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Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world

Posted on: January 30, 2010

Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world

Assalam Alaykum,

Muslims are being Insulted by so many Anti-Islamic Groups,I read on many websites and seen peoples asking What Muslims contributed in the development of this world.

They always blame Everything is Invented by West and non-muslims…

Muslims did nothing  just spread HATE.Terror..Terrorist…Terrorism and Terrorism…

O Really ?????????????

But the Fact is Muslims Inventions have shaped the MODERN WORLD.

The Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life.

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal,Analogue computers,on/off switch,medical school,restaurant,Research Institute,Steel,Acid,Gun powder, Ships,Astro,Pertrol,Glass,Rose Water,Soap,Deodrant,Algebra,Music,Cancer Surgery.Toothpaste,toothBrush.Flying Machine…….and many more things…below are few pics of developed tems…

Yes,In todays world,the items/concepts you are using is  actually developed by Muslims.

Not believing on my Words,fine Read Todays(29/1/2010) News By Your self…

Islam is the Religion of Peace and Islam Forbids terrorism.


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Think of the origins of that staple of modern life, the cup of coffee, and Italy often springs to mind. But in fact, Yemen is where the ubiquitous brew has its true origins.

Along with the first university, and even the toothbrush, it is among surprising Muslim inventions that have shaped the world we live in today.

The origins of these fundamental ideas and objects — the basis of everything from the bicycle to musical scales — are the focus of “1001 Inventions,” a book celebrating “the forgotten” history of 1,000 years of Muslim heritage.

There’s a hole in our knowledge, we leap frog from the Renaissance to the Greeks,” professor Salim al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, and editor of the book told CNN.

“1001 Inventions” is now an exhibition at London’s Science Museum. Hassani hopes the exhibition will highlight the contributions of non-Western cultures — like the Muslim empire that once covered Spain and Portugal, Southern Italy and stretched as far as parts of China — to present day civilization.

Here are top 10 outstanding Muslim inventions:

1. Surgery

Around the year 1,000, the celebrated doctor Al Zahrawi published a 1,500 page illustrated encyclopedia of surgery that was used in Europe as a medical reference for the next 500 years. Among his many inventions, Zahrawi discovered the use of dissolving cat gut to stitch wounds — beforehand a second surgery had to be performed to remove sutures. He also reportedly performed the first caesarean operation and created the first pair of forceps.

2. Coffee

Now the Western world’s drink du jour, coffee was first brewed in Yemen around the 9th century. In its earliest days, coffee helped Sufis stay up during late nights of devotion. Later brought to Cairo by a group of students, the coffee buzz soon caught on around the empire. By the 13th century it reached Turkey, but not until the 16th century did the beans start boiling in Europe, brought to Italy by a Venetian trader.

3. Flying machine

“Abbas ibn Firnas was the first person to make a real attempt to construct a flying machine and fly,” said Hassani. In the 9th century he designed a winged apparatus, roughly resembling a bird costume. In his most famous trial near Cordoba in Spain, Firnas flew upward for a few moments, before falling to the ground and partially breaking his back. His designs would undoubtedly have been an inspiration for famed Italian artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci’s hundreds of years later, said Hassani.

4. University

In 859 a young princess named Fatima al-Firhi founded the first degree-granting university in Fez, Morocco. Her sister Miriam founded an adjacent mosque and together the complex became the al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University. Still operating almost 1,200 years later, Hassani says he hopes the center will remind people that learning is at the core of the Islamic tradition and that the story of the al-Firhi sisters will inspire young Muslim women around the world today.

5. Algebra

The word algebra comes from the title of a Persian mathematician’s famous 9th century treatise “Kitab al-Jabr Wa l-Mugabala” which translates roughly as “The Book of Reasoning and Balancing.” Built on the roots of Greek and Hindu systems, the new algebraic order was a unifying system for rational numbers, irrational numbers and geometrical magnitudes. The same mathematician, Al-Khwarizmi, was also the first to introduce the concept of raising a number to a power.

6. Optics

“Many of the most important advances in the study of optics come from the Muslim world,” says Hassani. Around the year 1000 Ibn al-Haitham proved that humans see objects by light reflecting off of them and entering the eye, dismissing Euclid and Ptolemy’s theories that light was emitted from the eye itself. This great Muslim physicist also discovered the camera obscura phenomenon, which explains how the eye sees images upright due to the connection between the optic nerve and the brain.

7. Music

Muslim musicians have had a profound impact on Europe, dating back to Charlemagne tried to compete with the music of Baghdad and Cordoba, according to Hassani. Among many instruments that arrived in Europe through the Middle East are the lute and the rahab, an ancestor of the violin. Modern musical scales are also said to derive from the Arabic alphabet.

8. Toothbrush

According to Hassani, the Prophet Mohammed popularized the use of the first toothbrush in around 600. Using a twig from the Meswak tree, he cleaned his teeth and freshened his breath. Substances similar to Meswak are used in modern toothpaste.

9. The crank

Many of the basics of modern automatics were first put to use in the Muslim world, including the revolutionary crank-connecting rod system. By converting rotary motion to linear motion, the crank enables the lifting of heavy objects with relative ease. This technology, discovered by Al-Jazari in the 12th century, exploded across the globe, leading to everything from the bicycle to the internal combustion engine.

10. Hospitals

“Hospitals as we know them today, with wards and teaching centers, come from 9th century Egypt,” explained Hassani. The first such medical center was the Ahmad ibn Tulun Hospital, founded in 872 in Cairo. Tulun hospital provided free care for anyone who needed it — a policy based on the Muslim tradition of caring for all who are sick. From Cairo, such hospitals spread around the Muslim world.

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MashaAllah great link, helpful indeed! I love the Islamgreatreligion site..wallahi its awesome!!!
I have a doubt to clarify, if any admins can answer on the issue of Music. Many fatwas also in islamqa site states Music and Musical instruments are Haraam. But as u have stated Muslims have also contributed a lot to Music for long time onwards. And even today, singers like Sami Yusuf, Maher Zain, Yusuf Islam, etc have loads of impact on Europe and on Muslim youth with humble and good message! Please can you answer on Music issue more clearly..Jazak Allahu khairan!


Muslim invented terrorism


what hapnd in mahabharat ?


so who invented atom bomb? anyway…….


the atom bomb was created by Albert Einstein, who first split an atom. Then America created a project dedicated to finding out how to make better ones. I’m only 14, and already know this hahaha


I heard muslim invented prepaid mobile connections 2000 years ago


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U will prove nothing..u say that chap invented machine and fallin in ground if thus is true(the chances is zero)that means he just try..he never successd..even chinese people try to flyn 1500BC .tht dosent make any sence and leonardo da vinci copy his design…leonardo dont know arabic so how on earth he copy?
It was christian and jews who made all those invention successfull not muslims..
and mathematic cames 2000 year ago from india
coffie invened in france,toothbrush invented by charvak in india,first hospital is find in 5000 years ago in jericho city.
so all your claimes are false..u have little knowledge of everything…islam was only master in killing people, spread hatred..


Try to find the truth, without any influence freely, u will understand what’s the truth. find it if u r an intellectual or u have a normal human brain. it needs great inner strength to handle it. when u r near to the truth. common.


The Muslims may not have succeeded, but they inspired the people who did succeed and gave them ideas that they could work on. And you don’t need to know how to speak arabic, you jus have to be able to see or have heard of the attempts. In other words, yes they improved what the muslims STARTED, but that’s because they had more knowledge. They were in more modern times. Plus, they never said leonardo da vinci or anyone “copied” them -.- You obviously need to do more research because its the christian priests and nuns who are always on the news for raping kids, not muslim people. and Jews……. hahahaha. btw, not all ‘arabs’ are muslims, so get your facts straight. And how do you know the Americans didn’t plan anything? Like they normally do. Muslims DON’T spread hatred. Where do you see Muslims saying christians are bad people? By the way, do you know how many people and christians convert to Islam? And muslims don’t even have to go doorknocking like chrstians do, ahaha.


u fuck in bastastard mind ur language u dirty ass.u no who is the biggest terrorist in the world it is ur father who is known as hitler he was a christian not a muslim


gud…vryy nice…………


Assalamu Aleikoum everyone!

I strongly encourage everyone here to watch the movie “Islam the empire of Faith ” and you will understand how amazingly strong once the Muslims were as Umma , and you will see the discoveries that Muslims made .

here is the first part “Islam the Empire of faith , the Messenger”

go to this channel inshaalLah and watch all the series !and show to your non-Muslim friends the`ll be knocked down !:)


good one
this is helpful


Im a women and like to open my small business but i didn’t found any support for me! but suddenly someone surprise me and give me a help it was a small loan but for me im so happy coz it was the start and the begining of my success , so coz of that im here now posting just to say so rarely to found these days person who care.


how did u forget the oil and gas petrol diesel without these no one can leave specially these non-muslims… these things are in muslim country only right


jazakAllah brother….dis is really eyeopening 4 those who think dat muslims can only cause harm!! May Allah bless u vd long life n gud health 2 continue ur gud job!!


ALLAHU AKBAR (GOD IS GREAT)!!! May God Almighty bless you for this link. I already knew this knowledge, but anything that can be done to spread this knowledge to others is worth doing to lessen the blind hate that people have of this great and true religion and way-of-life! Thanks so much.


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