Reviews - What do customers think about Science In The Name Of God: How Men Of God Originated The Sciences?
Revelations Oct 10, 2006
This as an excellent book, albeit a little tautological. Dr Khaleel denotes and enumerates Muslim inventions and discoveries throughout the Golden Age of Islam, a period lasting 800 years. One of the most impressive things he accomplishes is to trace the line from Muslim erudition directly back to the Prophet's ideologies. He states evincingly that the Islamic World owes it's intellectual impetus to Mohammed, which ultimately altered the course of history. It's been said many times - in a number of works by scholars that are honest - that the defeat of the Islamic Empire has set civilization back a countless number of centuries. After completing this book one can't help but agree. The information present in this work is invaluable and should be common knowledge.
science and religion do mix May 6, 2006
This is a fascinating read. It describes the origins of much of modern science. It also shows how the Islamic era encouraged and fostered scientific discoveries and how most of the great scientists of that period were also very devout. For example, did you know that Pascals triangle first appeared in Omar Khayams diaries. Or that the word algorithm comes from the famous Islamic mathematician AlKhawarizmi. Or that universities originated from teachings that used to be given in mosques after prayers. And much more. This book explains why modern science owes much to muslim scientists and gives those scientists there due credit.