Islam and Science provides an authentic discourse on the Islamic understanding of the physical cosmos, Godís relationship to the created world and the historical and cultural forces that have shaped and defined Muslim attitudes towards science. What was Islamic in the Islamic scientific tradition? How was it rooted in the Qur'anic worldview and whatever happened to it? These are some of the facets of this rich and fascinating account of a tradition that spans eight centuries and covers a vast geographical region.


Written from within, this well-researched work is a ground breaking exploration of some of the most fundamental questions in the Islam and science discourse. Muzaffar Iqbal explores the process of appropriation and transformation of the Islamic scientific tradition in Europe during the three centuries leading up to the Scientific Revolution, providing the necessary background for understanding the contemporary relationship between Islam and modern science.


Contents: Introduction; The Beginning; And These Are the Signs; Making of the Tradition; Islam and Science Nexus; Withering of the Tradition; Transmission and Transformation; Winds of Change; The Colonial Cut; The Colonized Discourse; The Scientific Exegesis; The New Nexus; Bibliography; Index.



2002    pp. 350 pages

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