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5 major contributions from Muslims that greatly affect today’s world.

Toronto, Canada will hold the inaugural Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX) Gala on March 24th. It is an event honoring the contribution and achievements of Canadian Muslims.

These pioneering inventions and discoveries made throughout Islamic history are part of the world’s modern society today:

Surgical Tools

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Proclaimed as the father of surgery, Qasim al Zahrawi invented many of the tools used in modern medicine today, such as surgical scissors, scalpels and the surgical needle. He also discovered the use of catgut as stitches the human body can absorb.

Algebra

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Mathematician al-Khwarizmi established the theory that opened up the developmental path of mathematics concepts with algebra. Your middle-schooler can address their complaints to him.

Public Libraries
By Alex O. Holcombe (self-made, transferred from en.wikipedia) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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Alex O. Holcombe
(self-made, transferred from en.wikipedia) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Not only the heart of worship, Mosques held books on philosophy, science and religion, serving as libraries to all.

Coffee

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In the 15th century, the much-loved morning beverage was created by roasting, grinding, and boiling the coffee beans as a means for Sufis (religious men) to be able to stay awake and pray through the night.

Optics

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Ibn Haytham is the 11th century scientist discovered that it is light reflecting from an object into the eye that creates the representation of the object.

This post originally appeared on Huffington Post.

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