September 28, 2015

Islamic contributions

The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World
by Bryn Barnard

We sometimes forget that the things we take for granted in the modern world were shaped and influenced by a variety of cultures. In this well-researched and thought-provoking book, Bryn Barnard discusses how we have benefited from Islamic innovations and inventions. The Arabic numerals we use in our calculations, the interlocking patterns of art and design, the early astrolabes to aid in navigation, and the creation of hospitals all began with the Muslim civilization.

A good reminder that there are two sides to every coin.

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