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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.

The publisher

Science Advisor

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.

Video Series

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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