“At various times in world history, the locus of knowledge has moved from one centre of learning to another. Europe once came to the Islamic world for intellectual enrichment – and even rediscovered its own classical roots by searching in Arabic texts.
Astronomy, the so-called “Science of the Universe” was a field of particular distinction in Islamic civilization – in sharp contrast to the weakness of Islamic countries in the field of Space research today. In this field, as in others, intellectual leadership is never a static condition, but something which is always shifting and always dynamic.”
Mawlana Hazar Imam, Cairo, Egypt, June 2006
Read full posts on this topic by blogger Easy Nash at the source below:
Post 1: Arabic and Persian-names stars, from my Blog on the link between Science and Religion in Islam:
Post 2: The famed “Belt of Orion”, a signature astronomical landmark in the Northern Hemisphere, is made up of 3 Arabic-named stars: Al-Nitak, Al-Nilam, Mintaka. Betelgeuse is a nearby star in the same constellation of Orion: