While many secondary school students world wide struggling through math classes may not particularly appreciate the importance of algebra, it is one of the most important contributions of the Muslim Golden Age to the modern world. It was developed by the great scientist and mathematician, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khawarizmi, who lived from 780 to 850 in Persia and Iraq.
Al-Khawarizimi’s books were translated into Latin in Europe in the 1000s and 1100s, where he was known as Algoritmi (the word algorithm is based on his name and his mathematical works). Without the Muslim scientist contribution in mankind history, we couldn’t have Facebook, Twitter or, even this website where you are reading this article now !
With 25,523 Tweets, Muslims sending apologizing tweeting on the hashtag #MuslimApologies mentioning historical facts about Islamic Golden Ages.
I’m sorry about the selfies, because if it weren’t because of Ibn al-Haitham we wouldn’t have had a Camera. #MuslimApologies
— Shajia Abidi (@ShajiaAbidi) September 24, 2014
As a Muslim I apologies for the World War One & World War Two even it has nothing to do with the Muslims but just in case. #MuslimApologies
— الكيلاني مليونة (@elkilanimaliuna) September 23, 2014