By Shaykh Rehan Ahmed Raza Al-Azhari
In modern times, the contribution of Muslim civilization and culture to the development of Science has hardly received the measure of recognition it deserves, despite the pioneering and courageous works of such scholars as Sarton, Briffault and Le Bon. Draper’s A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe and the joint publication of the late T.W. Arnold and Alfred Guillaume also deserve credible mention.
The aim of this discourse is to draw attention to the unique aspects, whose presence is a strong argument in support of the fact that Muslims have had the capability of establishing a civilization that is superior and perfected, in comparison to the present time. It also serves to remind the younger generation of the Muslim Ummah, the need to establish such an exalted civilization as it was founded by our ancestors. The need to raise this reminder is currently most appropriate due to the Muslim Ummah stepping into a new era with great enthusiasm and fervor, and it possesses the liability to build a better and superior future.
The Muslim Ummah still retains the habits, disposition and talents of their ancestors. Thus when Muslims hear of their stories of excellence, eminence and respectability, they are motivated into constructive work.
It was not possible to elaborate on the tremendous achievements accomplished by the Muslims in the past in such a short article, therefore I will choose certain fields and give details on the achievements of various Muslim Scholars in their respective fields.
We will be discussing the fields of Mathematics, Physics & Technology, Astronomy, Chemistry and Medicine.