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6 Andalusian Thinkers You Need to Know

6 Andalusian Thinkers You Need to Know

When we talk about Andalusia, we often immediately think about the Golden Ages of Islam, the glory of islamic civilization and how Al-Andalus was one of the most important keys in the history of the technological and scientific progress. Knowledge is power and searching after knowledge is an obligation in Islam. No progress could be …

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 …

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 …

Real Muslim Jafar was Science Advocate, Not Disney Villain

BAGHDAD – In a new step from the world’s largest cartoon conglomerate, Disney, to convert its masterpieces into live action movies, the American company released recent images from ‘Aladdin’ film with a new portrayal of the Muslim character ‘Jafar’ according to Forbes. In the 1990s Aladdin cartoon, Jafar, who’s based on a real person, was …

Meet This Hijabi Muslim Astrophysicist

Because of her achievement, Mutlu-Pakdil was named in the ‘2018 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World – Academic Leadership and Accomplishment’ Her work provides the first description of a double-ringed elliptical galaxy, challenging current theories and assumptions about how the universe works and how galaxies start and evolve ANKARA – Islam encourages its believers …

Medical Discovery News: Brilliant Muslim Contributions to Science

In this time of increasing intolerance of immigrants and other cultures, it is worth remembering contributions made by people from different cultures to medical science throughout history. A British-Asian Muslim physician is one of those who made important contributions to modern science. BRIGHTON – Frederick Akbar Mahomed is the Muslim Bengali British physician who discovered for …

These 3 Muslim Scientists Win L’Oréal-UNESCO Science Award

CAIRO – In recognition of their distinguished accomplishments in the field of pharmaceutics, three Egyptian female Muslim scientists have won the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award, Women of Egypt Mag reported. The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science, which began 19 years ago, recognizes accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter …

Study: Muslim Scientists Most Likely to Experience Discrimination

HOUSTON – Sociologists at Rice University and West Virginia University (WVU) have discovered that Muslim scientists in the US are more likely than other colleagues to experience discrimination, Phys.org reported on August 2. Authors Christopher Scheitle, an assistant professor of sociology at WVU, and Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, …

NASA Picks Senegal to Host Final Plan for Historic Space Mission

NASA Picks Muslim Country to Host Final Plan for Historic Space Mission

DAKAR – An expedition of 40 NASA scientists will camp in the Muslim African country of Senegal this August to plan for the final stage of the historic space mission ‘New Horizons’, SciDev reported on Wednesday, July 11. After flying past Pluto in 2015, ‘New Horizons’ space probe is now heading to an unprecedented discovery …

Muslim Scientist Invents Device for Testing Drugs

SHYMKENT – A Kazakh biochemist from the University of Warwick, the UK, has invented a highly unique device for testing drugs at cheaper cost, more quickly, efficiently, and accurately. “My application seemed interesting to Dr. Stefan Bon at the University of Warwick. Following a successful interview, he offered me the opportunity of becoming a PhD …



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