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If the wealth of people today is measured by what fancy cars they own then the Muslims from the period between the 8th and 13th Century would have their wealth measured by what they own in terms of books and manuscripts.


Whereas 95 percent of residents in West during Middle Ages did not know how to read or write, the Islamic state established thousands of schools (Madaras) spread amongst cities and villages to teach people Qur’ān, accounting, history, biology, mathematics and geography.

Following is a list where I've named key Islamic Scientists and related writers produced by Madrassahs from the 8th to the end of the 13th century. By placing each writer in a historical context, this will help us understand the influences and borrowing of ideas.

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Education holds the key for empowerment of Indian Muslims. Madrasas are centre sof free education; they are the nucleus of cultural & educational lives of Muslims.
The Madrasas are an invaluable instrument of traditional education but they’ve also played a vital role in spreading literacy amongst the down trodden segments of Muslim society.
Several Madrasa not only offer free education but also free boarding & lodging.Madrasas serve as a vehicle for articulating Islamic cultural heritage & universal values that are deeply embedded in the tradition, consciousness & identity of the Muslim community.
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