Islamic Civilization: Its Contribution To World Culture

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Islamic Civilization: Its Contribution to World Culture Muslim achievements stand out and have a lasting impact on world cultures due to their tolerance of other cultures. Muslims inherited much from Greece, Rome, and India and were able to advance scholarship in several areas. Muslim rulers united people from diverse cultures including Arabs, Persians, Egyptians, and other Africans and Europeans. Their most important achievements included advancements in science, mathematics, literature, and architecture. As stated in Document 1, Muslims had a deep-seated curiosity about the world and a quest for truth. The faithful “relied on mathematicians and astronomers to calculate the times of prayer and the direction of Mecca.” Muslims preserved

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