Muslim Association for the Advancement of Science

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The Muslim Association for the Advancement of Science (MAAS) is an association of Muslim scientists focused on promoting the advancement of science and technology among Muslims. It was established in India by M. Z. Kirmani in 1983.[1][2]


The Muslim Association for the Advancement of Science has the stated mission of instilling the spirit of education, science, and technology research as socially obligatory, or farḍ kifāyah in Islamic terminology.[3] In addition to this, MAAS seeks to instill the accompanying scientific values into the mindset of Indian Muslims in general, and Muslim scientists in particular. MAAS publishes the Journal of Islamic Science.[4]


  1. ^ Rafiabadi, Hamid Naseem (2007). Challenges to Religions and Islam: A Study of Muslim Movements, Personalities, Issues and Trends. Sarup & Sons. p. 703. ISBN 9788176257329.
  2. ^ Fehige, Yiftach (2016-02-12). Science and Religion: East and West. Routledge. p. 178. ISBN 9781317335245.
  3. ^ Muslim Education Quarterly. Islamic Academy. 1984. p. 2.
  4. ^ Watts, Fraser; Dutton, Kevin (2006). Why the Science and Religion Dialogue Matters: Voices from the International Society for Science and Religion. Templeton Foundation Press. p. 88. ISBN 9781599471037.

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