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The Al-Zahrawy Society is named after Abul Kassem El Zahrawy, one of the greatest medieval Arab physicians. It was founded in 1993 by a group of physicians and scientists in the region known as the Triangle an area inhabited by an Arab population of approximately 220,000 people.

in keeping with its original aim of  integrating  the History of Arabic and Islamic Sciences with modern sciences The society is  devoted to Bringing to light the contributions of Arab and Muslim scientists, promoting public awareness of these contributions and encouraging more research and academic studies of the history of Arabic and Islamic sciences.  Al-Zahrawy encourages Cooperation with other societies and organizations having similar purposes.

After the creation of a network of scientists, members decided to translate their ideas into action and set up the Triangle Research and Development Center (TRDC) in Kfar Qara.

The TRDC was designated as an Arab home for researchers who wanted to conduct research for the benefit of the community and had the capacity to attract research funding from competitive sources. The aim is public benefit: either in creating the nucleus of start-up companies, addressing public health issues, or researching problems in education in the region.  Many of its activities are also based on a network of cooperation with well known institutions as part of a broader conviction that such cooperation is the key to success and peaceful coexistence between both communities.

Another major concern of the scientist members of the Society was the quality of science education in the region. To this end, a Science Garden was built in 2004 in an area adjacent to the TRDC with the aim of helping to radically improve the quality of science education in the Triangle. With the help of generous donors the Garden was greatly expanded in 2008 with the completion of the Eco-Bubble, classrooms and labs.