Islam and Safeguarding Human Life in the Modern Context

While Muslims are proud of their contributions to science and technology as a means of improving the quality of human life, they are happy that they have little to do with the development of such technologies as linked to the destruction of nature, the environment, and of living beings through…

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Islam and Civilized Societies

There is no correlation between materialistic civilization and elevated human values, i.e. between natural sciences and morality. To reach a high standard of morality, man should be rightly guided, and to perceive the existence of the Supreme Lord, Almighty Allah, man should be religiously guided.

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What Is Islam’s View about Education, Science and Technology?

Islam advocates the incorporation of knowledge within a just and balanced value system where anything beneficial for one’s spiritual and worldly improvement is encouraged and advocated.

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Muslim Printing Before Gutenberg

Gutenberg does seem to have been the first to devise a printing press, but printing itself, that is, making multiple copies of a text by transferring it from one raised surface to other portable surfaces (especially paper) is much older.

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Muslims’ Contribution in Algebra

In the twelfth century Gerard of Cremona and Roberts of Chester translated the algebra of Al-Khowarizmi into Latin. Mathematicians used it all over the world until the sixteenth century.

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The Story of the Qur’an

The Qur’an makes a clear distinction between the perceptible world of experience and the unseen world of transcendental reality. Revelation is a means for God’s specially chosen messengers to receive divine messages; we may call it an exclusive channel of communication accessible to the prophets.

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Development of Science & Technology in Islamic History

Islam advocates the incorporation of knowledge within a just and balanced value system where anything beneficial for one’s spiritual and worldly improvement is encouraged and advocated.

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Muslims’ Contribution to Agriculture

Such advancement of Muslim farming, according to Bolens, was owed to the adaptation of agrarian techniques to local needs, and to `a spectacular cultural union of scientific knowledge from the past and the present, from the Near East, the Maghreb, and Andalusia.

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Learning Institutions in Islam

It is already known that institutions such as al-Qayrawan, al-Qarawiyyin and al-Azhar, above all, were amongst the first universities throughout history. Another great body of institutions initiated by the Muslims were the Madrasas, or colleges, of which Ibn Jubayr counted thirty on his visit to Baghdad.

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Prophet Muhammad’s Call to Muslims to Serve People

The religion of Islam is the religion of benevolence to the people. Therefore the honorable Prophet Muhammad was the best practical example for serving people and meeting their needs. His sayings are full of examples of exhorting Muslims to serve one another and help others.

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Independent Inquiry in Islam

Muslims believe that Islam is a term synonymous with truth and that under the glorious and ever-brilliant sun of Islam, by the light of reason and knowledge, truth can be obtained but in order to obtain that knowledge, and thus attain that truth, man must use his reasoning faculties.

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`Abdullah Ibn `Umar

`Abdullah ibn `Umar was the son of the second Caliph `Umar ibn Al-Khattab and a brother-in-law and companion of Messenger of Allah. He was born in Makkah. He had accepted Islam before he was 10 years old and had made the Hijrah (migration to Madinah) with his father and his sister, Hafsah, who was later to become a wife of the Prophet.

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The Islamic Roots of the Modern Hospital

The hospital shall keep all patients, men and women, until they are completely recovered. All costs are to be borne by the hospital whether the people come from afar or near, whether they are residents or foreigners, strong or weak, low or high, rich or poor, employed or unemployed, blind or signed

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Mi`raj: Reviving the Spirit of Hope

The Israa’ and Mi`raj is a momentous occasion that occurred at a very crucial stage in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This uplifting (mi’raj = ascend) experience took place in the year the Prophet lost two of his valuable pillars of support; his uncle Abu Talib

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What Do You Know about Isra’ wal Mi`raj?

The Prophet Muhammad lived in and around the area that is now Saudi Arabia in the years 570 CE to 632 CE in the Gregorian calendar. According to Islamic belief, God (Allah) took him on a two-part journey sometime around the year 620 CE. The first part of the journey, known as Isra’, was from Makkah to the “farthest” mosque.

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Writing System for the Blind: Al-Amidi vs. Braille

It is interesting to note that 600 years before Braille, a Syrian Muslim, known as Ali Ibn Ahmed Ibn Yusuf Ibn Al-Khizr Al-Amidi (d. 1314 CE) was considered an expert in reading such a system. Like Braille, he too was blind from childhood.

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