The Noble Qur’an encourages the acquisition of science and knowledge, and Islam urges us to reflect on natural phenomena as signs of God’s creation. So Muslims believe that getting engaged in science is an act of religious merit and a collective duty of the Muslim community to cater for the wellbeing of humanity.
Below is a summary of some scientific breakthroughs made by Muslims in 2016.
Being the first and only Indian Muslim woman selected as a researcher at NASA, Karishma Inamdar aims for the stars through her space outreach program designed to inspire students for space research work.
A new set of “metamaterials” has been created based on intricate, repeating patterns found in Islamic art. Metamaterials are engineered to have properties that don’t occur naturally.
Mostafa Hemdan is making a good living turning rubbish into gold, but success hasn’t come without hurdles. The 25-year-old is founder of Egyptian company Recyclobekia.
We speak with Deena Mousa, the 17-year old Egyptian prodigal high-school student who invented a mixture of chemical components that can stop severe bleeding faster than the medicines currently used in hospitals.
A smart inventor from Bangladesh named Ashis Paul hit two goals with one intelligent achievement in June 2016. Paul succeeded in repurposing plastic bottles into a low-cost.
A Saudi-Palestinian firm has invented a solar-powered umbrella to assist Hajj pilgrims during the days of religious activity. The multi-propose smart umbrella comes with a small fan, flashlight, and GPS.
Three teams from Turkey and Pakistan won gold and bronze medals at the International Genetically Engineered Machine world championship held in Boston, US on October 30, 2016.
The UAE is working to send a probe to orbit Mars. The UAE Space Agency has called its mission “Al Amal” Hope and has introduced it to the public. The probe is planned to enter Mars’ orbit in 2021.
Morocco switched on the 1st phase of its concentrated solar power plant on Thursday February 11, 2016 which was the world’s largest when completed.
The 9th International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Signal Processing & Power Applications was organized in February 2016 by School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) was keen in 2016 to eradicate polio in the last two countries that harbor the virus.