Are Islam and Science Compatible?

Can Islam and Science go together and Muslims embark upon a new scientific awakening? Round table discussion of Muslim World Science Initiative, 2016.


  1. With reference to 11:05 ff., Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziya (b. 1292– d. 1350 CE), writing in his “Kitāb al-Turuq al-Hukmiya fi al-Siyāsa al-Shar’iya,” ed. Muhammad Hāmid al-Faqi, (Cairo 1372 AH / 1953 CE), page 286, states:

    “If the members of the leper’s household want to eat, drink and have sexual intercourse with him, it is permissible. If they want to avoid the afflicted and keep their distance from him, it is also permissible.”

    (Engl. translation from: Irmeli Perho, “The Prophet’s Medicine: A Creation of the Muslim Traditionalist Scholars ,” p. 98, Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, 1995)

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