DoubleTake, a Yaqeen podcast

James Webb Telescope: Muslims in Space with Dr. Aycha Tammour

June 29, 2022 Aycha Tammour Season 3 Episode 12
DoubleTake, a Yaqeen podcast
James Webb Telescope: Muslims in Space with Dr. Aycha Tammour
Show Notes

The James Webb Space Telescope is set to be operational by July as NASA’s flagship mission in astrophysics. In the coming years, we are expected to learn more about the first stars and galaxies after the Big Bang, and we may see significant progress toward becoming a multi-planetary species. 

What does Islam have to say about the importance of space exploration? How does the Big Bang fit into our understanding of creation from the Islamic perspective? Does studying space have any importance to our daily lives as Muslims? 

In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to astrophysicist and data scientist Dr. Aycha Tammour, about how Muslims should think about space exploration.