Abbasid Caliphate

Thank you Microsoft for adding the Abbasid, I hope that their campaign kinda stops this revisionist history that acts as if Muslims destroyed science, religious diversity and other things. The “golden” age of Islam had the Abbasid had so many interesting things regarding the house of wisdom, from the translation movement that saved countless ancient Greek and Roman works to the advances in philosophy, medicine (Canon of Medicine), astronomy and Algebra. Hell, they were so ahead of their time that Ibn- al- Haytham even “invented” the first camera in the year 1021 (book of optics)!

“Abbasid Caliphs Harun al-Rashid and his son, al-Ma’mun, who followed him, established a House of Wisdom (which would be the most or second most important “library” in history alongside the Library of Alexandria) in Baghdad—a dedicated space for scholarship. The House of Wisdom increased in use and prestige under al-Ma’mun’s rule, from 813 to 833. He made a special effort to recruit famous scholars to come to the House of Wisdom. Muslims, Christians, and Jews all collaborated and worked peacefully there.”

" The city of Baghdad formed two vast semi-circles on the right and left banks of the Tigris, twelve miles in diameter. The numerous suburbs, covered with parks, gardens, villas, and beautiful promenades, and plentifully supplied with rich bazaars, and finely built mosques and baths, stretched for a considerable distance on both sides of the river. In the days of its prosperity the population of Baghdad and its suburbs amounted to over two [million]! The palace of the Caliph stood in the midst of a vast park several hours in circumference, which beside a menagerie and aviary comprised an enclosure for wild animals reserved for the chase. The palace grounds were laid out with gardens and adorned with exquisite taste with plants, flowers, and trees, reservoirs and fountains, surrounded by sculpted figures. On this side of the river stood the palaces of the great nobles. Immense streets, none less than forty cubits wide, traversed the city from one end to the other, dividing it into blocks or quarters, each under the control of an overseer or supervisor, who looked after the cleanliness, sanitation and the comfort of the inhabitants."

Also I hope that it truly shows the real end of the Abbasid Caliphate which was due to the savage mongol horde killing hundreds of thousands/millions in the city. I’m worried that they will gloss over that part when they switch focus to the mamluks after the 13th century (when Baghdad was genocided by the Mongols)


thats right … its really a good idea my friend :slight_smile: