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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 513–527.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Junaid Quadri Abstract Taking the complexity and diversity of Islamic law ( fiqh ) as a point of departure, this article examines a series of positions advanced by Muslim jurists on the relationship between law and astronomy. Focusing primarily on the question of the appropriateness of relying...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. The Soviet AFU-75 camera that was stationed in many African countries. Credit: Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (2): 2–13.
Published: 01 August 1998
... the as deavor for modernity is often depicted a contention ‘modem era’ from the ‘premodern’or ‘postmodern,’I between the rational European astronomy and the think it would be useful to try to find out how the atti- irrational Muslim astrology.60 For example, Bayat tude of modernity, even since its...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 41–55.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Figure 1. The Soviet AFU-75 camera that was stationed in many African countries. Credit: Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. ...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 222–231.
Published: 01 August 2015
....” Medieval History Journal 16 , no. 2 ( 2013 ): 335 – 69 . Al-Biruni . Alberuni's India: An Account of the Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Geography, Chronology, Astronomy, Customs, Laws, and Astrology of India about AD 1030 . Translated by Sachau Edward . 2 vols . London : Kegan...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 19–21.
Published: 01 August 2004
...-Romanticist credo that the impor- pally in the fields of astronomy and mathematics – but tance of any Indian artifact or text or form of thought is more often, it seems, segregated from them. (Precisely directly proportional to its antiquity: the older it was, or how and to what extent interaction occurred...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... thinkers who called for knowledge, including openness to Greek philos- openness to European civilization and modern- ophy; to Persian, Indian, and Chinese cultures; ization were religious men, notably Abdul Rah- and to learning from Indian astronomy. man Kawakibi, Muhammad Abduh, and Jamal...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 495–499.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Muslims who are able to do it. Although astronomy had been a well-developed field among Muslims since the classical period, Muslim jurists privileged “observation, perception, and sensory participation in the world” and were reluctant about the permissibility of mathematical calculation as a way...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1992) 12 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 August 1992
..., braved ortho- Christians and Jews to work side by side. Besides the doxy in his study of the plague, stating: “The existence universities, there were the hit-uf-hikmah, astronomi- of contagion is established by experience, study and the cal observatories, hospitals, and schools.4 evidence...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 203–208.
Published: 01 May 2020
... by Müller Karl , Sundermeier Theo , Bevans Steven B. , and Bliese Richard H. , 387 – 97 . Eugene, OR : Wipf and Stock Publishers , 2006 . Tusi Nasir al-Din , and Ragep F. J. Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi's Memoir on Astronomy ( Al-Tadhkira Fi 'Ilm Al-Haya ). New York...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 329–344.
Published: 01 August 2020
...) and the sciences of the ancients, such as philosophy and logic.” He also refused to engage ‘ilm al-kalam (scholastic theology), explicitly stating his preference for the religious sciences. 21 His engagement with cosmology, cosmography, and astronomy ( hay'a ), which framed his discussion of earthquakes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2010
... years in Mecca, Edward Said’s evocative phrase to the effect Allah’s Prophet taught the Muslims Islam and that “the West Orientalized the Orient” and in- nothing but Islam, neither astronomy, nor math- verts it to conclude that whenever...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 356–364.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and Narayan 24. Ernst, “Situating Sufism and Yoga.” Vedangaraya gives Persian and Arabic terms used in Shanker Shukla, Lugat-­i sanskrit madhkur dar kitab Indian astronomy and astrology and Rajavyavahara- ma lil-­Hind-­i ‘Allama...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 80–90.
Published: 01 May 2022
... synchronicity with the industrial fetishes of double-column bookkeeping, the novel, and the newspaper. Speaking in 1859 to a Beirut audience of locals and Arabophone foreigners, Buṭrus al-Bustānī bemoaned the state of Arabic literature and learning. Arithmetic, astronomy, linguistics, medicine, rhetoric...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1991) 11 (1_and_2): 69–78.
Published: 01 August 1991
... discourse” (p. 57). achievements in astronomy, mathematics, medicine and Amin claims to have developed a new interpretation chemistry. Islam’s refined medieval society was thus of world history, free of the Eurocentrism that informs apparently able to supply enough of the people’s needs both...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 186–200.
Published: 01 August 2009
... What was Tilak’s view? Tilak (1856–1920), a stal- wart of the Indian national movement, was an educationist and journalist with a serious inter- Tilak’s strategy for reform excluded any role for est in mathematics, astronomy, and Sanskrit...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1993) 13 (1_and_2): 93–121.
Published: 01 August 1993
... on “the independence of reason and science in regard to taught the Muslims Islam and nothing but Islam, faith” (U, 21; italics in the original), (b) on “the in- neither astronomy, nor mathematics, nor physics, dependence of man, with regard to God” (U, 24), (c) nor philosophy; where are those...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 122–136.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Darwin to suggest the absurdity of the Brahmanical cosmology that imagines the four varnas as emerging from different body parts of Purusha, the original man. Just before this, Phule frames his argument by zooming out to a literally universal scale, drawing on European theories of astronomy to invoke...