MD Islam and MOQ

From: Platt Holden (
Date: Thu Sep 19 2002 - 13:38:31 BST

Hi Thomas:

> Pardon me, and this should not be the place to discuss this, but
> how much do you know about islamic societies? Between 600 and ca
> 1300 AD Islamic culture has been flowering whereas we here in the
> west were then still groveling in the mud (apart from those few residing in
> church life). The Arabic culture has been partly responsible for the
> transmission of Greek philosophy to Western Europe (!), Music was extremely
> developed compared to western music at that time (also mainly focused in
> churches), Astronomy and mathematics were advanced, Poetry was flowering as
> never before in Arabic countries..... etc etc

It might be interesting to explain in terms of the MOQ the demise of the
Arabic culture after 1300 and the rise of the West. It appears the West
lifted itself into the intellectual level while Islam slipped back to the
social. Assuming that's true, the question is why.



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