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Response of Muslim Scholars to Modern Science

SHAFAQNA - There were four kinds of reactions in the Islamic world to modern science: (1) Some Muslim scholars rejected modern science as foreign (corrupt) thought, considering it incompatible with Islamic teachings. In their view, the only…

DOES ISLAM OPPOSE MODERN DAY SCIENCE?

SHAFAQNA - Question: How does Islam view modern day science? Some Islamic scholars argue that while advancements in science in the last two hundred years may have brought about great progress for many humans on the material level, this…

Senior cleric: "Scientific power, strong point of Shia seminaries"

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic seminary must be social and attached to the body of society in order to realize popular demands. If our society is dealing with certain social issues, it’s the seminary’s duty to correctly address them.” Speaking…

Islam & Science - Ahlulbayt Documentaries

SHAFAQNA - In an age where science and religion seem to be at odds, Islamic scholar, speaker and full-time scientist Dr. Mehdi Hazari takes us on an incredible visual journey, educating us on the relationship between Islam and science.

Harvesting fog in western Yemen - How Yemen fights back with ingenuity

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SHAFAQNA - “God has given us the fog to quench our thirst,” says Umm Ali, mother of six, who lives in Manakha, Yemen. Manakha is a rural district in the mountains, where residents live in scattered settlements across the remote highlands.…

Iranian scientist awarded German prize

SHAFAQNA - An Iranian professor has received prestigious award Future Prize (Deutscher Zukunftspreis) jointly with a colleague in Bayer Pharma AG. “This evening, the Federal President Joachim Gauck awarded the 2015, the Federal President’s…

Iranians produce nanostructured self-cleaning fabrics

SHAFAQNA - Iranian researchers used nanoparticles to produce self-cleaning fabrics that have stable properties even after a few times of washing, INIC reports. According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), the research studied…

Radiomedicine to relieve cancer pain developed in Iran

SHAFAQNA - Researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology have produced and labeled scandium-47 radioisotope to relive pain and treat bone wounds in advanced cancers. Fatemeh Fathi, the Project Manager of “Developing a Radiomedicine…

Knowing More About Halloween Asteroid

SHAFAQNA - Asteroid 2015 TB145 that was discovered on October 10 2015 flew slightly outside our moon's orbit. In celestial terms, this is rather close, especially considering the asteroid's size; at an estimated 400 meters wide, this is…

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles using pomegranate peel

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SHAFAQNA - Researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology have found an eco-friendly method to synthesize silver nanoparticles using two natural materials, Mignonette and pomegranate peels. Pointing to the importance of using environment-friendly…

Jabir ibn Hayyan; Scientist and Student

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SHAFAQNA - Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayyan is one of the most prominent Muslim scientists of the early Islamic period. His name has been for many centuries synonymous with utmost authority in alchemy. Jabir was a Shia Muslim and he was disciple of…