This course will offer a framework for looking at how Islam and science interact with one another. It includes looking at various ways science intersects with Islamic thought and the challenges that are raised therein. This includes how science is used in atheism-theism polemics that Muslims can understand to defend their faith better. (2 credit hours)
About the Instructor(s)
Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik will be teaching Islam and Science at Mishkah University. Dr. Malik is also Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai. He obtained his BEng in Chemical Engineering as the top graduate in cohort from the University of Bath. He then went on to do a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Upon graduating in 2015, he joined several programs at various Islamic institutions from which he gained certification in hadiths and theology. He recently obtained a PGCE from the University of Nottingham, and a MSc in Philosophy of Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently doing a religious seminary program at Al Balagh Academy. His research has shifted entirely to the realms of atheism, science and religion, and Islamic theology.
He has published articles in international journals such as Zygon and Philosophy. He has book chapters with academic publishers such as Cambridge University Press and Palgrave. He published a short monograph on Atheism and Islam with Kalam Research and Media, and has a full monograph out with Routledge’s Science and Religion series on the topic of Islam and Evolution. He is currently working on another edited volume for Routledge titled, Eight Classical Perspectives on Islam and Science, and working on other related monographs.