# How was math used in Islam?

## How was math used in Islam?

Islamic mathematics to the 15th century In the 12th century the physician al-Samawʿal continued and completed the work of al-Karajī in algebra and also provided a systematic treatment of decimal fractions as a means of approximating irrational quantities.

## Is math important in Islam?

The Islamic Empire established across Persia, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, Iberia and parts of India from the 8th Century onwards made significant contributions towards mathematics. They were able to draw on and fuse together the mathematical developments of both Greece and India.

**How did Arabs contribute to math?**

Although the Arabic mathematicians are most famed for their work on algebra, number theory and number systems, they also made considerable contributions to geometry, trigonometry and mathematical astronomy. Thabit ibn Qurra undertook both theoretical and observational work in astronomy.

### How did algebra affect Islam?

After Al-Khwarizmi, algebra became an important part of Arabic mathematics. Arabic mathematicians learned to manipulate polynomials, to solve certain algebraic equations, and more.

### What did Arabs invent?

Coffee, windmills, carpets, soap and the fountain pen were invented by Muslims. Muslims have invented everything from surgical instruments to the camera, according to an exhibition currently touring the Museum of Croydon in south London.

**What were the contributions of the Middle Eastern civilizations in the field of mathematics?**

In mathematics, the Arab sifr, or zero, provided new solutions for complicated mathematical problems. The Arabic numeral — an improvement on the original Hindu concept — and the Arab decimal system facilitated the course of science. The Arabs invented and developed algebra and made great strides in trigonometry.

## What is Arabic algebra?

The word “algebra” originates from the Arabic al-jabr, which means “the reunion of broken parts”. Opinion.