Scholarship and Learning

By Peyton and Colleen

University

In 859 a young princess named Fatima al-Firhi and her sister, Miriam started a mosque and university i Fez,morocco. The university was the first degree granting university in Fez. 1,200 years later the university and mosque are still operating people hope that this center will remind people that learning is at the core of Islamic learning.

Language

The Arabic language helped learning. In the 8th century, Arabic became the language of scholarship and science throughout the Muslim lands.

Centers of learning.

Muslim rulers built schools, colleges, libraries, and other centers of of learning. Ma'mum founded the house of wisdom in 830.

Algebra

There once was a man named Al-Khwarizmi who wrote a book called ¨Kitab al-Jabr Wa l-Mugabala ¨ which is where the name algebra comes from. The title of this book roughly translate into ¨The Book Of Reasoning And Balancing. ¨ Built on the roots of Greek and Hindu systems he was also the man who to introduce raising a number to a power.

Scholars

Among the text studied by Muslim scholars were the works of ancient Greek thinkers such as the philosophers Plato and Aristotle. Following the examples of Greeks, Muslim philosophers used reason and logic to try to prove important truths.Scholars from many different lands come together to translate text from Greece, Persia, India , and China.