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

The Masked Arab, Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

This video blog from the Masked Arab presents errors he finds in Zakir Naik videos addressing science and the Qurʾān.

25 Dec 2014

Story of Islamic Science, George Saliba and Charles Falco, Doha Qatar, October 2011.

The Story of Islamic Science

This video from a keynote presentation in Qatar in 2011 presents two lectures, one contextualizing the “decline” thesis of Islamic science by George Saliba, and the other, by Charles Falco, discussing the Islamic optical scientist, Ibn al-Haytham.

20 Oct 2013

islamic astronomy, George Saliba, Islamic Civilization and Astronomy

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

Collapse of Darwinism, Harun Yahya

The Collapse of Darwinism and the Fact of Creation

This hour-long Harun Yahya video from the 1990s suggests that evolution has been disproven based on science.

10 Jun 2011