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mmw3lecture9 - Week Five Outline Lecture NineIslamic...

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Week Five Outline Lecture Nine—Islamic Civilization I) Conditions for Islamic Civilization a) The Role of Islam i) Muhammad’s appeal to all Muslims to “seek knowledge” ii) “Falsafa”—religiously sanctioned tradition of scientific and p hilosophical learning (1) Abbasid Khalifa Al-Ma’mun (813-833) ranged in the time of turmoil but was able to establish a main translation center. In 1005 comprehensive science library in cairo. Surpassed the classical library in Alexandria. In 1030 a first major publication on optics. In 1035 afzina published the canon of medicine which was the most complete medical companion since the greeks, included new Arabic findings. In 1075 muslim astronomers were able to plot the elliptical orbit of the planets. The muslims accomplished a lot in a short time. iii) Compatibility of Faith and Learning Leaning as a discipline becomes a standstill in Europe because of the church. In islam it was different, religion and learning went hand in hand. Muslims clearly separated religious faith from scientific or philosophical
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2008 for the course MMW 3 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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