Convert’s View on Relation Between Islam & Science

Dr. Bruno Abd-al-Haqq Guiderdoni is a French Muslim astrophysicist. He’s specialized in galaxies and has published more than 140 papers in astronomy. Guiderdoni serves as Director of the Observatory of Lyon, France.

Besides his extensive writings on science, he has also published around 60 papers on Islamic theology. He’s also currently the Director of the Islamic Institute for Advanced Studies (IHEI) in France.

In this video Dr. Guiderdoni sheds light on the firm relationship between Islam and science. Islamic Shari’ah informs us that learning is a route for meditating Allah’s creation, realizing His signs, and glorifying His greatness.

Firm Relationship

Science is also an opportunity to understand many of the Qur’anic verses in light of new knowledge gained via scientific research.

On the other hand, there are ethical Islamic codes that we must follow in science, such as the use of proofs when making claims. A relevant verse in the Qur’an translates: {Say “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful”} [Surat Al-Baqarah 2:111].

All sciences lead the creature and points to the creator too, so they are in close relation with religion. This is the cornerstone and the aim behind Allah’s orders in the Qur’an to know, see, and think. He orders us to do so to reach the truth of the only creator.