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The Islamic world made important advances in science, such as in algebra, chemistry, geology, spherical trigonometry, etc. which were later also transmitted to the West.
Stefan of Pise translated into Latin around 1127 an Arab manual of medical theory.
Medical sciences were highly developed in Islam as testified by the Crusaders, who relied on Arab doctors on numerous occasions. Joinville reports he was saved in 1250 by a “Saracen” doctor.
The method of algorism for performing arithmetic with Indian-Arabic numerals was developed by the Persian al-Khwarizmi (hence the word “Algorithm”) in the 9th century, and introduced in Europe by Leonardo Fibonacci (1170–1250).
"Most early algebra works in Europe in fact recognized that the first algebra works in that continent were translations of the work of al-Khwärizmï and other Islamic authors. There was also some awareness that much of plane and spherical trigonometry could be attributed to Islamic authors".
These scholars were interested in ancient Greek philosophical and scientific texts (notably the Almagest) which were not obtainable in Latin in Western Europe, but which had survived and been translated into Arabic in the Muslim world.
One of the most important scientific works to be translated was Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen)'s Book of Optics (1021). Alhazen's book was notable for his early use of an experiment based scientific method, in which he developed a theory of vision and light which built on the work of the Roman writer Ptolemy (but which rejected Ptolemy's theory that light was emitted by the eye, insisting instead that light rays entered the eye), and was the most significant advance in this field until Kepler.
The Book of Optics was an important stepping stone in the history of the scientific method and history of optics.
The work of Galileo Galilei on classical mechanics (superseding Aristotelian physics) was also influenced by earlier medieval physics writers, including Avempace.
Originally posted by abdel
reply to post by LDragonFire
in a culture that cheers at public executions its hard to be sympathetic.
Have you ever watched U.S. news when a prisoner's due for execution, devout Christians holding up posters saying Burn Baby Burn? I don't want to turn this into a pissing contest but the states execute more people than Iran and Saudi put together.
Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, 16th century -Taqi al-Din's method of finding coordinates of stars was reportedly more precise than those of his contemporaries, Tycho Brahe and Nicolas Copernicus.
Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, 17th century - Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi was a legendary Ottoman aviator of 17th-century Istanbul, purported in the writings of Evliya Çelebi to have achieved sustained unpowered flight.
Lagari Hasan Çelebi, 17th century - Lagari Hasan Çelebi was a legendary Ottoman aviator who, according to an account written by Evliya Çelebi, made a successful manned rocket flight.
Fazlur Khan, 20th century Bangladeshi mechanician - Bangladeshi structural engineer and architect, who initiated structural systems that form the basis of tall building construction today.Considered the Father of tubular designs for high-rises.
Mahmoud Hessaby, 20th century Iranian physicist - Dr Hessaby was a Polymath, having held five Bachelor's degrees in literature, civil engineering, mathematics, electric engineering and mining engineering. He continued lecturing at University of Tehran for three working generations, teaching seven generations of students and professors.In 1947, he published his classic paper on "Continuous particles". Following this, in 1957 he proposed his model of "Infinitely extended particles".
Ali Javan, 20th century Iranian physicist - Co-invented the gas laser in 1960, with William R. Bennett. Ali Javan has been ranked Number 12 on the list of the Top 100 living geniuses.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, 20th century Indonesian aerospace engineer and president - His thesis about light construction for supersonic or hypersonic states also attracted offers of employment from companies such as Boeing and Airbus, which Habibie declined.
Abdul Kalam, Indian aeronautical engineer and nuclear scientist - Before his term as President, he worked as an aerospace engineer with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Kalam is popularly known as the "Missile Man of India" for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.
Mehran Kardar, Iranian theoretical physicist - A prominent Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. Mehran Kardar is particularly known for the KPZ equation (Kardar-Parisi-Zhang) in theoretical physics.
Rohingyas are a Muslim people living in the Arakan region. As of 2012, 800,000 Rohingyas live in Myanmar. The United Nations says that they are one of the most persecuted minorities of the world. As a result of systematic discrimination they have endured over the past years, many of them have migrated to Bangladesh and Malaysia and currently 300,000 Rohingya Muslims live in Bangladesh and 24,000 in Malaysia The persecution of the Rohingya Muslims dates back to the early World War II when the Japanese forces invaded Burma which was then under the British colonial rule. It’s said that on March 28, 1942, about 5,000 Muslims were massacred in Minbya and Mrohaung Townships by the Rakhine nationalists. According to Amnesty International, the Rohingya Muslims have long suffered from human rights violations and as a result, scores of them immigrated to neighboring Bangladesh for better living conditions. One instance of discrimination against the Muslims of Rohingya is that they are denied the right of citizenship by the government. Many of them have escaped to Bangladesh and as many as 111,000 of them live in the Thai-Myanmar border. According to the website of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO), Rohingya Muslims require government permission to marry, are forbidden from having more than two children per family and are subjected to modern-day slavery through forced labor. Because the national government denies them the right to citizenship in their homeland, many Rohingyas have their land confiscated and they are restricted from travel. The Human Rights Watch considers the denial of the right of citizenship the most important problem the Muslims of Rohingya face. The government of Myanmar considers the Rohingyas to be “resident foreigners.” This lack of full citizenship rights means that the Rohingya are subject to other abuses, including restrictions on their freedom of movement, discriminatory limitations on access to education, and arbitrary confiscation of property.
Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
reply to post by LDragonFire
No offense but it doesn't sound harsh; it sounds stupid. You are sentencing all Muslims for the actions of some. You are saying because of the actions of SOME (in this instance THREE) Muslims then it's fully justified for the killing of over a thousand INNOCENT Muslims including women and children?
And "if" Muslims would contribute math, science, art, etc.? Are you serious? Clearly you know nothing of history. If it wasn't for Muslims throughout history we wouldn't have hardly anything that we have now.
The Christian West has cultivated more terror and destruction and scientific ignorance for 2000 years than Muslims have, if you want to play that card