Human and Universe through the prism of the Koran and Science
Department of Philosophy and Political Sciences
Tajik Technical University
Bringing together a core group of scholars in philosophy, anthropology, Islamic theology and law, astrophysics, biology, sociology, and history this society invites membership from professional scientists and theologians, religious leaders, students, and the general public. Monthly roundtable discussions and colloquia investigate the interrelation of science and Islam – exploring matters in philosophy, astronomy, physics, biology, physiology, physical and mental health as presented in the Koran in comparison with modern scientific achievements and knowledge. Members stay connected between meetings through a website and email list, which also serves as an outreach tool complementing public initiatives. All meetings and events will be recorded on video for development of a national television documentary series. Members will also pursue the development of radio series and publication in popular press and scientific magazines. Plans also include the production of a book, tentatively titled Scientific Aspects and Modern Interpretation of the Koran about the World and Human Being. Matching funds are provided by Tajik Technical University.