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.
Contents: Introduction; Part I Formulating Questions on Islam and Science Nexus: Where's where? Mapping out the future of Islamic science (part I), Ziauddin Sardar; Where's where? Mapping out the future of Islamic science (part II), Ziauddin Sardar; Islam, rationality and science: a brief analysis, Mohammad Hashim Kamali; Does science offer evidence of a transcendent reality and purpose?, Mehdi Golshani. Part II Major Voices: Ibn Sina and Abu al-Barakat al-Baghdadi on the origination of the Soul (huduth al-nafs) and the invalidation of its transmigration (ibtal al-tanasukh), Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah; Fakhr al-Din al-Razi on physics and the nature of the physical world: a preliminary survey, ’Adi Setia ; Between physics and metaphysics: Mulla Sadra on nature and motion, Ibrahim Kalin; Iqbal's appropriation of modern science vis-Ã¡-vis religion: a critical appraisal, Muhammad Maroof Shah; Beyond the 'modern': Sa'id al-Nursi's view of science, Yamine Mermer and Redha Ameur; Science and technology in the discourse of Sayyid Qutb, Ahmed Bouzaid; The sacred versus the secular: Nasr on science, Ibrahim Kalin/Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Sophia Perennis and modern science, Wolfgang Smith/Seyyed Hossein Nasr; The philosophy of science of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, ’Adi Setia. Part III Islamic Cosmology: In the beginning: Islamic perspectives on cosmological origins, Muzaffar Iqbal; In the beginning: Islamic perspectives on cosmological origins - II, Muzaffar Iqbal. Part IV Operationalization of Islamic Science: Science education: the Islamic perspective, Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Some specific methodologies of relating mathematical sciences and Islam, Shaharir Bin Muhammad Zain; Some upstream research programs for Muslim mathematicians: operationalizing of Islamic values in the sciences through mathematical creativity, ’Adi Setia; Name index.