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The Legacy of Islamic Civilization

Discover how Islamic civilization has influenced world culture, specifically in the fields of science, architecture, and mathematics.
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About this course

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Learn about Muslim civilization and its valuable contributions and role in the revival of the Greek Classics.

This is not a course about Islam or the Islamic civilization, it is a brief overview and a basic introduction to the achievements of Muslim civilization in the fields of physics, biology, mathematics, architecture and astronomy in a concise manner.

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  • Institution: BAx
  • Subject: History
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • The Emergence of Islam
  • Muslim Scientists
  • Islamic Architecture
  • The Influence of Islamic Civilization

Unit One: The Emergence of Islam

  • Lesson One - An Introduction to the Emergence of Islam
  • Lesson Two - A Brief Summary of the Major Expansions by the Rashidun and the Umayyads
  • Lesson Three - The Diversity of Muslim Societies

Unit Two: Islamic Awakening

  • Lesson One - Islam and Science
  • Lesson Two - A Brief Introduction to the Contributions of Muslim Scholars.
  • Lesson Three - An Overview of the History of Science in the Muslim World, Part One
  • Lesson Four - An Overview of the History of Science in the Muslim World, Part Two

Unit Three: Muslim Scientists

  • Lesson One - Astronomers and Mathematicians: Ibn Al-Haytham and Al-Tusi
  • Lesson Two - Physicians: Ibn Al-Nafis and Ibn Sina
  • Lesson Three - Philosophers: Al-Kindi and Ibn Rushd

Unit Four: Islamic Architecture Plus an Overview of the Influence of Islamic Civilization

  • Lesson One: Islamic Architecture I
  • Lesson Two: Islamic Architecture II
  • Lesson Three: The Influence of the Islamic Civilization on the West
  • Lesson Four: Areas of Influence

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