“These mullahs and molvis are always against technological advancements the world is going through. Why don’t they let us live our lives better?” asks a modern (pseudo) liberal. These liberals think that Islam is against the modern science and the technology that our scientists have worked hard. Just because someone doesn’t know what Islam really is, one shouldn’t pass such statements based on one person’s intellect.
Such liberals think, Islam wants us to leave our productive machinery from iphones and androids to the use of computer to new biological discoveries. They think, Islam wants us to stop thinking about the astro physics where every other minute a new universe is being discovered, a new star is observed and new galaxies are created and destroyed. They think, Islam wants us to leave this world of comfort and go back to stone age with respect to way of life as well as intellect. Well, that is the sort of arguments we listen every now and then in news papers, news channels and from all the pseudo liberals who doesn’t take the pain to study anything from the original sources. I feel, this is our mistake. We are unable to take the message out to them in the language and method they understand. But, this gives them no right to discuss (rather bash) anything about which they really don’t have any idea.
Today I write this article to quote some ayahs from the Quran, the book which Muslims believe that its the word of Allah the Creator of this Universe and the Creator of all what science studies, the book that is the not a book of science rather a book that studies the possibility to make this world a peaceful place to live. It is a book of morality, modernity, justice, peace, motivating its readers about scientific research and methodology. Read on if you don’t know how.
The very innate scientific method which is the base line of all the discoveries science has possiblly made is what has been appreciated in the Quran several times. Scientific method begins with the study of physical things through observation. Quran at various places appreciates this kind of thinking process which is preceded by observation and followed by critical thinking and hypothetical analysis. For example in Surah Al-Ghashiya of Quran,
أَفَلَا يَنظُرُونَ إِلَى الْإِبِلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ
وَإِلَى السَّمَاءِ كَيْفَ رُفِعَتْ
وَإِلَى الْجِبَالِ كَيْفَ نُصِبَتْ
وَإِلَى الْأَرْضِ كَيْفَ سُطِحَتْ
Quran talks about the nature of light of sun and moon and directs our intellect towards the use of scientific method in this example as follows:
هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِيَاءً وَالْقَمَرَ نُورًا وَقَدَّرَهُ مَنَازِلَ لِتَعْلَمُوا عَدَدَ السِّنِينَ وَالْحِسَابَ ۚ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ ذَٰلِكَ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ ۚ يُفَصِّلُ الْآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ