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Qur’anic prerequisites for developing scientific mind

Gilani, Sayyid Muhammad Yunus and Islam , Tajul (2011) Qur’anic prerequisites for developing scientific mind. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (3). pp. 229-253. ISSN 1823-0970

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Islamic science has a glorious past and it successfully contributes to the development of modern science. The emergence, developments and accomplishments of Islamic scientific trend are traced back to the advent of Islamic era when human mind had been radically reformed, and transformed from its irrational and superstitious tendency into a scientific nature. There are overwhelming emphases given in the Qur’an on shaping a scientific mind. In order to achieve this aim, the Qur’an follows many unique methods, such as denying supposition in the place of conviction, disobeying caprice and emotions in place of knowledge, discouraging blind imitation of forefathers and chieftains, developing consciousness, employing deductive reasoning, approaching the doctrine of cause and effect, posing enlightening questions, developing deep and critical thinking instead of superficial outlook. However, in the context of modern approaches of shaping the scientific mind, the three approaches of the Qur’an namely; making mind conscious, developing capacity of objective judgment and conscious reasoning should be scrutinized and researched.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5372/22040
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qur’anic Prerequisites, Islamic sciences, The Qurān, Knowledge, Scientific Mind
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 10:45
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 15:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22040

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