Muslimah The First Founder University in The World

Muslimah The First Founder University in The World
Muslimah The First Founder University in The World

Islam has made ​​many contributions in the world of education. This proved with the establishment of the first university in the world. Al Karaouine University (Al-Qarawiyyin) is the first and oldest university that still exists to this day. This university was founded in the year 859 AD in the city of Fes, Morocco, 191 years older than the famous universities in Europe like Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge University. Al Karaouine university founded by a Muslim woman named Fatima Al-Fihri. Fatima Al-Fihri was born in Tunisia 800-880 M in a very wealthy family in the royal line.

As first step, Fathimah Al-Fihri together with her sister Maryam made study community. Fathimah realized how important having the center of religion study to keep the Islamic knowledge and develop intellectual society. To achieve that, she willing to donated her inheritance of wealth to build study center.

As first step, Fathimah Al-Fihri together with her sister Maryam made study community. Fathimah realized how important having the center of religion study to keep the Islamic knowledge and develop intellectual society. To achieve that, she willing to donated her inheritance of wealth to build study center.

In the year 859 AD Fatima build a mosque named Al-Qarawiyyin, which then continues to develop into a university that became an important center of Islamic education and is the most prestigious university in the world.

Guinness Book of World Records has recorded this college as the oldest campus in the world’s. Many leading scientists who have graduated from this university. Among the prominent scientists who become graduates from the oldest university there are several names such as Ibn al-Sabti Rushayd, Mohammed Ibn Al-Hajj Al-Abdari Al-Fasi, Abu Imran al-Fasi, Allal al-Fassi, Leo Africanus, Abd el-Krim el-Khattabi, Ibn Khaldun, Maimonides, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali, Abdullah al-Ghumari and some other figures. Not only Muslim leaders, most Jewish leaders have also studied at this university, such as, Silvestor II, the supreme leader of the Catholic Church Vatican years 999 – 1003 AD, he was credited to introduce the arabic number and zero in Europe.

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