Science and Islam

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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Provides a clear, authentic, and scholarly account of the various aspects of the relationship between Islam and science

Islam And Science

Author: M.H. Syed

Publisher: Anmol Publications PVT. LTD.

ISBN:

Category: Islam and science

Page: 254

View: 256

Islam Is A Scientific And Progressive Religion, But Most People Do Not Know About It Authentically. Contrary To The Common Belief, Islamic Ideology Is Based On Reason And Logic. Muslims Have Contributed A Lot To The Growth Of Science And Technology But, It Remains A Lesser Known Fact. This Comprehensive And Exhaustive Study Is An Effort In The Direction Of Revealing The Veiled Facts And Unveiling The Truth. It Brings To Light Islam S Radical Approach To Science And Knowledge. This Book Is Bound To Prove To Be An Asset For Scholars, Student And General Readers, Alike.

Contemporary Issues in Islam and Science

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 520

View: 102

The articles selected for this volume explore emergent issues in the contemporary relationship between Islam and science and present studies of eight major voices in the discourse. Also included is a section on the operationalization of Islamic science in the modern world and a section on studies in traditional Islamic cosmology.

Studies in the Making of Islamic Science

Knowledge in Motion

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Astronomy, Arab

Page: 552

View: 209

This four volume series brings together the most important and influential articles dealing with various aspects of the relationship between Islam and science. The studies reflect historical, epistemological and philosophical issues and perspectives, and cover a wide spectrum of subject areas ranging from Islamic perspectives on cosmology and biological evolution to the relationship between the Qur'an and science, and contemporary issues in many fields where science and religion interact. The series sheds new light on historical links between modern science and the Islamic scientific tradition and also includes special studies on major voices in Islam and science discourse. Each volume in the series is thematically arranged, which makes clear the developments in various sub areas of the Islam and science nexus, and includes an introduction which presents an overview of the current status of research in the field. This series constitutes a comprehensive reference resource for libraries and academic researchers interested in all aspects of the Islam and science discourse.

Islam and Scientific Enterprise

Author: Syed Akheel Ahmed

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Islam and science

Page: 166

View: 644

The history of Islamic Science has not received the recognition it deserves. Although reverence is accorded to the memory of such great figures of Islamic history as Ar-Razi (Rhazes), Jabir-ibn-Hayyan (Geber) and Omar Khyaam. The present treatise is an attempt to construct an outline of the progress of Islamic Science from the days of the prophet Muhammad to the end of fifteenth century. Spread in fifteen chapters the book traces the growth and development of Islamic Science during the hay days of Islamic glory. It throws succinct and incisive light on various aspects of Islamic Science, namely, mathematics, mechanics, astronomy, astrology, music, alchemy, chemistry, medicine and geography. In short the approach is objective, analysis systematic, treatment logical and the style lucid

Studies in the Making of Islamic Science

Knowledge in Motion

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 862

Brings together the most important influential articles dealing with various aspects of the relationship between Islam and science. It sheds new light on historical links between modern science and the Islamic scientific tradition and also includes special studies on major voices in Islam and science discourse.

Science and Technology in Islam: Technology and applied sciences

Author: A. Y. Al-Hassan

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN:

Category: Islam and science

Page: 726

View: 709

Part II deals with agricultural science, alchemy, chemistry and chemical technology, mining and metallurgy military technology, textiles and manufacturing industries, mechanical technology, civil engineering, navigation and ship-building, medicine and pharmacy. Historians of Islamic science tend to limit their studies to the period up to the 16tb century but, Part II of this volume also deals with the continuation of science and technology in the Ottoman Empire, India and Iran.

Islamic Perspectives on Science

Knowledge and Responsibility

Author: Ali Ünal

Publisher: Tughra Books

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

View: 775

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.

Science Under Islam

Rise, Decline and Revival

Author: Sayyed M. Deen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 947

The book describes the rise of science (and technology) in the Islamic Golden Age, examines the causes that led to its decline, reviews failed later attempts for its revival and finally discusses social and religious reformation needed for it to flourish in contemporary Muslim societies. Social reformation covers rule of law, democratic infra-structure and human-rights, while religious reformation involves the reinterpretation of scripture. It is argued that without such a social and religious reformation, Muslims (a quarter of the earth's population) will be less able to participate in the science-driven 21st century world. Note that Muslim leaders in the UK and elsewhere are not addressing the need of such an essential reformation, without which, Muslims as a people will remain in a limbo and thus continue to be vulnerable to extremist ideas. Therefore this book should be a must for all those interested in the creation of a harmonious one-world. Look at www.scienceunderislam.com for more information.

Islam and Science

The Intellectual Career of Nizam Al-Din Al-Nisaburi

Author: Robert Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 194

In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone, being commissioned by his patrons to work in a variety of fields. Islam and Science examines in detail the relationship between the metaphysics of Nisaburi's science, and statements he made in his Qur'an commentary and in other non-scientific writings. Sources suggest that Nisaburi was inspired to begin his scientific career by the inclusion of basic science in a religious (madrasa) education. By mid-career, he had found methodological similarities between theoretical astronomy and Islamic jurisprudence. Morrison concludes that while Nisaburi believed science could give one a taste of God's knowledge, he realised that the study of science and natural philosophy alone could not lead him to a spiritual union with God. Only Sufi practice and Sufi theory could accomplish that. Morrison's work is remarkable in synthesizing the history of Islamic science with other areas of Islamic studies. It will be of interest to students and scholars of religion and the history of science, as well as readers with a more general interest in Middle Eastern studies. Winner of the Iranian World Prize for Book of the Year in Islamics Studies 2009

Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World

Author: C. A. Qadir

Publisher: Other

ISBN:

Category: Islam

Page: 218

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The basis of Muslim philosophy and science is the instruction embedded in the Quran. At an early date this tradition was enlarged and strengthened by the infiltration into Muslim culture of Greek philosophy and science through the translation of Greek classics by Muslims. The Indian tradition of thought also made its contribution. This book traces the development and interaction of these strands in Muslim thinking. The author is concerned to show both how philosophy and science are related to specifically religious thought, and how they have made distinctive contributions to method and discovery.

Contemporary Issues in Islam and Science

Volume 2

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 439

The articles selected for this volume explore emergent issues in the contemporary relationship between Islam and science and present studies of eight major voices in the discourse. Also included is a section on the operationalization of Islamic science in the modern world and a section on studies in traditional Islamic cosmology.

Science and Technology in Islam: The exact and natural sciences

Author: A. Y. Al-Hassan

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN:

Category: Islam and science

Page: 527

View: 905

Research into Islamic science and technology is still in is early stages, but there is now sufficient material available for a preliminary study. Volume IV is intended to fill a gap which deserves a major multi-volume work. Part I is a review of the history of science in Islam. It deals with the contribution of Islamic civilization to mathematics, astronomy, and physics, which have long been acknowledged, but also advances made by Muslim scientitsts in the fields of cosmology, geology and mineralogy, zoology, veterinary science and botany.

An Illusion of Harmony

Science and Religion in Islam

Author: Taner Edis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 442

Current discussions in the West on the relation of science and religion focus mainly on science's uneasy relationship with the traditional Judeo-Christian view of life. But a parallel controversy exists in the Muslim world regarding ways to integrate science with Islam. As physicist Taner Edis shows in this fascinating glimpse into contemporary Muslim culture, a good deal of popular writing in Muslim societies attempts to address such perplexing questions as: • Is Islam a "scientific religion"? • Were the discoveries of modern science foreshadowed in the Quran? • Are intelligent design conjectures more appealing to the Muslim perspective than Darwinian explanations? Edis examines the range of Muslim thinking about science and Islam, from blatantly pseudoscientific fantasies to comparatively sophisticated efforts to "Islamize science." 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 mere fact-collecting activity that coexists in near-perfect harmony with literal-minded faith. Since Muslims are keenly aware that science and technology have been the keys to Western success, they are eager to harness technology to achieve a Muslim version of modernity. Yet at the same time, they are reluctant to allow science to become independent of religion and are suspicious of Western secularization. Edis examines all of these conflicting trends, revealing the difficulties facing Muslim societies trying to adapt to the modern technological world. His discussions of both the parallels and the differences between Western and Muslim attempts to harmonize science and religion make for a unique and intriguing contribution to this continuing debate.

Studies in the Islam and Science Nexus

Volume 1

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 231

This volume brings together thematically arranged articles on the relationship between Islam and science and how it has been shaped over the last century. The articles represent a broad variety of approaches and perspectives as well as reflective and analytic views and include some of the most important voices in the Islam and science discourse. This collection, which includes a special section devoted to studies that explore various aspects of the relationship between the Qur'an and science, is a valuable resource for researchers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the broader relationship between religion and science.

Islam and Science

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 627

This title was first published in 2002. This text seeks to provide the necessary background for understanding the contemporary relationship between Islam and modern science. Presenting an authentic discourse on the Islamic understanding of the physical cosmos, Muzaffar Iqbal explores God's relationship to the created world and the historical and cultural forces that have shaped and defined Muslim attitudes towards science. What was Islamic in the Islamic scientific tradition? How was it rooted in the Qur'anic worldview and whatever happened to it? These are some of the facets of this account of a tradition that spans eight centuries and covers a vast geographical region. Written from within, this ground-breaking exploration of some of the most fundamental questions in the Islam and science discourse, explores the process of appropriation and transformation of the Islamic scientific tradition in Europe during the three centuries leading up to the Scientific revolution.

Science and Islam (Icon Science)

A History

Author: Ehsan Masood

Publisher: Icon Science

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 377

Long before the European Enlightenment, scholars and researchers working from Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan to Cordoba in Spain advanced our knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine and philosophy. From Musa al-Khwarizmi who developed algebra in 9th century Baghdad to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston, Ehsan Masood tells the amazing story of one of history’s most misunderstood yet rich and fertile periods in science, via the scholars, research, and science of the Islamic empires of the middle ages.

Science in Medieval Islam

An Illustrated Introduction

Author: Howard R. Turner

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 912

During the Golden Age of Islam (seventh through seventeenth centuries A.D.), Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers created a unique culture that has influenced societies on every continent. This book offers a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to an important aspect of that culture—the scientific achievements of medieval Islam. Howard Turner opens with a historical overview of the spread of Islamic civilization from the Arabian peninsula eastward to India and westward across northern Africa into Spain. He describes how a passion for knowledge led the Muslims during their centuries of empire-building to assimilate and expand the scientific knowledge of older cultures, including those of Greece, India, and China. He explores medieval Islamic accomplishments in cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, medicine, natural sciences, alchemy, and optics. He also indicates the ways in which Muslim scientific achievement influenced the advance of science in the Western world from the Renaissance to the modern era. This survey of historic Muslim scientific achievements offers students and general readers a window into one of the world's great cultures, one which is experiencing a remarkable resurgence as a religious, political, and social force in our own time.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

Author: Salim Ayduz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 1152

View: 973

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam provides both an overview and a comprehensive and detailed survey of the main features of philosophy, science, medicine and technology in the Muslim world. The level of entries are scholarly, based on primary and secondary sources, and aimed at advanced students of Islamic philosophy and science. The selection of entries as well as their content reflect the highest academic standards and most recent research in the field, providing scholars and advanced students with in-depth surveys on the most important issues in the study of these topics, serving as the authoritative reference work on this important area of research.