Building Islamic Past From the Future
A 200 character fictional story based in real science and history.
2051: Islam fading, Aarif a Math whiz, Dr. Faaiz, and botanist Sa’id time travelled to Baghdad in 1251. Goal: revive Islamic Golden Age. Redirect the Mongolian hoard to Europe still in the Dark Ages.
Science: Scientific Legacy of Islam: “Although Islamic societies lag behind current scientific achievements of the West, Islamic civilization “was once the unrivaled center of science and philosophy…while Europe was mired in the Dark Ages.” The science developed and practiced during the Islamic Golden Age (about 786–1258) included astronomy, mathematics medicine, chemistry, botany, agronomy, geography, ophthalmology, pharmacology, physics, and zoology.” (SpokaneFavs, Religion & Science: Comrades in Arms Against Ignorance by Peter Haug)
The end of the age is variously given as 1258 with the Mongolian Sack of Baghdad, or 1492 with the completion of the Christian Reconquista of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, Iberian Peninsula. During the Golden Age, the major Islamic capital cities of Baghdad, Cairo, and Córdoba became the main intellectual centers for science, philosophy, medicine, and education. The government heavily patronized scholars, and the best scholars and notable translators, such as Hunayn ibn Ishaq, had salaries estimated to be the equivalent of those of professional athletes today.” (Courses.lumenlearning.com)
More Ideas: Write a story where you change one significant thing about the character, physical body, or history of humans. Change can take place on earth or alien planet where aliens are like humans but different in a significant way. There was a show called Sliders. Each episode portrayed a world where one thing in history was different. For example, what would the world look like today, if Japan had won World War II, the Roman empire never fell, Lincoln was not assassinated, or dinosaurs did not become extinct?