medicine islam, Science in A Golden Age, Jim al-Khalili, al-Jazeera

Al-Razi, Ibn Sina and the Canon of Medicine

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.

9 Nov 2015

Jabir ibn Hayyan, chemistry, islam, Jim al-Khalili, al-Jazeera

Chemistry: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone

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.

3 Nov 2015

islam and science, Imran Hussein, Islam Defines Science

Islam Defines Science

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

11 Nov 2017

machines Islam, Al-Jazeera's Science in A Golden Age with Jim al-Khalili

Pioneers of Engineering: Al-Jazari and the Banu Musa

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.

27 Oct 2015

mathematics islam

Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra

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.

20 Oct 2015

Eamonn Gearon, al-Razi and Ibn Sina, Golden Age, Great Courses

Medieval Muslim Medicine and Hospitals

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.

10 Jul 2017

Astronomy, Islam, Jim al-Khalili, al-Jazeera 2015

Astronomy: The Science of the Stars

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.

13 Oct 2015

optics, Jim al-Khalili, al-Jazeera, Ibn Haytham

Optics: The True Nature of Light

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.

6 Oct 2015

Bill Warner, The Not So Golden Age of Islam

The Not So Golden Age of Islam

This video presents a wrong-headed construction of “Islam” as being incapable of scientific reasoning because its philosophy allows for no cause and effect. 

1 Jul 2014

Mohamed AbuTaleb

The Clash of Reason and Revelation: Reconciling Science and Scripture in Islam

Mohamed AbuTaleb uses this 2012 lecture to share what he considers to have been missing in the intellectual discourse on science: The Qurʾān.

13 Oct 2012

Adnan Ibrahim discusses evolution

The Theory of Evolution in the QURAN

This compilation combines three clips from the Austrian Islamic scholar, Adnan Ibrahim, to debunk myths about biological evolution and connect it to Quranic narratives.

18 Jun 2016

oceans in the quran, Zaghloul El Naggar

Seas and Oceans in the Qurʾān and Sunnah

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”.

8 May 2011