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The Legacy of Muslim Mathematicians

Tracing the Origins and Celebrating Prominent Mathematicians

The Birth of Algebra

Innovative Beginnings of a Mathematical Marvel

Algebra, revered as one of the crowning achievements of Islamic mathematics, found its roots in the works of scholars like Al-Khwarizmi. His seminal text, “Kitab al-Jabr wal-Muqabala,” introduced systematic solutions to equations and laid the groundwork for algebraic principles, shaping the future of mathematics.
Hadith (Sahih Muslim) — “Allah loves, when one of you is doing something, that he does it in the most excellent manner.”

Influential Islamic Mathematicians

Pioneers Who Shaped Mathematical Thought

Islamic mathematicians, including Al-Kindi, Ibn al-Haytham, and Omar Khayyam, made groundbreaking contributions to various mathematical disciplines. Their advancements in trigonometry, geometry, and arithmetic revolutionised mathematical understanding, influencing scholars across civilisations.
Islamic mathematics, with its emphasis on precision and logic, epitomises a legacy of intellectual inquiry and innovation. The enduring contributions of Islamic mathematicians continue to inspire appreciation for the beauty and elegance of mathematical concepts, fostering admiration among Muslims and non-Muslims alike for their profound impact on the world of mathematics.

  • The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics by George Gheverghese Joseph

  • Islamic Mathematics: A Documentary History by J.L. Berggren


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