A Word on Postulating Scientific Theories Based on the Qur’an پی ڈی ایف چھاپیے ای میل
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A Word on Postulating Scientific Theories Based on the Qur’an*

Syed Isa Mustarhami**

Muhammad Mahdi Jawad Falaki***

Abstract

Postulating scientific theories based on the Qur’an is actually a form of scientific exegesis of the Qur’an in which the researcher seeks out scientific theories in the Qur’an. A theory is a set of hypothetical propositions that address the causes, factors and proofs about the characteristics of a phenomenon or its relationship with other phenomena and provide opinions and suggestions regarding the same. Scientific theories usually bring about innovation and transformation in one of the areas and domains of knowledge. The postulations of scientific theories based on the Qur’an are also the same in this regard. It is possible to classify scientific theories based on the Qur’an into two areas: natural sciences and social sciences. Some verses of the Qur’an address issues that science has not yet been able to grasp and has not been able to verify empirically. However, there is no evidence provided to the contrary either. Since revelation is definitive knowledge that springs from a divine source, there is no doubt in its veracity. These instances may be presented as scientific theories based on the Qur’an and just like other scientific theories, empirical evidence may be sought to validate them.

Postulating theories from the Qur’an in matters pertaining to social sciences such as foundations of management, principles of economics, political doctrines and principles of education, all of which are  addressed in the Qur’an, if done correctly and with proper research carried out, can bring about a revolution in the world of social sciences and change the face of the globe in the twenty-first century and transfer the baton of cultural dominance from the West to the East.

 

Keywords: Qur’an, postulation, science, scientific exegesis.


*. Date of receiving: 26 May 2017, Date of approval: 11 August 2017

**. Part Time Faculty Member at al-Mahdi Qur’anic Research Institute. ( یہ ای میل پتہ اسپیم بوٹس سے محفوظ کیا جارہا ہے، اسے دیکھنے کیلیے جاوا اسکرپٹ کا فعّال ہونا ضروری ہے )

***. MSc. in Jurisprudence and Religious Studies with a Special Emphasis on Qur’an. ( یہ ای میل پتہ اسپیم بوٹس سے محفوظ کیا جارہا ہے، اسے دیکھنے کیلیے جاوا اسکرپٹ کا فعّال ہونا ضروری ہے )