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ERIC Number: EJ854295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
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ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Contributions of Islamic Scholars to the Scientific Enterprise
Faruqi, Yasmeen Mahnaz
International Education Journal, v7 n4 p391-399 Sep 2006
This paper presents a discussion regarding the role that Muslim scholars played in the development of scientific thinking in the Middle Ages. It argues that the Muslims were not just the preservers of the ancient and Greek knowledge, but that they contributed original works to the different fields of science. They were inspired by the Islamic view of nature that is, mankind had a duty to "study nature in order to discover God and to use nature for the benefit of mankind". This knowledge was transferred to Western Europe and subsequently played an important role in revitalising a climate of learning and exploration in Europe, leading to the Renaissance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Shannon Research Press. Available from: Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail: editor@iejcomparative.org; Web site: http://www.iejcomparative.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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