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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Religion vs Science is PAS vs UMNO?

We should learn science, seek knowledge and accumulate wealth in the service of Allah, to defend and protect Islam and ummah. We must not allow anyone to denigrate us or our religion. With our intellectual capacity and our material strength, we must perpetuate the true religion.

Science in fact endorses and enhances faith, for it shows that the power of Allah is far greater than that which we are leaded to believe. But science cannot replace faith, for the achievement of science is limited by what Allah wills. And science can never answer the question why. Example, we know that two atoms of hydrogen combined with one atom of oxygen will result in water. That only answers the question how but not why? Why hydrogen and oxygen, and not some other elements, why not chlorine and nitrogen? There is no answer except to say that there is a power which creates and endows everything with the character and properties they have. At the end, we would realize that science actually confirms the existence of Allah.

But, we should also reject those teachings which deviate from the fundamentals of Islam, which denies the pursuit of knowledge, other than religious knowledge. It would make us ignorant and incapable of benefiting from the bounty of Allah on earth, weakening us and exposing us and our religion to oppression and humiliation. We pray daily for hassanah in this world and in the next but Allah has warned us that our prayers will not be answered unless we strive to change our fortunes ourselves. And we can and we must do by mastering all knowledge needed and acquiring material wealth for making change.

Those who study only religion will never full appreciate the power of Allah and Islam. Those who study only science will become too arrogant to appreciate the meaning and the need for faith and the weakness of mortal man. But if we studies of both religion and science, we’ll convinced that the two are compatible.

So, the religious Muslims must study science adequately and the Muslim scientist must study the fundamentals of the religion in order to save themselves and the world from the arrogance of the partially knowledge or partially ignorant. In this new world, the Muslims with his faith and his well-rounded knowledge must show the way; the way to a religious and morally upright, materially wealthy and deeply knowledgeable world.

1 comment:

  1. ORANG PAS MESTI TAK SUKA PUNYA...MEREKA TU KAN SEKADAR ULAMA' SAHAJA....BUKAN UMARA' PUN....CAKAP JER LEBIH....NAK HARAP KAN PKR LAGI LA HAMPEH...ULAMA TIDAK, UMARA; LAGI LA TIDAK...PENIPU BESAR LAGI ADA....

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