“Mathematics, astronomy, botany, history, philosophy, and jurisprudence were to be mastered in Spain, and Spain alone. Whatever makes a kingdom great and prosperous, whatever tends to refinement, and civilization was found in Muslim Spain.”
Stanley Lane-Poole, “The Moors in Spain
"The diverse Muslim population created a very amazing tolerance society, they provided civility and stability to the land that brought progress in science and a healthy outlook of life style so people could enjoy. As a result, it was beautiful civilization that lasted almost 800 years. They had universities, street lights, public bath, and center of learning where people all over the world came to study & learn and go back their area and that was a great accomplishment which we should try to achieve."
Dr. Abu Zayd, Islamic Scholar