When the darkness of the Middle Ages covered the European continent, astronomers from the Muslim kingdoms searched the skies from observatories in Samarkand, Baghdad, Damascus, Cairo and Cordoba, while Muslim philosophers, mathematicians, geographers and alchemists were constantly working to maintain and expand the knowledge they had inherited from ancient civilizations.
Through these devoted scientists, the knowledge inherited by the Islamic world was transferred back to Europe and sparked the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Although, still today the North-Atlantic educational system neglects to acknowledge the contribution of Islam to the cultural, scientific and artistic rise of the modern world and a dominant narrative posits the West as the only heir to the classical tradition.
MOHA aims at furthering the study of the cultural and scientific history of the Islamic civilization and its undeniable contribution to the formation of the modern World.
– MOHA is a civic, non-profit, non-governmental organization, recognized by the Greek State as a Research Center, in the sense of Article 179(2) TFEU, by Article 3(2) of Law No.4310/2014 (GG 258/8-12-2014).
MOHA Research Center, with headquarter in Kavala, in the house of the family of Mohammed Ali recognizes in its environment the particular influences it has from: a) the history, the geopolitical position and nature, the relief and beauty of the city of Kavala and of the wider region, b) the East and its cultures over the centuries, c) Egypt and its culture as it is reflected in the personality of Mohammed Ali, d) the Mediterranean and its cultures.
Based on the above, MOHA’s particular objectives are:
If learning the truth is the Scientist’s goal, then he must make himself the enemy of all that he read
Al Hasan Ibn Al Haytham
Born 965, Died 1040
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