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Fatima Al-Fihri Writing...

Fatima el fihri Writing Fatima el fihri was a young princess that founded the first degree-granting university in fez, morocco in 859. Her sister myriam founded an adjacent mosque and together the complex became the al-qarawiyyin mosque and university. Still operating almost 1,200 years later, people hope the center will remind people that learning is at the core of the Islamic tradition and the story of the al-fihri sisters will inspire young Muslim women around the world today. Fatima Muhammad al firhri died in 880 was nicknamed oum al banine, she was the daughter of a wealthy business man Muhammad al fihri. after the death of Fatima and her sister myriam’s father they inherited his fortune and with that money they constructed the mosque and educational institution known as the qarwiyyin. The university of qarawiyyin in fez morocco is knows to be a major intellectual center in the Mediterranean. It has an excellent reputation that it attracted gerbert of Auvergne to study there. Auvergne then became pope Sylvester II and has been given credit for introducing Arabic numerals and the concept pf zero to the rest of Europe. It is said that fatimas sister myriam is responsible for the construction of al andalus in fez. Fatima al fihri was a woman that pioneered a model of higher learning coupled with the issuance of degrees of various levels. She migrated with her family in the early nith century from qayrawan which Is modern day Tunisia to the city of fez in morocco. After the death of fatimas brother father and husband she and her sister decided to dedicate all their wealth and education to benefit their community. So they ended up building the qarawiyyin mosque and university. The university is considered by many historians as...

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Al Kindi’s Life...

Al- Kindi is a muslim scholar, inventor and innovator, he revolutionized many aspects of the sciences and even music and enabled successors to build on his work. Al –Kindi was born into a life of privilege and luxury; being the son of the governor of Kufa. He belong to a tribe known as the Kindi tribe. He was from what is know today as Iraq. He had his fundamental education in Kufa but moved to Baghdad to continue his studies and further his education. There he broadened his spectrum of knowledge and thereby became supported/patronized by the Abbasyia Caliphs knowns as Al Mamun and Al-Mutasim. He was then assigned to the House of Wisdom which translated Greek scholar texts, scientific and philosophical thus the influence of such work in his own findings and philosophies. Moreover he was chosen to be a calligrapher by Al Muttawakil (caliph) for his artistic and graceful skill when it comes to calligraphy. Thereafter the death of Al Mamun, Kindi’s role in the world of knowledge became of much more importance; he was even hired to be his son’s tutor. However his moment in the spotlight was short lived when al-Wathiq came into power. It is unclear as to what cause Al-Kindi’s collapse, it is argued that is was due to rivalries in the House of Wisdom or Al Muttawakil’s violent persecution towards non-orthodox Muslims. There reached a time when the exceptional scholar was  beaten and his library was confiscated. He died a lonely man in they huge city of Baghdad. After his death, many of his work was lost, this could be due to two reason one of which when the mongols burned down libraries during their invasion and the other that he simply wasn’t popular enough for his...