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Need for a new science

Need for a new science Muzaffar Iqbal In the northern regions of the Earth the arrival of spring is marked by golden rays of early morning light passing between the leaves which have just burst forth on branches of trees awaking from their winter hibernation. Bidding its long winter slumber farewell, the Earth becomes receptive […]

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Innovation and Tradition in Islamic Science

David A. King , World-Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition in Islamic Science Muzaffar Iqbal David A. King (1999), World-Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition in Islamic Science, Brill/Al-Furqan, Leiden/London, xxix+638 pp, HB, ISBN 90 04 11367 3 If one finds a microchip […]

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Fakhr al-Din al-Razi on physics and the nature of the physical world: a preliminary survey

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi on physics and the nature of the physical world: a preliminary survey Adi Setia Fakhr al-Din al-Razi’s conception of physics and of the nature of the physical world is explored here through a preliminary survey of a number of his early and late works. Al-Razi defines the three grades of meanings of […]

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Science for humanity: an Islamic perspective

Science for humanity: an Islamic perspective Mehdi Golshani Scientific work is a human activity for understanding how the natural world works and is structured. Why do human beings seek scientific knowledge? Science, by itself, cannot provide the answer. The response comes from a more comprehensive framework that defines, among other things, one’s goal for scientific […]

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IBN Sina—Al-Biruni correspondence

IBN Sina—Al-Biruni correspondence Rafik Berjak In this first installment of the translation of the correspondence between Ibn Sina and al-Biruni, al-As’ilah wa’l-Ajwibah, Ibn Sina responds to the first question posed to him by al-Biruni who criticizes reasons given by Aristotle for denying levity or gravity to the celestial spheres and the Aristotelian notion of circular […]

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Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies Basit Kareem Iqbal Islamic Studies, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad, ISSN 0578-8072 The forty-one years of Islamic Studies fill several bookshelves in any library. Since 1962, the Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan, has published four issues of the journal each year, leading to a veritable corpus of research and scholarship. The […]