Islamic Perspectives on Science: Knowledge and Responsibility

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Aiming to unveil the revelation that Islam is a religion that encourages and supports scientific research, this collection of essays by Muslim scholars focuses on the importance of the universe in Islamic tradition. The contributors offer extensive historical and doctrinal evidence that reveals the harmony between Islam and positive sciences.

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Overview

Aiming to unveil the revelation that Islam is a religion that encourages and supports scientific research, this collection of essays by Muslim scholars focuses on the importance of the universe in Islamic tradition. The contributors offer extensive historical and doctrinal evidence that reveals the harmony between Islam and positive sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597840699
  • Publisher: Tughra Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Ali Unal is a writer for the Zaman Daily Newspaper and the author of The Qur'an: An Annotated Translation in Modern English.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Islam and Science: An Overview Abasi Kiyimba 1

Stating the problem 1

Identifying the issue 2

Science is no stranger to the Muslim world 4

Muslim scientists in history 7

The science-religion conflict: Reality or myth? 8

Science in the Qur'an 11

Muslims and problems posed by modern science 16

The viability of an Islamic science 21

A possible meeting point 23

Conclusion 25

Additional sources 27

Science and Religion M. Fethullah G&uumlet;len Ali &Uumlet;nal 28

The civilization that Islam created 28

Science and the modern scientific approach 32

Conflict between religion and science 36

Does the Qur'an contain everything? 41

The concept of science and technology 45

Two different fields for science and religion? 49

Cartesian dualism 49

Nature displays Divine Unity 52

What does the command Read! Signify? 56

Does the Qur'an allude to scientific developments? 58

Examples 61

Why we refer to science and scientific facts 73

Causality and the Qur'anic Worldview Yamine Mermer 78

What a Falling Stone Means Salih Adem 87

The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics Salih Adem 93

Religion and Science: Shared Responsibilities M. Saif Islam 99

The goal of science 99

Science without religion, religion without science 100

Science and exploitation 103

The Islamic approach to science 104

"Believe in order to understand" 107

A mentality of domination 110

A united field theory 112

References 113

Worldwide Corruption by Scientific Materialism Suat Yildirim 114

Mathematics is Real: Why and How? Bayram Yenikaya 119

The language of numbers 119

What flowers reveal 122

Notes 124

Index 133

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