Technology and its Place In Islamic Civilization

Şen Z.

Afro Eurasian Studies, vol.5, no.1-2, pp.70-89, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Afro Eurasian Studies
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-89
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Knowledge production, science and art have only been offered to the service of humanity by the nations that have magnificent civilization and culture in history. Nations with such a civilization and culture could raise knowledgeable people who contribute to universal humanitarian work. These important people have been recognized and respected as members of all nations, regarded as values for the entire humanity. For, knowledge and systematic data produced by such great persons provide benefits not only to their own communities but also to many different nations and cultures that accept them. Knowledge and scientific concepts have always been present throughout history of man and gradually developed into what they are today. Not every culture and civilization have participated this progressive process. On the other hand, many different nations and cultures have carried these knowledge to their communities and benefit from it greatly. In the course of history, scientific and technological developments never stopped but slowed down and kept on moving forward. The only thing that changed has been the civilizations and cultures that performed these developments. For this reason we can trace the movement of technology in different cultures, in Egypt, Mesopotamia (Babel, Akkad, and Sumerians), and Ancient Greece, Islamic civilization (Arabs, Persians and Turks), Europe (different nations) and American societies. All these cultures have acquired scientific heritage of others and developed further. The same civilization and culture is not always blessed with this precious gift. This is an interesting phenomenon which should be investigated …