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Review Papers | Social Science | Indonesia | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017
Contribution of Islamic Thought toward Modern Sciences Advances
Abstract: The contributions of Islamic thought to the Advancement of Science in Europe, Asia, Africa and America is a historical fact and is recognized by many Western scientists. Various Islamic scientists such as Ibnu Sina (Medical), al-Khawarizmi (Mathematics), Jabir Ibn Hayyan (Chemistry), al-Fazari (Astronomy), and Ibnu Haisyam (Optical) are the Islamic scientists who contribute much in the sciences that are now developed by the West. The author uses two indicators becoming the focus of discussion as a benchmark of the success of the contribution of Islamic thought to the progress of science. First, there is a translation movement to the general book of knowledge from the Arabic language of the Latin language, secondly, there is the recognition of Western scientists about the contribution of Muslim thought in the process of scientific progress in the West. This research fund that many kinds of Islamic literature or scientific works by Islamic scholars such as mathematic, chemistry, medicine, astronomy, optics etc have been translated to your adopted as the western studies. Second, many western scientists admit to the existence of scientific transfer from East (Arab) to the west (latin).
Keywords: Islamic scientists, Arabic literature, Islamic development, contribution, western civilization.
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017,
Pages: 1372 - 1377
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