Qur’anic Guidance on the Ways and Means to Restore the Vigorous Study of Natural Science in Contemporary Muslim Societies

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Shuaibu U. Gokaru
Aizan A. Matzin
Faisal Ahmad F. A. H.


Qur’an is the book of Allah sent down to the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) in a clear Arabic language. It serves as a final message to the universe and a code of conduct, be it spiritual, social, and moral aspects. It is the primordial source of scientific knowledge and guidance to the past, present and future generations of human beings. Therefore, it is said that Islamic science decline as a result of various forces and hesitate attempts of the contemporary Muslims to continue on the paths of the previous Muslim scientists. Regrettably, today scientific knowledge was transferred from the Muslims to the Western people even though the knowledge was therein the Qur’an. Hence, Muslims have to use their intellects to figure out the mystery and miracles that contain in the Glorious Qur’an. It is believed that Qur’an contains the knowledge of natural sciences, medicine, history, sociology, politics, economics, religion and other fields of social sciences. Almighty Allah revealed the Qur’an for human beings to know how to worship him and to enjoy their temporary staying for the benefit of afterlife. In the Qur’an, in numerous places, Allah instructs mankind to reflect, to think, to ponder on the meaning of the Qur’an. This paper targets to provide the ways and means to restore the study of natural sciences in contemporary Muslims societies in the light of the Qur’anic guidance. It is to awakening the Muslim society to incline to know the teachings of the Glorious Qur’an. This paper is based on qualitative approach. The method of documentary used in data collection. On the other hand, it employs the usage of content analysis and inductive in data analysis. The findings reveal that natural sciences in the light of the Qur’anic verses can be found in nature, history and the universe in general.


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