First Scientist

First Scientist

Islamic Thought and Sources

First Scientist
Ibn al Haytham

Author(s): Bradley Stiffen

Reviewed by: Anis Ahmad, Riphah International University, Pakistan



In the age of islamophobia in which Islam and Muslims are perceived as a potential threat to the so-called civilized world, a discourse on the Muslim contribution to knowledge and scientific thinking brings in some fresh air in an otherwise intellectually polluted environment. Bradley Stiffen’s absorbing and remarkable contribution to the history and philosophy of science is not a mere biography of Ibn al-Haytham, it provides an authentic information resource on the golden age in which Muslim scientists made revolutionary contributions as leaders in the applied sciences.

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