New Muslim Renaissance? It's Here

04/18/2014 06:00 pm ET | Updated Apr 18, 2014
  • Rabia Chaudry TIME
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History is witness to a time past when the Islamic civilization produced globally unparallelled architecture, literature, science, philosophy, theological discourse, and cultural influences – influences so strong it made European nobles want to dress like Muslims. Critics of Islam and Muslims scoff at this romanticism, asserting that Muslims have not produced anything great since the Middle Ages and most likely will never again.

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