Islam came on the scene, with a message, philosophy and code of conduct, perfect by all means, with its advent, the new faith revolutionised the contemporary world in a very short span of time. It also brought along with its beliefs and practices, a new culture, which gradually build a new civilization, now known as Islamic civilization.
Islam has made a great contribution to the development and growth of human civilization, education and intellect in particular and the whole society, in general. This well-known fact now that Muslims were leading the world of knowledge and wisdom, when Europe was still a dark continent, far behind in education and science. In the early era of Islam, the Muslims were in full command of the science and technology of the times. They not only unearthed, adopted and preserved the lost treasure of the Greek wisdom, but also promoted it to new heights. Muslim academics and scientists were among the leading lights of that period of history. They contributed a lot to the growth of all branches of knowledge, be that philosophy, logic, literature, geography, history, physics, chemistry, mathematics or medicine.