Dr. Nidhal Guessoum is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Guessoum has published several books on science with direct or indirect relevance to Islam. Moreover, he has published dozens of scholarly papers in astrophysics and numerous articles on science, education, and culture.
Islam expects its believers to enrich and strengthen their faith via knowledge. It encourages its believers to clarify their awareness about God’s existence through “knowing”.
A “strong Muslim” is the person who is not only physically strong. But also a person who’s mentally capable to defend himself with sound knowledge, and protect Islam through well-being and welfare. We achieve these aims via advancement, improvements and scientific progress.
Visitors to the Islamic Museum in Cairo are always astounded at the geographical tools, resources and maps they find. These materials are a tribute to the significant contribution that Islam has made to the scientific disciplines.
Islam sees religion and science as two of the most important governing aspects of the world. Science aims to understand the natural world, its existence and its workings. Whereas, religion deals with the spiritual, and ascribes the existence and the workings of the natural world to God.