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Shafiqah Othman @sfqomhz
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I wish we would stop indulging in the imagined nostalgia of "The Golden Age of Islam".

If those luminaries were alive today, they'd be considered deviant by your standards.

In fact, Al-Ghazali played role in the decline by saying that 'falsafa' was incompatible with Islam.
He did this because he believed the philosophies and scientific discoveries that were propagated by his counterparts were not Islamic.

He shut them down in "The Incoherence of Philosophers" in an attempt to steer civilisation back to Islam. He succeeded.
The "golden age" had nothing to do with the religion. Their achievements were not meant to propagate tenets of Islam.

A lot of people equated their achievements as Islamic, like we still do today, thus why Al-Ghazali came in to separate one from the other.
I don't care what you think about atheists or non-believers, but we should stop using our romanticised idea of the "Golden Age" as a rebuttal to them; as proof of the "greatness" of Islam.

Especially when a lot of these scholars were considered freethinkers at best.
Even though this thread was meant to inform that the Golden Age wasn't Islamic per se, I've gotten a few differing opinions in regard to Al-Ghazali's contribution.

Thank you to those who have shared with me links/articles that explain otherwise. I really appreciate it.
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