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Sultan: As Arabs and Muslims, we affirm our right in science, knowledge and the benefits driven therefrom

The University of Sharjah (UOS) today launched the Fourth International Conference on Arabs' and Muslims' History of Sciences, organised by the College of Science under the umbrella of the Sharjah International Foundation for the History of Arab and Muslim Sciences (SIFHAMS) at the University of Sharjah, under the theme: "Scientific Legacy and its Contemporary Impacts." The conference was held in cooperation with the University of Cologne in Germany and King Abdulaziz University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the UOS, opened the Conference sessions delivering a speech on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, President of UOS, welcoming the attendees who joined to share their scientific knowledge, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that it was important to highlight the significant contributions of Arab and Muslim sciences in their various fields, from the start of the Islamic Civilisation to the modern days.

The Ruler of Sharjah added that challenging the current conditions lies not only in the importance of these contributions to contemporary human civilisation, but lies in their forming the basis for many scientific and technological developments around the world, while neglecting their Arab and Muslim origins. This conference, therefore, works to reaffirm the role of Arab and Muslim scientists to these modern scientific and knowledge developments.