Islam Core Subjects

Islam’s Influence and Contribution to the World

Introduction

Perhaps the greatest gift Muslims gave to the nations of the world is Islam. It is Islam’s philosophy of utilizing the knowledge of the Qur’an, purity in the heart and clarity in the mind that was responsible for influencing the nations of the world to better serve God, beautify and raise the standards of living, promote justice and brotherhood for all.
It is the principles outlining the mission of Prophet Muhammad that made a global change in the world’s scientific realm and the world’s social and spiritual culture that formed the Golden Age of Islam from the 7th to the 15th century.
God said in the Holy Qur’an:
A similar favor have you already received in that We have sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad) of your own, delivering to you Our Verses and purifying you and teaching you the Book (Qur’an) and the Wisdom.. Qur’an, 2:151
It was the vehicle of Muslim achievements in combining reason and faith, accumulating useful knowledge and creating the experimental method that subjected Europeans to get out of their “Dark Ages” and into the renaissance. Regarding this fact, Robert Briffault in his book, “The Making of Humanity” states:


“It was under the influence of the Arab and Moor revival of culture and not in the 15th century, that a real renaissance took place. Spain, not Italy, was the cradle of the rebirth of Europe….. Science was the most momentous contribution of Arab civilization to the modern world; but its fruits were slow in ripening. Not until long after Moorish culture had sunk back into darkness did the giant, which it had given birth to, rise in his might. It was not science only which brought Europe back to life. Other and manifold influence from the civilization of Islam communicated its first glow to European Life.”

It is clear to Muslims that reason and faith do not collide; instead they integrate and yield fertile goodness. Click on the tabulated links below to see some of the accomplishments early Muslims made for humanity in scientific and humanistic endeavors.


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Relationships and Forgiveness

Relationships and Forgiveness

Accountability in relationships and the forgiveness of people make a sound and beautiful argument that are...

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Agriculture

Agriculture

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Al-Tazkiyah (Inner-Self Purification) – Essential for Success

Al-Tazkiyah (Inner-Self Purification) – Essential for Success

Learn about the school of spiritual health and morality, al Tazkiyah, or the purification of the heart....

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The Sunnah of Itqan

The Sunnah of Itqan

The Arabic word itqan is used to indicate the level of quality work. Today more than...

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The Sunnah of Careful Consideration (al-Tathabbut)

The Sunnah of Careful Consideration (al-Tathabbut)

The Sunnah of al-Tathabbut is the investigative and study approach to taking an action or resolving...

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Womanhood Status Reform in Islam  A Historical Perspective

Womanhood Status Reform in Islam A Historical Perspective

Flipping through the pages of history in search of information about the treatment of women, one...

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Planning in Islam

Planning in Islam

The setting of goals, making plans and designing strategies to assure the accomplishment of objectives are all...

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Wisdom (al-Hikmah) A Paradigm for Social Sunan - A Fresh Look at Islam -

Wisdom (al-Hikmah) A Paradigm for Social Sunan – A Fresh Look at Islam –

Al-Hikmah or wisdom means a total insight and having sound judgment concerning a matter or situation...

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Innovations: An Integral Part of Muslim’s Life

Innovations: An Integral Part of Muslim’s Life

Inventions are an integral part of human existence and therefore of Islam. Creativities in providing solutions are...

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Early History of Islam – A Refreshing Look at the Sirah (Biography of the Prophet Muhammad)

Early History of Islam – A Refreshing Look at the Sirah (Biography of the Prophet Muhammad)

Arabs before Islam were people who possessed certain distinguished virtues, such as loyalty, boldness and generosity....

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