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The Golden Age of Islam

Lesson 10 of 13 • 1 upvotes • 12:08 mins

Abhyudaya Kelkar

Islam was spread over almost a third of the then known world. Politically, the Abbasid Caliphate controlled an area equivalent to almost four times the size of today’s India. Forget area, it extended from Morocco in north-western Africa to Sindh and then into Central Asia. There was difficult peace yet enormous development in various disciplines like science, mathematics, geography, philosophy, literature, art, and virtually every field known at that time. And this started happening from the Abbasid capital, Baghdad, the location of the ‘House of Wisdom’. This five centuries of ‘the Golden Age of Islam’ was a revolution in itself. Let us understand it.