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@ warren raymond : Muslims cant excel in Science? Medicine? Arts? - hmmm are you sure ?

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Submitted by Ahmad (Egypt), Aug 9, 2009 at 20:06

it shows how much you lack knowledge and information.. here are some muslim scientist who have changed the world :

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[ 0 ] Ja'far al-Sadiq ( The father of all sciences - he is the one who taught Jaber Ibn Hayyan and many others ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jafar_al-Sadiq He was a polymath: an astronomer, alchemist, Imam, Islamic scholar, Islamic theologian, writer, philosopher, physician, physicist and scientist. He was also the teacher of the famous chemist, Jabir ibn Hayyan (Geber)[5], and of Abu Hanifa

[ 1 ] Jaber Ibn Hayyan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geber Main interests: Alchemy and Chemistry, Astronomy, Astrology, Medicine and Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Averroes

[ 2 ] Averroes or ibn Rushd: Notable ideas Existence precedes essence; inertia; rejected epicycles; arachnoid mater; Parkinson's disease; photoreceptor; secular thought; and the reconciliation of reason with faith, philosophy with religion, and Aristotelianism with Islam

[ 3 ] Ibn al-Nafis: FATHER OF MEDICINE ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_al-Nafis Notable ideas: Father of circulatory physiology. Founder of Nafisian systems of anatomy, physiology, psychology and pulsology which replaced Avicennian and Galenic doctrines. [[[[[[[((((((( Discovered pulmonary circulation )))))))]]]]]]]]]. Anticipated some aspects of coronary circulation, capillary circulation, metabolism, etc. Discredited Avicennian and Galenic theories on pulse, bones, muscles, intestines, sensory organs, bilious canals, esophagus, stomach, etc. Wrote the first science fiction novel, which was also the first theological novel and one of the first philosophical novels. Introduced a more logical classification for the science of hadith.

[ 4 ] Ahmed Zewil : Born February 26, 1946 (age 63) Damanhour, Egypt Nationality Egyptian ( received American citizenship after winning the Noble prize ) Fields Chemistry, physics Known for Femtochemistry Notable awards Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1999 )

[ 6 ] Muhammad Anwar al Sadat: Noble prize winner ( Peace )

[ 7 ] Naguib Mahfouz: Born December 11, 1911 Cairo, Egypt Died August 30, 2006 (aged 94) Cairo, Egypt Occupation Novelist Nationality Egyptian Notable work(s) The Cairo Trilogy Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature (1988)

[ 8 ] Ibn Firnas Ibn Firnas designed a water clock called Al-Maqata, devised a means of manufacturing colorless glass, made corrective lenses ("reading stones"), developed a chain of rings that could be used to simulate the motions of the planets and stars, and developed a process for cutting rock crystal that allowed Spain to cease exporting quartz to Egypt to be cut.[citation needed] In his house he built a room in which spectators witnessed stars, clouds, thunder, and lightning, which were produced by mechanisms hidden in his basement laboratory. He also devised "some sort of metronome."[3] He is also said to have made an attempt at flight using a set of wings: " Among other very curious experiments which he made, one is his trying to fly. He covered himself with feathers for the purpose, attached a couple of wings to his body, and, getting on an eminence, flung himself down into the air, when according to the testimony of several trustworthy writers who witnessed the performance, he flew a considerable distance, as if he had been a bird, but, in alighting again on the place whence he had started, his back was very much hurt, for not knowing that birds when they alight come down upon their tails, he forgot to provide himself with one.

[ 9 ] Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī ( Algoritmi ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_ibn_Mūsā_al-Khwārizmī His Algebra was the first book on the systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations. Consequently he is considered to be the father of algebra,[7] a title he shares with Diophantus. Latin translations of his Arithmetic, on the Indian numerals, introduced the decimal positional number system to the Western world in the twelfth century.[4] He revised and updated Ptolemy's Geography as well as writing several works on astronomy and astrology. His contributions not only made a great impact on mathematics, but on language as well. The word algebra is derived from al-jabr, one of the two operations used to solve quadratic equations, as described in his book. The words algorism and algorithm stem from Algoritmi, the Latinization of his name.

and if that wasnt not enough here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Muslim_scientists there are more than 50,000 Muslim scientists living in america .. if it wasn't for them things would be so different right now.. America is clever by collecting them and attracting them by providing them with lots and lots of money, housings, citizenship, security and the list goes on ..

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