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Is Islam Against Science & Technology?
 
  • P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Article

Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 10, Pages: 1148 – 1159

Original Article

Is Islam Against Science & Technology?

Abstract

Objectives: There is a common misunderstanding that religion and science are contradictory to one another and hence religion is hindrance in progress and development. This study emphasizes the importance of acquiring the knowledge of science & technology from an Islamic perspective and tries to remove the misconception about prohibition of adopting the science & technology in religion. Researchers have tried their best to establish the fact that there is no contradiction between religion & science.

Methods: Interpretive method of research has been used in this study. The researchers have used historical facts for demonstrating the role played by ancient and current scholars in the development of science & technology. Data from several past & present research materials have been collected and theory of compatibility of religion with science & technology has been established from the observed data.

 Findings: Islamic civilization is based on knowledge and awareness. The first revelation was about the reading. In Quran and Hadith, whenever and wherever the word knowledge is mentioned, it does not refer to religious knowledge only but in fact the word knowledge refers to any science which may benefit human beings from material and spiritual perspective.

Application/improvements: There is a common perception that religion obstructs the involvement of people in science & technology. Authors have proved in this study that the situation is contrary. This is only a small glimpse of wide picture of role played by Islam in encouraging active participation in the advancement of science & technology.

Keywords: Quran, Science, Knowledge, Technology, Hadith.

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