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Islamic position on physics with reference to Ibn Al-Haytham

Shuriye, Abdi Omar (2011) Islamic position on physics with reference to Ibn Al-Haytham. In: 2nd International Conference on Professional Ethics and Education in Engineering 2011 ( ICEPEE’11), 17-19 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This research contends that the study of the tabi'iyat (physics), in its specific form that we know today, was initially formulated by Muslim scholars. It was the Muslims who engender physics from the Aristotelian general outlines of form and matter. History reveals that Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham was the first scholar to scientifically test the premise of hypothetical questions in research with demonstrable experiments. More than two hundred years later his books were read in Europe. Today he is known in Europe as Alhazen, Alhacen, or Alhazeni. The research at hand is part of explorations of his views on physics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4669/12022 (ISBN : 978-983-42978-2-4)
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics, Muslim scholars, tabi'iyat, Ibn al-Haytham, engineering sciences, position of Islam, intellectual contributions of muslim scientists
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Abdi Omar Shuriye
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 16:04
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 16:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12022

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