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.
Table of Contents
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.
Muzaffar Iqbal is the founder-president of Center for Islam and Science, Canada. He is the author, editor and translator of twenty-one books on various aspects of Islam, its spiritual and intellectual traditions, Islam and the West, and the history of Islamic science. He is the General Editor of the forthcoming seven-volume Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur'an, the first English language reference work on the Qur'an based on fourteen centuries of Muslim reflection and scholarship.