Throughout civilization, religions have come a long way in impacting modern society and

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Throughout civilization, religions have come a long way in impacting modern society and civilization. One of the major Abrahamic religions, Islam, has made many advances and has contributed a variety of concepts, ideas and inventions to western civilization. Most of these contributions have gone unnoticed throughout the years, and have been credited by various people, when in reality Muslim scholars have formulated these concepts. Although some may believe that these contributions are irrelevant, the reality is that most of the everyday concepts humans use all around the world, have been derived from a primarily Islamic school of thought. In 622 CE, a new world religion, Islam, emerged. The founder, a man by the name of Prophet…show more content…
While Europe was struggling during the Dark Ages, Islam was prospering greatly. Muslim intellectual centers were slowly growing over the Asian-African continent. While first only Africa and India were present as the major Islamic areas, the Islamic empire soon grew to the areas of the Indonesian islands and China. This combination of the cultures of the Arabs, Indians, Turks, Chinese, and Persians is contrasting to the popular belief that Islam is a discriminatory race, while actually all of these cultures along with countless smaller groups aided in the contribution of the construction of the Islamic civilization. The main logic behind this intellectual boom in the Islamic civilization is due to the statement made by Prophet Muhammad, which goes as the following: “the ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs.” These words from the Prophet served as the impetus of the movement, as scholars from all around attempted to seek out the intellectual treasures hidden within the minds of themselves and their cultures. The unabridged list of the accomplishments made during the Golden Age is too lengthy to mention. However, the major subject areas of advances were in the fields of Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Culture and Education. Science One of the most notable advances in the Islamic Golden age was in the field of science. Scientist everywhere began to

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