Al-Ghazali’s Stance on the Scientific Interpretation of the Quran:
This issue was debated a long time ago, and apparently the first one who sparked interest in it is Imam Abu-Hamid Al-Ghazali (died 1111), may Allah have mercy on him.
In his book Al-Ihyaa (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), Al-Ghazali quotes the following from Ibn Mas’oud, the Prophet’s noble companion:
“Whoever among you is seeking the knowledge of the early and latter generations let him ponder on the Quran.”
He also said:
The Solar Eclipse and Its Fine Balance
A heavenly spectacle happening every 6585.32 days, lasting up to 7.5 seconds, can be seen along a track 300 km wide but cannot be observed with the naked eye.
A solar eclipse is a celestial event that takes place when the moon gets in between the earth and the sun. This event has always caught the attention of mankind since the beginning of time and has always been a matter to ponder upon.
For example, why can a lunar eclipse be observed everywhere on earth under the night sky yet seeing a solar eclipse is only limited to a corridor 300 km in diameter?
A solar eclipse is dependent upon two conditions:
History of Medicine in the Islamic Civilization
For early Muslims, knowledge was a treasure they would eagerly seek. Medical science and pharmacy were no exceptions.
Muslim physicians’ early practice emphasized the importance of preserving health through natural gentle interventions. The Hippocratic philosophy of ‘Premium non nocera’(first don't harm) was a well kept notion in their minds as it reflected the teaching of their religion. Prophet Muhammad’s words, “Your body has rights over you” (agreed upon - Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī) paved their way to amazing advancement in the medical, pharmaceutical, and health fields.
The Marriage of Faith & Science
“You’re so blind. How can you believe in religion in today’s era of science?”
We hear this said way too often.
Critics of organized religion such as agnostics and atheists attack anyone with some affiliation to God with this argument. Their attacks, unfortunately, more often than not, are not unfounded. Most of Western History, which is predominantly taught in schools today, portrays a tumultuous relationship between Science and Christianity.
Health Benefits of Saying "Alhamdulillah"
The Qur'an (2:155) says, "Give glad tidings to those who exercise patience when struck with adversity and say, 'Indeed, we belong to God and to Him is our return.' Such ones receive [the] blessings and mercy of their Lord, and such are the guided ones." According to the findings of modern science, it appears that this mercy may often come in the form of improved health.