Publisher/Manufacturer: Harf Information Technology
Product specifications: Software CD
Item type: Software CD
A Comprehensive Reference of 200 Outstanding
Muslim Scientists who Contributed to Islamic Civilization
The program aims at establishing the proper image
of Muslim scholars and pinpointing their contributions to human civilization in
general and Islamic civilization in particular. It also underlines and deepens
the Muslim identity amidst fast changing concepts and ideologies.
The program presents 200 vanguard Muslim
scholars whose world-acknowledged achievements and discoveries rectify many
current misconceptions in history.
Branches of knowledge in which Muslim scholars
proved their mastery are explained to prove the extent to which these
contributions have influenced civilization.
The program highlights the heritage Muslim
scholars have left for world civilization and which still draw the attention
of Western scholars. It also mentions the scientific institutions that
fostered these scholars' research and the cities in which they lived.
Scholars' full biographies and scientific
history are given with a special focus on their distinct achievements in
fields like mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and
Introduction to various branches of knowledge
through 100 articles under various program topics. For example, under the
topic of agronomy, articles are found about the soil, fertilizers, grafting,
plant diseases and food preservation. Under the topic of pharmacology, you
will find articles about anesthesia, antidotes, henna and perfumes.
The program divides Muslim scholars'
contributions into six categories:
Inventions, including articles on medicine
and surgical equipment, the compass and the clock.
Mathematical innovations such as net
multiplication, magic squares and double error methodology.
Theories such as the theory of mercury and
sulfur, numeration theory and species existence theory.
Discoveries such as blood circulation and
certain Indian islands.
Experiments such as measuring the geosphere
and attempts at flight.
Covers more than fifty references tackling
these scholars' experiments and how Western scholars benefited from
them. These textbooks include "Canon of Medicine" by Avicenna, "Algebra
and Superposition" by Khawarizmi, "Agriculture" by Ibn Al-`Awwam,
"Stratagems" by Ibn Mosa, "The Views" by Ibn Haitham and others. The
original copies of these standard textbooks are still found in some
A special section is devoted to the
introduction to scientific institutions in which these scholars either
taught or were taught. The institutions are subcategorized into:
Universities like Al-Azhar, Al-Zaitunah,
Al-Qaraweyien and Al-Mustansiriah.
Observatories like those of Samarqand and
Libraries like Bait Al-Hikmah, Dar Al-Hikmah
Hospitals like Al-Adudi, Al-Nuri, Al-Nasiri
Mosques like the Sacred Mosque, the
Prophet's Mosque and the Aqsa Mosque.
Deals with Islamic cities where these
scholars were born, lived and carried out scientific experiments such as
Baghdad, Cairo, Samarqand and Cordoba. The program traces the stages of
the establishment of these cities, their development, peak, and
historical sites both in ancient and modern times.
Features more than three hundred pictures,
manuscripts, video clips, animations serving the discoveries and
achievements of Muslim scholars, along with pictures of important sites in
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Copying and printing facilities.
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