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AUS team explores best places for space observatories

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 12, 2016 10:47:56 AM

By Tayiba Ahmad

During the Islamic Golden Age, which lasted from the mid-8th century to the mid thirteenth century, scholarly learning was greatly prized by the Arabs and Muslims, and Arab scholars majorly contributed to developments in science and mathematics. Amongst these were the developments they made in astronomy. Arab astronomers made innovative discoveries and conducted research that was later adopted by astronomers from other parts of the world. Unfortunately, astronomy in the Arab world has declined, even though it is needed, not only particularly for religious purposes, but also for other philosophical purposes.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Science, Physics, American, Astronomy, Space, Arab World

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

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