Source: Nationalgeographic.com | Re-Post NIIMS 11/2/18
The growth of Islam in the seventh century sparked a golden age of scientic discovery. Building on the wisdom of ancient civilizations, Muslim doctors pushed the boundaries of medical science into bold new places.
SANCHO I, RULER of the kingdom of Léon in the north of modern-day Spain, was overthrown by rebel nobles in A.D. 958. Their motive, even by the turbulent politics of the day, was an unusual one: The king was unable to fulfill his regal duties with dignity, the rebels said, because he was too fat.
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Formerly known as the International Institute of Islamic Medicine (IIIM), NIIMS has evolved into a more dynamic organization, with the goal of inspiring young people to learn about and find their passion for medicine and science.
Drawing on centuries of research, we hope to showcase some of the amazing contributions Muslims have made to various scientific fields, and to demonstrate how those very discoveries are still being used today.