scientific miracles in the quran, Hamza Tzortzis and Imran Hussein

There are no scientific miracles in the Quran, part 2

Hamza Tzortzis and Imran Hussein present their multi-layered, multi-level approach to interpreting scientific miracles in the Qurʾān.

7 Oct 2015

history of islamic science, George Saliba, Hampshire College

Islam and the Transformation of Greek Science

George Saliba uses the mathematical and astronomical information necessary to determine the times for the five daily Muslim prayers (ṣalāt) as just one example of how culture and science interact.

1 May 2011

science in quran, Imran Hussein, Hamza Tzortzis

The Book of Signs: There are no scientific miracles in the Qur’an

Imran Hussein and Hamza Tzortzis suggest why the global Muslim narratives that use scientific “facts” to “prove” the miraculousness of the Qurʾān should no longer be used.

30 Sep 2015

islamic medicine, Nahyan Fancy, 2012, The Source of the Faculties is the Soul: Pre-modern Islamic Medicine and its Relation to Philosophy and Religion

The Source of the Faculties is the Soul: Pre-modern Islamic Medicine and its Relation to Philosophy and Religion

Nahyan Fancy discusses how the concepts of spirit and soul were integrated into both medical understandings of the body and its physiology, and how resurrection might occur, given those understandings of physiology.

20 Feb 2013

science Islam, Timothy Winter, Abdal Hakim Murad

Muslim Contributions to Science

Timothy Winters, also known as Abdal Hakim Murad, presents some of the major scientific scholars of the 9th-13 centuries.

25 Jan 2014

evolution, Islam, Salman Hameed, Angie Coiro, Tech Museum of Innovation

How do Muslims view science and evolution?

Salman Hameed gives a brief survey of Muslim ideas about science in the world today, followed by a longer question and answer session with media host Angie Coiro.

20 Jan 2012

George Saliba, Islamic Science & the Making of the European Renaissance, May 2007

Islamic Science & the Making of the European Renaissance

George Saliba discusses the complex ways in which ancient Greek sciences and mathematics were studied and augmented in the Islamicate world, as well as completely new ideas added, and then the whole was utilized by European scientists who thrived during the Renaissance.

1 May 2011

islam science, Abdullah Hakim Quick

Muslim Contributions to Mathematics, Science, Technology and Medicine

Abdullah Hakin Quick presents a summary of the ways Muslims from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries excelled in mathematics and exact sciences.

25 June 2011

arab astronomy, Chris Impey, Islam

Arab Astronomy

Chris Impey describes how science continued during the European “dark ages” in the Islamic world in this overly brief video.

6 Jul 2010

Ziauddin Sardar, Royal Society, 2006

Islam and science: beyond the troubled relationship

Ziauddin Sardar discusses the historical relationships between Islam, science and colonialism, and what needs to change for contemporary Muslim societies to advance in especially the exact sciences.

10 Dec 2013

Islamic Golden Age by MultiMuslim TV

The Islamic Golden Age

This clip from Islam: Empire of Faith starts about 200 years after the death of the Prophet Muḥammad in 632 CE and continues to the beginning of the Ottomans in the 14th century.

14 Dec 2011

welt der wunder, hosted by Hendrik Hey

The hidden Islamic sciences (Welt der Wunder)

This undated clip from the German TV show “Welt der Wunder” suggests a method by which science traveled from the Middle East via rulers who were familiar with both Christian and Islamic cultures and supported local Muslim scholars.

11 Sep 2007