The Muslim Influence on Europe and West – Part 1 – Abdal Hakim Murad

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This lecture is part 7 of a complete series of 8 lectures entitled “Understanding Islam”. To play each session press the play icon or scroll through them using the NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons below.

1) The Five Pillars of Islam
2) Sunnah, Shari’ah, Sectarianism and Ijtihad
3) Scriptural Links Between Judaism, Christianity and Islam
4) Muslim-Christian Views of One Another
5) Muslim Theology and Islamic Mysticism – Part 1
6) Muslim Theology and Islamic Mysticism – Part 2
7) The Muslim Influence on Europe and West – Part 1
8) The Muslim Influence on Europe and West – Part 2

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1) Muslim Control Over the Trade Routes
2) Muslim Settlements in the Northern Mediterranean
3) Arab Goods Imported By Europe
4) The Early Arab Muslims as a Great Maritime Nation
5) The Muslim Influence on Agriculture and Mining
6) The Muslim Influence on Music and Poetry
7) The Introduction of Paper Into Europe
8) The Muslim Influence on Science, Mathematics and Medicine
9) The European Perspective on Muslim Influences
10) The Role of the Jews
11) 12th Century Appreciation of the Arabic Sciences
12) The Muslim Influence on Astronomy
13) The Muslim Influence on Medicine
14) The Muslim Influence on Philosophy
15) The Political Ramifications
16) The Crusades
17) The Guitar, The Origin of Zero and Large Caravans
18) Stereotypes Go Both Ways
19) The Crusader Army

In his final address to the non-Muslim participants of the New Mexico educational retreat, Abdal Hakim looks at the other aspects of the long-standing historical interaction of the three Abrahamic faiths, such as the transmission of science, technology, and philosophical ideas from the Islamic world to the Western world. Islam in the middle ages was a very successful commercial and material civilization and this fact combined with the Muslim’s strategic geographic positions allowed for such a profound influence and contribution. The speaker looks at the economic/cultural/scientific contributions in the areas of maritine navigation and exploration, agriculture, music, poetry, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, chemistry, and much more. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar).