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It is known that Muslims has a great impact on algebra in the past. What about other fields of sciences? Did Muslims have any impact there?
Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick answers.
We have heard of Muslims taking credit for algebra. But did they have any impact on other sciences?
When we look at the Golden Age of Islam, somewhere between 622 and say, 1492, we find that Muslims went into the world with open minds, they encountered the great knowledge of Alexandria, Egypt, the knowledge of the Syrians, the knowledge of the Iraqis, the knowledge of Indians, the knowledge of Africans in Egypt and Ethiopia, they encountered the knowledge of China, and they assimilated this knowledge. And what they were famous for doing is to take theoretical knowledge. And to put it in a practical sense, because the Muslim world had expanded by leaps and bounds, probably faster than any other nation, in the history of mankind. And so with this huge empire, Muslims were faced with
building cities, they were faced with communications, they were faced with so many different things. And this is the reason why sciences like algebra algebra, the fractions was developed by Alcoa izmi, but there are other sciences as well. I'll give you some examples of Sciences originated by Muslims, anesthesia, biology, botany, cardiology, chemistry, dermatology, embryology, emergency medicine, geology, metallurgy, modern surgery, modern medicine, modern arithmetic, optics, parasite ology, pharmacology, pulmonary, medicine, toxicology, and urology. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Muslims influenced others other sciences. They advance people in Europe and in much of the world by
leaps and bounds during this golden age of Islam.