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AUS professor writes a book about science and Islam

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 23, 2016 5:34:31 PM

By Tayiba Ahmad

Since the formation of the university, the faculty members at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have time and again expressed the talents they possess through the work they do, both at AUS and outside of it. Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor in the Department of Physics at the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, is one such professor. Recently, Dr. Guessoum wrote a book, tentatively named The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science, which tries to harmonize the teachings of Islam with the study of modern science. The book, which is aimed at youth, such as high school students and freshmen, has been completed and Dr. Guessoum is hopeful of publishing it soon.

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Topics: AUS, American University, American University of Sharjah, Science, Muslim, Islam, Grant, Grants, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Workshop, Ramadan, Eid, Hajj

AUS professor studies Muslim businesses in China

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Yuting Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies, CAS, was awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant in 2012.

Describe your research project

This project seeks to contribute to scholarly studies on the relationship between economic activities and religious life. Specifically, the study examines the roles that transnational business activities play in the religious beliefs and practices among Chinese Muslims. This required conducting field work among Chinese Muslim business communities in cities on China’s east coast, as well as Muslim concentrated cities in the northwest. The study strives to add to the ongoing discussions on the compatibility of Islam with modernity and non-Islamic cultures.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, Chinese Businesses, China, Grant, Muslim

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