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.
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.
Dr. Islam Hussein, a native of Egypt, discusses how he became involved in science communication on video, primarily in Arabic, in 2016 at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.
Dr. Sayed Khalil Tabatabai discusses science as related to the Qurʾān, focusing on the Qurʾān as a book of spiritual guidance.
In this undated episode of Medicine and Islam, hosted by Dr. Bilal Abdul-Alim, Dr. Evelyn Rue is interviewed about the benefits of breast feeding.
Zakir Naik attempts to answer the question, “What is the concept of soul in islam and what is the relationship of the soul and the human body, and what will happen to the soul after death.”
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.
Timothy Winters, also known as Abdal Hakim Murad, presents some of the major scientific scholars of the 9th-13 centuries.
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.
Knut Pfeiffer, a medical doctor from Munich, Germany discusses the health benefits of Zamzam water (a spring in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the precinct with the Ka’ba) with Nashwa Al-Ruwaini.
Jim al-Khalili, a physics professor at the University of Surrey (UK), follows the study of science in the Islamic world from the 8th century onward, tracing it through the “House of Wisdom” in Baghdad to Copernicus’s developing of a heliocentric model of planetary motion based on observations and ideas he culled from Arabic-language sources.
In this episode of “Understanding Life in Islam”, Brother Akram and Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi discuss “Prophetic Medicine: Personal Experience or Divine Revelation?”.