- mohamedghilanScience in the Golden Age of Islam
Many Muslims are eager to point out that algebra was a discipline put together by al-Khwārizmī, but few know that in the introduction to his book on algebra he spends the first few lines praising God and invoking God’s salutations upon the Beloved ﷺ before mentioning that one of the primary reasons for him putting together this work was to help Muslims with calculating their inheritance amounts, which are based on an elaborate inheritance structure outlined in the Quran. He does mention that it was also to facilitate their business transactions and worldly affairs. But the fact that his engagement in this field was as much a religious devotional act as it was an intellectual one cannot be glossed over. Furthermore, this is not a unique case in Islamic history. The Golden Age of Islam was not what some have tried to imagine by projecting modern science and materialist notions of the “rational” onto the past.
Read more at Andalus Online. Link is in the bio
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- aqibkhan_Doesn't really make a difference. Newtons discoveries made possible the industrial revolution which gave Europe the world. The ones in the Muslim world were inconsequential, and then eventually shunned by a theocratic bureaucracy - like ordering observatories to be closed in the Ottoman Empire for being blasphemous etc
- 1mahammasoodI love this!
- 1mahammasoodBut clearly some people love digression and comment out of context ☝🏼
- mohamedghilan@1mahammasood haters gonna hate!