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5 Muslim Inventions That Changed The World

Source : Agencies | 10 Oct 2014

Coffee

About 1,600,000,000 cups of coffee are consumed every day around the world. Billions of people rely on it as part of their daily routines. And yet, very few people are aware of the Muslim origins of this ubiquitous drink.

According to the historical record, in the 1400s coffee became a very popular drink among Muslims in Yemen, in the southern Arabian Peninsula. Legend goes that a shepherd (some say in Yemen, some say in Ethiopia) noticed that his goats became very energetic and jumpy when they ate beans from a particular tree. He had the courage to try them himself, noticing they gave him an energy boost. Over time, the tradition of roasting the beans and immersing them in water to create a sour yet powerful drink developed, and thus, coffee was born.

 

Data Scientists Required for Malaysian Development

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 08 Nov 2013

Malaysia has to produce many data scientists to drive its effort to become a data management centre so as to pioneer new economic opportunities on a global scale, Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said.

He said it was the desire of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to see Malaysia not only as a consumer in the information technology sector but also as a major player in IT development.

 

Saudi Arabia’s Hayat Sindi to serve on U.N. body

Source : Saudi Gazette / 05 Nov 2013

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Saudi scientist and researcher Hayat Sindi to serve on the world body’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Sindi, one of the first women to be appointed to the Kingdom’s consultative Shoura Council, is among 26 scientists from around the world to join the newly constituted body, which will provide the U.N. leadership with advice on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development.

 

Ibn al-Haytham – The First Scientist

When learning about the Muslim scholars of the past, it is easy to be amazed by their brilliance, accomplishments, and contributions to the modern world. Each provided a lasting legacy that changed the world in their time and today. One scientist in particular stands far above the rest. He is Ibn al-Haytham, the great polymath who lived from 965 to 1040.

 

Scientific Renaissance in Muslim Countries

By Hasan Zillur Rahim |Theamericanmuslim | 27 Dec 2011

A remarkable interactive exhibition called “Islamic Science Rediscovered” at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley is drawing large number of visitors. The exhibition celebrates “a Golden Age of Science and Technology” when, from the 8th to the 13th century, Muslims led the world in such fields as architecture, arts, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, medicine, optics and water management.

 
 

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