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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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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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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Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom

islamic architecture

Muslim governments know that economic growth, military power, and national security benefit greatly from technological advances. Many of them have sharply increased funding for science…

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Muslim world taskforce wants to save science universities

Osama Athar Task Force

Founder of the Muslim World Science Initiative Athar Osama talks about its big plans to revitalize the Muslim world’s ailing science universities.

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Revive universities of the Muslim world, by Nidhal Guessoum & Athar Osama

Science students at the American University of Sharjah must take humanities and social-science courses.

To boost science, higher-education institutes must give students a broad education and become meritocratic, say Nidhal Guessoum and Athar Osama.

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Science in the Islamic world: an interview with Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail

Ahmed Zewail

For over a hundred years, the Nobel Prize has been awarded for the highest achievements in physical sciences, peace and literature. In this period, only…

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Task Force Urges Muslim Countries To Reboot University Science Programs


A task force assembled by the Muslim World Science Initiative has issued a report calling on countries with majority-Muslim populations to broaden science education at…

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