Intellectual Contributions of Islam

The Islamic Golden Age is a period of developing influence and prosperity under Islamic authority. This Islamic Golden Age was largely responsible for the sudden intellectual and artistic developments in Europe. The influential discoveries fall into a few categories during this period: mathematics, science, philosophy, medicine, art and engineering. The result of theses new advances, the Renaissance was born.
Mathematics was possibly the most remarkable development and discovery during the Golden Ages. According to the reading, the Islamic scholars were able to make discoveries from mathematic thinking in Ancient Greek, Babylon, and India include Algebra, Greek geometry, trigonometry and complex abstract concepts; like irrational numbers. In order for one to find and unknown amount, one can use algebra b using placeholders like “x” or “y”. From Muslim scholars their work with irrational numbers had formed a complex system from the irrational numbers to trigonometry was fully laid out and applied to real life situations. Omar Khayyam and Sharaf al-Din al-Tusi were among the better-known contributors to math out of hundreds. Their work together showed how mathematics could create stronger buildings, more elaborate art and better ships.
Artistic imagery was discouraged in general due to Islamic beliefs.   Unlike Christians, who worship holy relics, bones or saints or images that could have revealed the Virgin Mary in certain wood stains, the Muslims were unable to worship a figure. To prevent Muslims from worshipping a particular figure, they were banned to use human figures in religious art. They developed a serious of geometric shapes and patterns to decorate religious buildings; Mosques. These patterns would contain verses from the Qu’ran written in a stylized form of handwriting call calligraphy.
The discovery in medicine led to a complex treatment chart that was key to treatments in medicine. There were many books describing optimum progress in childhood....