Moon Sighting: Scientific Perspective, Salman Hameed and Akif Khan

Moon Sighting: Scientific Perspective

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. 

1 May 2015

Ahmad Dallal, "In the Shadow of Modernity", 28 Feb 2008

4. In the Shadow of Modernity. Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History

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.

11 Dec 2014

Islam, Modern Science, Evolution: Conflict or Harmony? Nidhal Guessoum, 2016

Islam, Modern Science, Evolution: Conflict or Harmony?

Nidhal Guessoum discusses the framing of science and Islam, with a particular focus on biological evolution, including human evolution.

11 Apr 2016

Ahmad Dallal, "Science and Religion", 26 Feb 2008

3. Science and Religion. Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History

Ahmad Dallal discusses the intersections of science and religion as presented by both scientists and scholars of kalam (speculative theology). 

11 Dec 2014

Ahmad Dallal, "Science and Philosophy", 21 Feb 2008, muslim astronomy

2. Science and Philosophy. Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History

Evaluation of a video in which Ahmad Dallal addresses the development of disciplinary divisions within pre-modern astronomy.

11 Dec 2014

David A King, Astronomy in the Service of Islam, mathematical astronomy

Astronomy in the Service of Islam

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.

5 Apr 2018

Nidhal Guessoum and Stefano Bigliardi, al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane Morocco

Islam and Contemporary Science: Partners, Enemies or Strangers?

Nidhal Guessoum, author and astrophysicis, joins moderator Stefano Bigliari to answer prepared questions from students in al-Akhawayn University in Morocco.

4 Apr 2018

Apostate Prophet, splitting Moon vlog

The Moon-Splitting Fairy Tale

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.

13 Apr 2018

astronauts, UAE Mars mission, Alia al-Mansoori

Inspiring the next generation of astronauts

Evaluation of a video that discusses past and future astronauts from the Middle East.

13 Feb 2018

Manoug Manougian, Lebanese Rocket Society

An age old fascination with space in the Arab world

Evaluation of a video that describes the development of interest in space-related technologies in the Middle East.

13 Feb 2018

Farouk El Baz, UAE Mars Mission

UAE Mars Mission sparks scientific renaissance

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.

13 Feb 2018

Subboor Ahmed, Darwinian Evolution is Scientific

Darwinian Evolution is Scientific

Subboor Ahmed outlines separating religion and scientific study into different spheres in this brief vlog.

16 Sep 2017