As the world develops day-in-day out, there are several inventions which will continue to change the world and define how things are done, applied and used to achieve results. These inventions have and still relevant and used up till today. The most interesting thing is that some of these inventions are from Muslims.
Here are the five Muslim inventions that has changed the world
- Algebra – The Muslim Scientist and Mathematician Al-Khawarizmi is called “The Father of Algebra.” His books were translated into Latin in the 11th and 12th centuries.
- Degree-Granting Universities – In 859, a Muslim lady founded the first formal school. Fatuima al-Fihri established in Morocco al-Karaouine school where students earned a certificate called Ijaza afer completing a certain program. In the 1000s, degree-granting institutes quickly spread in the Muslim world.
- Military Marching Bands – The tradition started with the Ottoman Mehter bands of the 1300s. it helped make the Ottoman army one of the most powerful in the world. The purpose was to frighten enemies and encourage allies through loud music.
- Cameras – In the 11th century, Muslim scientist Ibn al-Haytham, developed the field of optics. He described how the first cameras work. His discoveries regarding how to project and capture images led to the modern development of cameras.