ISBN: 0955115604 (9780955115608)
Author: S.E. Al-Djazairi
Publisher: Bayt Al-Hikma Press (2005)
Pages: 526 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
'The Hidden Debt of Islamic Civilisation is a thorough study of how this has been hidden from Western consciousness. Al-Djazairi puts his many years of expert work as an historian into this book.
From street lighting to soap, from trigonometry to algebra, from windmills, to universities, from nutrition to surgery of the eye, from the paper industry to mass literacy, from the banker's cheque to religious freedom, Western civilisation owed its emergence to its encounter with the Islamic world.
Yet few people are aware of this debt. Political efforts at overpowering the Muslim world have had no small part to play in this concealment, just as they had no small part to play in the decline of Islamic civilisation. Recognizing and understanding this debt is a vital part of bringing about a more just world where Islam can again inspire great acheivements to benefit humanity.