Title: Professor Salim Al-Hassani
1001 Inventions Manchester Exhibition
Date: March 9th 2006
Location: The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
Subject: The Significance of Muslim Heritage to Humanity
Aim: The 1001 Inventions project strongly emphasizes how Muslims, working harmoniously alongside people of different faiths and races across Europe, Asia and Africa, were able to contribute extensively in many fields including science and medicine.
Description: In the West, the Middle Ages sometimes referred to as the Dark Ages is usually seen as an interlude between two great flowering of civilisations, in which little advancement of knowledge took place. However, in this period Islamic scholars across southern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Persia and Central Asia were very busy preserving and building on the knowledge of the ancient world. From the use of the catgut in internal surgery to the first flight with a man-made device, the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation inspired numerous scientific and technological advancements which still impact on our world today. The 1001inventions conferences will explore some of these development and achievements, across fields as diverse as maths and agriculture, cartography and medicine.