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How can you disbelieve in Allah?
Seeing that you were dead
And HE gave you Life.
Then He will give you Death
Then again will bring you to Life
(on Resurrection Day)
And then unto Him you will Return.
[Holy Qurán 5:32]
Did you know ?
... that the Islamic View of Creation IS NOT THE SAME as the
Christian View of Creation ... So, If you have been reading anti-creationist
literature by evolutionists, it most probably refutes christian claims and not
islam. Besides this section, you may also like to visit Science and Islam.
This section is a collection of articles
and/or references for
the Unbiased Curious minds, but those who fail to recognize the presence of the
Creator of this wonderful Universe. The biggest fallacy that a human being can
make in His life is to be ignorant of the 'purpose' of his/her existence. The
purpose of life can be comprehended only by making use of our most important
faculty: 'the intellect', and by reflecting on the relationship of
the human with the universe he/she lives in. The Qurán (divine revelation to
Muhammad) thus not only upheld, but also encouraged keen observation and
investigation of the micro & macro systems in the universe to be convinced
of the truth of God's message: Islam.
Islam's Position on the Question of Biological Origins
Traditional and Contemporary Perspectives
by Muzaffar Iqbal
(Table of contents on left)
This essay is
a study of the traditional and contemporary perspectives including the
Islamic perspective to the all-important question of biological origins.
Letter to his friend, Sir Thomas Thompton, 1861: 'I believe in the theory of evolution,
not because I have proof, but because it helps me in classification,
Morphology, Embryology, and rudimentary organs..."
Islamic & Modern Western Philosophical Thought
Chapters in this essay
Groundwork on Islamic Philosophy
- Philosophy and Islam
- Analytical Arguments
- Cosmological Arguments
(Aristotle, Al-Kindi, Ibn Rushd, Al-Ghazzali,
Liebniz, Iqbal, & Craig)
- Teleological Arguments
(Paley, Sober, Alkindus, Iqbal, Russell, & Kant)
- Ontological Arguments
(Anselm, Descartes, Kant, & Avicenna)
- Arguments against the existence of God
|Groundwork on Islamic Philosophy
: An Examination of Issues in Epistemology, Metaphysics, and
Philosophy of Religion in the Context of Modern Western Philosophy
A. AFTAB B.A, Department of Philosophy, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor
Note about the Research: This work is a culmination of
one year (1998-1999) of research at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor and the International Islamic University, Malaysia.
The author may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All rights reserved. This paper has been published in Meteorite
(A philosophy journal at the University of Michigan). It
is being reveiwed for possible publication at the Iqbal Academy, Pakistan
and IIU, Malaysia.
The Existence of God
Islam teaches that the existence of God can be known through His
numerous 'signs' or 'evidences' in the universe. God does not have a shape or
size or form. He is not trapped by the space-time dimension in which we are
trapped. Islam makes us observe everything around us, and then claims that all
the beautiful micro- and macro- systems in the universe proclaim the presence of
a beneficent and merciful Creator, without whose beneficence and mercy, nothing
in the universe could have ever existed. Infact, Islam claims that God is the
'necessary' as well as 'sufficient' condition for the existence of everything in
this Universe. Can anyone disprove this claim?
those who think the Theory of Evolution gives an explanation are mistaken and
are invited to study Islam's arguments of God. Although many Muslims have
attempted to write essays and articles to explain this, the book with the most
powerful arguments is the Quran itself.]
Albert Einstein once said: "There are two ways to
live your life,
One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle."
Let's acknowledge and answer the call of our Creator!