Tuesday, 16 March 2010

1000 Inventions of Islamic History

What do Algebra, Chemistry and spectacles have in common? Give up? Well as a matter of fact they were all invented in the Muslim world loooong before the Europeans even knew what they were! I’m sure you didn’t know that?! Well neither do most Muslims let alone non-Muslims. So how come Islam today is seen as some backward religion that wants to take us back to the days of the camels! Come see how and why we were the leaders of the world and how we can lead the world again… Click on image for more details

1 comment:

The Ex-General said...

"Medieval Islam was technologically advanced and open to innovation. It achieved far higher literacy rates than in contemporary Europe;it assimilated the legacy of classical Greek civilization to such a degree that many classical books are now known to us only through Arabic copies. It invented windmills ,trigonometry, lateen sails and made major advances in metallurgy, mechanical and chemical engineering and irrigation methods. In the middle-ages the flow of technology was overwhelmingly from Islam to Europe rather from Europe to Islam. Only after the 1500's did the net direction of flow begin to reverse."

[Jared Diamond, UCLA sociologist and Author, 1997]