof. Waris said that Muslim civilization stretched from Spain to China and from the 7th century onwards, men and women of different faiths and cultures nourished on the knowledge from ancient civilizations making breakthrough in the development of the modern world.

    She said that the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization Exhibition will highlight the most important scientific and technological discoveries of Muslim society during centuries following the fall of ancient Rome – a period known as the ‘Dark Ages’ in European civilization. However, while the Western World was in the doldrums, a “knowledge revolution” was occurring in the Muslim world, she added.

    Prof. Waris said that the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization Exhibition showcases a set of 10 displays on Muslim Heritage specially imported from the UK, including displays on “Our History Timeline”, “the Muslim Heritage World Map”, the Muslim Scholars” and the “7 x Our Zones”. These displays are illustrated and provide an insight into everyday life across Muslim civilization and the subsequent growth and progress of Western civilization.

    Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. (Retd.) S. Ahmad Ali, Registrar, Group Captain Shahrukh Shamshad, Mrs. Sabiha Simi Shah, Mrs. Rizwana Ali and Mr. Salman, organizer of the painting exhibition, also graced the occasion. This exhibition will continue up to September 7, 2013.