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Astronomy in Islam

“We have not created the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in mere idle play. None of this have We created without an inner truth: but most of them understand it not.” (44: 38-39)

 

“In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky -- by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind -- and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are signs for people who use their intellect.” (2:164)

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Astronomy in Schools
The following is a draft resolution on why Astronomy should be taught in schools put forward for comment by the International Astronomical Union:
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On Astrology
Are they the same thing? One thing we know for sure, is that both have something to do with the planets and stars and skies. Those two terms are two of the  most confused terms in science – yet what  most people are really familiar with is astrology.
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Why Astronomy is Useful
This is taken from a paper circulated by CARINA advisor Professor John Percy to the organizing committee of Commission 46 of the International Astronomical Union. Commission 46 is responsible for the development and teaching of Astronomy thorough the world.
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