Creation and the Personal Creator in Islamic Kalam and Modern Cosmology

Mohammed Basil Altaie

By Mohammed Basil Altaie The question of the eternity or temporality of the universe was thoroughly discussed by Muslim theologians. Most of them, principally those…

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The Exploration of the Cosmos: an endless Quest ?


Modern cosmology is exploring the universe with increasing success. Several of its spectacular breakthroughs have some significance with respect to the meaning of the human…

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Book Notes: Islam’s Quantum Question


There have been several books published recently touting the historical contributions of Islamic scholars to the early history of science (in the Middle Ages), but…

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Weird science


According to some Muslim scholars, everything from genetics to robotics and space travel is described in the Quran. What nonsense.

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Islam and Science: concordance or Conflict? By Prof. Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam

This speech was delivered by Professor Abdus Salam (1926-1996), Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979), in Paris at the UNESCO House on April 27, 1984 at…

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What the history books left out


Does Islam’s vibrant scientific past hold the key to its intellectual future, asks Ehsan Masood

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Science in the Muslim World

Sheikh Zayed main domes Photo by Younes Boudiaf

Professor Nidhal Guessoum answers questions on relationships between science and the Muslim world

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The Ambiguous Intellectual


The question that Sardar has always asked is: how do you know?

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A Polymath in the 10th Century


By Roshdi Rashed Ibn al-Haytham (10 to 11th century A.D.) The turn of the first millennium was a time of intense research in mathematics, physics,…

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The length of the day of fasting


With the recent large increase in Muslim populations in northern countries, and with the gradual shifting of Ramadan toward the summer, this problem of high-latitude regions has become an important one

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Ramadan: A Good Time To Recall A Forgotten Doctor‏

Mezquita de Cordoba

It is ironic that the man whom Europeans came to regard as one of the most influential Arab scientists and philosophers of the Middle Ages,…

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Determining when Ramadan starts


The adoption of a scientifically rigorous and reliable method to determine crescent-based months is long overdue

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