Islam Achievements

Islam Achievements

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  • Why Islam spread quickly
  • Where it spread to
  • Art and Music
  • we have an advanced  number system and we made up the term zero!
  • Islamic culture and ideas spread so quickly because of their location. The capitol was Baghdad, it is located at the crossroads of two trade routes. Their ideas could travel with merchants and traders on the silk road. Another reason it spread so fast was through conquest.
  • Mathematics
  • I wonder how you came up with those🙄
  • Islamic religion  and ideas spread to Northern  Africa and a little to the East of the Persian gulf. Later it also spread to Southern Europe
  • Medicine
  • Muslims blended Spanish and Arabian music customs to create a new type of music, a singer that contributed to this is Ziryab. He started a music school in Spain that produced many talented musicians. Art in Islamic culture took many forms but the most valued was calligraphy. Calligraphy is a decorative writing system that is used in books, buildings, and even textiles.  Today calligraphy can be found on greeting cards and there are fonts on computers that resemble calligraphy!
  • Science and Technology
  • Though  Muslim mathematicians  didn't invent the concept of 0 (Indians did) they played a big part in spreading it. They also gave a name to it, word zero comes from a Muslim word that means empty.  Zero helps us today because we  can use it as a placeholder or to show the difference between 1 and 10. Islamic mathematician al-Khwarizmi's math books were spread into Europe  and showed the Europeans the Arabic number system (also based of India's) this system was much simpler than systems used previously so they adopted it. 
  • The Muslims got many of their medicine ideas from the Greeks and Indians but they revolutionized medical care. They had multiple hospitals that were open to the public. They also had caravans that helped people in other areas, these were the early form of today's ambulances. A Muslim doctor al-Razi, discovered that diseases were caused by bacteria and as a result they had separate wards for contagious people in hospital. 
  •     The Qur'an says  Have they not looked at the camels—how they are created?And at the sky—how it is raised up?
  • The Muslims became very interested in learning because the Qua'ran encourages finding out how things worked . They mainly focused on zoology and astronomy. They  used astronomy to find where Mecca was more accurately (when they pray they have to face Mecca). The Muslims created wells as a way to make the most of their hot dry land, they also restored old irrigation systems to make them more efficient. Some Muslim astronomers realized that the Earth rotated and they fixed models of the Earth made by Romans. Many of their ideas about astronomy were correct and are still used today.
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