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‘The Second Age of Reason’ Balanced with Compassion!

Today Data management has become a big industry. However, the invasion of our brain space with cyber space is no small matter: our brain’s storage capacity is limited (roughly 100 billion neurons). For the sake of argument, say that is equivalent to one million giga-bytes of hard disc space. This type of information overload can wreak havoc on the brain.

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Islam and Civilized Societies

There is no correlation between materialistic civilization and elevated human values, i.e. between natural sciences and morality. To reach a high standard of morality, man should be rightly guided, and to perceive the existence of the Supreme Lord, Almighty Allah, man should be religiously guided.

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Towards Islamic Psychology (Part 1/2)

As a Muslim woman, born, brought up and educated in England, I have sometimes experienced some discomfort in practicing Western psychology as a psychotherapist. Many times I see patients who I believe would benefit from a more holistic approach, taking into account their spiritual needs as well as their emotional and physical needs, but it is as if there is a taboo in mixing faith with treatment – it is not “acceptable” or considered “professional”.

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Towards Islamic Psychology (Part 2/2)

I cannot stress enough the importance of developing Islamic psychology – because psychological assumptions about the nature of the self and what it means to be human -underlie not only psychological therapies but the approach of governments to social welfare and education. In this way psychological models actually shape the agendas and priorities

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The Impact of the Islamic Civilization (1/2)

The scholar Gustave LeBon says, “The translation of the books of the Arabs, especially scientific books, remained virtually the only source of teaching in the universities of Europe for five to six centuries. We can say that the influence of the Arabs on some sciences such as medicine has lasted to this day. For the books of ibn Sina was still being expounded in Montpellier at the end of the last century.”

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Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

Of great importance also was al-Khwarizmi’s contribution to medieval geography. He systematized and corrected Ptolemy’s research in geography, using his own original findings that are entitled as Surat al-Ard (The Shape of the Earth). The text exists in a manuscript; the maps have unfortunately not been preserved, although modern scholars have been able to reconstruct them from al-Khwarizmi’s descriptions.

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Does Science Really Lead to Atheism? (Part 1/4)

Are Science and Atheism Compatible? Does Science Really Lead To Atheism? This is the main topic of this debate – among many other issues of course that may help understand this crucial topic. The debate is presented by two main players in the field as follows:
Representing the Muslim perspective was Adam Deen. While, representing the Atheist side was Dr. Peter William Atkins.You are invited to watch Episode (1) of this exciting debate and see for yourself using your own mind.

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