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ISLAM AND SCIENCE

[Written by Mohammad Husain]

Part I - Islam & Science

Muslim youths in europe schooled by european scholars, often want scientific explinations and proofs of all what have been prohibited or decreeded in islamic shariah. They rather believe in scientific reports and in what scientists discover, then in the words of Quran. I have seen muslims who has begun praying (salaat) because they have heard some scientist justifying that salaat (prayers) is good for your health. Shame on the human being who did not trust his creators word, but in scientists! The scientists didn´t create you. They don´t know what is best for you or not. All that they discover have God taught them.

I don´t mean that you shouldn´t listen to or believe in the sientists reports, but you should not seek explanations of sharia in scientific view. You won´t get complete answers. Seek science in Quran! A scientist, can maybe tell you about that there are physical advantages of salaat but, that´s maybe not the reason to have in mind (niyat) to do salaat. Have Gods words in your mind and what his prophet (SAWS) taught us! Quran has thaught us the science. Sientific education is good, to get knowing your lord. But how can you doubt in Quran if scientist can not explain it? Even Quran only is not enough. You have to study the acts of masomeen (AS), and their sayings.

A real believer is the one who has accepted Allah truely as the Lord. If it is so, You will never be doubtfull about anything in the Quran. The Holy Quran has mentioned many things over 1400 years ago. Things which scientist have discovered in nowdays or maybe, they´ll discover in the future. Sientist can only justify what Quran allready have said.

All the creations of God is mentioned in The Holy Quran in different ways. I will give you some topics that can be interesting to know , specially for the youths. Some of them I will comment in scientifical view. This because as I said earlier, not to have our Iman (faith) based on science, but in purpose to be able to proof for non muslims that Quran is the true and compleat message of the one and only, Allah.

As you know until some hundred years ago there where conflicts between scientist if the earth was shaped as a globe or not? What makes a day? Question about the sun and the moon and the universe. And it was not so long ago that scientists discovered the smallest particles, the atom and its protons and neutrons.
 

  • About the universe, The Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran:

  • ”Behold! In the creation of the Heavens and the Earth; In the alteration of the Night an the Day; In the sayling of the Ships through the Ocean for the profit of Mankind; In the Rain which Allah sends down from the skies, and the Life which He gives therewith, to an Earth that is Dead; In the Beasts of all kinds He scatters through the Earth; In the change of the Winds, and the Clouds which they trail like their slaves between the Sky and the Earth; (Here) Indeed are Signs for a People that are Wise.” (Surah Al-Baqarah:164)
     

  •  Perfectly created universes:

  • ”Who created the seven heavens one above another, you see no incongruity in the creation of the Beneficent God, then look again, can you see any disorder?” (Surah Al-Mulk:3)
     

  •  God´s ultimate power and the atom concept:

  • ”And you are not (engaged) in any affair, nor do you recite concerning it portion of the Quran, nor do you do any work but we are witnesses over you when you enter into it, and there does not lie concealed from your Lord the weight of an atom in the earth or in the heaven, nor any thing less than that nor greater, but but it is in a clear book.” (Surah Yunus: 61)
     

  •  The Big Bang theory and the beginning of life:

  • ”Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens and the earth  were closed up, but we have opened them; and we have made of water everything living, will they not then believe?” (Surah The Prophets: 30)
     

  •  Expansion of the universe theory:

  • ”And the heaven, we raised it  high with power, and most surely we are the makers of things ample. And the earth, we have made it a wide extent; how well have we then spread (it) out.” (Surah The Scatterers (Zariat) 47,48)
     

  •  The Human Being:

  • Then followed the creation of the Human Being, but  I will continue with Quranic verses on this topic insha-allah in our next meeting on the net. And I´ll also give you some medical comments next time.

    We are in the middle of the month, Rabi-ul-awwal, so I will end this part with a comment about the Holy Prophet, Mohammad Mustafa (SAWS), due to His birthday.

    It is clearly evident from the above verses of the Holy Quran that Allah the Allmighty created everything  and all these creations function according to Allah´s  wishes and commands. Allah´s  most beloved creation is his prophet, Mohammad Mustafa pease be upon Him. The Holy prophet (SAWS) him self  said; ”First of all, Allah created the light of my livelihood” (Hadith-al-Qudsi). Allah created the Holy Prophet to be the guider in all times, not just for the arabs in his lifetime. And Allah took a promise from all Prophets to help his Messenger in his misson, until the judgement-day.

    ”And when Allah made a covenant through the prophets: Certainly what I have given you of Book and wisdom-then an apostle cmes to you verifying that which is whith you, you must believe in him, and you must aid him. He said: Do you affirm and accept My compact in this (matter)? They said: we do affirm. He said: Then bear witness, and I (too) am of the bearers of the witness with you.” ( The family of Imran 81)

    Here may be you are thinking how it is possible that all the prophets could help The Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) and keep their promise? The Holy Prophet is not alive and nor are the other prophets? But don´t you remember that the Holy prophet said: ”the first of us is Mohammad and the middle of us is Mohammad and therefore all of us are Mohammad!”

    Do you not remember that his representative the last Mohammad, Imam Mehdi (AS) is still alive? And he will appear to complete the mission of The Holy Prophet (SAWS), then the representative of the prophets, prophet Isa (AS), (Jesus, alive in the fourth heaven) will appear and come for His aid! So will the promise of the bearers of witness (mentioned in the Quran, The family of Imran) reach fulfilment!!

    At last I wan´t to pray, Oh Allah let us be the people of your prophet (SAWS). And lets us never loose the right path. Oh Allah strengthen our faith in You, the Masomeens (AS) and in the Holy Quran. Hasten the arrival of the present Imam and, let us be amongst His believers. Ameen!