Islam is one of the world’s most popular and loved religions. It has undergone much history since the days of the Prophet Muhammad, but what of note has occurred during this period? What milestones have been reached that might not have been so easy to find if not for Islam’s scientific and spiritual enquiry?
Finding what beneficial qualities a religion such as this has bestowed upon the world is necessary to gain a rational and reasoned perspective of its place there. Luckily, Islam has gifted the world with many wonderful and awe-inducing realizations and insights, and this article is dedicated to helping anyone interested in learning more about it a great place to get started.
Of course, in order to best understand the history of Islam, traveling around countries with high Muslim populations can put you closer in touch with the populace. This gives you an authentic and historically correct experience. For example, learning of the history of Ras Al Khaimah can inform you of the rich cultural history shared by monumentally important emirates in the UAE.
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Of course, without Islam the mathematical abstraction of algebra might never have been discovered, or at least discovered so soon and with such depth. Persian intellectual and scholar Al-Khwarizmi discovered this, and this is where the nomer of ‘algorithms’ come from. Many complex engineering tasks to this day rely heavily on the spatial awareness algebra can help calculate. It is an underpinning upon which society lives. It’s no wonder architecture in Muslim countries is so joyous in its structural soundness and expressive in its artistry. The underpinnings of how to craft complex architecture was configured in this area.
List your five favorite bands. We’re willing to assume that at least one of them has the guitar as a main fixture of their musical soundscape. Well, the guitar emanates from the original Oud, which similar to a lute but has more of a rounded design and neck. Emigrating to Spain, the design shifted and became known as the ‘qitara’ thanks to the import of this wonderful instrument to those warm shores. While it’s not a direct consequence of the Oud, it was one of the most strong and essential items for the development of the modern guitar to develop how it is today.
It can be easy to look at the advancement of western medicine and believe that the idea of the publicly accessible hospital emanated from these societies. While some of the current best hospitals in the world rank here, the idea began in Cairo, and has nurses and potential recruiting training on offer. Not only this, but Abu al-Kasim, an eminent public Arab scholar, was one of the first people to suggest that patients and doctors needed to keep an intimate relationship. He also pioneered the use of sterile surgical tools, and these became an immutable fact of any successful and infection free modern surgical attempt.
So as you can see, Arab scholars have been extremely helpful for many wonderful things we take for granted in our modern society. An in depth reading into more of this history can enlighten your understanding of these topics even further, so we’d suggest you do so for the most informed and interesting understanding of the positives that orbit Islam.