Welcome to the MAX Inspire Series! 2017-06-18T23:26:48+00:00

The roots of excellence in scholarship and academia trace back to the early days of Islam. Astronomy, Medicine, Mathematics, Physics, Horticulture, Art, Philosophy, Law, and Education are all fields that experienced extensive growth and advancement under a Golden Age of prosperity in Islam. Many roots of modern knowledge and education stem from the teachings and discoveries of Muslim scholars and philosophers.

In an effort to celebrate and motivate the continued legacy of such achievements, the MAX Inspire Series will celebrate inspirational Muslim personalities in history and the torch bearers who continue to light the way forward.

September 2017

August 2017

Fatima Al-Fihri: Founder of the Oldest University in the World

Fatima Al-Fihri emigrated from present-day Tunisia to Fez, Morocco with her family in the early 9th century. Fatima and her sister Mariam were well-educated and wealthy women who wanted to use their wealth for the benefit of their community. In 859 CE, Fatima established the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and the University [...]

July 2017

June 2017

Salman Khan: Educator

Bill Gates, Google and AT&T recognize him as a hero. His organization has revolutionized the way education is spread across borders and to the masses, free of any cost to the student. With the mission to 'provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere', Khan Academy was founded by Salman [...]