Rise and Spread of Islam 622-1500: Science, Technology, Health Research Article from World Eras

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Faith and Science. Traditional Muslim culture is characterized by the interweaving of faith into every aspect of life, including government, economics, and scientific study. In fact, the first revelation of the Qur'an mentions reading, teaching (or proclaiming), and writing: "Read! In the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, who created man out of a mere clot of congealed blood. Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful, He Who taught the use of the Pen, Taught man that which he knew not" (96: 1-5). The hadiths, or sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, also encourage scholarship and scientific study, with words such as

Verily, the men of knowledge are the heirs of the Prophets.
Seek ye knowledge, from the cradle to the grave.
Those who leave home in the quest of knowledge walk the path of God.
Seek ye knowledge, even unto...


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