سائنس اور رُوحانیت کی تمثیل،ایک تحقیقی جائزہ

Parable of science and spirituality, a research review

  • Prof.Dr. Saif ul Islam Director, Academy for Islamic Studies, Durban South Africa
Keywords: Science, Spirituality, reality, Religion, Islam

Abstract

Spirituality is usually understood as a way of being that flows from a certain profound experience of reality, which is known as ‘mystical’, ‘religious’, or ‘spiritual’ experience. There are numerous descriptions of this experience in the literature of the world’s religions, which tend to agree that it is a direct, non-intellectual experience of reality with some fundamental characteristics that are independent of cultural and historical contexts. Spiritual and scientific quests are two complementary inquiries into reality. Any feeling of antagonism between them is a product of a narrow vision. Science deals with what is measurable; religion is the quest for discovering and understanding the immeasurable. A scientist is not intelligent if he denies the existence of the immeasurable. There is nothing that is anti-science but there is a lot that is beyond science. The two quests have to go hand in hand. We not only need to have an understanding of the laws that govern the phenomena occurring in the external world around us but also we need to discover order and harmony in our consciousness. Human understanding is incomplete unless it covers both aspects of reality: matter as well as consciousness. Indeed the division between the scientific and spiritual quests is itself the creation of the human mind. Reality is one undivided whole which includes both matter and consciousness. Our thoughts, being limited by our experience, divide the external world from the inner world of our consciousness, in much the same way as our mind divides time from space though they are both two aspects of a single continuum۔

Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Prof.Dr. Saif ul Islam. (2017). سائنس اور رُوحانیت کی تمثیل،ایک تحقیقی جائزہ: Parable of science and spirituality, a research review. Rahat-Ul-Quloob, 1(2), 03-20. https://doi.org/10.51411/rahat.1.2.2017.11