Rise and decline of science in Islam

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BAKU - With about 1.6 billion adherents, Islam is the second largest religion on Earth. Yet, its followers represent less than one percent of the world’s scientists. Only a handful of people from Muslim-majority countries have won Nobel Prizes in science.
However, up until the Mongol siege of Baghdad in 1258, Islamic science was the most advanced in the world. In comparison with the past, the modern disparity is staggering. Thus, to understand the present-day lack of scientific accomplishments, we must explore the past. In this instalment of a new series, we will go over the rise and decline of Islamic attitudes towards science.
Decisions Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Yasin inat
Yasin inat 3 yıl önce
I am an avid history reader from Turkey. We have really good books here. I can easily confirm that this content is distilled the most important events and turns in Middle East history successfully. Amazing work. I am really surprised how you could make this amount of history to fit in just one hour time. Brilliant CaspianReport. Thank you.
soo-hail 2 yıl önce
Would appreciate if you could recommend some books..iam especially interested in mutazila thought
Yurichtube 2 yıl önce
Vote erdogan out
Yurichtube 2 yıl önce
Kdrgrpkdrgrp no, there is someone who can replace erdogan. Sellahadin Demirtas, currently imprisoned. If we move to the hague and international community, we can free that man. He is the only man who can save Turkey. Study his life, and ignore turkish media please. The man studied medicine at one point and later became a lawyer because of personal reasons (for his sister. Google it, I am sure you can find the story). He is not a terrorist, that is a fabrication. There is more proof that erdogan bought oil from isis then Sellahadin Demirtas being a terrorist. There is no concrete proof against Sellahadin Demirtas and he is still awaiting his trial (he hasn't been judged, because they know he will win). Please, vote HDP.
Yurichtube 2 yıl önce
Kdrgrpkdrgrp also, AKP steal Kurdish votes by throwing them in the trash. My uncle verified that, who lives in turkey in the bigger cities. He said he voted HDP, as well as many people he knows. And when he saw the bags, he saw all of them were falsified to become AKP like they were prepared to switch these bags. Also, he saw people throwing votes in the trash. Since erdogan controls the police and millitairy, he can personally say he lies and imprison him for life. Is that democracy? Is that islam?
Moamen Abdelkawy
Moamen Abdelkawy Yıl önce
This is amazingly accurate. I'm Egyptian, born in a conservative family, and I was taught the history of Islam when I was young. I didn't spot any inaccuracy during your hour-long video. This must've been an enormous task for you. Many many thanks.
Andy Miller
Andy Miller Yıl önce
what happened to Islam it went back in time to become obsolete like the Prophet said.
Jose Ssegovia
Jose Ssegovia Yıl önce
No matter weather it is good or bad, a true historian desires to seek the truth at all angles. Seems this man did an amazing job and should be proud to be a man of history.
Jack Bar Hillel
Jack Bar Hillel 11 aylar önce
Even the Coran was Christian, the Meccan part. This is all widely proved. Check the works of Luxenberg (LUXENBERG, yes, no typo). Do it..
Red Riddler
Red Riddler 10 aylar önce
@Jack Bar Hillel Quran*
Paul Makinson
Paul Makinson Yıl önce
I went to a school with mixed European Arabic curriculum as a kid. I remember that the teachers in the Arabic section were biased towards rote learning (you had to parrot the teacher in exams to get a good grade), the ones in the European section wanted you to do your own thinking. This cultural traits is so deeply ingrained that the Arabic section teachers denied that they expected rote learning.
Just a Bearded guy That is a hero for gear
Just a Bearded guy That is a hero for gear Yıl önce
paul please I Urge you to bring evidence, in comparison to all my american colleges I have a better education, even better in math than most I knew from foreign countries spare me your grief.
André Königer
André Königer Yıl önce
@Just a Bearded guy That is a hero for gear Just take a look at the results of any pisa study
sir humpy
sir humpy Yıl önce
European Arabic curriculum sounds like a travesty to me.
Honk Honk
Honk Honk Yıl önce
If our teachers did that in Canada, there would be riots LMFAO. Learning is understanding the actual material. The people who think independtly and learnt the material intuitively, are gonna replaced those who memorized off the teacher. Thats why STEM is important.
Gonçalo Teixeira
Gonçalo Teixeira 2 yıl önce
I watch this every year, it's a great piece that shows how civilizations are shaped by ideas and progress is never assured.
Mohammad Reza
Mohammad Reza 6 aylar önce
And how ideas are shaped by politics
The Bread Bringer
The Bread Bringer Yıl önce
It is a crime against history that this is place and time period are so rarely discussed in western curricula. Truly some of the richest history I have heard in a good while.
Lord Talos Gaming
Lord Talos Gaming 11 aylar önce
It's no crime at all. One shouldn't be surprised that Western history is Eurocentric, for it is written by people of European origin. If it weren't for European historians, many people around the world wouldn't know anything about their own past.
Red Riddler
Red Riddler 10 aylar önce
Ritesh Yeddu
Ritesh Yeddu 9 aylar önce
@Lord Talos Gaming it's just a matter of time, people would eventually discover their own pasts sooner or later, european historians or not
HappyBlueFeet 9 aylar önce
@Ritesh Yeddu And how would that be possible when many of said people do not have any written documents describing their history of their own?
Bald Zeus
Bald Zeus 2 yıl önce
Man, so much incredibly interesting history that I've heard nothing about as a Swede. This is amazing.
Jerome Barry
Jerome Barry Yıl önce
Governments, all governments, teach their people a history that supports and seeks to extend the existence of that government.
Behzod Hasanov
Behzod Hasanov Yıl önce
Truly agree with you
carso1500 Yıl önce
@Jerome Barry nah, it's just that world history is inmense, just teaching the history of one country is usually already enough on schools, learning about this more obscure parts of history would take years
Michael Bread
Michael Bread Yıl önce
Tbf, I know NOTHING about Swedish history. The only time you're mentioned is Leif Erikson, and Vikings in the 800's+, and that one guy who fought in the 30 years war. That's all I know about Sweden.
Pimme Axelsson
Pimme Axelsson Yıl önce
@Jerome Barry Sweden is tho an excpetion. We teach more history about Europe and America then Sweden, which makes most quite ignorant of our past.
Bat'el Shimoni
Bat'el Shimoni 5 yıl önce
This video really brought me to tears. It is very rare for a researcher to be completely neutral, engaging and vibrant while narrating their work in an interesting manner. Professional scholarship is still alive and well. May it flourish some more for posterity's sake. Blessings to you, CaspianReport.
Kr4zYm0f0 5 yıl önce
Its not nutral but biased towards islam.
Hikurac 5 yıl önce
In what way was it biased towards Islam? The resounding theme of the video is Islam lost its enlightenment virtues and the Islamic world underwent decay.
Kr4zYm0f0 5 yıl önce
Yes they inherrited the roman and persian empires. Thats a nice way to say they where conquered, ofcourse downplaying violence is not biased at all.
bakeojiisan 5 yıl önce
Plenty of people say that in all sorts of contexts. It's by no means biased. Romans also inherited Greek culture, by which we mean the Greeks got fucking raped.
Krzysztof Kosma Kosinski
Krzysztof Kosma Kosinski 5 yıl önce
This is brutally true.
Arrjay Yıl önce
This is the best, and clearest, explanation of what happened to Islamic Scholarship and Culture I have ever seen. This is a fantastic Documentary, well above the standard I frequently see on TRshow. Well Done!
Grégoire Senneville
Grégoire Senneville 2 yıl önce
2 years later, 3rd listen, still one of the most relevant historical account of the islamic golden age I have had the privilege to watch!! I really appreciate your way of describing and analysing Shirvan!! Cheers from Montreal :)
Pau Marin Escudero
Pau Marin Escudero 5 aylar önce
Outstanding research and production, I can't find this level of content anywhere else. Thank you very much for your objective and well narrated lessons!
Kha Ngo
Kha Ngo 2 yıl önce
This is quickly becoming one of my favourite channels ever, on youtube or cable networks! I began watching your videos in mid 2020, and just got sucked into watching your earlier contents as well. Great work! Love from Vietnam.
MrMystery 4 aylar önce
This is great, it would be really helpful to have a small timeline in the corner somewhere that indicates what year we are discussing throughout your narration. That way you don't have to interrupt the discussion to mention years.
Jayson Babcock
Jayson Babcock 3 yıl önce
The amount of research you must have done to cover this level of nuance and detail is impressive to say the very least.
Jessica Li
Jessica Li 2 yıl önce
Secondary sources abound in the Stratfor Institute and similar.
For the potentates
For the potentates 2 yıl önce
It's literally all on wikipedia lol, unless you are lazy this info is not hard to find at all.
JackyMan22 2 yıl önce
Christians are more gifted than Muslims. fact.
JackyMan22 2 yıl önce
Arastushukooh which religion made the first rocketship to the moon?
Ron Charles
Ron Charles 2 yıl önce
Kudos! This is a great overview of the historical, theological, political and philosophical aspects of the Abbasid Caliphate and how they developed over time. Furthermore, it shows how outside events influenced the Caliphate and what was happening inside it, as well. Quite well done!
Τάνια Μακαρώνα
Τάνια Μακαρώνα 2 yıl önce
Congrats on your video =)) I loved the way it gave clarity to the early centuries of Islam and the Golden Age which is not appreciated as it should. The narration is also a joy to hear, you have a true talent there. A couple of questions with purely constructive intention and for the sake of discussion: 1. This is the first I hear of an organized plan of the Khwarazmian empire to provoke on purpose the Mongol invasion, to bait the Mongols into attacking. To my knowledge, the Shah and the Khan had already agreed in peace when the Governor of Farab executed an entire Mongolian trade mission and the invasion ensued. Do you have any sources for your story? 2. Isn't it a little far fetched to blame the Mongols for the European eastern trade reaching India? The Fall of Baghdad is in 1285, Portugal didn't even have a navy then. Madeira is discovered in 1417 and Vasco Da Gama reaches India in 1498. I would accept the destruction of the Middle East by Timur as a reason but the Mongols were too early a disaster to blame. Isn't it more reasonable thought to hold responsible for the mismanagement of trade roots the Mamluks in Egypt and later the Ottomans?
inferno0020 Yıl önce
Originally I thought it was another video about nostalgia of Islamic golden age but it has really provided a clear outlook of political history that allowed science to rise in the Medieval Near East. Thank you Shivan, as always.
Peter Yianilos
Peter Yianilos 2 yıl önce
Shirvan, I bow to the breadth of your research and superb presentation. I’m mostly on TRshow for technology, but your work stands in its own class and has expanded my knowledge immensely. I thank you so much for that. Wishing you the best always.
Slav Zahariev
Slav Zahariev Yıl önce
Amazing content. Learned so much for Islamic and Middle East history. Thank you. When comparing Muslim science back then and the Taliban now.... World would have been much better place if this knowledge was preserved and develop further.
Sh14Ak Aylar önce
The Taliban will restore the glories of education. I hope for skills. What are they doing now.
babbar123 4 yıl önce
This entire lecture is worth a PhD thesis.
camel yousef
camel yousef 3 yıl önce
George yeah sure
Knivens Beast
Knivens Beast 3 yıl önce
George could you elaborate please
camel yousef
camel yousef 3 yıl önce
George am native arab and actually quran is really hard and fascinating so if am arab and cant understand it how about you will you understand it i suggest you read quran in arabic
Aliff 3 yıl önce
George What is the name of your institution? How can we get access to your research and materials to substantiate your claim saying that The Quran is stupid? Please deduce it :)
Genetix 3 yıl önce
George there is no use in denying history.
The Cuddly Addict
The Cuddly Addict Yıl önce
Definitive, comprehensive and entertaining. This is one of the most well made documentaries out there. The amount of research and knowledge condensed into one hour astounds me. This is a PhD thesis in video form.
Lyn Smith
Lyn Smith Yıl önce
Excellent monologue. Subtitles would have been good for people like me who are not familiar with Arabic names. Once I came to think about a quote by Bertrand Russell that fear was the basis of all religion, I was not afraid to become atheist and had a heavy mental burden of confusion lifted from me after years of trying to understand theology and religion. Fifty five years later I feel even more grateful that I read that remark. All religions contain fundamental truths, but knowing right from wrong is a rational process. High morality doesn't require a belief in the supernatural, its more a process of rational reasoning and education. Fear of the unknown is a fundamental human reaction. All cultures have their holy writings and origin of The Bible and The Koran need to be seen in the context of other cultural holy writings. The book The story of God by Karen Armstrong gives a good history of religious belief in God. I am happy to regard my self as a Christian atheist, as I appreciate all the good things in Christianity, and no doubt there are many in other religions. But a science degree answered a lot more questions than did religion.
motorcop505 Yıl önce
This is the most even and equitable discussion of science and Islam that I have seen. Thank you for all the hard work that you devoted to this video.
Patrick Gill
Patrick Gill Yıl önce
this is one of the most comprehensive and best formulated studies I have encountered. You should be awarded for your efforts
christoph alcmeonides
christoph alcmeonides Yıl önce
How Manu studies have you red/seen on the subject ? 😃
Midnimo Media
Midnimo Media Yıl önce
This is formulated history built with philosophy, literature and spaculated facts linked with real commonly known history. We know the real history and will keep passing it until allah wishes انشاء الله
Lutfi Prayogi
Lutfi Prayogi 3 aylar önce
Simply an amazing video. Aside from many takeaways, one that stand out to me is the framework of your story. In Indonesian curriculum, the history of Islamic civilization is told with the framework of the rise and fall of Islamic empires and nations. Your story really makes me think of alternatives to that framework.
O. Bradley
O. Bradley 3 yıl önce
This is a little too good for TRshow, why don't I see this guy on professional platforms? No seriously this guy deserves more.
Neutral 2 yıl önce
Because his argument is fundamentally flawed. Christians don't say rise of science in Christianity. People who do science are responsible not the religion their state practice..
O. Bradley
O. Bradley 2 yıl önce
Neutral But that’s not his argument, he is saying that during the Islamic golden age scientific study flourished within the Islamic world. He is not saying it is because of Islam, but rather he is simply stating the facts that lead up to and occurred in this era of scientific study and its downfall. He never said that because they are Muslim they are smart. Islam is simply the context. Your last statement is correct, people are not inherently anything because of their religion. However he [Caspian Report] is not arguing what you are saying he is, but rather is explaining the context and the facts.
@Neutral christians cant say because christianity has nothing to do with science on the other hand Quran and Islam emphasize on research and innovation.
Neutral 2 yıl önce
@GAMING YT(OFFICIAL). Christians can make the same statement. And I don't want to comment about Quran. And this guy said the downfall happened because of outside invasion. That's funny because he didn't research the amount of loot and destruction done by the so called Islamic world. The whole region was way more open minded in the time of religions like Zoroastrianism..
@Neutral He didn't say that outside invasion was the sole reason for the downfall, inner political conflicts were the major source and outside invasion acccelerated the deterioration process. And btw this channel is known for its quality research work.
Jack P
Jack P 2 yıl önce
This is one of the best videos I have watched in a long time. The grasp of broad sweeps and global trends, illustrated by innumerable details and brief biographies - that's how it should be done. Excellent work.
Berke Turhan
Berke Turhan Yıl önce
I can't believe that we can find this kind of premium content for free. Amazing. Keep up the good work, Shirvan!
Donna Chan
Donna Chan 2 yıl önce
Thank you for all your work😊 I didn't realize how interesting history could be.
Felo Yıl önce
Amazing video, I'm from latin america and I had very little history of the middle east in my school. It was so refreshing to learn so much about this fascinating culture
Gary Ferrão
Gary Ferrão Yıl önce
OMG. i feel this is so insightful. And well explained, with an attitude that's not patronising nor antagonistic, but with an eager attitude to tell stories so that we can learn from the past. And the animations, videos, music are top quality. Looks like more than 6 months work to research, organise, create all this. if i had a hat, it would be off for you.
max chebotnikov
max chebotnikov 5 yıl önce
Superb quality content. Just a little criticism from my side - when you are talking about some regions of the ancient map - it would be very informative if named regions would be highlighted at same time.
ethan gellman
ethan gellman 3 yıl önce
naughtyUphillboy 3 yıl önce
It will require more effort........something that requires more money & Time.......things you tubers don't have....particularly money
Cristian Villanueva
Cristian Villanueva 3 yıl önce
@naughtyUphillboy honestly I was really glad to see this video still have adds two years after its release
naughtyUphillboy 3 yıl önce
@Cristian Villanueva It gets views......& this video is worth it.
Cristian Villanueva
Cristian Villanueva 3 yıl önce
@naughtyUphillboy agreed
jon lane
jon lane Yıl önce
This is why I love humanity, this man has absorbed enough data to be considered something similar to a biological google, and we get it all in an hour. Thank you my friend.
Joe Nathan
Joe Nathan Yıl önce
Thank you for this great piece of work. It’s pieces like this that makes it incredibly obvious to naysayers how useful the internet is for learning.
Carlos Saavedra
Carlos Saavedra Yıl önce
One of the best informational channels out there. This guy really puts in the work. You have a faithful viewer here, always.
Jose Pineda
Jose Pineda 2 yıl önce
What an AWESOME mini-documentary!! Shirvan, thank you so very much for all the effort you made in putting all this together. It was informative, it was inspiring, and even visually *beautiful* !!! I learned a lot thru it, thank you very very much. Cheers from Mexico!
Grillo Yıl önce
11/10 not only astoundingly detailed investigation, professional production and clear narration but even beautiful poetry, pure art and cience together hand by hand. This cannot be improved. I have watched just 1 of this channel videos, and im subscribing.
HisShadow 3 yıl önce
Depressing that the Muslim world has devolved to such a state today.
Al-Muwaffaq رحم الله
Al-Muwaffaq رحم الله 3 yıl önce
HisShadow Most of the scholars today try to reject Science. When we should try to claim it
Al-Muwaffaq رحم الله
Al-Muwaffaq رحم الله 3 yıl önce
Scholars back then loved science and philosophy
Khalil Jezzini
Khalil Jezzini 3 yıl önce
thanks to colonialism
Dazwol 2 yıl önce
Extremely informative and interesting... I've always had a fascination with ancient Middle Eastern history..this documentary certainly helped to improve my understanding of Middle age Middle East history and given me a better understanding of the current situation now to
Alonzo Ezcurra
Alonzo Ezcurra Yıl önce
I've been following your channel for years and just now discovered this episode. This is truly intersting and congrats for the great work!
raumfährebordschütze Yıl önce
I am entirely ignorant about this time in history; this was all very informative to me. I find it so tragic that an entire people could have fallen so dramatically. I hope within our lifetimes we can see prosperity for the common people of the middle east.
Jon Wolynies
Jon Wolynies Yıl önce
I knew some of this in bits and pieces, yet your exposition is extremely illuminating and told in a very good way. I thank you for this presentation and your research.
First Last
First Last 2 yıl önce
I am in awe at the amount of research that you had to have done to make this. Outstanding work.
Chahine Bin Saleh
Chahine Bin Saleh 4 yıl önce
Wow Shirvan, just wow! This is some amazing academic visual work. I salute you for this exquisite production, narration, and condensed valuable information.
Cameron Nunléy
Cameron Nunléy 3 yıl önce
He's on a whole another level of scholarly analysis and production. And that voice oh my his voice is just perfect narration.
Chahine Bin Saleh
Chahine Bin Saleh 2 yıl önce
@vIPR did I ask anyone to believe in anything though?
Zaheed Islam
Zaheed Islam Yıl önce
Amazing video. I learnt a lot of history about my own faith. Thank you so much for making me more aware.
Ian Beddowes
Ian Beddowes Yıl önce
I am only half way through, but this is the best exposition of Islamic intellectual history that I have come across. Thank you.
Anirudh Sharma
Anirudh Sharma Yıl önce
There are few channels so brilliant in analysis as is this one. Enlightenment in Islam was brilliantly covered. Splendid. I request you to kindly make some content on eastern histories of India and China, for an oriental bias often misses the point in western analysis of these areas. Thank you for the great work..
john smith
john smith 2 yıl önce
After learning about people coming from all over the globe to study early medical procedures in places like Isfahan , this has always been an interesting subject to me.
Abhishek Parmar
Abhishek Parmar Yıl önce
Calling Damascus steel as Tamil steel and naming Gujarat for sandalwood (although more consequently for spices) shows how much in depth they researched. Spices might be purchased from Alexandria and swords from Damascus but their journey began in different places in Indian subcontinent. Nice. 10/10 on research.
Lord Talos Gaming
Lord Talos Gaming 11 aylar önce
Did Gujarat have Sandalwood trees in medieval times. Genuine question because as far as I know, Malenāḍu (part of the Western Ghats that lie in Karnataka) is the Sandalwood hub of India.
catanana 10 aylar önce
@Lord Talos Gaming u r right but the coastal region aka Saurashtra peninsula had sandalwood in medieval times
Marco Arenaza
Marco Arenaza 4 yıl önce
I am impressed with all the emotions that come while learning this history. I have learned so much about the history of the Middle East from watching this, which is not well taught at school in the Americas, and it has let me with so many things to reflect. Thank you so much.
PresidentialWinner 3 yıl önce
I don't think this stuff is taught anywhere. Not in this detail. You have to go to a university and specialize in Islamic history to find this much information in one place.
Bonney Dahlquist
Bonney Dahlquist 3 yıl önce
You should go to Egypt or any other arabic country where the history matters. Not the americas.
VK RGFAN 2 yıl önce
Bonney Dahlquist Go to Egypt? Come on bro, Egypt is over run by radical Islamists. Sadly, Lots of people interpret Quran literally in Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Sub Saharan Countries in Africa and Saudi Arabia. They suppress women’s rights, don’t allow education and condemn science.
chocolate TR
chocolate TR 2 yıl önce
@VK RGFAN yeah sharia just sucks it is against science
Deadly Gamer
Deadly Gamer Yıl önce
@VK RGFAN Idk about the other countries but living in Pakistan myself. I can easily say that Quran is not interpreted literally by most of the educated community in the cities. Yes there is still alot of intolerance (mostly among the uneducated class) but education is a major reason why Pakistan is starting to become a bit stable. I personally want to say that Islam is not a backward religion or anything but to me its the best religion and I admit I don't know much about Other religions but Muslims are not in their current state due to Islam but rather due to people using religion for personal gain. There are some politicians who would says this goes against Islam to get support and pass a law even when its not agaisnt it and they manuever the meaning of Quran to their will. But I hope soon things change.
Scipio africanus
Scipio africanus 2 yıl önce
Impressive man. As a latin american living in Europe, experiencing both the good and the no so good from the Muslim world present here, I am thankful of this channel for helping me educate myself and confirm what I had known in my heart. In the end is just ignorance what brings about evil and pain among brothers. And hopefully in the future we will bring ignorance, and irrational fundamentalism to it's knees.
Hamzeh Shashaa
Hamzeh Shashaa Yıl önce
Great documentary, thank you Shirvan and Caspian Report. It summarises a thousand years in an hour! and included everything in a very nice sequence... amazing!
Da'wah Trucker
Da'wah Trucker Yıl önce
Interesting balanced research not biased in order to discredit Islam based on erroneous information unlike many other channels out there, Muslims have to be aware of. Jazak Allahu khayran
The Rivalyn
The Rivalyn 2 yıl önce
Awesome, balanced and informative! Thank you. Message understood, human history is indeed a tragic tale to tell. Long live science and humanity.
Kevin Mulvihill
Kevin Mulvihill Yıl önce
Great video, I must thank you for the time & effort that you put into this. It's so sad that the teaching of history always seems to be so biased. Growing up & going to school here in the USA, they literally don't even so much as mention any of this part in world history. Albeit, the brief mention of the Crusades & that Gengis Khan & the Mongols conquered the Middle East. If it weren't for an awesome world history teacher that I had my sophomore year of high school, I would have been totally oblivious to these events. I remember my teacher telling the class somewhere midway through the year and saying, "Now class we're going to do something that most other teachers won't have you do. For the next we we're going to put our textbooks down & we're going to study a time & place that our books don't cover." He actually put together his own class curriculum on these very events in this Era. It was such a great experience, & now being older, more mature, & more aware of how the world works, it gives me an even greater sense of appreciation for that teachers efforts & dedication to truly trying his best to teach the subject that he did. If only we had more teachers like him, we might grow up to understand each other a little bit better, & who knows maybe even learn to be a bit more empathetic & compassionate for each other & each other's cultures.
Harry Zain
Harry Zain 2 yıl önce
Splendid video. I'm a documentary film director and I must say this is superb research and more importantly pieced together in a good storyline and sequence. With a proper budget, this should be a netflix documentary broken down to 2 part episodes. As always, love your content. Salute your work.
asyad1000 4 aylar önce
Easily one of the best documentaries I ever get to watch. I've been avoiding it for its length, but know I regret that very much.
Victor Radulescu
Victor Radulescu Yıl önce
Your video is what keeps from time to time my faith in humanity. Great work.
malignantfsh24 Yıl önce
I had muslim friend he was extremely smart kid at school he was a mathematical genius, but he moved to Saudi to pursue islamic study in university. I asked him why he didn't try to apply for MIT or STEM related dicipline since he's so good at science. He told me science is the work of the devil and he doesn't want to be damned to hell. I am totally floored.
Mohammad Reza
Mohammad Reza 6 aylar önce
In the 21st century no less
Elvan Rehman
Elvan Rehman 5 aylar önce
Then he wasn't a muslim.
Agnes Mina
Agnes Mina 5 aylar önce
@Elvan Rehman 🤦‍♀️
An Old Man and his HPV
An Old Man and his HPV Yıl önce
Who are the 958 people who downvoted this? One of the best history videos on any era I have seen.
sharemyjoys 2 yıl önce
Really incredible content, your channel is a gold mine for geopolitics, not sure why it took me so long to find it.
Andrew Hundt
Andrew Hundt 3 yıl önce
This material is great! Thank you! One request: Can you include some more text titles, anchors, and headings in the video, and labels on the maps? Sometimes it is difficult to keep track of the exact locations and time periods you are describing at any given moment. For example, having a timeline appear on the screen occasionally would be fantastic!
Jaunyus 2 yıl önce
Incredible video! I would say that it seems to take for granted the critical roles that philosophy and theology played in providing the proper soil for the development of the natural sciences.
Joseph Freeman
Joseph Freeman 2 yıl önce
I listened again to your report and was even more impressed. What was even. More impressive was the interweaving of cause and effect on society both short and long term. I have often wondered how and why the Muslim world once the center of science engineering and learning to a scientific backwater which was overwhelmed and colonized by the European nation states. This video makes it more understandable.
M Clay
M Clay 2 yıl önce
The world is in a repetitious loop- things never change at the core- just the tastes and languages. Great presentation. Thank you.
Bob Quigley
Bob Quigley Yıl önce
Brilliant! To find a coherent and contiguous lesson on this subject is rare and so greatly appreciated. It's ironic that as the pendulum of time continues it's arc, the west seems to be descending towards orthodoxy and counter-rationalism.
M. Aamir
M. Aamir 3 yıl önce
thank you brother. you have done tremendous work , i as a Muslim didnt know these things, now i know the reasons why Muslims left behind from science . its lack of rationality. i wish rationality starts teaching in our schools and other social places.
celeriacmarcus Yıl önce
This is truly a fascinating account of Islam and science on the eastern part of the middle ages. I was more familiar with Spain. Now I realize how much I need to learn.
Derek McMillian
Derek McMillian Yıl önce
This was a great piece of work. Covered a lot in such little Time. one of my favorite channels by far
Lemmy Yıl önce
Excellent video! Never thought I'd be interested in this, but you really drew me in. Very well researched and told.
Eric 99
Eric 99 Yıl önce
Documentaries like this is why I suscribe to your channel. Islam has a vast and rich history and you were able to present it in a way that both critically analyzed it but showed it the respect it deserves. Brovo on a well made Documentary
Ian Bartelt
Ian Bartelt Yıl önce
Nothing but love, admiration, and gratitude for the Muslim peoples who laid the groundwork for human advancement.
Craig A
Craig A 2 yıl önce
You guys have done many wonderful mini documentaries but this one takes the term "masterful" to a whole new level!👍⭐ This should be a standard part of the history curriculum in as many schools in every country on the planet as possible. It's given me a whole new perspective on the history of Islam. Brilliant!
Ashraful uzzal
Ashraful uzzal 2 yıl önce
Superb content!! Although it was a sad story for muslims but i enjoyed it. Your channel deserve at least 10million subscribers. Keep it up and best of luck.
Zumzifero Yıl önce
Thanks for this wonderful summary if the Islamic history. This is by far your most remarkable work, and it's not of lack of the previous video you created! To summarize: circulation of ideas and goods is like oxigen to the body of a culture. Remove this free flowing circulation (the silk road) and the cultural spirit of a whole region would suffucate. Something to reflect on by certain modern protectionist even in the core of Europe.
M Zanatti
M Zanatti Yıl önce
Centuries of understanding and interpretation in just over 1 hour !!! 👍
matthew 2779
matthew 2779 Yıl önce
You are a really smart guy. You do very thorough video's. Always interesting and informative. Thank you for doing this types of videos. By learning people's culture and history week and then understand why they act a certain way in the modern time
jjj Yıl önce
A absolute timeless classical piece of history we have here .
Nathan Gale
Nathan Gale 3 yıl önce
You give a refreshingly nuanced picture of the historic relationship between different Islamic communities and the sciences. Thanks for your hard work.
Steven Mountain
Steven Mountain 2 yıl önce
Amazing fast paced overview, so many stories you could tell in more detail. Just watched for the second time. Filled in lots of gaps for me. Thanks.
Erick Bush
Erick Bush 2 yıl önce
Fantastic vid. My dad has asked this very question many times. What happened to the Arab civilization? I've pieced together several of the key factors but this is the first overview of the decline of middle eastern science i have seen. And provided so much additional details. I find it unfortunate that's schools in the US don't spend anytime covering history that isn't western in nature. T
emyrgrznsky99 2 yıl önce
because it doesn't hold value today sadly
Vikrant Subakade
Vikrant Subakade Yıl önce
The contribution of Persians to the Islamic Golden Age is very exquisite and unparalled in many ways! Truly a giftef and unique people! 💯
alec02237 2 yıl önce
I just watched this video the second time and once again i am fascinated by the quality and detail. And once again i am hooked in to that topic, can someone recommend some book that go in to even greater details and the different aspects of that period? Or also comprehensible books about the great minds of that time like Ahmad ibn Hanbal or el afarabi etc..
Lakal Perera
Lakal Perera Yıl önce
One of the most important documentries for any civilization to understand...ever...
owiz22 5 yıl önce
An enlightening narrative of an extremely complex subject, broken down and analyzed in a simple, coherent and objective manner. Scholarship at its finest. More grace as you continue to do God's work.
Ing. Jose Maria Noriega C.A.S.
Ing. Jose Maria Noriega C.A.S. Yıl önce
Amazingly generous and thorough content, you are a fantastic human being , thank you ! 🙏
Chris Busenkell
Chris Busenkell Yıl önce
Fantastic, informative video. Keep them coming please sir. Thanks for your time and work.
Muhammad Farhan
Muhammad Farhan Yıl önce
Thank you for making this❣️. It is time muslims like myself caught up with the sciences and create great societies
Sanjay Kumar
Sanjay Kumar Yıl önce
Simply brilliant analysis and presentation. Excellent historical narration.
El_Paco Yıl önce
Thank you for making this video. I needed the points presented in this video to argue why the islamic nations where once the centre of knowledge and science of the known world and how it declined.
David Aybar
David Aybar 5 yıl önce
Hi, i am from Peru and II love your videos, this one specially was amazing. In this part of the world most of the history teached is european history, and is a bit difficult to find a kind of documentary about the islamic world like this last video. thnx continue like that
Furn Yıl önce
This has to be the most carefully produced video I've ever watched on anything....makes me feel like I'm on TRshow premium.
Jhon Shephard
Jhon Shephard Yıl önce
that thing is overpriced. The only time it was worth it was when they had Cobra Kai. And normal TRshow is well produced too, look at SNL level comedy from Smosh or lectures from people like John/Hank Green or Extra History.
Sinem Nursel Duzenji
Sinem Nursel Duzenji Yıl önce
The effort you put in is incredible. Thank you
SSI Championship Belts
SSI Championship Belts Aylar önce
Thank you so much for all the information collected from the pages of Islamic history! but I wish we as Muslims should rise once again should learn from history and made no mistakes and lead the world once again we are left behind
Eddie Current
Eddie Current 2 yıl önce
You provided me with a perspective I never had the opportunity to experience. I can't thank you enough.
Prickle Yıl önce
Absolutely the most profound thing you said in this video is how Muslims idolize the past without being aware of what precisely made them great in the first place. It's like seeing the effect without being aware of the cause; or participating blindly in a rite without knowing the meaning of it
Anonymous Anonymous
Anonymous Anonymous Yıl önce
@PerniciousSeizure hellio hahaha excuses
Mohammad Reza
Mohammad Reza 6 aylar önce
Chris Marinov
Chris Marinov 5 yıl önce
Great work. I did a research paper in college on the consequences of the Mongol invasion to the Middle East. It's a fascinating subject.
Brenden667 5 yıl önce
they changed the world
Chris Marinov
Chris Marinov 5 yıl önce
Brenden667 yes, the Mongol invasion absolutely changed the world forever. It ended the golden age of science in the Middle East and gave rise to theocracy and sectarianism that are very much alive to this day.
Brenden667 5 yıl önce
Indeed. I read a great book by Anthropologist Jack Weatherford called "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World." Very interesting stuff. Makes a lot of connections that most of us wouldn't think about today.
Kamran Rafi
Kamran Rafi 3 yıl önce
Alex Damian What a derogatory claim
AbuBakr Muhammad
AbuBakr Muhammad 3 yıl önce
Alex Damian the documentary did try to make the same conclusion that religion limited scientific thinking, but i would like to disagree. It was religion (Islam in this case) which initially inspired critical thinking and exploration of the world/science. Decades down the line, limited thinking capacity/interest of the common man, various political pressures, and forceful implementation of consensuses hindered scientific progress. Laying all the cause on religion shows bias, or incomplete knowledge of facts. My sole interest in writing all this is to convey you that in no way does Islam, in its true spirit and form, hinder/discourage science, rather the exact opposite. (it commands to explore the workings of the world, a.k.a science). You can verify this on your own within 20 min of unbiased research on google.
Crafty Criminalist With Ms. Z
Crafty Criminalist With Ms. Z Yıl önce
This is outstanding thank you for this! It has taught me so much, and so fast! I am really interested in how the western world may have be influenced with how the Turks took power and a stand, and more, so the west has a natural history of hatred with anything not their norm. Having a fear of these parts of society taking what is theres too.
Damir Seferagic
Damir Seferagic Yıl önce
This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, well done sir, well done!
Nick Westbrook
Nick Westbrook Yıl önce
My take-away from this is that neither rationalism nor irrationalism are inherent in religions; religions are a part of human culture, and change over time given material and social conditions. Hopefully, this helps people to avoid bigotry and to promote compassion for one another.
Shaquille Priata
Shaquille Priata 2 yıl önce
Thanks for this video. I'm a Muslim and I am always interested in the past of the Muslim world. It's saddening to see the state of the nation today, caused by a multitude of factors. I hold pride in the harmonious blend of knowledge and faith of the past, and it truly deserves to be called Golden Age. Inshallah I hope one day it can be brought back and the regions plagued by warfare and tyrannous rulers will prosper again. Children of Iraq and Syria can learn and study and we'll go back to authentic Islam as the Prophet PBUH preached 1400 years ago
Lapantouflemagic0 2 yıl önce
You realise that the downfall of science and the end of the golden age happened primarily because some wanted to stick to the prophet's teaching, regarding them as absolute and in opposition to the Mu'tazila school of thought who clearly disregarded A LOT of the stuff he said ?
Mohammad Reza
Mohammad Reza 6 aylar önce
As Shirvan said, one of the reasons for decline is "the lack of critical thinking due to the triumph of revelation over reason". As he also said, it seems you have "a deep sense of nostalgia for the classic Islamic era, without properly understanding the historic developments that occurred at the time".
Shaquille Priata
Shaquille Priata 6 aylar önce
@Mohammad Reza We flourished because Islam was a central part of our lives and state. Much of the developments were anchored around religious duties and obligation. We fell because of moral decadence and straying away from that. That’s what reading history gives you. But if “progress” is defined as untamed technological development then I’d have to disagree
Mohammad Reza
Mohammad Reza 6 aylar önce
@Shaquille Priata It's as if you haven't watched this video
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