There have past great Muslims who have been the jewel of knowledge and a cause of great pride for the Muslim community. They have made great achievements to get their names and that of their religion in the list of people who have had their considerable part and portion in the total research and development of entire world. Some Muslims have made their name in war while others in peace. It is altogether correct to say that Muslims have been contributing in making the technologies of world which we see today. Muslims have contributed largely in medical field by the invention of several surgical equipments and methods. Apart from medicine, Muslims have contributed largely in the fields of physics and chemistry with the invention of equipments and certain chemical compounds which are in industrial use now a day giving billions to industries worldwide.
The Pioneer Muslim about which you will be told is the great Abu Rehan Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Al Beruni. Al Beruni was a great polymath scholar who lived in the 10th and 11th century. His name is still taken as the one of the greatest scientist who ever lived and walked the ground because he was specialized in not one and two but four fields related to mathematics all of whom are separate fields of knowledge and research. Mathematics, the study of numbers and calculations through different formulae was mastered by this great Pioneer Muslim and physics the study of matter and energy was his specialty. The great Muslim achiever was able to form theories and then hypothetically present them and then prove them to the world about astronomy and natural sciences.
The knowledge given in the books written by Al Beruni is being used to research further in the fields and is used as text subjects for PhDs. The great Pioneer Muslim lived for seventy five years and even after his death, the knowledge he gave as a gift to the whole world is still benefiting them. Al Beruni illustrated for the first time the pathway of the moon that is circulating the world and told the world how the moon becomes half and then full and then disappears. This he did with the help of mathematical diagrams and through his extensive knowledge of astronomy by keeping in mind the laws of physics and optics involved.
Al-Beruni has also made his contribution in the field of mechanics by the introduction of a fully functional and applicable experimental scientific method. The mechanical engineers studying and researching all over the world are well aware of the unified statics and dynamics which were introduced by the great Pioneer Muslim Al Beruni. The great achiever also combined the two entirely contrasting fields which are hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. Another notable contribution made by Al Beruni is that he put forth the radius of earth for the first time by standing on a place that was once a part of greater India but now is the part of Pakistan. There are several more contributions of Al Beruni which make him a great Pioneer Muslim.