### 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

### 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

### 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 1

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

13 Aug 2012

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 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