|About the Book|
The age of globalization is posing serious challenges to the understanding of Islam. While no civilization can survive without understanding its own past, Muslims appear to be indifferent to it and therefore uncertain of the future. That is why I amMoreThe age of globalization is posing serious challenges to the understanding of Islam. While no civilization can survive without understanding its own past, Muslims appear to be indifferent to it and therefore uncertain of the future. That is why I am grateful to Aliya Anjum for picking up the banner of scholarship and helping us to understand the Islamic past. I am particularly thrilled that she represents the younger generation of Pakistani female writers. Writing with a poets heart and a historians mind, she has given us detailed accounts of Muslim inventors and inventions. Among her extensive writing is a book about the wives of the Holy Prophet of Islam. Ms. Anjums works should be compulsory reading for both Muslims and non-Muslims: for the former they will inspire Muslims to rediscover the virtues of knowledge and learning- for the latter, they will reassure non-Muslims that Muslim society has much to commend it as against the current stereotypes. I pray for continued success of Aliya Anjums mission to educate us all.---Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington, DC USA, called the worlds leading authority on contemporary Islam by BBC.Read eye opening facts about the Islamic civilization at its peak. This book would clear any misconceptions about Islam. It sheds light on how the Quran influenced the Islamic Empire into achieving scientific and artistic excellence.The book takes the readers on a magnificent journey beginning from the ancients (mainly Greeks) who pioneered the sciences. It then relates the achievements of medieval Islamic world where the sciences and the arts scaled new heights. From pioneer surgeons, mathematicians, chemists to aviators and artists, the Muslim Empire circa 750-1500 AD was a civilization at its peak. It consisted of trail blazers who set the precedent for Europe to follow centuries later. The book then reconnects the reader with the modern western world and its scientific renaissance.In an unfortunate turn of events, these facts have been lost to history. The book explains true scientific history by correcting erroneous beliefs held by even prestigious sources such as the Encyclopedia Britannica. Read to find out who invented robots in the 1200s, who presented the theory of relativity centuries earlier than Einstein and who created public hospitals with wards and nature therapy centuries before Europe.