Islamic astronomy and the establishment of Al-Khawarizmi complex in Malaysia

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Al-Khawarizmi Complex which began full operation in 2006 is among the most modern one-stop centre for astronomical activities in Malaysia. The construction is intended to encourage the development of astronomy through research, education and astro-tourism in the Malaysian community. The issue is whether the construction of this complex complied with the criteria for a friendly research and education observatory in several key aspects, including compliance with Islamic requirements in the construction of an observatory. This paper will discuss in detail the features of Al-Khawarizmi Complex and a few key criteria which meet the requirements of an Islamic observatory in several studies which have been conducted. In an overview, new criteria are expected to serve as a guide in the development of an observatory, which is the gift of various fields of science and its construction is parallel with the survival of Islam and the science of astronomy itself. The findings of this study will guide the construction of the other Islamic observatories in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number3 SPECL.ISSUE 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Al-Khawarizmi complex
  • Islamic astronomy
  • Malaysia

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Islamic astronomy and the establishment of Al-Khawarizmi complex in Malaysia. / Ibrahim, Ibnor Azli; Ahmad, Mohd Razlan; Mohd Hafiz, Safiai; Mujani, Wan Kamal.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 3 SPECL.ISSUE 2, 01.2012, p. 316-320.

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