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ABDULLAH IBN JA'FAR

ABDULLAH IBN JA'FAR was a companion and relative of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a nephew of Ali. Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr was his half brother.

 

FAYRUZ AL-DAYLAMI

Abū ʿAbdillāh Fayrūz al-Daylamī, a descendant of the Persians who were sent by Khusraw to Yemen, conquered it, and drove out the Abyssinians.

 

Fadl ibn Abbas

Fadl was the eldest son of Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, an uncle of the Prophet and a wealthy merchant of Mecca, and of Lubaba bint al-Harith, a sister of Muhammad's wife Maymuna.

 

This Muslim Astronomer Calculated the Length of the Solar Year Long Before the Use of Telescopes!

Al-Battānī, known by his Latinized name Albategnius or sometimes referred as Albatenius or Albategni, was an Arab astronomer and mathematician born in 858 C.E.

 

The first cofee

Legend tells of an Arab goat herder who noticed their change in mood when his goats ate a certain berry. He boiled the berries and came up with the first coffee.

 

The game of chess we know today evolved from the players of Persia

The game of chess we know today evolved from the players of Persia earlier than the 10th century. The rook comes from the Persian word rukh, meaning chariot.

 

The “first in flight” may not have been Wright.

The “first in flight” may not have been Wright.

 

Arabs originated the general recipe for soap we still use today

It was Islamic ritual to bath and wash during times in Europe when bathing was considered bad for your health.

 

Alchemy was converted into chemistry by Islam’s foremost scientist, Jabir ibn Hayyan.

Around the year 800, alchemy was converted into chemistry by Islam’s foremost scientist, Jabir ibn Hayyan.

 

The process of quilting

The process of quilting was introduced to Europe after Crusaders saw Muslim warriors wearing dual-layer shirts with layers of straw in between.

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