Returning to IslamWritten by Daud Batchelor
PEOPLE living in Muslim countries in 2013 had an average life expectancy at birth of 67 years — four years below the global average. The global average life expectancy today is much greater than in 1900 — then only 31 years. Under the medieval Islamic Caliphate, however, life expectancy of the general population was relatively high, above 35 years. This is greater than longevity figures estimated for medieval English aristocracy (30 years) and classical Rome (20 to 30 years).............. Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
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Dr Daud Abdul-Fattah Batchelor is an Associate Fellow at IAIS Malaysia.