Welcome to our Science page
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! Soon after we had the pleasure of publishing Dr Basil Altaie’s The Divine Word and the Grand Design: Interpreting the Qur’an in the Light of Modern Science. The Qur’an is an invariably unique text, written in a language that holds a wealth of possible meanings and interpretations. These two books mark the start of our journey into the field of science.
Over the course of the coming years we plan to publish a whole host of books, many of which we hope will be ground-breaking and impactful.
We look forward to welcoming you on this journey.
We are excited to announce that Dr Shoaib Ahmad Malik will be joining the Beacon Books team as our official advisor on science. He is a hugely influential figure particularly in the field of Islam and Evolution and will be introducing some new and exciting authors to our catalogue.
Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik is Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Upon graduating in 2015 he joined several programs at various Islamic institutions from which he gained ijaazahs in hadiths and aqeedah. He currently is doing an ‘Alimiyyah program at Al Balagh Academy. His research has shifted entirely to the realms of atheism, science and religion, and Islamic theology. He has published articles in international journals such as Zygon and Philosophy. He has book chapters with academic publishers such as Cambridge University Press and Palgrave. He published a short monograph on Atheism and Islam with Kalam Research and Media, and has a full monograph out with Routledge’s Science and Religion series on the topic of Islam and Evolution. He is currently working on another edited volume for Routledge titled, Eight Classical Perspectives on Islam and Science. His other ongoing research activities look into the pedagogy of Islam and Evolution, Ash’arite theology, and Scientism.
In January 2018, Beacon Books introduced the world to The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science. 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 Divine Word Book Launch
Following the publication of The Divine Word Beacon Books held a book launch at the popular Artz-i Art Gallery in Bradford with Dr Basil Altaie on the 25th July 2019.