The historical relation between Science and Islam, including the extent to which Muslim scientists helped usher in the European Renaissance


We ought not to be ashamed of appreciating the truth and of obtaining it wherever it comes from, even if it comes from races distant and nations different from us.


Al-Kindi, ninth-century muslim scholar who studied in Baghdad, Iraq


The enduring legacy of Muslim civilization


For more than a thousand years from the seventh century onward (632-1796), the Muslim world stretched from southern Spain as far as China. During this period scholars, male and female and of many beliefs, worked collaboratively to build and improve above ancient knowledge. They made breakthroughts that led to an incredible expansion of knowledge and prosperity – a golden age of civilization.