Teaching of Islam And Science
A scientist by nature, is enthusiastic to find the realities of nature.He does not identify his personal desires with observations and experimentation.A scientist is always an admirer of the truth and reality and has courage to reject false theories.
There are hundreds of verses of the Holy Quran in which Allah urgs the believers that they should study nature and ponder upon it.
Therefore, religious scholars have been termed as the heirs and successors of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and the superiority of Scholar has been described in the Surah
Al-Zumar in the Holy Quran as:
"Say (Unto them, O Muhammad,peace be upon him):Are those who know equal with those who know
The study of science is based upon observation.This has been stated in many verses of the Holy Quran.
So in Surah Al- Zumar, Allah says:
"Hast thou not seen how Allah hath sent down water from the sky and hath caused it to penetrate the Earth as water springs, and afterwards thereby produceth crops of divers hues;
and afterward they wither and thou seest them turn yellow; then He maketh them chaff. Lo!herein verily is a reminder for men of understanding." (Al-zumar.verse21)
Similarly in Surah Al-Baqarah,Allah says:
"Your Allah is one Allah;there is no God but him, the beneficent, the Merciful. Lo!in the creation of the heavens and the Earth, and the difference of night and day,and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men, and the water which Allah sendeth down from the sky,thereby revivingthe Earth after its death and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein,and(in )the ordinance of the winds,and the clouds obedient between heaven and Earth:are signs (of Allah's sovereignty)for people who have sense."(Al-Baqarah,verse 163,164)
The Holy Quran orders the conquest of nature with the help of the knowledge, along with deepthought,to benefit from it so that muslims may be successful in life and the life hereafter.