Adherence to Islamic teachings enabled Muslims to make historic advances in fields such as medicine, mathematics, astronomy, geography, and philosophy. The first Muslim Nobel Laureate in the sciences, Dr. Mohammad Abdus Salam (1926–1996), a theoretical physicist and the founding director of SUPARCO, was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.
Muslim students today carry on this noble tradition, seeking to excel academically in every field. Today, AMSA USA members hold PhDs, MDs, JDs, and other advanced degrees from top-ranked universities, and its alumni even teach in Ivy League universities, such as Dr. Atif Mian, Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Professor of Economics at Princeton University.