Islamic Perspectives on Science and Technology

Selected Conference Papers

Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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This book presents 25 selected papers from the International Conference on “Developing Synergies between Islam & Science and Technology for Mankind’s Benefit” held at the International Institute for Advanced Islamic Studies Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, in October 2014. The papers cover a broad range of issues reflecting the main conference themes: Cosmology and the Universe, Philosophy of Science and the Emergence of Biological Systems, Principles and Applications of Tawhidic Science, Medical Applications of Tawhidic Science and Bioethics, and the History and Teaching of Science from an Islamic Perspective. Highlighting the relationships between the Islamic religious worldview and the physical sciences, the book challenges secularist paradigms on the study of Science and Technology. Integrating metaphysical perspectives of Science, topics include Islamic approaches to S&T such as an Islamic epistemology of the philosophy of science, a new quantum theory, environmental care, avoiding wasteful consumption using Islamic teachings, and emotional-blasting psychological therapy. Eminent contributing scholars include Osman Bakar, Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Mehdi Golshani, Mohd. Kamal Hassan, Adi Setia and Malik Badri. The book is essential reading for a broad group of academics and practitioners, from Islamic scholars and social scientists to (physical) scientists and engineers.

Islamic Perspectives on Science

Knowledge and Responsibility

Author: Ali Ünal

Publisher: Tughra Books

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Category: Social Science

Page: 137

View: 922

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.

The Enterprise of Science in Islam

New Perspectives

Author: J. P. Hogendijk

Publisher: MIT Press

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Category: History

Page: 386

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Recent historical research and new perspectives on the Islamic scientific tradition.

Islamic Perspectives on Science and Technology

An Essay on Interrelations Between Science and Technology in Islam

Author: Toshiyuki Akiyama (writer on Islam.)

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Category: Islam and science

Page: 144

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Studies in the Making of Islamic Science

Knowledge in Motion

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher:

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Category: Astronomy, Arab

Page: 552

View: 372

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.

Political Science: An Islamic Perspective

Author: A. Moten

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book investigates, both theoretically and in considerable empirical detail, the teachings of Islam vis-a-vis politics. It defines the essence of Islamic civilization and highlights aspects of the colonial encounter as a background for understanding contemporary dynamics of the Muslim world. It shows, through textual, intellectual, and historical evidences, the linkage between Islam and politics and the nature of Islamic research methodology. Additionally it deals with a range of key issues and institutions including the law, the community, the legal and political order and the strategies and tactics of various Islamic movements. Useful distinctions are made between Islamic and Western perspectives which should prove illuminating to experienced professionals and students alike.

Science and Islam

Author: Muẓaffar Iqbāl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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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

God, Life, and the Cosmos

Christian and Islamic Perspectives

Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Religion

Page: 428

View: 264

God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives is the first book in which Christian and Muslim scholars explore the frontiers of science-religion discourse. Leading international scholars present new work on key issues in science and religion from Christian and Islamic perspectives. Following an introduction by the editors, the book is divided into three sections: the first explores the philosophical issues in science-religion discourse; the second examines cosmology; the third analyses the issues surrounding bioethics. One of the first books to explore aspects of science-religion discourse from the perspective of two religious traditions, God, Life, and the Cosmos opens up new vistas to all interested in science and religion, and those exploring contemporary issues in Christianity and Islam.

New Perspectives on the History of Islamic Science

Volume 3

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 570

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Recent studies in the history of Islamic science based on the discovery and study of new primary texts and instruments have substantially revised the views of nineteenth-century historians of science. This volume presents some of these ground-breaking studies as well as articles which shed new light on the ongoing academic debate surrounding the question of the decline of Islamic scientific tradition.

Studies in the Making of Islamic Science

Knowledge in Motion

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 552

View: 966

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.

Spirituality and Science: Greek, Judeo-Christian and Islamic Perspectives

Author: Gerald Grudzen

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Category: Philosophy and science

Page: 192

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Spirituality and Science: Greek, Judaeo-Christian and Islamic Perspectives shows that the historical origins of Western science lie in the medieval synthesis of Greek science and philosophy with the faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This synthesis is most evident in medieval medicine where the synergies of Greek philosophy and Greek science are most evident. The first such Western synthesis of medieval medicine took place in the eleventh cenury at the monastery of Monte Cassino when Constantine the African translated, for the first time, Arabic medical manuscripts into Latin. These manuscripts became the core of the first medical curriculum in the West called the Articella and formed the foundation for the first Western medical curriculum in Salerno. Other translations of Arabic science continued over the next century forming the basis for the medieval scientific curriculum in Astronomy, Chemistry, Surgery and Pharmacology. In the Golden Age of Islamic culture found in the Eastern and Western Caliphates centered in Baghdad and Cordoba during the ninth and tenth centuries, we find a great flowering of scientic studies. A synthesis occurred of Greek, Syriac and Arabic scientific insights and methods. These scientists and philosophers elaborated the rational implications of both faith and science. This harmony of the three pillars of medieval society, faith, philosophy and science, continued well into the medieval era in both the Islamic and Christian worlds and continued to be the case well into the Renaissance era in Western Europe. This book was written jointly by Christian and Islamic philosophers; it shows that Christianity and Islam played a key role in bridging the world of Greek philosophy and science with the Arabic and European intellectual traditions. This collaboration proved vital to the development of sicence in the medieval universities and the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeetnth

Qur'anic Pictures of the Universe

The Scriptural Foundation of Islamic Cosmology

Author: Osman Bakar

Publisher: Islamic Book Trust

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Category: Islamic cosmology

Page: 224

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This book presents a new study of one of the major themes of the Qur'an. The theme of Qur'anic pictures of the universe treated here pertains to as yet a little explored facet of Islamic cosmology. Through this particular thematic study of the Qur'an the author has made a significant contribution to the contemporary understanding of the scriptural foundation of Islamic cosmology and the present discourse on epistemology of scientific exegesis (tafsīr 'ilmy) of the Qur'an. The book offers many new insights that will prove particularly helpful to those interested in deepening their understanding of Qur'anic perspectives on cosmology, the natural sciences, and religion and science.Osman Bakar, who earned a doctorate in Islamic philosophy from Temple University, Philadelphia, is currently Distinguished Professor and Director of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He was formerly Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Research) of University of Malaya, Malaysia Chair of Southeast Asian Islam at the Prince Talal al-Waleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington DC, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia (IAIS). An Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Malaya, he was also the founder of the university's Center for Civilizational Dialogue (1996). Dr Bakar is an author of 20 books and more than 300 articles on various aspects of Islamic thought and civilization, particularly Islamic science and philosophy and Islam in Southeast Asia. He was a member of the Council of 100 Leaders of the West-Islamic World Initiative for Dialogue founded by the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. He has been named several times among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world (including the latest 2016 edition). In 1994 he was made a Dato' by HH the Sultan of Pahang and in 2000 a Datuk by the Malaysian King. His two most well-known books, Classification of Knowledge in Islam and Tawhid and Science, have been translated into numerous languages. His latest books are Islamic Civilization and the Modern World: Thematic Essays (2014) and Islamic Perspectives on Science and Technology (co-editor, 2016).

Islam and Science: New perspectives on the history of Islamic science

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher:

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Category: Astronomy, Arab

Page: 546

View: 915

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.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 32:1

Author: MD. Mahmudul Hasan

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

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Page: 165

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance

Author: George Saliba

Publisher: MIT Press

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Category: Science

Page: 328

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The rise and fall of the Islamic scientific tradition, and the relationship of Islamic science to European science during the Renaissance. The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other ancient civilizations—the Greeks in particular. In this thought-provoking and original book, George Saliba argues that, contrary to the generally accepted view, the foundations of Islamic scientific thought were laid well before Greek sources were formally translated into Arabic in the ninth century. Drawing on an account by the tenth-century intellectual historian Ibn al-Naidm that is ignored by most modern scholars, Saliba suggests that early translations from mainly Persian and Greek sources outlining elementary scientific ideas for the use of government departments were the impetus for the development of the Islamic scientific tradition. He argues further that there was an organic relationship between the Islamic scientific thought that developed in the later centuries and the science that came into being in Europe during the Renaissance. Saliba outlines the conventional accounts of Islamic science, then discusses their shortcomings and proposes an alternate narrative. Using astronomy as a template for tracing the progress of science in Islamic civilization, Saliba demonstrates the originality of Islamic scientific thought. He details the innovations (including new mathematical tools) made by the Islamic astronomers from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, and offers evidence that Copernicus could have known of and drawn on their work. Rather than viewing the rise and fall of Islamic science from the often-narrated perspectives of politics and religion, Saliba focuses on the scientific production itself and the complex social, economic, and intellectual conditions that made it possible.

Islamic perspectives relating to business, arts, culture and communication

Proceedings of the 1st ICIBACC 2014

Author: Roaimah Omar

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Social Science

Page: 483

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This timely book explores how the Malays and Muslims in general are faced with challenges in the fields of business, economy and politics, in the modern era of globalisation. These research findings can help the Muslim community to enhance international integration, particularly in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. In this work, scholarly and expert authors explore Islamic perspectives on communication, art and culture, business, and law and policy. They respond to the need to uphold and strengthen the culture, arts and heritage of the Malays. Readers are invited to explore the challenges for the Malay and Muslim world and to evolve strategies to ensure competitiveness, dynamism and sustainability. Topics such as Islamophobia, drug trafficking, savings behaviours and the role of social media are addressed. These reviewed papers were presented at the International Conference on Islamic Business, Art, Culture & Communication 2014, held in Melaka, Malaysia. They have the potential to strengthen aspects of Islamic economy and leadership, if translated into action plans. This book represents essential reading for scholars of Islamic studies and will be of interest to those examining Southeast Asia and the Malay world.