Abdus Salam, Pakistan, Nobel prize winner, physics, 1979

Abdus Salam: The Dream of Symmetry

An evaluation of a documentary of Abdus Salam (1926-96), a Nobel prize winner in Physics. The 2011 documentary presents his biography and science.

22 Oct 2016

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

iron Quran Zaghloul An Najjar

Iron in the Quran

Zaghloul An Najjar discusses the element iron and how it came to be on Earth in this video from 2014.

5 May 2016

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

Alhambra trignometry

Discovering Math at the Alhambra in Al-Andalusia

This brief clip uses the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain as a example of the use of geometry and trigonometry.

16 Feb 2010

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

islamic geometry, DesignShra Company

Islamic Geometry 1

This brief video silently shows the steps used to create some of the basic shapes in used decoratively.

13 Aug 2012

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

iron quran miracle, Musa Adnan

Centre of the Earth

This animated text video with a Musa Adnan voiceover uses numerology to demonstrate that the Qurʾān suggests that iron is at the center of the Earth.

1 Mar 2014

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

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