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.
Have a good day,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's something to start off. This was previously posted in the Islam_Science Village. -Nadeem
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 email@example.com.