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

Alhambra trignometry

Discovering Math at the Alhambra in Al-Andalusia

This brief clip uses the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain as a example of the use of geometry and trigonometry.

16 Feb 2010

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

islamic geometry, DesignShra Company

Islamic Geometry 1

This brief video silently shows the steps used to create some of the basic shapes in used decoratively.

13 Aug 2012

science Islam, Timothy Winter, Abdal Hakim Murad

Muslim Contributions to Science

Timothy Winters, also known as Abdal Hakim Murad, presents some of the major scientific scholars of the 9th-13 centuries.

25 Jan 2014

iron quran miracle, Musa Adnan

Centre of the Earth

This animated text video with a Musa Adnan voiceover uses numerology to demonstrate that the Qurʾān suggests that iron is at the center of the Earth.

1 Mar 2014

George Saliba, Islamic Science & the Making of the European Renaissance, May 2007

Islamic Science & the Making of the European Renaissance

George Saliba discusses the complex ways in which ancient Greek sciences and mathematics were studied and augmented in the Islamicate world, as well as completely new ideas added, and then the whole was utilized by European scientists who thrived during the Renaissance.

1 May 2011

islam science, Abdullah Hakim Quick

Muslim Contributions to Mathematics, Science, Technology and Medicine

Abdullah Hakin Quick presents a summary of the ways Muslims from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries excelled in mathematics and exact sciences.

25 June 2011

welt der wunder, hosted by Hendrik Hey

The hidden Islamic sciences (Welt der Wunder)

This undated clip from the German TV show “Welt der Wunder” suggests a method by which science traveled from the Middle East via rulers who were familiar with both Christian and Islamic cultures and supported local Muslim scholars.

11 Sep 2007

Ali R. Fazely

Ultimate Mathematics, Generator of the Quran

Ali R. Fazely introduces a variety of prime number concepts, then discusses how those numbers are related to the Qurʾān.

28 Apr 2013

Mohamed al-Dasani

The Mathematical Structure of the Qur’an

Mohamed al-Dasani presents information about how the numbers of the surahs in the Qurʾān and the number of the verses in each surah and the number of words in each surah may be summed to return to two numbers, which are also the sum of the surah numbers and the sum of the number of verses.

5 Sep 2014

Jim al-Khalili, Science & Islam

Science & Islam

Jim al-Khalili, a physics professor at the University of Surrey (UK), follows the study of science in the Islamic world from the 8th century onward, tracing it through the “House of Wisdom” in Baghdad to Copernicus’s developing of a heliocentric model of planetary motion based on observations and ideas he culled from Arabic-language sources.

27 Mar 2013