Islam And Science

Writer and journalist Ehsan Masood explores the status of science in the modern Islamic world, and asks whether measures taken to promote science are having an impact on the working lives of Muslim scientists.

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Ehsan Masood explores the status of science in the modern Islamic world.

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A series of damning reports have thrown the dismal state of science in Islamic countries into the spotlight.

Speaking to young scientists in Pakistan, Ehsan assesses whether new investment in scientific research is having an effect.

He asks whether, after years of neglect, science could once again play a key role in the fortunes of the Islamic world.

Ehsan Masood assesses whether new investment in scientific research is having an effect.

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The call to read and seek knowledge is embedded in the Qur'an. But the Islamic world is currently witness to a rise in creationism, a trend for seeking 'scientific miracles' in the Qur'an and a frustration among scientists at the literal interpretation of Islam.

How does the interplay between Islam and science affect those working in research today? Ehsan Masood asks Muslims working in science in the UK and abroad about how their faith influences their work.

The Islamic world is witnessing a trend for seeking 'scientific miracles' in the Qur'an.