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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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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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When to Celebrate New Hijri Year 1440?

HELWAN – The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt has announced that September 11 will be the first day of Muharram, the first Hijri month of the new Hijri year 1440. NRIAG calculated that the Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) will occur on Sunday, September 9, at 18:01 UT. However, this …

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First Muslim Hubs of FIFA World Cup

First Muslim Hubs of FIFA World Cup

The 21st FIFA World Cup, which lasts till July 15, still dazzles the world with its record-breaking goals and statistics. It’s also the first World Cup where video assistant referees (VARs) have been utilized. However, these aren’t the only unique aspects of this world biggest sports tournament, trailing only the Summer Olympics. The 2018 football …

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