Transfer of Information
Islam grew in the land, Muslims soon took on
the existing knowledge and further developed
it in fulfillment of the teachings of their
wealth of knowledge was soon shared with other
people in the conquest and non-conquest land.
This action of sharing goodness with others
is also in fulfillment of the Muslim's own Faith.
The Holy Qur'an teaches:
"And never would God make your faith of no effect, for God is to all people most surely full of Kindness, Most Merciful" Qur'an,
Prophet also said that God said: "I
created people to benefit from Me, not so that
I benefit from them."
Prophetic Traditions say: "A
true believer loves for his fellow believer that
which he loves for himself." "He who
does not thank people does not thank God."
"The best among you are the best in character."
Dr. A.Hakim Murad, a British authority on the
history of the Middle Ages claims that: "The
transfer of knowledge and information from the
Muslim Empire, during the Middle Ages, is the
most important episode of cultural transmission
in the world's intellectual history."
continued to say: "The
first and most effective vehicle of such an osmosis
was in fact the vehicle of trade. The Muslims
found trading business quite easy to achieve because
they had its roots in their community."
the Holy Qur'an praises actions of revival and
Prophet himself was an honest trader, and Mecca
was, in effect, a commercial center for the Arabian
Peninsula, which sent caravans and traders across
the desert north to Syria and south to Yemen.
Muslims inspired by the Qur'an to uplift their
economy and status of living created a unitive
state, which extended from Southern France in
the West all the way to Southern China in the
East, and thus removing of the "old iron
curtain" that had separated the Mediterranean
culture in the West from the Indian and Persian
cultures in the East.
removal of this divider and the geographic centrality
of the Middle East was the base for this great
mercantile civilization. The domination of the
world of economy in the culture of Islam continued
well into the 17th century," Dr. A.
Hakim Murad added.