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Evaluating modern scientific methodology with Islamic worldview: humanizing science through engaging Islamic ethics

Pawaan Ahmad, isham (2016) Evaluating modern scientific methodology with Islamic worldview: humanizing science through engaging Islamic ethics. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 4. pp. 128-132. ISSN 2289-9855

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Abstract

In the 21st century, with science culminating with the development of nuclear bombs ending in the annihilations of hundreds of thousands with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has raises questions of the progress and goodness of the scientific endeavor. Many today are demanding that science must be constraint and checked by ethics. Scientific endeavors can no longer be considered ethically neutral because some of their results are disastrous. Faruqi’s project of Islamization mainly focused on social sciences because the social science dealt with man and society. It had somewhat neglected scrutinizing modern natural science arguing that natural science dealt with nature and therefore neutral and objective. However, it is the natural science methodology that dominates and shapes social science methodology and questions. What more today since natural scientists are no longer satisfied with scientific questions that solely focus on the physical world, but instead wish to apply scientific standards to all spheres setting the standards of what man ought to believe by setting the criteria of judging what are acceptable believes thus encroaching on man’s world view and demanding that scientific standards set the man’s ethical criteria. We must engage with science, in fact celebrate science but at the same time, we must also constraints science and guide it with our ethicoreligious world view that will make science a true blessing for all mankind. In order to do this, we must purify religion from error and superstition, reappropriate science as a study of sunnah Allah and institutionalize critical and rational thinking within society.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key Words: Ethics, science, methodology, worldview, Islamization
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr isham pawan ahmad
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 11:56
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 11:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99401

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