Tag Archives: Philosophy

Non-Contradiction between Faith & Science 

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Qur’an is not a book of science. But, to present its basic message, it focuses our attention on different realities, both within our consciousness and in the outside natural phenomena. Modern science has not found any error … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method & Faith-Based Worldview

Salman Ahmed Shaikh In simple words, science is knowledge established by observation and experimentation through an objective process. Science tries to disentangle useful knowledge about the matter so that this knowledge can be put to effective use. For the physical … Continue reading

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Complex Life on a Knife’s Edge

Salman Ahmed Shaikh In his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, Stephen Hawking writes: “If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would … Continue reading

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Science and Meaning of Life

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Stephen Hawking has recently died after living a difficult life physically, but one which was highly productive in terms of intellectual journey and contributions. While acknowledging the tremendous value of the contribution of Stephen Hawking in Cosmological … Continue reading

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Exploring Meaning of Life

This book aims to understand the position of science and faith on questions of meaning in existence. Mutual understanding of original views of both camps is necessary for the mutual progress and co-existence of both empirical knowledge and values in … Continue reading

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Does Science Pose Challenge to Islamic Worldview

Salman Ahmed Shaikh In simple words, science is knowledge established by observation and experimentation through an objective process. Scientific knowledge substantiates that the design, variety and balance in the universe is complex, intricate and detailed. Science tries to disentangle useful … Continue reading

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Welfare Function in Islam

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Human welfare in Islam encompasses economic welfare, but comprises much more than that. The achievement of human welfare is sought in both aspects of human life, i.e. worldly life and eternal life hereafter. Hence, the human welfare … Continue reading

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Ethics and Economics

Salman Ahmed Shaikh As much as people can be selfish, they can be altruist as well. They have free will and they can be as much responsible as they can be reckless. What we need is a conditioning mechanism that … Continue reading

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