Though Islam’s spiritual fruits are the primary concern of all Muslims, we’d be remiss to ignore the rich intellectual history of our tradition. The wide-ranging contributions of Muslims during the European Middle Ages, for example, still greatly influence the way we live today. Sadly, few Muslims, and even fewer non-Muslims, realize the great debt we owe to the mathematicians, scientists and physicians that flourished during this period under the patronage of the Islamic empire. Fortunately, for those who would like to learn more about this subject, Inside Islam dedicated its most recent radio broadcast to a discussion of Islam and Science.
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