Views of Science and Their Implications for Muslims Higher Education
In this article, the author argues against the story of modernity as inevitable, irreversible, and teleological. He challenges this view by attempting to demonstrate the integrity of sciences and technologies. According to his view, perhaps unexpected, the pre-modern notion that the human being is the centre of the universe is inextricable from universal humility and a complete dependence on the divine. He concludes by stating that Muslim educators and administrators of higher education especially would do well to bear this perspective in mind when designing curricula for science courses. In order to achieve this, they would be well advised to aim at a re-reading of relevant qur'anic passages and other sources of the classical Islamic heritage through the lens of its great exponents.