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Science and Civilization in Islam

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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Science and Civilization in Islam

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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Islamic science, known to the West principally for its influence on the development of European scientific thought, occupied a central position within the Muslim culture. Through historical and morphological analysis, as well as through excerpts from actual texts, the author graphically conveys to Western readers the content and spirit of Islamic science.

Science and Civilization in Islam

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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Science and Civilization in Islam

Author : Ḥusain Naṣr
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Book In Brief Studies in Islamic Civilization

Author : Ahmed Essa
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Studies in Islamic Civilization draws upon the works of Western scholars to make the case that without the tremendous contribution of the Muslim world there would have been no Renaissance in Europe. For almost a thousand years Islam was arguably one of the leading civilizations of the world spanning a geographic area greater than any other. It eliminated social distinctions between classes and races, made clear that people should enjoy the bounties of the earth provided they did not ignore morals and ethics, and rescued knowledge that would have been lost, if not forever, then at least for centuries. The genius of its scholars triggered the intellectual tradition of Europe and for over seven hundred years its language, Arabic, was the international language of science. Strange then that its legacy lies largely ignored and buried in time. In the words of Aldous Huxley, “Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.” Studies in Islamic Civilization is a compelling attempt to redress this wrong and restore the historical truths of a “golden age” that ushered in the Islamic renaissance, and as a by-product that of the West. In doing so it gives a bird’s eye view of the achievements of a culture that at its height was considered the model of human progress and development. (2010).

The Making of Islamic Science

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Islamic Science

Author : Hossein Nasr (Seyyed.)
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Traces the history of Islamic mathematics, science, and applied science and articulates their perception of our relationship to the universe

Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance

Author : George Saliba
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The rise and fall of the Islamic scientific tradition, and the relationship of Islamic science to European science during the Renaissance. The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other ancient civilizations--the Greeks in particular. In this thought-provoking and original book, George Saliba argues that, contrary to the generally accepted view, the foundations of Islamic scientific thought were laid well before Greek sources were formally translated into Arabic in the ninth century. Drawing on an account by the tenth-century intellectual historian Ibn al-Naidm that is ignored by most modern scholars, Saliba suggests that early translations from mainly Persian and Greek sources outlining elementary scientific ideas for the use of government departments were the impetus for the development of the Islamic scientific tradition. He argues further that there was an organic relationship between the Islamic scientific thought that developed in the later centuries and the science that came into being in Europe during the Renaissance. Saliba outlines the conventional accounts of Islamic science, then discusses their shortcomings and proposes an alternate narrative. Using astronomy as a template for tracing the progress of science in Islamic civilization, Saliba demonstrates the originality of Islamic scientific thought. He details the innovations (including new mathematical tools) made by the Islamic astronomers from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, and offers evidence that Copernicus could have known of and drawn on their work. Rather than viewing the rise and fall of Islamic science from the often-narrated perspectives of politics and religion, Saliba focuses on the scientific production itself and the complex social, economic, and intellectual conditions that made it possible.

Islam and Scientific Enterprise

Author : Syed Akheel Ahmed
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The history of Islamic Science has not received the recognition it deserves. Although reverence is accorded to the memory of such great figures of Islamic history as Ar-Razi (Rhazes), Jabir-ibn-Hayyan (Geber) and Omar Khyaam. The present treatise is an attempt to construct an outline of the progress of Islamic Science from the days of the prophet Muhammad to the end of fifteenth century. Spread in fifteen chapters the book traces the growth and development of Islamic Science during the hay days of Islamic glory. It throws succinct and incisive light on various aspects of Islamic Science, namely, mathematics, mechanics, astronomy, astrology, music, alchemy, chemistry, medicine and geography. In short the approach is objective, analysis systematic, treatment logical and the style lucid

Science and Civilization in Islam with a Preface by Giorgio de Santillana

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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Medieval Islamic World

Author : Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul
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Acknowledgments - Abstracts and Keywords - Introduction - Characteristics of the Islamic Civilization - Islamic Characteristics of Scientific Trends - Qurʼanic Experimental Method - The Elements of the Scientific Experimental Method in the Qurʼan - Human Reasoning (al-qiyās) - The Impact of Islamic Medicine on Modern Civilization and Islamic Scientific Heritage of Medicine and Pharmacy - The Impact of Islamic Political Theory on Modern Civilization - Classical Muslim Scholars' Contribution to the Fields of Astronomy,Geography, Chemistry, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering (ʻIlm al-Ḥiyal) - Glossary - About the Author - Index

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Golden Age of Science and Civilization in Islam

Author : Gabriel Iqbal
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It has taken 25 years of research and development to create this encyclopedia, with the hope for International Scientific Awareness, Inter-Faith Understanding, Sustainable Technological Innovation and a much desired World Peace. A Research into Scientific Experimentation / Empiricism (Ulum al 'itibar) and Origins, Attitudes, Values and Rejuvenation of Islamic Science along with its implications on Sustainable Development and new energy technologies. Award-winning sustainability training specialist and internationally acclaimed Biologist, Poet and Humanitarian, Gabriel Iqbal, translates his visions into pragmatic disciplines by reviewing the entire history of Experimental Science and links with scientific pragmatism and coexistence. The origins and sustainable ethical applications of practical empirical scientific method are rooted in the Golden Age of Islam. A thousand years of Science, Technology and Civilization in Islam (800 - 1800) and its implication for Sustainable Development in a modern context is elaborated. This illustrated encyclopedia is also available as an option with large poster prints of the illustrations in this encyclopedia for usage as a supplement to the Educational Science Curriculum and Science Museum Exhibitions. Optionally 60+ Colour Coded Posters are available with this research for use in Schools, Universities and Museums. The posters can be displayed permanently on the hallways, classrooms, libraries and laboratories and will highly improve the student's visual appeal, learning ability and knowledge of Science and Civilization in Islam along with Proactive Solution Oriented Research and Innovation Capability for Ethical Scientific Thinking, Global Leadership, Sustainability and above all a Responsible and Sincere attitude towards World Peace. Science curriculum based projects are also included. An extended bibliography is available to supplement this research. The research in this encyclopedia is a form of "Civilized Science" that can perhaps save us from our current challenge of evolving from a gregarious species to a coexisting one. The goal is to work collectively as part of a world community and re-engineer Scientific Ethics and Principles for the betterment of the Global Human Condition and a Sustainable Future that works in Harmony with the Balanced Phenomena of Natural Law. Also available by the author: Heart Intelligence - Book Trilogy and Film - The film is available for viewing at no cost as a public education enterprise on: www.heartintelligencebook.com Visit our official website to discover films, documentaries and latest multimedia resources related to Islam, Science, Sustainable Technological Innovations, Renewable Energy, Interfaith Education, Well-being, Coexistence and Consciousness www.eurekamakingadifference.com/illustrated-encyclopedia

Islam and Scientific Debate

Author : Rais Ahmad
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The Papers Presented In This Book Have Been Contributed By Eminent Scholars Of Islamic Science. The First Article Sheds Light On The Rise And Fall Of Science During Islamic Civilization. The Next Two Articles Present The Varying Views Of Some Muslim Scholars And Scientists About The Scientific Interpretation Of The Qur An. In The Next Three Articles, The Respective Authors Critically Evaluate The Philosophy Of Modern Science And Propose Islamic Alternative. Further The Two Articles Present The Various Schools Of Thought Among The Proponents Of Islamic Science Taking Into Consideration Their Approach Towards The Development Of Islamic Science And Their Vision Regarding The Scope And Purpose Of Islamic Science. The Last Article Proposes A Methodology As To How Modern Science Can Be Adopted In Islam.

Science and Islam

Author : Muẓaffar Iqbāl
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Provides a clear, authentic, and scholarly account of the various aspects of the relationship between Islam and science

Science and Civilization in Islam

Author : Ḥusain Naṣr
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Features the full-text of an article entitled "Science and Civilization in Islam" by Ahmed Akin Kaldiroglu. Discusses Islam attitudes towards science and civilization.

Muslim Contributions to World Civilization

Author : M. Basheer Ahmed
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The brilliant contributions of Islam to science, art, and culture, are a timeless and precious heritage, which should be historically preserved for future generations. The great achievements of Muslim scholars are rarely if at all acknowledged in formal education, and today their identity, origins and impact remain largely obscure. This collection of papers aims to give readers a brief introduction to the intellectual history of Muslims and the contributions that eminent Muslim scholars have made in certain specific fields of knowledge including basic and applied physical and biological sciences, medicine, legal and political theories and practices, economic and financial concepts, models, and institutions, etc.

Islam and Science

Author : Robert Morrison
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In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone, being commissioned by his patrons to work in a variety of fields. Islam and Science examines in detail the relationship between the metaphysics of Nisaburi's science, and statements he made in his Qur'an commentary and in other non-scientific writings. Sources suggest that Nisaburi was inspired to begin his scientific career by the inclusion of basic science in a religious (madrasa) education. By mid-career, he had found methodological similarities between theoretical astronomy and Islamic jurisprudence. Morrison concludes that while Nisaburi believed science could give one a taste of God's knowledge, he realised that the study of science and natural philosophy alone could not lead him to a spiritual union with God. Only Sufi practice and Sufi theory could accomplish that. Morrison's work is remarkable in synthesizing the history of Islamic science with other areas of Islamic studies. It will be of interest to students and scholars of religion and the history of science, as well as readers with a more general interest in Middle Eastern studies. Winner of the Iranian World Prize for Book of the Year in Islamics Studies 2009

Science and Technology in Islam The exact and natural sciences

Author : A. Y. Al-Hassan
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Research into Islamic science and technology is still in is early stages, but there is now sufficient material available for a preliminary study. Volume IV is intended to fill a gap which deserves a major multi-volume work. Part I is a review of the history of science in Islam. It deals with the contribution of Islamic civilization to mathematics, astronomy, and physics, which have long been acknowledged, but also advances made by Muslim scientitsts in the fields of cosmology, geology and mineralogy, zoology, veterinary science and botany.

Islam and Science

Author : Muzaffar Iqbal
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This title was first published in 2002. This text seeks to provide the necessary background for understanding the contemporary relationship between Islam and modern science. Presenting an authentic discourse on the Islamic understanding of the physical cosmos, Muzaffar Iqbal explores God's relationship to the created world and the historical and cultural forces that have shaped and defined Muslim attitudes towards science. What was Islamic in the Islamic scientific tradition? How was it rooted in the Qur'anic worldview and whatever happened to it? These are some of the facets of this account of a tradition that spans eight centuries and covers a vast geographical region. Written from within, this ground-breaking exploration of some of the most fundamental questions in the Islam and science discourse, explores the process of appropriation and transformation of the Islamic scientific tradition in Europe during the three centuries leading up to the Scientific revolution.

Science in Medieval Islam

Author : Howard R. Turner
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During the Golden Age of Islam (seventh through seventeenth centuries A.D.), Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers created a unique culture that has influenced societies on every continent. This book offers a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to an important aspect of that culture—the scientific achievements of medieval Islam. Howard Turner opens with a historical overview of the spread of Islamic civilization from the Arabian peninsula eastward to India and westward across northern Africa into Spain. He describes how a passion for knowledge led the Muslims during their centuries of empire-building to assimilate and expand the scientific knowledge of older cultures, including those of Greece, India, and China. He explores medieval Islamic accomplishments in cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, medicine, natural sciences, alchemy, and optics. He also indicates the ways in which Muslim scientific achievement influenced the advance of science in the Western world from the Renaissance to the modern era. This survey of historic Muslim scientific achievements offers students and general readers a window into one of the world's great cultures, one which is experiencing a remarkable resurgence as a religious, political, and social force in our own time.