Science and Religion in Islam

By: S R Ali
Pub. Date: 2010
Print ISBN-13: 9788175332904
Subject: Islamic Studies
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For at least two centuries, Muslims have identified Science and Technology as keys to Western success, and have been determined to Import science and appropriate it for Muslim ends. Today, however, the Muslim World is not only near-negligible in Scientific productivity, but it generates popular pseudoscientific ideas that can compete with the best conservative Christians and New Agers have to offer. From the world’s strongest creationist movements to bizarre science-in-the-Quran apologetics, popular Muslim approaches promote a view of Natural science as a pragmatic, non-theoretical, fact-collecting activity that exists in glorious harmony with literal-minded faith. Islam supports the science; but a full and continuous science, which does not include conjectures, a science which does not stop to take responsibility for explaining some facts after a point, a science able to explain itself too. Islam being the Ultra-Science gives us tools to understand everything including science; and bestows upon science the place it deserves; while in the present mentality, science is something that makes us understand physical, chemical, Biological events; but does not provide us with any tool to understand itself.