Rational Sciences in Islam (RASI)


Rational Sciences in Islam (RASI)

An Initiative for the Study of Philosophy and the Mathematical Sciences in Islam

Project Leaders:

Prof. F. Jamil Ragep: Scientific Traditions in Islamic Societies (STIS)

Prof. Robert Wisnovsky: Post-classical Islamic Philosophy Database Initiative (PIPDI)

Centered at McGill University, the project to study the rational sciences in Islam will investigate the philosophical, scientific, and theological traditions of Islam in a holistic manner. The primary goal is to increase understanding of how Muslim scholars and the various publics making up Islamic societies explored the world through rational means, and the products and consequences of those explorations. This complex project is made up of three components: the Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI), the Post-classical Islamic Philosophy Database Initiative (PIPDI), and Scientific Traditions in Islamic Societies (STIS) project.


  • Dr. Sally Ragep

Senior Researcher

Email: sally.ragep@mcgill.ca

Former Members:

  • Dr. Taro Mimura, Research Associate (2008-2012)
  • Dr. Ihsan Fazlioglu, Visiting Professor (2008-2011)
  • Mr. Adam Gacek, Faculty Lecturer and Research Associate (2008-2011)
  • Mr. Sajjad Nikfahm Khubravan (2012-2013)
  • Dr. Reza Pourjavady (2008-2013)
  • Mr. Sergey Turkin (2008-2013)

Source: Institute of Islamic Studies – McGill University

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