Do You Know? #5

Do you know?

Most people carry Islamic history in their pockets every day.

The technology behind the camera in your smartphone was first discovered by Ibn al-Haytham in the 11th century when he built a pinhole camera.

The GPS your phone has is based on mathematical calculations by al-Nayrizi, who in the 800s wrote about how to use astronomy and triangulation to figure out where in the planet you were.

Muslim scientists helped lay the foundation for the modern world we all take for granted today.


Facts provided by: Lost Islamic History


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