Akif Khan and Salman Hameed discuss the topic of moon sighting, the method through which the start of months of the Islamic calendar are identified.
Ahmad Dallal discusses science in the 19th and 20th centuries in the Muslim world, arguing that the modern Muslim world is not informed by a culture of science.
Nidhal Guessoum discusses the framing of science and Islam, with a particular focus on biological evolution, including human evolution.
Ahmad Dallal discusses the intersections of science and religion as presented by both scientists and scholars of kalam (speculative theology).
Evaluation of a video in which Ahmad Dallal addresses the development of disciplinary divisions within pre-modern astronomy.
David A King discusses “folk” and mathematical astronomy that was used to facilitate Islamic ritual and then compares Muslim instruments (astrolabes, etc) with European versions from the Renaissance.
Nidhal Guessoum, author and astrophysicis, joins moderator Stefano Bigliari to answer prepared questions from students in al-Akhawayn University in Morocco.
The Apostate Prophet presents the lack of external evidence to support the narratives, found in both ḥadīth and the Qurʾān, that the Moon was split in order to demonstrate God’s power.
Evaluation of a video that discusses past and future astronauts from the Middle East.
Evaluation of a video that describes the development of interest in space-related technologies in the Middle East.
Evaluation of a video that shows some of the parallels between the Apollo missions to the moon in the United States and the United Arab Emirates’ Mars Mission.
Subboor Ahmed outlines separating religion and scientific study into different spheres in this brief vlog.