Can Islam and Science go together and Muslims embark upon a new scientific awakening? Round table discussion of Muslim World Science Initiative, 2016. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInEmailTumblrPrint 2 Responses Dr. Mansoor Hussain May 5, 2016 | Reply Excellent discussion. I absolutely agree that religion and science should be kept separate. Learner Moses March 26, 2017 | Reply 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) Leave a Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name * Email (will not be published) * Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.