What brought the Islamic golden age to an end?

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So the Islamic golden age was a period of enlightenment scientific progress ect. But why did it end, what were the causes?
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According to the Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun, any society that is doing so well that they have time to relax and plant orange groves is henceforth doomed. This is known as the 'Orange Grove Theory of History'.












(In other words, I have no idea but I'm bored so I just thought I'd post a very general and not necessarily relevant answer to your question anyway)
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Did it have a golden age? Egypt was supposed to have a golden age but quite a few Egyptologists have questioned this despite acknowledging Egypt's advances in science, art, agriculture and religion.
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So the Islamic golden age was a period of enlightenment scientific progress ect. But why did it end, what were the causes?
Mongol sacking of Baghdad was probably the biggest blow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Baghdad_(1258)
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Mongol sacking of Baghdad was probably the biggest blow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Baghdad_(1258)
and used the invaluable books to make a passage across Tigris River[

What a waste
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Did it have a golden age? Egypt was supposed to have a golden age but quite a few Egyptologists have questioned this despite acknowledging Egypt's advances in science, art, agriculture and religion.
'The dark age' was actually the golden age for Islam and Muslims. (But I don't know much about it)
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Bad leadership on behalf of the Caliphs. This was seen in Baghdad, Spain and finally Turkey. Surprisingly most of them occurred because the rulers neglected the military with the exception of Turkey perhaps where the military or the Janissary played a fundamental negative role.
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Cultural stagnation. Islam does not provide the theoretical basis for the kind of modern scientific development that occurred in Europe. Also, because the 'Islamic golden age' is part myth, in that it's so-called 'golden age' was not derived from Islam per se, but had been inherited from the more advanced cultures which preceded it (such as Persia and Byzantium).
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It ended because romance in stead of common sense became more important.
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So the Islamic golden age was a period of enlightenment scientific progress ect. But why did it end, what were the causes?
Any scientific progress in the early history of the middle east had nothing to do with Islam.
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Any scientific progress in the early history of the middle east had nothing to do with Islam.
I know but the period is referred to as the Islamic Golden Age
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The corruption of the Muslims caused the downfall of the golden age of discovery and prosperity in Islamic countries. - When scientific advance and social stability & Justice was overtaken by the greed for money by individuals in ruling positions and which then extended down to the lowest " worker ".

Anybody who knows whats going on in arab countries atm in terms of " top down corruption " knows what I'm on about.

Very detailed indepth history behind this but thats the overview, please do research the matter, its one which has never been shed light upon. " The dark ages of europe were the golden age of Arab countries. "

However every great civilisation has risen and fallen... God knows when it will happen to the U.S. ( though i dont see whats so great about them )
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Any scientific progress in the early history of the middle east had nothing to do with Islam.
Totally incorrect, ALL of the scientific advancements during the 7th century onwards to 11-12th century were precisely because of Islam.
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Totally incorrect, ALL of the scientific advancements during the 7th century onwards to 11-12th century were precisely because of Islam.
How so ?
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From what I can remember, I believe the golden age ended when the decision for who would be the next caliph after Omar (RA) rose. Many people thought that either Ali or Uthmaan (RA) should be chosen. This created fights and feuds till eventually Uthmaan was martyred. Hope this helps.
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How about you research into the subject before posting nonsense ?
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If one were to attribute all scientific advancement in the Middle East to Islam, surely the fact that there has been very little scientific advancement since the 13th century would have something to do with Islam as well?
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Totally incorrect, ALL of the scientific advancements during the 7th century onwards to 11-12th century were precisely because of Islam.
I'm pretty sure that the advancements will have been for a series of reasons. The idea that Islam caused them all or that Islam caused none of them just doesn't work. A lot of Islamic art was created and many Islamic scientists lived then. On the other hand, things like the invention of paper had nothing to do with Islam, but still were a major part of the golden age.
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How about you research into the subject before posting nonsense ?
I suggest you do the same.
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this was the downfall salaam.
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