The flourishing of science in Islam — By Nadim Pabani

As patrons and promoters of the entire spectrum of human knowledge, historic Muslim societies laid the foundations for a flowering of culture and learning, the impact of which would be felt across the Islamic and wider civilisations for centuries to come. From Baghdad to Bukhara, and Cordoba to Cairo, historic Muslim civilisations became centres of…

Ibn Sina’s 1038th Birthday 7 Aug 2018 — Google com | One of the pre-modern world’s most influential philosophers, Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

7 August 2018 Ibn Sina’s 1038th Birthday One of the pre-modern world’s most influential philosophers, Ibn Sina (sometimes known as “Avicenna” in the West) was born in the year 980, during what’s now known as the Islamic Golden Age. Ibn Sina grew up in Afšana, a village near Bukhara, near present-day Uzbekistan. A self-taught polymath,…

“The Physician” by Noah Gordon The Long Road from International Bestseller to Film — “It’s about religion and friendship between people of different religions,”– Director Philipp Stölzl

Source: Deutsche Welle / Qantara de Article in German language: “Der Medicus” von Noah Gordon: Der lange Weg vom Weltbestseller zum Film ***** The novel “The Physician” was one of the biggest international successes of the last few decades. So it’s all the more surprising that it wasn’t made into a film years ago. A…

Avicenna on Matter, The Disobedience of Matter and Evil: Reconciling Metaphysical Stances and Qur’anic Perspective — an Academic Article

Dr Maria De Cillis This is an edited version of an article originally published in Transcendent Philosophy: An International Journal of Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism, Vol. 12, Dec 2011, pp. 147-168. The journal is a publication of London Academy of Iranian Studies . Image: Engraving of Avicenna. Naples : Azriel ben Joseph de Gunzenhausen, 1491…

The Golden Age of Learning in the Arab-speaking World: ”The House of Wisdom” by Jim Al-Khalili – Qantara de Article

Arabic-speaking researchers have made major contributions to science. In his book The House of Wisdom, physicist Jim Al-Khalili examines the extent of their influence on the Western World. Anne Allmeling sends us this review Nowadays, when we talk about Arab countries, the conversation generally centres on issues like oil, terrorism, revolution, democracy, or human rights….

When Baghdad was centre of the scientific world:Islamic science had its heyday in the ninth century, thanks to Abū Ja’far al-Ma’mūn’s House of Wisdom, says Jim al-Khalili

Source: Guardian.co.uk ***** Jim Al-Khalili The Observer, Sunday 26 September 2010 Article history The Bab al-Sharqi district of Baghdad as it is today. Photograph: Wikipedia The Bab al-Sharji district in the centre of Baghdad derives its name, which means east gate, from the medieval fortifications of the city. These walls were probably built around the…

An Evening with the Stars: A Ramadan Offer

Source: The American Muslim ***** By Hasan Zillur Rahim Through a 7” refractor telescope at the Montgomery Hill Observatory of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California, I was viewing the celestial wonders of the universe. The sky was dark and clear. To the east, the waning moon of Shaban hung just above the foothills…