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In January 2018, Beacon Books introduced the world to The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science – a book that takes you on a journey of epic proportions! Whether you want to know more about nature, the universe or Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science is your companion on the adventure of a lifetime, and author Nidhal Guessoum is there, by your side, every step of the way.

Due to the fabulous response we’ve had from the book’s release, Beacon Books has once again teamed up with it’s author; Professor, astrophysicist and former NASA scientist, Nidhal Guessoum, to bring you a mind-expanding web series.

The series of six weekly videos will begin on Friday and explore insightful topics covered in the popular book. Be sure to tune in to expand your mind on the dates below…

Friday 31st July 2020 – Episode 1 – Islam & Science: Conflict or Harmony?

Are there contradictions between Islamic teachings and the findings of modern science? How should Muslims approach science? Find out in the first episode of our new, mind-expanding series by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, professor, astrophysicist and author of The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science.

Friday 7th August 2020 – Episode 2 – Islam & Science: What Everyone Should Know

What are the main scientific ideas that we need to be aware of? What do we mean by ‘fact’ when science is always changing? Find out in the second episode of our new, mind-expanding series by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, professor, astrophysicist and author of The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science.

Friday 14th August 2020 – Episode 3 – Islam, Genetic Engineering, Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence

Friday 14th August 2020 – Episode 3 – Islam, Genetic Engineering, Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence

What is the Islamic perspective on the more niche areas of science? Is cloning permissible? Can we modify “bad genes” in humans? Find out in the third episode of our new, mind-expanding series by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, professor, astrophysicist and author of The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science.

Friday 21st August 2020 – Episode 4 – Does Science Lead Away From God and Religion

Friday 21st August 2020 – Episode 4 – Does Science Lead Away From God and Religion

Muslims believe that the more you understand science and the creation of Allah, the closer you come to your Creator. So why, in the last few decades, is there a growing belief that science teaches that there is no God? Find out in the fourth episode of our new, mind-expanding series by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, professor, astrophysicist and author of The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science.

Friday 28th August 2020 – Episode 5 – Evolution & Islam

Friday 28th August 2020 – Episode 5 – Evolution & Islam

What is evolution and does it conflict with Islam? Can different species emerge from one another? Find out in the fifth episode of our new, mind-expanding series by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, professor, astrophysicist and author of The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science.

Friday 4th September 2020 – Episode 6 – Why Science is Integral to Islam

Friday 4th September 2020 – Episode 6 – Why Science is Integral to Islam

Why is science important to the faith of Islam? How do we relate it to our cultural identity as Muslims? Find out in the sixth and final episode of our mind-expanding series by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, professor, astrophysicist and author of The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science.

The life of Nidhal Guessoum, author of The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science!

Professor and astrophysicist, Nidhal Guessoum has lectured around the world. A passionate advocate of re-instilling scientific methodology in Muslim culture, his book, The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science is the first of its kind. Accessible and easy to read; it is as if you are having a conversation with Dr Guessoum himself.

Born in Algiers in 1960, Professor Guessoum attended Lycée Amara Rachid School before going on to attain a BSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of Algiers in 1982. After this, he decided to complete his graduate studies in the United States, where he gained both an MSc and a PhD from the University of California. Following the completion of his PhD, Prof. Guessoum spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Centre.

He has published a number of technical works and lectured internationally at universities including Cornell, Wisconsin, Cambridge and Oxford. As wel as his academic work, Prof. Guessoum writes about issues related to science, education, the Arab world, and Islam. He is also a columnist for Gulf News and The Huffington Post.

Since 2000, Prof. Guessoum has been based at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. He holds memberships with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), and the Islamic Crescents Observation Project (ICOP).