The Connection of Faith and Reason

High Potential for Life Circling Alpha Centauri B our Nearest Neighbor

The way the Islamic tradition regarded the connection between science and reason can be briefly illustrated by the debate between al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd on…

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Knowledge and Truth in Islam


The question arises to know whether a synthesis similar to the medieval one would still be possible now. After all, the Aristotelian-Ptolemaic cosmos was not…

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The Exploration of the Cosmos: an endless Quest ?

interstellar archeology and the long quest for a DysonSphere

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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All that we don’t know

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Science – Ziauddin Sardar challenges modern science to start learning again According to many senior statesmen of science, we are fast approaching the end of…

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1933–) is a master, in every sense of the word, including the intellectual and the Sufi meanings. I have attended some of…

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Islam and the West

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A lecture given in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford on 27 October 1993 By H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Oxford Centre for Islamic…

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Arab-Muslim Civilization in the Mirror of the Universal: Philosophical Perspectives

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The 34 pedagogical sheets assembled in this publication elucidate in a detailed way the large intellectual, spiritual, artistic and political foundations on which the Arab-Muslim…

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The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism

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By Tariq Ramadan Tariq Ramadan is a feted thinker, but his argument for the equal value of all faiths is clothed in The noted Muslim…

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Pakistan must seize the chance to revive its science


The government of Nawaz Sharif needs to appoint a tough leader to deliver on its election promise of a research renaissance, says Ehsan Masood.  …

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When Galileo Meets Allah


FARIDA FAOUZIA CHARFI is one of North Africa’s most outspoken women scientists. She is professor at the Faculty of Sciences and the Institut Preparatoire aux…

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