Despite the anti-Muslim sentiment that exist in many parts of the world today, it’s wonderful to see the public embrace the achievements of Muslims.
1001 Inventions is all about raising awareness and educating people about the contributions of Muslims to the development of civilisation. It’s an exhibit that showcases the scientific, geographical and technological achievements of Muslims in the past.
According to the website:
“The discoveries made by men and women in Muslim civilisation have left their mark on the way we live today. 1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of science and technology that had a huge but hidden impact on the modern world.”
Maybe you’ve visited the 1001 Inventions exhibits in the U.K. (where it first started) or in Turkey. If not, and you happen to be in North America, you can check out the exhibit that’s just opened in New York, U.S.A. And if you’re nowhere nearby then check out the video 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets (and several other videos here)which introduces the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation.