The Fusion of Celestial Wisdom and Scientific Inquiry

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Zia Ullah Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, NCBA & E, Lahore. Author
  • Dr. Mahmood Ahamd Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, NCBA & E, Lahore. Author
  • Mufti Muhammad Qaisar Shahzad Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, NCBA & E, Lahore. Author
  • Muhammad Shahid M.Phil Scholar, Islamic studies, NCBA & E, Lahore. Author
  • Farhat Rasool M.Phil Scholar, Islamic studies, NCBA & E, Lahore. Author

Keywords:

Islamic Theology, Divine Understanding, Scientific Inquiry, Divine Legislation, Cosmological Investigation

Abstract

Understanding the relationship between God and the universe is essential for Muslims. They hold the perspective that the universe emanates from the creative act of God. This correlation between the divine and the cosmos establishes the underpinning for the convergence of scientific and spiritual understanding. In Islam, the Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet provide important insights into this relationship. In Islam, knowledge about the world comes from various sources, including nature itself. This knowledge can be scientific, mathematical, metaphysical, spiritual, practical, or aesthetic. Nature has different aspects, and every category of knowledge aligns with a distinct facet that undergoes examination. This document centers on the correlation between celestial wisdom and contemporary scientific knowledge.

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Published

2024-03-31

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The Fusion of Celestial Wisdom and Scientific Inquiry. (2024). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 5(1), 131-143. https://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/227

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