Archive for December, 2011

Love in the Holy Quran

Book Rview : Quran and Quranic Studies H.R.H. Prince Ghazi of Jordan - a Professor of Islamic Philosophy, is a well qualified author. He obtained his BA from Princeton University in 1988 Summa cum laude; his first PhD from Cambridge University, U.K., in 1993, and his second PhD from Al-Azhar University in Cairo. in 2001 he established the Great Tafsir Project (www.Altafsir.com), the largest online project for exegesis of the Holy Qur’an, and in 2008 he founded the World Islamic Sciences and Education University. He was the author of the historical Open Letter ‘A Common Word Between Us and You’ in 2007 The author treats, in a simple and accessible style with reader-friendly and teaching-friendly features, not only of love of God and love of the neighbour, but a...

The Islamic Roots of Modern Pharmacology

AMIRA AYAD Free Lance writer, Egypt By the beginning of the 9th century, pharmacy was already a well established, independent profession with well regulated rules and laws. Around the 8th century, one man took it upon himself to dig deeper into this amazing world of chemistry. A long forgotten historic figure, Khaled Ibn Yazeed came from the house of the Umayyad Caliphate. It was very unusual for a man in his social and economical stature to adopt such an unrecognized profession. However, his decision was a turning point in the history of chemistry. Ibn Yazeed started his journey by translating Greek and Roman references in the field. He studied chemical reactions and started his pioneering experimentations in synthesizing drugs and remedies. Just as the Greeks and Romans had acquire...

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