While Europe Wallowed In The Dark Ages Muslim Philosophers Were Educating The World

March 4, 2015


The “Dark Ages” 500-1500 A.D.

Petrarch (1304 – 1374) “used this label to describe … a lack of quality in the Latin literature of his day law-books-4… other thinkers … included lack of culture and advancement in Europe.”

While the Europeans wallowed in ignorance in the Dark Ages Muslim scholars and philosophers were educating the world.

Europeans are proud of their contributions to Western Civilization. They gave us the Crusades, slavery, colonialism, imperialism, apartheid, capitalism, greed, and corruption among other things.

They gave us terrorism. England and France had no compunction, no guilt about chopping off heads.books

Muslim thinkers on the other hand gave the world a body of knowledge that changed the world. There are dozens of Muslim scholars and philosophers. Here are ten:

  1.  Al-Husayn Ibn Sina (980-1037) was born in Iran. Latin name: Avicenna. Metaphysics, philosophy, mathematics, logic, and his famous Canon of Medicine.
  2.  Abu Hamid M. al-Ghazali (1059-1111) was born in Iran. Works include science, philosophy, theology.
  3.  Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (1126 -1198) was born in Cordoba. Latin name: Averroes.
  4.  Abu Nasr al-Farrabi (died 950) Born in Iran, lived in Damacus. Latin name: Abunaser.
  5.  Jabir Ibn Hayyan (died 815) was born in Baghdad. Latin name: Geber.
  6.  Zakariyya al-Rhazi (850-925) was born in Iran. Latin name: Rhazes.
  7.  Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani (1076-1153) was born in Iran.
  8.  Musa al-Khawarizmi (800-847) was born in Iran and called to Baghdad.
  9.  Yahya al-Maghribi (died 1174), origins in the Maghreb.
  10.  Abdallah al-Battani (858-929) was born in Syria. Latin name: Albategnius.

Please note: Some of these people were given Latin names and their works were translated into Latin and sent to Rome. Why?sZVNBOmc

For space, it is impossible for me to include what these great scholars contributed to our world. Please go on line and check them out! Check out the other 30 scholars also.

Today we treat Muslims as non-entities. The Europeans and the Americans would do well to look at their history and at Muslim history and compare who gave what to civilization.

mindPerhaps Europeans and Americans are still learning to be civilized or still wallowing in ignorance.

 

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