Islam and Modern Science Analytical Essay by Nicky

An analytical essay on the connection between Islam and Modern Science.
# 150198 | 2,045 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 29, 2012 in Religion and Theology (Islam)

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This analytical essay begins with an overview of Islam as a religion. Using history and the belief system of the religion as a backdrop, the writer provides a look at the connection between Islam and many facets of modern science. The fundamental argument the writer sees is that much of the word of god written in the qur'an is expounded and proven with the works of science. In the conclusion, the paper presents a brief argument that many important discoveries of Islam were made by scientists in their time.

Growth and Spread of Islam
Islam and Modern Science

From the Paper:

"This brings us to the very essence of Islam i.e. practice. Islam has repeatedly made it clear through Koran that practice is what makes a Muslim, a true believer in the eyes of God (Allah). Many Muslims in the world today have inherited the faith from their parents but practice remains a very personal effort based on individual's level of commitment to the religion. The five pillars of Islam were enforced to inculcate in Muslims a sense of dedication and to send the message of practice across. One can be a Muslim in name but Islam requires practice to consider a Muslim a true follower. And to become a follower, they must accept and practice the five pillars of Islam.
"When it comes to practice, Islam follows a very natural course. A child is never strictly told to perform certain rituals but his parents are expected to naturally get him interested in them through example. Children grow up knowing their parents practice some purification rituals, followed by prayers and they naturally imitate them. No one cares if they stop in the middle and go off to play but as long as it is a common practice at home, parents know that children too will come around."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ali Ashraf, New Horizons in Muslim Education, Cambridge: Islamic Academy, 1985, p.27
  • Ahmad Afzaal, "Qur an and Human Evolution" p.2.
  • Murad Wilfred Hofmann "Has Islam Missed its Enlightenment?" The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 19 (2002)
  • Dr. Maurice Bucaille, THE QUR'AN AND MODERN SCIENCE, Edited by Dr. A. A. B. Philips, 1995

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