Did Ghazzali end Science in the Muslim world?

Why Neil deGrasse Tyson is wrong about Ghazzali

Published in: History
Date: 17 / 05 / 19

The famous physicist Neil DeGrasse tyson claimed that it was the famous theologian of Islam, Imam Ghazzali who led to the decline of science in the muslim world. This is a narrative that has been echoed by many western academics in the last century. However, this is historically incorrect and inconsistent. 

About the author

Sheikk Usman Ali holds an Alimiyyah degree and has taught at various Islamic Institutes. He is also an Associate Lecturer and a PhD candidate at the University of Portsmouth and holds a Chartered Scientist Award. Currently, he works as a Senior Specialist in Haematology with clinical laboratory and research roles.​

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