Muslim Science. Website managed by an editorial team, which is lead by an editorial committee. A distinguished advisory board of science and innovation leaders from across the Islamic World and elsewhere provides guidance and advice. [Website]
Nature Middle East. Emerging science in the Arab world. [Website]
Science and Islam Video Portal. [Website]
This portal provides easy access to internet videos that address some aspect of both Islam and the natural sciences. Every video in the portal has been evaluated for its use and application of scientific information, Islamic interpretations, and historical accuracy, which are represented through symbols.
Reports and Studies
UNESCO Science Report 2010. The Current Status of Science around the World. [PDF]
UNESCO Science Report, Toward 2030. Figure 17.10: Scientific publication trends in the Arab States, 2005–2014. [PDF]
Science at the Universities of the Muslim World. [PDF]
Atlas of Islamic World Science and Innovation (AIWSI). [Website] Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (AIWSI) is an international project that aims to provide an insightful overview of science and science-based innovation across the Islamic-world, an independent and authoritative assessment of how these capabilities are changing, and analysis of the opportunities and barriers to further progress across the selected fifteen countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It does not aspire to be a comprehensive analysis of every sector, but -maps key trends from which policymakers, universities, business leaders and other stakeholders will be able to drill down into more detail. The aim is to produce country case studies of 15 Islamic countries. So far the site lists four completed country cases: Malaysia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia. [Reports]
Evolution in Biology Textbooks: A Comparative Analysis of 5 Muslim Countries. Study by Anila Asghar, Salman Hameed & Najme Kishani Farahani. [PDF]
Making sense of Islamic creationism in Europe. Study by Salman Hameed. [PDF]
History of Science in Islam: an Exhibition. Exhibition at the Islamic Studies Library, McGill University, from September 21, 2015 to May 15, 2016. [Website]
Qatar Digital Library:The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) is making a vast archive featuring the cultural and historical heritage of the Gulf and wider region freely available online. [Website]
Irtiqa. A Science and Religion blog. It tracks and comments on news relevant to the interplay of science & religion – with a focus on scientific debates taking place in the Muslim world. Irtiqa literally means evolution in Urdu. But it does not imply only biological evolution. Instead, it is an all encompassing word used for evolution of the universe, biological evolution, and also for biological/human development. While it has created confusion in debates over biological evolution in South Asia, it provides a nice integrative name for a blog that addresses issues of science & religion. [Website]
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries. [Website]
The Centre aims to:
– collate, process and disseminate socio-economic statistics and information on and for the utilisation of the member countries
– study and evaluate the economic and social developments in the member countries to help generate proposals that will initiate and enhance cooperation among them
– and organise training programmes in selected fields geared to the needs of the member countries as well as to the general objectives of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Science Policy and Capacity Building.
– A list of Science Parks in the Middle East [Website]
– STI Policy: Country Studies [Website]
– An Arab Plan of Action for Science and Technology [Website]
– Developing an entrepreneurial culture at Arab universities [Website]
IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation). IASP is the worldwide network of science parks and areas of innovation. IASP connects the professionals managing science, technology and research parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation and provides services that drive growth and effectiveness for its members. [Website]
Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch. Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch is an open Web resource for science metrics and research performance analysis. Since 1989, ScienceWatch has offered features that include data and commentary on the people, places and topics at the forefront of science today, illustrating the power of bibliometrics for providing a prospective view into the research landscape. As a part of Thomson Reuters research analytics suite of solutions, ScienceWatch highlights the important role of research evaluation and management in support of strategic decision-making. Global Research Report: Middle East [Website]
MERID: Middle East Research and Innovation Dialogue (an EU project). The project, which builds on previous international cooperation experiences in R&I with Mediterranean and Middle East Partner Countries, proposes a comprehensive action to intensify and encourage R&I cooperation between the EU and the Middle East region, directly involving partners from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. MERID is an example of science diplomacy in practice: its ultimate goal is to employ R&I as channels for intercultural dialogue, understanding and reconciliation. [Website]
A rebirth of science in Islamic countries? Article by Andrew Plum, 2011. Article explaining the research production and contribution of Islamic countries such as Iran and Iraq after the Islamic golden age what countries are producing more scientific papers nowadays. [Article]
Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC): Evaluating Scholary Journals Based on Citation Analysis. Article that talks about what is The Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) and its databases and try to give a clear view about its products. [Article]
The Contemporary Debate on the Harmony between Islam and Science: Emergence and Challenges of a New Generation, article by Stefano Bigliardi. In this article the author talks about Stenberg’s ideas about the harmony between Islam and science and the debates around it and then, drawing on Stenberg’s study, he argues that we can identify the emergence of a “new generation” of authors considering conceptual shifts at work in some contemporary authors. [Article]
God and Evolution: Easier For Muslims Than Christians? (Nov. 30, 2012). [Article].
Debate on Islam and evolution has to be called off after revolt by student societies. Muslim opposition highlights growing influence of creationism and literalist interpretations of the Koran. Independent, 14. December 2012. [Article]
Islam’s Darwin problem. In the Muslim world, creationism is on the rise. boston.com, 25. October 2009. [Article]
The road to renewal – After centuries of stagnation science is making a comeback in the Islamic world:Article in The Economist, Jan 26th 2013. [Article]
Perspectives on Islam and Evolution (Video) [Video]. Highlights from a panel held at Boston University in 2012. Featuring Dr. Salman Halmeed of Hampshire College, Dr. Ehab Abouheif of McGill University, Dr. Rana Dajani of Hashemite University, and Dr. Omar Sultan Haque of Harvard University. Presented by the American Islamic Congress and Project Nur, with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
Have Muslims Misunderstood Evolution? The first ‘Diaolgue with Islam’ event at the Deen Institute, 2013 [Video].
Bridging Islam and Evolution. McGill Symposium on Islam and Evolution, 2009 [Video].
Darwin and Evolution in the Muslim World. Ehab Abouheif & Taner Edis on Evolution and Islam. Hampshire College, 2009 [Video] and Q&A Panel Discussion [Video].