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“Fascinating exhibition in beautiful building”

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

A beautiful building (converted from a modern souq in Arabic style) complete with a café. Everyone will benefit from the excellently designed exhibition rooms. Find our what Islamic civilisation has brought to the world.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is probably the best of the Sharjah museums. Ground floor gives a good overview of Islam in English as well as contributions to science and engineering. Upstairs has lots of Islamic artefacts. Takes about an hour to see all. Museum shop a bit limited and there is a cafe but didn't try it. Can couple with a nice walk along the corniche.

3  Thank Syd M
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Gives a wonderful insight into Islam, particularly the scientific contributions of Islamic scholars. It was quite a revelation to learn that the astrolabe which is used to measure the movements of the stars, and determined directions during travels was perfected by Muslims. The contribution of Islam scholars in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, medicines etc are also brilliantly depicted. But what I liked best was the section featuring pictures of the Haj ritual.




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Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Any person who loves history must visit this museum. Best among all other musuem in sharjaha. Birth of Islam, its value, contribution to science, culture, its widespread acceptance in short period, right from Mecca/Medina to modern times and above all teaching of Mh.Prophet (Be rest upon him) the first paigambar.

4  Thank Hardev D
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

This is a must see. There is something for everyone here. Amazing artifacts about mankind's skill and prowess in art, and especially engineering, astronomy and science.

1  Thank Yvonne B
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