Nidhal Guessoum and Stefano Bigliardi, al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane Morocco

Islam and Contemporary Science: Partners, Enemies or Strangers?

Nidhal Guessoum, author and astrophysicis, joins moderator Stefano Bigliari to answer prepared questions from students in al-Akhawayn University in Morocco.

4 Apr 2018

Sabreen Syeed vlog, Physics of the Night Journey

Physics of the Night Journey of Prophet Muhammad

This video blog attempts to explain the “Night Journey” of the Prophet Muhammad by calling on concepts from modern physics.

4 Nov 2017

Ahmed Zewail, Insight: Ideas for Change, discussing evolution

Ideas for Change – Ahmed Zewail

Ahmed Zewail, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999, discusses the importance of education for world development, including education about biological evolution. 

18 Mar 2013

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

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

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

Islam Hussein, science communication, virology

Science Story-telling from Home

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.

26 Nov 2016

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

earthquakes, Islam, Zaghloul An Najjar

Earthquakes in the Quran and Sunnah

Zaghloul An-Najjar discusses a Muslim moral framing for natural disasters, like earthquakes and hurricanes. 

7 Jun 2011

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

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

Zaghloul El Naggar, Water in the Quran, Islam & Science

Islam and Science – Water in the Quran

In this episode of Science & Islam, Zaghloul El Naggar discusses how water came to be on Earth, and how its evaporation-rain cycle is described “miraculously” in the Qurʾān.

30 Apr 2011