Bill Warner, The Not So Golden Age of Islam

The Not So Golden Age of Islam

This video presents a wrong-headed construction of “Islam” as being incapable of scientific reasoning because its philosophy allows for no cause and effect. 

1 Jul 2014

Mohamed AbuTaleb

The Clash of Reason and Revelation: Reconciling Science and Scripture in Islam

Mohamed AbuTaleb uses this 2012 lecture to share what he considers to have been missing in the intellectual discourse on science: The Qurʾān.

13 Oct 2012

Adnan Ibrahim discusses evolution

The Theory of Evolution in the QURAN

This compilation combines three clips from the Austrian Islamic scholar, Adnan Ibrahim, to debunk myths about biological evolution and connect it to Quranic narratives.

18 Jun 2016

oceans in the quran, Zaghloul El Naggar

Seas and Oceans in the Qurʾān and Sunnah

Evaluation of a video in which Zaghloul El Naggar describes darkness in the depths of the oceans and ocean currents as being described in two Qur’anic verses from an episode of “Islam and Science”.

8 May 2011

The Masked Arab, Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

This video blog from the Masked Arab presents errors he finds in Zakir Naik videos addressing science and the Qurʾān.

25 Dec 2014

Story of Islamic Science, George Saliba and Charles Falco, Doha Qatar, October 2011.

The Story of Islamic Science

This video from a keynote presentation in Qatar in 2011 presents two lectures, one contextualizing the “decline” thesis of Islamic science by George Saliba, and the other, by Charles Falco, discussing the Islamic optical scientist, Ibn al-Haytham.

20 Oct 2013

islamic astronomy, George Saliba, Islamic Civilization and Astronomy

Islamic Civilization and Astronomy

George Saliba sets out to debunk two myths about “Islamic science” — that it only carried forward Greek scientific ideas, and that “modern science” was created sui generis in Europe during the Renaissance.

18 Sep 2012

Collapse of Darwinism, Harun Yahya

The Collapse of Darwinism and the Fact of Creation

This hour-long Harun Yahya video from the 1990s suggests that evolution has been disproven based on science.

10 Jun 2011

scientific miracles in the quran, Hamza Tzortzis and Imran Hussein

There are no scientific miracles in the Quran, part 2

Hamza Tzortzis and Imran Hussein present their multi-layered, multi-level approach to interpreting scientific miracles in the Qurʾān.

7 Oct 2015

history of islamic science, George Saliba, Hampshire College

Islam and the Transformation of Greek Science

George Saliba uses the mathematical and astronomical information necessary to determine the times for the five daily Muslim prayers (ṣalāt) as just one example of how culture and science interact.

1 May 2011

science in quran, Imran Hussein, Hamza Tzortzis

The Book of Signs: There are no scientific miracles in the Qur’an

Imran Hussein and Hamza Tzortzis suggest why the global Muslim narratives that use scientific “facts” to “prove” the miraculousness of the Qurʾān should no longer be used.

30 Sep 2015

islamic medicine, Nahyan Fancy, 2012, The Source of the Faculties is the Soul: Pre-modern Islamic Medicine and its Relation to Philosophy and Religion

The Source of the Faculties is the Soul: Pre-modern Islamic Medicine and its Relation to Philosophy and Religion

Nahyan Fancy lectures about how the concepts of spirit and soul were integrated into both medical understandings of the body and its physiology, and conceptualizations of how resurrection might occur, given those understandings of physiology.

20 Feb 2013