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Engineering and Islam



Has anyone ever thought about or realised how much influence or significance Islam has had upon Engineering?

Being of mixed race and my father having been born in Baghdad, I know only too well about Islamic history in relation to Science and specifically the seminal period of AD 800 - 1100.

To start the discussion surrounding Engineering and Islam, one of the first things I learnt about was Al-Jazari's "Scribe Clock". A most amazingly designed timepiece.

Actually, if you would like to add to this open discussion, please add a comment below sharing your knowledge of Engineering and Islam and include your perspective.

All ideas and comments can then be included at an event this Friday 13th February between 11-3pm, at InQbate.