1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2014
I wish I had gone to the exhibition for this book.
Very informative well displayed and illustrated.
Recommend it as a gift for anyone interested in science, history or the "dark ages"
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2015
From the very first few pages of text, it is truly inspiring. No longer do we have to skip over "the dark ages" of history. Instead, we can recognize an entire society for what it was: a bastion of learning. Without it, the renaissance would never have begun and without it, the dark ages that Europe was indeed plunged into could have persisted for centuries more. The society being described was the Islamic Ummayad Caliphate, showing what a nation -Properly- governed by the Qur'an and Sunnah(Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, SAW) achieved for themselves and for the generations of people who came after them.