Muslim Heritage In Our Homes – introduced by HM Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan introduces us to the underappreciated wealth of Muslim Heritage that exists all around us in our everyday lives.

Historian Bettany Hughes tells us how coffee, crystal glasses, fine dining, carpets, spectacles, fountain pens, the distillation of perfume, soap, deoderants, hand creams, mouthwashes, teeth bleaching, sun tan lotions, and many other cultural and scientific achievements came to us from Muslim civilisation.

Discoveries made from the 7th to 17th centuries by multi-faith scientists in Muslim civilisation have had a huge but hidden influence on the modern world.

Knowledge from Assyrian, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Persian and Roman civilisations was highly prized in the Muslim world.

Men and women scholars advanced science by building upon the ancients and making breakthroughs that paved the way for the European Renaissance.

This Golden Age of Discovery in the Muslim World (southern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and to China) took place during the so-called Dark Ages of Europe.

Muslim civilisation promoted free-thinking, rationalism and tolerance. Many scholars expressed their faith by seeking to serve society and improve quality of life for others.

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