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First Ever Black Hole Image Released

The first ever photo of a black hole in a distant galaxy was released Wednesday, April 10, after being photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world. “What we see is larger than the size of our entire Solar System,” Prof Heino Falcke, of Radboud University in the Netherlands, who proposed the experiment, …

Al-Battani: the Trigonometrical Genius

Al-Battani (Albategnius): The Trigonometrical Genius

Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan Al-Battani Al-Harrani, known in the West as Albategnius, is considered the greatest astronomer of his time and one of the greatest during the Middle Ages. Al-Battani was born around 858 C.E. in Battan, a state of Harran, and was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San’an Al-Battani, …

Scientists Fly 1st Plane with No Moving Parts

Scientists have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an ‘ionic wind’ — a silent but mighty flow of ions that is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained, steady flight.

Cloud Seeding Potentials

Cloud Seeding Potentials

The rise of Muslims to the zenith of civilization was based on lslam’s emphasis on learning, science and seeking knowledge. “Are those who have knowledge and those who have no knowledge alike? Only the men of understanding are mindful.” (Qur’an 39:9). In light of these teachings of Islamic Shari’ah of praising knowledge and admiring scientific …

Merit Ptah & Peseshet

7 Reasons Why Women Are Invisible in Science

Most know of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. We also know it was built in memory of Mumtaz Mahal. But how many know of her Aunt Nor who invented the device that performed attar distillation of flowers to make perfumes?

“God Particle” From Islamic Perspective

“God Particle” From Islamic Perspective

In July 2012 physicists at the world-renowned laboratory “Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory” (Fermilab) announced that they got closer to proving the existence of the vague subatomic particle called “Higgs boson”. These subatomic particles, symbolized as H0, form one piece of a class of subatomic particles called Bosons which includes the Photons; “the elementary particle of …

EU Envoy: Pakistani Women’s Contribution to Science Is Extraordinary

ISLAMABAD – Marking the International Women’s Day, a conference about ‘Women in Science’ was held last Wednesday to highlight the achievements of female scientists in the South Asian Muslim country. “Despite challenges at the multiple levels, women’s contributions in science and technology are extraordinary in Pakistan,” Charge de’ Affairs, EU Delegation to Pakistan, Anne Marchal, …

With Islamic Art, Muslim Scientist Revolutionizes Metamaterials

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, such as getting wider when stretched instead of just being longer and thinner. These perforated rubber sheets made by a Canadian team do just that – and then …

Musings on the Nature of Research

People have long been trying to explore and understand the reality they happen to live in. This search for truth and its product have led to an immense growth in human comprehension of what their knowledge of the world is and what ”good” knowledge is to them. A clear distinction of how reality is seen …

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 …



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