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  1. Introduction
  2. History
  3. Instruments
  4. Instruments
  5. Conclusion


The golden age is dated from the mid-7th century to the mid-13th century when people affiliated to the Islam religion prospered. The golden age of Islam is associated with political leadership and produced Cultural Revolution in all areas controlled by Muslims. Therefore, the domain of the golden age of Islam is limited to central Asia, northern part of African and, most importantly, the Middle East. The leaders during the golden age of Islam were called Caliphas and they had political, social and religious power over the rest of the population.

One of the most important aspects of the golden age of Islam is the educational significance of this period. Muslim scholars attempted to collect information from all parts of the word and translate into Islam (Saliba, 2007). In that period, Muslim scholars such as Ibn Sina shone in the field of mathematics, geography, astronomy and philosophy. There were recognized Muslim scholars in all domains of learning during that time. However, this paper will focus on the effects of the Golden age of Islam on astronomy (Saliba, 2007). The Islam golden age produced significant advancements is the field of astronomy. However, it is worth noting that due to the use of the Arabian language for writing, the work produced by Muslim scholars in the golden age of Islam have produced significantly less contributions to the respective fields compared to the contributions of Greek scholars. In fact, most of the work of Muslim scholars is being discovered today.

[...] Instruments During the golden age of Islam, many instruments were developed or adopted. The relevance of these instruments included displaying direction and creating charts for the stars. For example, the Astrolabes were used to predict the direction of the qibla because it is important for Muslims to face that way when they are praying. Sundials were adopted from the Greek and Persian astronomy concepts. The Islam golden age produced significant advancements is the field of astronomy. However, it is worth noting that due to the use of the Arabian language for writing, the work produced by Muslim scholars in the golden age of Islam have produced significantly less contributions to the respective fields compared to the contributions of Greek scholars. [...]


[...] There were recognized Muslim scholars in all domains of learning during that time. However, this paper will focus on the effects of the Golden age of Islam on astronomy (Saliba, 2007). The Islam golden age produced significant advancements is the field of astronomy. However, it is worth noting that due to the use of the Arabian language for writing, the work produced by Muslim scholars in the golden age of Islam have produced significantly less contributions to the respective fields compared to the contributions of Greek scholars. [...]

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