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Ibn Alnafis, Discoverer of Pulmonary Circulation

Ibn Alnafis, Discoverer of Pulmonary Circulation

Ala-al-Din Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Abi al-Hazm al-Qarshi al-Dimashqi (known as Ibn Al-Nafis) was born in 1213 A.D. in Damascus. He was educated at the Medical College Hospital (Bimaristan Al-Noori) founded by Noor al-Din Al-Zanki. Apart from medicine, Ibn al-Nafis learned jurisprudence, literature and theology. He thus became a renowned expert on the Shafi’i School …

Compost Recycling of Life

Compost, Recycling of Life

“It is Allah who causes the seed grain and the date stone to split and sprout. He causes the living to issue from the dead. And He is the One to cause the dead to issue from the living. That is Allah: then how are you deluded away from the truth?” (Qur’an 6:96). In this physical …

Manifestation of God Through Science All Around Us

Kurt Gödel was an American logician, mathematician and philosopher of Austrian descent. As one of the iconic logicians in history, alongside Aristotle and Gottlob Frege, Gödel’s work was recognized years after his death in 1978. Was his work attempting to prove the existence of a Supreme Being for the Universe? Gödel’s theories have since been …

Human Cloning

Devilish Human Cloning for Islam?

Human cloning is a topic charged with mortal dread and excited fascination in any setting, be it scientific, religious, political, or social.

Unani Medicine: Islam Accepts Other Cultures

Unani is Arabic for “Ionian,” which means “Greek.” It is a formal medicine that has been practiced for 6,000 years. Also known as “hikmat,” Unani Tibb Medicine was developed by the Greek physician Hippocrates (40 – 370 B.C.) from the medicine and traditions of the ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. When the Mongols invaded Persia and …

Evolution Theory in Light of Islam

Allah has His ways of doing things. These are called in the Qur’an the sunnan of Allah. They are described as immutable and eternal. There has been a debate within Islamic theology regarding the issue of natural “laws,” or more precisely, the issue of causality which is a prerequisite for the construction of natural laws. …

Firm Relationship Between Muslims & Scientific Achievements

Arabic pharmacy (Saydanah)* as a profession and school of thought separate from medicine was recognized by the beginning of the ninth century CE (third century AH). Baghdad, the center of learning at the time, saw a rapid expansion of the number of privately owned pharmacy shops, a trend that quickly spread to the suburbs and other …

Hospitals in Islamic History

The capital of the Islamic caliphate empire kept changing from one dynasty to another. In each capital, an important medical center developed. Thus, by the end of the 13th century, there were many medical centers spread throughout the Islamic world. As this is an expansive subject in history, Space does not allow the description of …

Recovering God’s Balance: Healing Ozone

The appearance of a rapidly growing hole in the part of the ozone layer over the Antarctic was first reported in the journal Nature in 1985, with later confirmations from NASA’s satellite data. The size of this hole grew rapidly, reaching its maximum size of 29.7million km2 in the year 2000. However, since then and …

Is Modern Science Compatible With Islam?

Whether Islam and modern science are compatible or not is not a straightforward question. There is no doubt that Islamic principles encourage knowledge and its pursuit. What could however be of doubt is this equivalence that we sometimes assume between knowledge attained through modern science, and knowledge that is praised in Islam. Can we consider …



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