Islamic innovation can be found everywhere. Quite simply, were it not the inventions and ideas of Muslims and other individuals of Islamic faith/background, your daily life would be decidedly different from what it features today.
A game changer is naturally defined as someone who quite literally changed the game. The game can be almost anything. In a broad sense, the term can be used to refer to civilization as a whole. Countless individuals of Islamic background have fostered innovation through the years.
Major Islamic Game Changers
The history of Islamic innovation is a long, glorious one. It continues to this day. Chances are, as you take a look at this list of 5 game changers that you have never heard of, who impact your daily life, you’re not going to recognize a single figure. However, you will most certainly be aware of their innovations and inventions:
- Al-Khwarizmi: The technological/engineering accomplishments of the United States, Europe, Africa, and other continents are significant. Without algebra, it’s difficult to imagine very much would have been accomplished at all. To that end, you can thank Al-Khwarizmi. That is the man who is responsible for inventing modern algebra. Consider the long list of things we enjoy that owe one thing or another to algebra. You’re talking about a pretty long list.
- Abu al-Hasan: Do you wear glasses? How about contact lenses? If you are using either of these items, or if you have ever used a magnifying glass, then you owe a debt of gratitude to Abu al-Hasan. His discoveries regarding to the human eyes led to the invention of magnifying glasses that would later prove crucial in the invention of eyeglasses.
- Abu al-Kasim: This tenth century scholar wrote about such topics as the importance of a positive relationship between doctor and patient, the importance of comprehensive medical care for individuals from all walks of life, and much more. Furthermore, he was the first individual to ever explain an ectopic pregnancy. He also created treatment options for the urethra, the ears, and the esophagus.
- Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi: As dubious an honor as it might be to invent the first PC computer virus, there’s no question that this invention was a game changer for the world of personal computers.
- Abbas ibn Firnas: While many different individuals contribute to the invention of aviation, it is believed that Abbas ibn Firnas was the first to make a significant breakthrough with developing something that could conceivably work.