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The main purpose is to highlight the distiguished accomplishments of muslim scientists, engineers, doctors and other professionals who enjoy a wide recognition in their respective fields. This shall not be limited to the current or past decades, but may include names of historical significance which are now somehow scoured from the current history available to us.

I will soon be adding some thoughts & articles. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on above.

Thanks.

Have a good day,

AA
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1-Pls cite the reference properly, if applicable, for whatever you share so that one can refer to that for further study.

2- I intend to keep it public and unmoderated.
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Why is it that with Muslim nations spanning three continents now, Islam being the fastest growing religion, and Muslims with education holding their own, few patents and emerging technologies are attributed to Muslims?

Is it because Muslims work now primarily to live luxuriously or to make a living? Make your work part of your worship guys? Maybe Allah will make Muslims leaders again.

February 29, 2008 at 9:14am

asianindian

True.

Yes, it is all about quick money. Muslims are becoming materialistic too.

Muslims do not realize that progress can not be bought. Progress has to be planted, developed, and nurtured. And progress requires a good intention with minimal thought of impact on self.
May 10, 2008 at 7:00pm

Serial-thinker

It is because Muslims are too narrcisstic. Other cultures have a common bond, to help their own people. Muslims are only concerned about themselves, not their community.

Technology and patents require a brilliant mind combined with selflessness or a business acumen and a lot of patience.

I dont believe that the Muslims of today have that. They want quick money, quick fixes and are becoming to capitalistic. We, as Muslims arent raised to think how to become curious about how things work. Even worse, we arent taught to think about how we can help others with our knowledge or skills.

I just lived in Pakistan and I wish I knew how to combat a lot of the problems there. I just wasnt raised to think HOW to make solar panels or clean water. What a waste of a mind.
April 16, 2008 at 10:18am

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Muslims touched China in the East to Yugoslavia in the west. Ali Baba and the 40 thieves talks of oil in barrels. So why were the discoveries of refrigeration, internal combustion engine, and etc not Muslim discoveries? I do not have the awnser to this question.

February 17, 2008 at 7:06pm

asianindian

The challenge today for Muslims is not geographic but cultural. A challenge of assimilating the good of the western nations, and keeping the bad away.
February 27, 2008 at 11:43am

runner_forever

In the past, the physical expansion of imperial boundaries may well have been a factor that could have contributed to the advancement of Islamic or Western science. I think that scientific progress today, however, would require something other than the need to develop the technology (?new tools?) to physically expand a political boundary. In my mind, ?pushing boundaries? (the term as applied to the modern world) does not mean literally enlarging geographic expanse but rather integrating globally. Global integration involves such values or priorities as development of world-renowned universities and openness to foreign scientists and graduate students, fair and merit-based admission standards to higher education institutions, strategic alliance with foreign educational and research institutions, tolerance of other cultures, freedom of expression, free exchange of information, scientific career opportunities for youth, intellectual property rights, acceptance of the scientific method of inquiry, development of critical analysis and independent thought in the wider culture, sociopolitical structure immune from dogmatic or scientifically illiterate clerics apathetic to scientific progress, and so on.

Because the Muslim world today is poorly integrated with the international scientific community, Muslims must enlarge their boundaries of global integration to make progress and remain competitive. Unfortunately, the ummah is deeply entangled in ideological and sociopolitical roadblocks to achieve thorough global integration and make real scientific strides in the near future.
February 25, 2008 at 3:01pm

asianindian

Look at it this way. Science in North America developed through all individuals pushing boundaries literally from the European settlements on the east coast to the plains, praries, and deserts inland. This pushing of boundaries caused them to require new tools that were developed. These guys who pushed boundaries were called frontiersmen. How many Muslims push boundaries? How many Muslims just work for a luxurious living?
February 23, 2008 at 8:20am

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Here's something to start off. This was previously posted in the Islam_Science Village. -Nadeem

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Rediscovering Arabic Science www.saudiaramcoworld.com)
By Richard Covington
Saudi Aramco World (May/June 2007 edition)



For most westerners, and indeed for many Arabs, the spectacular achievements of Arabic-language science from the eighth through the 16th centuries come as a startling discovery, as if an unknown continent had suddenly appeared on the horizon. In mathematics, astronomy, medicine, optics, cartography, evolutionary theory, physics and chemistry, medieval Arab and Muslim scientists, scholars, doctors and mapmakers were centuries ahead of Europe. Centers for scientific research and experimentation emerged across Muslim lands?in Baghdad, Cairo, Damascus, Samarkand, Shiraz, Bukhara, Isfahan, Toledo, C?rdoba, Granada and Istanbul.



Paris-based author Richard Covington writes about culture, history and science for Smithsonian, The International Herald Tribune, U.S. News & World Report and the London Sunday Times. His e-mail is richardpeacecovington@gmail.com.

February 17, 2008 at 9:01am

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