The modern Cheque from the Arabic “saqq”, a written vow to play for goodsupon delivery. The use of saqq was born out the need to ovoid the dangersand difficulties in carrying coins. In the 9
century, a Muslim businessmancould cash a saqq in china drawn on his Bank in Baghdad , under a highlydeveloped ‘banking system’. In promoting the concept of the bill of exchange, saqq or Cheque Muslims made the financing of commerce andinter-continental trade possible.
Medical research by Muslims scientist dates back as far as the 9
centurywhen their scientist built the first hospital and pharmacies. Muslim scientistsinvented the first internal stitching method, designed outstanding surgicalinstrument, developed pharmaceuticals and treatments including contract-operations and bone setting.“The European medical system in Arabian not only in origin but also in itsstructure. The Arabs are the intellectual forebears…. .(Dr Donald Campbell)
In 852 Ibn Firnas, a Muslim engineer from Spain made a loose stiffenedwith wood strut and jumped from the minarets of the grand Musjid inQurtaba, in hope to glide like a bird. Although he did not glide in the air ashe had expected, the cloak slowed his fall, creating what is considered to thefirst parachute.
Soaps and Shampoos
Washing and bathing are religious requirement for Muslims; it was Muslimswho initially developed soap by boiling and hardening a mixture of vegetable oil withAl-qali (salt like substance). In 1759 sheikh Dean Mohammed, an IndianMuslim popularized the Indian treatment of champi (shampooing) inEngland and was appointed the King’s shampooing surgeon.Take some sesame oil, sprinkle of potash Alkali and some lime…. . Whencooked, pour the mixture into moulds producing a hard soap.