Islam and Science
Pervez Hoodbhoy, a nuclear physicist and well known professor at the department of physics at Quid-e-Azam university in Islamabad writes in the Guardian. In this article, he lays blame for scientific stagnancy in most Islamic countries on adherence to religious dogma and a culture that defies questioning.
Islam tends to blame the West for all their ills, ignoring the fact they they have suffocated and arrested their own ingenuity and development for centuries. Most of Islamic science (ancient science) was attributed to the conquest of Islam of more advanced nations in the region, such as Egypt, Syria and Persia. One is therefore inclined to ask the question – if Islam were to rule the West as some intend, then would all present day western science, like those of ancient times be declared Islamic science?