Author: Basheer Ahmed, Syed A. Ahsani, Dilnawaz A. Siddiqui (editors)
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought IIIT (2006, 1426 AH)
Pages: 172 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Islam's brilliant contributions to science, art, and culture,
are a timeless and precious heritage, which should be
historically preserved for future generations. The great
achievements of Muslim scholars are rarely if at all
acknowledged in formal education, and today their
identity, origins and impact remain largely obscure.
This collection of papers aims to give readers a brief
introduction to the intellectual history of Muslims and
the contributions that eminent Muslim scholars have
made in certain specific fields of knowledge including
basic and applied physical and biological sciences,
medicine, legal and political theories and practices,
economic and financial concepts, models,
and institutions, etc.
The preservation of civilization necessitates a better understanding, sharing, and recognition of our common human heritage. Given today’s widespread negative stereotyping and falsely generated misunderstanding of Islam and Muslims, the publication of these papers on “Muslim Contributions to World Civilization” is vital to help repair the wrong that is being perpetrated and restore the historical truth, which is being distorted.