How Should A Muslim View Modern Science

Throughout the course of history, the acquisition of knowledge with regards to matters beyond general man’s reach has always been a coveted treasure, for which scholars, philosophers, astronomers, and scientists devoted great portions of their lives. The results of their research and experience were forever to be appreciated and considered as aids for those that would strive in these fields in later years. Due to much of their views however being based upon assumption, the scope for error would always be present. Thus, no aspect of these sciences would ever achieve a mantle described as ‘the absolute truth’. Wherever and whenever theories of science and philosophy would stand in contradiction to knowledge derived from the Qur’ān and the Sunnah, these scientific and philosophical theories would be out-rightly refuted, unless scope for interpretation could be found. During the Abbasid era, when the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers were translated into Arabic and promoted, simple-minded Muslims as well as many so-called ‘intellectual Muslims’ were thrown into the deception of regarding Greek philosophy as an absolute truth, in the light of which verses of the Qur’ān and the Aḥādīth should be interpreted. Through the efforts of many Muslim scholars the hold of philosophy over the minds and hearts of the general Muslim public was finally broken. By that time however, many who had grown up as Muslims, had unfortunately already developed atheistic minds. With the renaissance, from the 14th century onwards, the superiority of human intellect and classical philosophy over the teachings of the Bible was firmly embedded in the minds and hearts of the Christian masses. People would continue visiting the churches and celebrating their religious festivals, but within their hearts and minds a humanistic, atheistic inclination was predominant. Any teaching of the Bible which was found contrary to scientific research would be either totally ignored or interpreted in accordance to the demands of ‘modern science’. Religious books were no longer afforded the mantle of being a source of ‘true knowledge’, but were rather kept aside as a mere item of ‘blessings’, to be recited on occasions of joy or mourning. When Christian ‘intellectuals’ found the teachings of the Bible in conflict with ‘modern research’, doubts against their faith arose, and when they found their religious elders unable to reply satisfactorily to these conflicting narrations, their doubts turned into anger and resentment towards their faith. Thus, through the avenue of ‘scientific thought and research’ the authority of the Bible over the minds and hearts of its adherents collapsed and the authority of ‘supreme science’ took its place.

How A Muslim Should View Modern Science

Pearls Of Taqwa

Open Science

by Spiritual Light – Ml Ridwaan Kajee

Introduction

Throughout the course of history, the acquisition of knowledge concerning matters beyond general man’s reach has always been a coveted treasure, for which scholars, philosophers, astronomers, scientists, etc. devoted great portions of their lives. The results of their research and experience were forever to be appreciated and considered as aids for those that would strive in these fields in later years.

Due to much of their views however being based upon assumption, the scope for error would always be present. Thus, no aspect of these sciences would ever achieve a mantle described as ‘the absolute truth’. Wherever and whenever theories of science and philosophy would stand in contradiction to clear-cut knowledge derived from the Quraan and the Sunnah these scientific and philosophical theories would be out-rightly refuted.

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THE ATTITUDE OF A MUSLIM TOWARDS AN ECLIPSE

Muslim’s Action Eclipse Time

The practice of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) teaches us that these are occasions when a Mu’min should display fear for Allah Ta’ala. Looking directly at the eclipse demonstrates the opposite. These events should instill fear for Allah Ta’ala in hearts of Muslims. It is a demonstration of Allah Ta’ala’s Qudrat (Power), that He can alter the norm of things. We are supposed to hasten towards Salaat and supplicate for His Mercy and Forgiveness.
IT IS NECESSARY TO TURN TO ALLAH AT THE TIME OF ANY NATURAL OCCURRENCE OR ANY DISASTER.
IT IS HARAAM TO PARTIPATE IN ANY OF THE
ECLIPSE VIEWING EVENTS. AT THESE EVENTS,
MUCH HARAAM TAKES PLACE!

Wear Pants Below Ankles in Islam and Science

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Scientific Reason for wearing ur trousers above ankle according to Sunnah..
A man according to sunnah, should wear his trousers above ankle.. It’s coz, if u wear ur trousers below ankle, unknowingly, most of the dust, germs get into ur trousers, which are harmful..
For healthy walking, science advices to Place the heel of your foot down first and roll your foot slowly and gently towards your toes onto the ground. Think “Heel to Toe”
Comfortable and efficient walking begins with a good foot strike, which allows your ankle to move through its complete range of motion. Here’s how to do it properly.
Step forward landing squarely on the heel of your foot.
Roll forward onto the ball of the foot.
Raise the heel and push off with your big toe.
As the heel of your front foot is striking, you are being propelled forward by your back foot, pushing…

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Scientific Reason behind: Keeping Pants above the Ankles (for men only)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said: “Whatever flows below the ankles will be in the fire.”

Moulana Abdullah Dhabelia
The Health Aspect
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said: “Whatever flows below the ankles will be in the fire.”

Allah will not even look at the person who allows clothes of pride to flow (beneath the ankles).” (Abu Dawood)

Tahir Muni, a businessman, says, “I was once on a visit to Michigan in the United states where I saw a health centre. My friend offered to take me there and show me around. We reached the centre and saw that it had different sections. Whilst strolling around, we reached the clothing section. There we saw written: “Keep your clothes above your ankles, you will be saved from swelling, tumor and insanity.” I was stunned by seeing this and asked my friend: “Is this a Muslim health centre?” He replied: “No, this is a Christian research centre where they research different aspects of health. They also discuss Islamic aspects here. If the garments cover the ankles, some very important arteries remain covered which requires exposure to water and air. By remaining covered it affects the body.”

(Translated from Al Balaagh – Darul Uloom Karachi Sept.1997)