Yes of course!
Is there anything that was not discovered by Muslims?
By:Â Staff Writer
For centuries, the world has given Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus to be the man who discover the Americas (never mind the people who already lived there. The Indians were Muslims too, just like Australia’s Aboriginies. (sheik).Â However, new research (?) Â shows that Central Asian Muslim scholarÂ Abu Raihan al-BiruniÂ discovered the continent centuries before Columbus.Â This theory was proposed in around 1037, by which point al-Biruni would have been 70 years old, and perhaps too old to travel it himself.
Writing inÂ History Today, S. Frederick StarrÂ says al-Biruni, born in what is modern-day Uzbekistan was the first person to officially suggest that a landmass exisited Europe and Asia. Al-Biruni’s expertise on geography and mapping led him to the conclude that Europe, Africa and Asia, only accounted for two-fifths of the world.
Starr writes that al-Biruni’s knowledge of both Middle-Eastern and Indian languages, as well as being trained in mathematics, astronomy, mineralogy, geography, cartography, geometry and trigonometry under great scholars like Ahmad al-Farghani, gave him deep insight into the sciences of various fields and civilizations. Al-Biruni also mapped the latitudinal and longitudinal locations of various cities in central Asia, India, the Middle-East and the Mediterranean.
Al-Biruni was one of the most important figures in developing Greek science. The work of al-Biruni’s teacher al-Farghani, is thought to be the basis for Columbus’s own explorations.Â Al-Biruni also provided an estimation of the earth’s circumference, only off by 10.44 miles from modern measurements.