Jim al-Khalili shows how advanced medicine is in Doha, Qatar, and how these relate to the works of three premodern scholars of the Islamic world.
Jim al-Khalili examines ideas that have been attributed to Jābir ibn Ḥayyān (fl. ca. 721-ca. 815 CE) about methods used in early chemical experiments.
In this short presentation, Imran Hussein asserts that science is necessarily subsumed under Islam, because reflecting on the physical world will “inevitably lead us to be grateful to God”. Hussein
Jim al-Khalili looks at inventions described in books by the Banū Mūsā brothers of 9th century Baghdad and al-Jazari from the 12th century in this 25-minute documentary.
Jim al-Khalili discusses “how the mathematical underpinnings of science apply today and trace their roots back” to the early Abbasid era in this video from al-Jazeera.
Evaluation of a video from a “Great Courses” series: a lecture by Eamonn Gearon discussing al-Razi (d. ca. 925) and Ibn Sina (d. 1037) and their context in the study of medicine in Europe.
An evaluation of a video in which Jim al-Khalili presents both modern and historical astronomy, discussing Nasir al-Din Tusi and Muhammad Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, in addition to modern radio telescopes’ discoveries.
Al-Khalili in this half-hour documentary looks at the works and processes of several medieval Arabic scientists who worked on optics and the nature of light, as well as contemporary Middle Eastern scientists who work with light.
This video presents a wrong-headed construction of “Islam” as being incapable of scientific reasoning because its philosophy allows for no cause and effect.
Mohamed AbuTaleb uses this 2012 lecture to share what he considers to have been missing in the intellectual discourse on science: The Qurʾān.
This compilation combines three clips from the Austrian Islamic scholar, Adnan Ibrahim, to debunk myths about biological evolution and connect it to Quranic narratives.
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”.