The Virtual Classroom

Enter The Virtual Classroom and explore how the rich cultural heritage of Islam has contributed to your daily life.

How did the Muslims develop the paper industry after contact with the Chinese?

Where did the idea of a three-course meal come from?

What are the origins of words like coffee, tulip and magazine?

Who drew one of the first scientific maps of the world?

Through the Quest for Knowledge quiz, a concoction of clues, riddles and questions, and by interacting with the chemistry set, dictionary and white board, you will uncover how the work of historical Muslim figures advanced the fields of science, medicine, mathematics, architecture, music and the arts.

The Virtual Classroom was launched on 3rd November 2003 by Secretary of State for Education and Skills Charles Clarke, during Islam Awareness Week.

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