eDigest: Overcoming Historical Amnesia: Muslim Contributions to Civilization

 Taj Mahal India, one of the new seven wonders

Lead post collected by Dr. Amtul Q Farhat, Canada

 

Overcoming Historical Amnesia: Muslim Contributions to Civilization

Source: The Huffington Post By Craig Considine: Ph.D. candidate, Trinity College Dublin; Film director, ‘Journey into America’; Interfaith activist In his recent article, Sam Harris, a popular critic of Islam, referred to…

 

Islamic Influence on European Science

Islamic Influence on European Science By Zakaria Virk, Toronto According to traditional western writers, all science and civilization is derived from Greek heritage i.e. 6th centry BC to 2nd century…

There are about 750 verses in Quran urging Muslims to make use of reason to understand nature and thus reach their understanding of the Creator, in contrast to just 250…

Ibn Khaldun: One of the Founding Fathers of Modern Historiography

Ibn Khaldun: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Statue of Ibn Khaldun in Tunis Ibn Khaldun or Ibn Khaldoun (full name, Arabic: …

Rhazes, Muhammad ibn Zakariya Razi: Einstein of the 10th Century

George Sarton in his legendary Introduction to the History of Science, attributes each half century of scientific progress to one scientist, who set the tone by his leadership. He assigns the second…

Transmission of Islamic science to Europe & Renaissance

By Zakaria Virk, Toronto, Canada     Muslim scholars of Baghdad had translated scientific works from Greek, Pahlavi, Syriac, & Sanskrit into Arabic in the eighth and ninth centuries. Similarly…

Jabir ibn Hayyan or Geber: The Einstein of the Eighth Century

The Muslim Times’ Editor’s comment George Sarton in his legendary Introduction to the History of Science, attributes each half century of scientific progress to one scientist, who set the tone by…

It’s time to herald the Arabic science that prefigured Darwin and Newton

Prof. Jim Al Khalili Source: Guardian UK – Tuesday 29 January 2008 By Prof. Jim Al-Khalili In this era of intolerance and cultural tension, the west needs to appreciate the…

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