Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Islamic Legacy of Scientific Research

The Islamic Legacy of Scientific Research
by Sajjad Shahid
The golden age of Muslim learning (900 - 1100 CE) produced a bulk of the contributions of Muslims, especially in the field of sciences. The renowned Persian physician Al Razi (Rhazes, 10th century) is credited with collating over a hundred Greek treatises on medicine to which he added his own observations. Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 11th century), another Persian scholar, put together a vast canon in which all then known medical knowledge derived from Greek and Muslim sources was systematically organized. …

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