Discover Muslim Heritage

1001 Inventions is a non-religious organisation providing education on the scientific and cultural achievements of people who lived in what historians call “Muslim civilisation”.  

This civilisation spread from Spain to China and included different cultures and faiths working within “Muslim civilisation”. It included Arab, Persian, Indian, Turkish, North African, Spanish, Sicilian and other nationalities. It includes men and woman scholars of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Sabean, Hindu and other faiths.

  • Discoveries made from the 8th to 16th centuries by scientists of different faiths and cultures working in Muslim Civilisation have had a huge but hidden influence on our world.
  • Knowledge from Assyrian, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Persian and Roman civilisations was highly prized in the Muslim world.
  • Men and women scholars advanced science by building upon ancient wisdom and making breakthroughs that helped lead to the Renaissance.
  • This ‘golden age of discovery’ in the Muslim Civilisation took place during the so-called ‘dark ages’ of Europe.

Muslim civilisation stretched from Spain to China. From the 7th century onwards, men and women of different faiths and cultures built on knowledge from ancient civilisations, making breakthroughs that have left their mark on our world.

Discover Muslim Heritage through these introductory zones:

Home Zone

School Zone

Market Zone

16th century bazaar manuscript

Hospital Zone

Town Zone

16th century town plan of Diyarbakir

World Zone

upside down map by Idrisi

Universe Zone

Taqi al-Din's observatory