It is well known that Muslim scholars made a number of significant discoveries in the Middle Ages. While European rulers put a cross instead of their signature on the state papers, an average citizen of Baghdad had a home library consisting of hundreds of books. Muslim universities flourished during the Islamic Golden Age. It was highly prestigious to go to the university in Muslim countries. Fields of science such as mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, linguistics, historiography, pharmacology, chemistry and arts were rapidly developing. Islamic teachers were very well paid for their work.
Nowadays scientific-and-technological advance of the Muslim world does not stand still. The Prophet of Allah, peace be upon him, said: “Seeking knowledge from the very morning and studying some science is better than performing a prayer of 100 rakaats”; “Allah guides those who seek knowledge to the path leading to Paradise”; “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.” This section of IslamReview covers remarkable discoveries of the Muslim scholars, scientific advances and new technologies.