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Islam Mitsraym

Assistant Editor of Science Section

Islam is the Assistant Editor of the Science Section since 2010. He studied Biology as a major and he's an Administrative Member in the Astronomical Society of Mahmoud Mosque (ASMM), Giza, Egypt. He achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Anthropology from The Institute of African Researches & Studies, Cairo University.

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Ramadan 2019: Longest & Shortest Fasting Hours

As the majority of Muslims observe the first day of Ramadan on Monday, May 6, many countries are set to fast with shorter hours than previous years, as Ramadan falls just before summer months this year. Annually, Hijri years arrive 11 days earlier in respect to the solar Gregorian calendar. This yearly shift makes the …

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Here Is Why Ramadan Falls in Spring This Year

No more than a decade ago, the North Hemisphere’s Muslims used to observe the holy month of Ramadan fasting in bearable weather conditions, and this was the case for nearly three entire decades, from 1987 onward. So the majority of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims and most of the regions that lie in the North Hemisphere …

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Remembering 1,046 Years of Al-Biruni’s Contributions

You will definitely find his contributions in many fields; in astronomy, astrology, physics, anthropology, biology, chemistry, comparative sociology, history, geography, geology, mathematics, psychology, philosophy, and theology. He’s Abu Raihan Al-Biruni who’s often regarded as one of the greatest Muslim scientists of the medieval ages. The Pakistani scholar Hakeem Mohammed Saeed wrote in his Al-Biruni: Commemorative …

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Muslim World Welcomes New Jumada Al Awwal 1440

MAKKAH – Muslims all over the world celebrate today, January 7, the start of the new Hijri month Jumada Al Awwal, the fifth Hirji month of the Hijri calendar 1440. According to the National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt, the Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) occurred on January 6, 2019, at …

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Enduring Legacy of Medieval Islamic Medicine

As a role model to young Muslim generations, Muslim and non-Muslim scholars during the era of of the Islamic Caliphate were known for their great achievements, enlightenment, elaborating the theories of the ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Chinese, and Greeks. They made groundbreaking medical discoveries as Europe went through the Dark Ages. Those scholars enjoyed a wide-ranging …

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Indonesia Tsunami: These Are Factors Behind High Death Toll

JAKARTA– Over a thousand people have been killed and many remain missing after a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on September 28, triggered by a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake. The crisis impacted at 18:03 local time (10:03 UTC), triggering dozens of aftershocks and at the same time, Indonesia’s meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG,  just …

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