The Classical Heritage In Islam
The contribution of the Muslim World to a wide range of sciences and academic disciplines is often overlooked or taken for granted. In the troubled and extremist times, when the religion and culture of Islam are under seemingly perpetual attack. It is salutary to consider how much we, living in the Christian West, have in common with, and how much we owe to, the spiritual insights of that great culture. Religious tolerance, respect for learning, the concepts of chivalry and brotherhood Ã¢â‚¬â€œ these principles were brought by the Islamic Moors when, in medieval Spain, they acted as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beacons of LightÃ¢â‚¬Â in the Dark Ages of European religious arrogance, intolerance and persecution. Western mathematics is based on Arabic numerals and calculations, and the first effective medical school in Europe was founded by Jewish doctors who had been trained in Moorish Spain and North Africa. This book provides a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage within the muslim world and the significant role that Muslims have played in the advancement of knowledge.
S M Hasan
S M Hasan is MA (Arabic) and PhD (Theology) and his area of specialization is Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Logic and Muslim Philosophy. He has attended many seminars and conferences on Islam related topics. He is a Counselor and Co-ordinator of Refresher Course and is presently member of religious organizations.
Preface V 1. Historical Significance of the Muslim Classical Heritage --Pg. 1 2. Classical Islamic Law --Pg. 43 3. Translation Technique and Textual Criticism --Pg. 61 4. Criticism of Islam --Pg.93 5. Quranic Critique of Islam --Pg.121 6. Influence of Islamic Science --Pg. 169 7. Geography and Commerce --Pg. 213 8. Islamic Minor Arts and Architecture --Pg. 241 Bibliography --Pg. 285 Index --Pg. 289