A thousand years ago, the majority of the world’s most sophisticated philosophers, mathematicians, medical practitioners, astronomers, and architects were Muslim.
In a huge area stretching from Spain through to India, they drew on a number of existing traditions, including the Greek, the Persian and the Indian, but they made their own distinctive and original contributions to these fields, and these were in turn passed on to Europe.
Learn more here about the contributions of important Muslim thinkers such as Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and Ibn Rushd (Averroes) in philosophy, al-Khwarizmi in mathematics, al-Zahrawi and Ibn al-Nafis in medicine, al-Tusi and Ulugh Beg in astronomy, Sinan in architecture, and many others.
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This article was published on Apr 10, 2013