Anonymous, 14 Jul 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: Islam and science

Third Annual International Conference on Information and Religion: The Social Construction of Religious Knowledge

Jun 19, 2013 – Jun 22, 2013
Charlotte, N.C., North Carolina
Center for the Study of Information and Religion
social aspects, study of religion, Islam and science
Oct 1, 2012

Arabic Literature and Science Conference

May 25, 2011 – May 27, 2011
University of Wroclaw
Islam and science, Middle Eastern studies
Feb 25, 2011

Research: the Islamization of knowledge – Interview with Farid Alatas

We hear more and more about 'Islamic science' and 'Islamic economics', and over recent decades, calls for an 'Islamization of knowledge' and for attempts to develop Islamic models for approaching modern science have increasingly been heard. What does this mean and what does it involve for current developments across the Muslim world? Religioscope put these questions to Prof. Farid Alatas.
Riexinger, Martin, Propagating Islamic creationism on the Internet. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2008 abstract full text

Propagating Islamic Creationism on the Internet

Although negative reactions accompanied the reception of Darwinism in the Islamic World from the beginning, a full fledged Islamic creationist movement did not appear before the 1970s. From the late 1990s onwards the subject became popular among Muslims in the diaspora. This was due to the efforts of Adnan Oktar alias Harun Yahya, a hitherto marginal figure in Turkey, to propagate his ideas via the Internet. The Internet allows him to adapt his propaganda constantly to new issues and creationist and anti-creationist publications and to recruit volunteers willing to translate his books. Thanks to the combination of a neglected subject with the innovative use of new media Oktar gained the opinion leadership in this field.
page 1 of 16 items