1001 Inventions

Filename: 1001-inventions.pdf
ISBN: 9781426209345
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 352
Author: Salim T. S. Al-Hassani
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online 1001 Inventions in PDF and EPUB "Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectually dormancy, a quiet yet powerful academic revolution is erupting in another corner of the world. Over the next centuries, the geniuses of Muslim society will thrust the boundaries of knowledge forward to such a degree that their innovations still shape civilizations to this day. The staggering achievements of these men and women influenced the development of modern mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization sheds new light on this golden era that was once lost to so many, and celebrates the heritage that we all share"--P. [4] of cover.


1001 Inventions Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization

Filename: 1001-inventions-awesome-facts-from-muslim-civilization.pdf
ISBN: 9781426312588
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 96
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online 1001 Inventions Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization in PDF and EPUB Traces centuries of invention and technological innovation in the Muslim world, revealing how Muslim intellectuals built elephant water clocks, drew detailed world maps, and built colossal architectural structures.


Lost History

Filename: lost-history.pdf
ISBN: 1459667174
Release Date: 2013-06
Number of pages: 592
Author: Michael Hamilton Morgan
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

Download and read online Lost History in PDF and EPUB Early Muslim culture set the foundation for the Rennaissance of Europe and for nearly every aspect of the modern world. In this age of conflict, ''Lost History'' provides a vital look at the Muslim world and its deep connection to all cultures. Unlike many histories, which address the noted Arab Golden Age of Baghdad, Persia, and Muslim Spain from 632 to 1258 AD and the fall of Baghdad, ''Lost History'' reveals the many 'golden ages' of Muslim thought, from Shiite Iran to Mughal India, to the 18th century. Engaging chapters introduce a contemporary accountant, obstetrician, civil engineer, or astrophysicist, all whose work is linked to early Muslim advancements.Artful flashbacks render page - turning accounts of such luminaries as Al Ma'mun, who founded Baghdad's international House of Wisdom from which came foundations for modern math, astronomy, chemistry, medicine, and literature; Al Khwarizmi, often considered the Father of Algebra, whose invention of algorithms makes possible cell phones today; revered Arab philospher Al Kindi, who wrote, 'nothing should be dearer to the seeker of truth than the truth itself;' Astronomer Al Manon, for whom is named a crater of the moon; the exiled Emir Abdal Rahman, who brought to Cordoba, Spain, irrigation systems and unique architecture; and the Syrian - born Al Nafis, who revealed that the blood flows from the heart, through the lungs, to the body and back again. Finally, readers discover that Omar Khayyam, well - loved poet of the Rubaiyat, was a mathematical wizard who calculated the length of a year to be 365.242 days (later calculated by atomic clocks to within millionths of a second). Writes the author: 'By recovering lost history together, maybe we can really get at the issues of today that will never be solved by force. Because if there is no other lesson to be drawn from ''Lost History'', it is that force rarely ever positively resolves issues of the spirit and the soul - whether in individuals, or in civilizations.'


1001 Inventions

Filename: 1001-inventions.pdf
ISBN: 0955242614
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 376
Author: Salim T. S. Al-Hassani
Publisher: 1001 Inventions

Download and read online 1001 Inventions in PDF and EPUB This book is about a Golden Age of civilization from 600 to 1600, often regarded as the "Dark Ages."


Lost Islamic History

Filename: lost-islamic-history.pdf
ISBN: 9781849043977
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 217
Author: Firas Alkhateeb
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Lost Islamic History in PDF and EPUB "Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonisation of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day."--P. [4] of cover.


The Genius of Islam

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ISBN: 9780449814949
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Number of pages: 40
Author: Bryn Barnard
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online The Genius of Islam in PDF and EPUB The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire—ideas and inventions that shaped our world. Did you know that: • The numbers you use every day (Arabic numerals!) are a Muslim invention? • The marching band you hear at football games has its roots in the Middle East? • You are drinking orange juice at breakfast today thanks to Islamic farming innovations? • The modern city's skyline was made possible by Islamic architecture? The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islam's crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islam's contributions gloriously to life. Chockful of information and pictures, and eminently browsable, The Genius of Islam is the definitive guide to a fascinating topic.


The House of Wisdom

Filename: the-house-of-wisdom.pdf
ISBN: 9781608191901
Release Date: 2011-02-05
Number of pages: 272
Author: Jonathan Lyons
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online The House of Wisdom in PDF and EPUB For centuries following the fall of Rome, western Europe was a benighted backwater, a world of subsistence farming, minimal literacy, and violent conflict. Meanwhile Arab culture was thriving, dazzling those Europeans fortunate enough to catch even a glimpse of the scientific advances coming from Baghdad, Antioch, or the cities of Persia, Central Asia, and Muslim Spain. T here, philosophers, mathematicians, and astronomers were steadily advancing the frontiers of knowledge and revitalizing the works of Plato and Aristotle. I n the royal library of Baghdad, known as the House of Wisdom, an army of scholars worked at the behest of the Abbasid caliphs. At a time when the best book collections in Europe held several dozen volumes, the House of Wisdom boasted as many as four hundred thousand. Even while their countrymen waged bloody Crusades against Muslims, a handful of intrepid Christian scholars, thirsty for knowledge, traveled to Arab lands and returned with priceless jewels of science, medicine, and philosophy that laid the foundation for the Renaissance. I n this brilliant, evocative book, Lyons shows just how much "Western" culture owes to the glories of medieval Arab civilization, and reveals the untold story of how Europe drank from the well of Muslim learning.


Islams and Modernities

Filename: islams-and-modernities.pdf
ISBN: 0860914518
Release Date: 1993-01
Number of pages: 157
Author: ʻAzīz ʻAẓmah
Publisher: Verso

Download and read online Islams and Modernities in PDF and EPUB The conflict between fundamentalist Islam and the West, highlighted by the fatwah on Salmon Rushdie, appears impossible to resolve. This book examines how much of this antipathy between the two cultures is based on shared romantic notions of unchanging cultural identity. Al-Azmeh shows that, in fact, Islamic fundamentalism represents a break with important aspects of the Muslim tradition and should be seen as a general characteristic of populist nationalism. Utilizing his knowledge of history and the intellectual life of Islamic societies, Al-Azmeh calls for a deeper understanding of the way Islam is used in politics, society and history.


The Muslim 100

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ISBN: 9781847740298
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Number of pages: 450
Author: Muhammad Mojlum Khan
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd

Download and read online The Muslim 100 in PDF and EPUB Short biographies of the most influential Muslims in history and today. A must-have book.


1001 Inventions

Filename: 1001-inventions.pdf
ISBN: 1426209479
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 351
Author: Salim T. S. Al-Hassani
Publisher:

Download and read online 1001 Inventions in PDF and EPUB "Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectually dormancy, a quiet yet powerful academic revolution is erupting in another corner of the world. Over the next centuries, the geniuses of Muslim society will thrust the boundaries of knowledge forward to such a degree that their innovations still shape civilizations to this day. The staggering achievements of these men and women influenced the development of modern mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization sheds new light on this golden era that was once lost to so many, and celebrates the heritage that we all share"--P. [4] of cover.


Science in Medieval Islam

Filename: science-in-medieval-islam.pdf
ISBN: 9780292785410
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Number of pages: 288
Author: Howard R. Turner
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online Science in Medieval Islam in PDF and EPUB During the Golden Age of Islam (seventh through seventeenth centuries A.D.), Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers created a unique culture that has influenced societies on every continent. This book offers a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to an important aspect of that culture—the scientific achievements of medieval Islam. Howard Turner opens with a historical overview of the spread of Islamic civilization from the Arabian peninsula eastward to India and westward across northern Africa into Spain. He describes how a passion for knowledge led the Muslims during their centuries of empire-building to assimilate and expand the scientific knowledge of older cultures, including those of Greece, India, and China. He explores medieval Islamic accomplishments in cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, medicine, natural sciences, alchemy, and optics. He also indicates the ways in which Muslim scientific achievement influenced the advance of science in the Western world from the Renaissance to the modern era. This survey of historic Muslim scientific achievements offers students and general readers a window into one of the world's great cultures, one which is experiencing a remarkable resurgence as a religious, political, and social force in our own time.


Muslims in American History

Filename: muslims-in-american-history.pdf
ISBN: 1590080440
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 393
Author: Jerald Dirks
Publisher:

Download and read online Muslims in American History in PDF and EPUB There are many legacies within American history that have been inadvertently forgotten. The book pays homage to one such forgotten legacy--the role of Muslims in American history. By offering a review based on various scholarly sources, the book broadens the understanding of American public with regard to the substantial role played by Muslims throughout American history.


Al Khwarizmi

Filename: al-khwarizmi.pdf
ISBN: 1404205136
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 112
Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

Download and read online Al Khwarizmi in PDF and EPUB Describes the life and accomplishments of the Muslim mathematician and scholar who wrote "Al-Jabr wal-Muqabala" which laid the foundations for modern algebra.


The House of Wisdom

Filename: the-house-of-wisdom.pdf
ISBN: UOM:49015002536986
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Number of pages: 48
Author: Florence Parry Heide
Publisher: Dk Ink

Download and read online The House of Wisdom in PDF and EPUB Ishaq, the son of the chief translator to the Caliph of ancient Baghdad, travels the world in search of precious books and manuscripts and brings them back to the great library known as the House of Wisdom. 15,000 first printing.


The hidden origins of Islam

Filename: the-hidden-origins-of-islam.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39076002859820
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 405
Author: Karl-Heinz Ohlig
Publisher:

Download and read online The hidden origins of Islam in PDF and EPUB Despite Muhammad's exalted place in Islam, even today there is still surprisingly little actually known about this shadowy figure and the origins of the Qur'an because of an astounding lack of verifiable biographical material. Furthermore, most of the existing biographical traditions that can be used to substantiate the life of Muhammad date to nearly two centuries after his death, a time when a powerful, expansive, and idealized empire had become synonymous with his name and vision-thus resulting in an exaggerated and often artificial characterization of the prophetic figure coupled with many questionable interpretations of the holy book of Islam.