Muslim Spain`s Legacy 3/3 - by Abdullah Hakim Quick
Abdullah Hakim Quick, the first American graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah, presents the Muslim contribution to modern civilization and their influence during their 700...
Abdullah Hakim Quick, the first American graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah, presents the Muslim contribution to modern civilization and their influence during their 700 year rule in Al-Andulus (present-day Spain). Topics of discussion include the Muslim contribution to geography, navigation, astronomy, physics, medicine, chemistry, mathematics and pharmacology as well as the early history of Muslims in the Americas. This extensive survey also analyzes the reasons why Muslim Spain declined from its status as a `wonder of the world` to a lost treasure which is lamented to this day. It concludes with a slideshow of photos, taken by Imam Quick himself, that illustrate much of the material covered. Other topics discussed: stereotyping, Islam as a religion of monotheism, the message of Prophet Muhammad`s last sermon, city names with Arabic roots, the Melungeons, Muslim slaves in Brazil, Spanish and Portuguese interaction with Muslim explorers, debunking the myth about Islam spreading by the sword, and the Muslim influence on Europe`s exploration of the `new world`.
Abdullah Hakim Quick was born in the U.S. and accepted Islam in Canada in 1970. He pursued his study of Islam at the Islamic University of Madinah where he graduated and received an ijaza from the College of Da`wah and Islamic Sciences in 1979.
`The cities in [Spain]... the descriptions that come in the literature are beautiful descriptions of people being able to live, what I would call, in a holistic fashion. They were able to develop science in such a way that the science did not destroy the environment.`