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ISLAM...Algebra

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Submitted by ASIF (Australia), Apr 7, 2008 at 01:00

The word 'algebra' itself comes from a book called Kitab al-Jabr wa-l-Muqabala (translated: Calculation by Way of Restoration and Confrontation or Calculation by Completion and Balance) written by Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Mosa al-Khwarizmi (approximately) in the year 820 AD. However, this was not the first written record of algebraic concepts or manipulation. Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Indians, Chinese, among others have written records further developing the basic human reasoning skill into a structured, yet creative art form.

This is just one of hundreds of articles supportting that Islam did not invent it.

You just wrote a book about it and said it was yours...

Dont be surprised.

Submitting....

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