The Contributions Of The Arabic-Islamic Civilization

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The Arabic-Islamic Civilization came to 'rise ' 200 years following the death of prophet Muhammad (Video). As the borders between continents opened, caravans carrying goods, ideas, Pilgrims and people gathered to trade and exchange knowledge (Video). Within the city of Baghdad, was a building called the "House of Wisdom", a place where various peoples from different cultures and religious backgrounds such as Jewish, Christian, and Muslim gathered from all over the empire to communicate ideas (Video). The Islamic world has significantly contributed and influenced Western Europe civilization through the sharing of remarkable information amongst scholars. For example, Hindus and Islamic scientists can be credited for the mathematical concept of Roman numerals, the scientific process, algebra, trigonometry, and astronomy, all of which are widely used across nations today (Video). Additionally, the Islamic world 's innovations in medicine are phenomenal as scientists discovered the study and spread of germs and thus came up with the idea of quarantine. Quarantine allows ill patients to be isolated and then to treated separately (Video). They also made notable contributions with light, lens, the physiology of the human eye and the removal of cataracts (Video). With the spread of knowledge, inventions, and new ideas came a need for documentation. In 700, the Muslim bureaucracy encountered paper and began using it to write down information and deliver such knowledge to other

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