Professor Nidhal Guessoum answers questions on relationships between science and the Muslim world
The Ambiguous Intellectual
The question that Sardar has always asked is: how do you know?
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,…
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
Ramadan: A Good Time To Recall A Forgotten Doctor
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,…
Determining when Ramadan starts
The adoption of a scientifically rigorous and reliable method to determine crescent-based months is long overdue
Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom
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…
Muslim world taskforce wants to save science universities
Founder of the Muslim World Science Initiative Athar Osama talks about its big plans to revitalize the Muslim world’s ailing science universities.
Revive universities of the Muslim world, by Nidhal Guessoum & Athar Osama
To boost science, higher-education institutes must give students a broad education and become meritocratic, say Nidhal Guessoum and Athar Osama.
Science in the Islamic world: an interview with Nobel Laureate 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…
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…