Muslims invented Coffee. Let's be honest, this is likely the most important contribution by any people to humanity. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts—how many jobs exist due to coffee?
To any fair person, the thread could stop here—but we just getting started
1200 years before US Constitution—Muslims introduced secular governance & religion/state separation via the Charter of Medina.
•Equality for all people
•Universal religious freedom
See @ReSightIslam Episode 2 itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/re-…
1400 years before the Geneva Convention, Prophet Muhammad (sa) established humanitarian rules of war that even the Geneva Convention has failed to meet
Last week US bombs killed 40 Yemeni kids. Islam categorically condemns such barbarity—When will "modern" nations catch up?🤔
150 years after America allegedly abolished slavery, racism & white supremacy terrorism continues to increase
Yet, 1400 years ago Prophet Muhammad (sa) declared the racial equality of Black and White, Arab & non-Arab & established means to end slavery
In 610 Islam declared men & women equal & gave women right to:
•Marry & divorce
•Own & inherit property
•Vote & partake in politics
•Total financial independence
In 2018 USA
•Equal Rights Amendment Act STILL not law🙄
In the 8th century a Muslim Mathematician named Abdullah Muhammad bin Musa al-Khwarizmi (780 – 850) developed Algebra. Known as the "Father of Algebra," he ultimately laid the groundwork for algorithms too.
Enjoying the apps on your iPhone or Android? Thank a Muslim.😉
In the 9th century—700 years before Harvard & Yale—an African Muslim woman named Fatimah al-Fihri built the world’s first & longest running University: The University of Al Quaraouiyine. whc.unesco.org/en/list/170
So if you like higher education, thank African Muslim women.✊🏾
In the 9th century—while Europe was in the Dark Ages—Muslims built Bayt al-Hikma (i.e. House of Wisdom) in Baghdad.
Why? To preserve & advance Greek & Indian mathematics.
Without Muslims preserving this knowledge—humanity may well have been set back centuries & centuries.
In the 10th Century, a Muslim scientist named Ibn Haytham coined the Scientific Method, without which we really would still be living in the dark ages.
He’s also known as the Father of Optics.
So you know, if science matters to you, thank a Muslim. ibnalhaytham.com
Also In the 10th Century—500 years before Darwin—Muslim scientist al-Jahiz wrote at length about evolutionary biology, affirming again that religion & science have no conflict
So unless you think we should teach our kids Creationism, thank a Muslim.
•11th Cent: Omar Khayyam advanced geometry
•12th Cent: Muhammad al-Idrisi advanced ancient world maps
•13th Cent: Ibn Al-Nafis advanced medical science of breathing & circulatory system
•14th-17th Cent: Muslims make immense advances in Math, astronomy, chemistry,& biology
The Golden Age of Spain is literally called this b/c under the rule of Muslim Moors, Christians, Jews, & Muslims lived in peace and harmony for 700 years. 700 years!
•That's never happened under Christian rule
•When Moors fell, new Christian Govt exiled Jews & Muslims😓
In the 17th century, Muslims introduced inoculation to Europe:
•This was about 50 years before Edward Jenner is credited w/discovering vaccines
•So if you like NOT dying from the plague, and especially if you live in Europe, thank Muslim doctors.
In the 18th Century, Morocco—a Muslim majority nation—became the world's first nation to recognize the sovereignty of a new nation called the United States of America
Yup—Muslims celebrated America's Independence when no one else would
So if you love America—love a Muslim
15-30% of Africans enslaved and brought to America were Muslim
•Therefore, Muslims literally built America
•There has never been an America w/o Muslims
•MOREOVER—Muslims have defended America in every war she’s ever fought, all the way back to the Revolutionary War
America’s Founding Fathers praised Islam & Qur’an:
•Pres Jefferson studied Islam & owned a Qur’an
•Prophet Muhammad is literally engraved on the Supreme Court & Harvard recognizes him as one of “the great law givers of the world"
•US Presidents have long praised Muslims
In 1979, Ahmadi Muslim scientist Dr. Abdus Salam won the Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering the groundwork that led to the discovery of the God Particle.
Again, if you like science, thank a Muslim.
Today some of our greatest American icons are Muslim
•Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib
•Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
•Congressman Andre Carson
What sad soul thinks these amazing Muslim Americans haven't immensely benefitted USA?
This is such a short list. This thread could go on for thousands of tweets.
•Muslims have positively impacted every corner of the world
•Are some Muslims bad people? Yes—every group has them. But they're bad people b/c they're bad people, not b/c they happen to be Muslim.