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Fatima Al-fihri a woman from Morocco who dedicated her wealth to build the first and the the oldest university in the world. This university is called Al-Karaouine.

The historic university is actually recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest degree-granting university in the world. Moreover, UNESCO considers Al-Karaouine to have been a university since its founding.

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2012/10/59056/al-karaouin-of-fez-the-oldest-university-in-the-world/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatima_al-Fihri

 

It was thanks to the work of Al Idrissi (1100-1166) that world geography knew major developments. Al Idrissi incorporated the knowledge of Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Far East gathered by Arab merchants and explorers with information inherited from the classical geographers to create the most accurate world map in pre-modern time.
He was the first to draw a scientifically-based world map in 1154, known as Tabula Rogeriana for the Norman King Roger II of Sicily. He spent eighteen years at the court of King Roger, working on commentaries and illustrations of the map. This is practically a geographical encyclopedia of the time, containing information not only on Asia and Africa but also Western countries.
Source: http://www.gov.mu/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_al-Idrisi

The creation of the universe is a subject that is given great attention in the Quran. The huge and varied amount of information contained in the Quran about almost every stage and aspect of the creation continues to astound scientists today because of its very accurate agreement with current knowledge. How can a book written in the 7th century contain such a rich amount of scientific information that was to be attained 14 centuries later? Much of this information was discovered only in the last sixty years! Neutral and unbiased observers do consider this to be valid evidence that such a book could never have been the product of any human being for the simple reason that, at the time, no human possessed such knowledge.
http://www.quran-islam.org/main_topics/creation_of_universe_(P1212).html