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Contributions of Islamic Scholars to the Scientific Enterprise.

  title={Contributions of Islamic Scholars to the Scientific Enterprise.},
  author={Yasmeen Mahnaz Faruqi},
  journal={International education journal},
  • Y. M. Faruqi
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Sociology
  • International education journal
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