Nidhal Guessoum, American University of Sharjah

Young Muslims Need to Reflect

What if religions aspired to more fruitful engagement with the sciences, and vice versa? Professor Nidhal Guessoum is using his platform on YouTube to encourage reflection about Muslim tradition and modern science in an effort to bring these two worlds together.

Grant Title
Funding proposal for YouTube series of weekly or biweekly science-culture videos
Legal Organization
American University of Sharjah
Project Dates
Start Date: 01 November 2018
End Date: 31 October 2019
Grant Amount
$63,020

Muslim Tradition and Modern Science

After publishing Islam’s Quantum Question: Reconciling Muslim Tradition and Modern Science, Professor Guessoum realized that the book was too big, deep, and detailed for young Muslims who need to be shown how to reconcile their faith and tradition with modern science. This led him to publish The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science. 

Professor Guessoum is now attempting to reach an even wider audience through YouTube. His channel is unique in the Arab world as it not only uses Classical Arabic, which is understood by all Arabs, but also eases concepts and explanations, using analogies, animations, and other pedagogical tools. 

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Presenting the most up-to-date information, Professor Guessoum puts science in a wider human cultural context.

With more than 400,000 subscribers, his channel features dozens of videos on topics such as harmony in nature, water and life, fasting and meditation, astronomy and awe, genetics and ethics, consciousness, and free will.

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