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Table of Contents

  • Foreword - Mohammed Abdus Salam
  • Preface
  • 1. Islam and Science: Are They Compatible?
  • 2. Science: Its Nature and Origins
  • 3. The War Between Science and Medieval Christianity
  • 4. The State of Science in Islamic Countries Today
  • 5. Three Muslim Responses to Underdevelopment
  • 6. Bucaille, Nasr and Sardar: Three Exponents of Islamic Science
  • 7. Can There Be An Islamic Science?
  • 8. The Rise of Muslim Science
  • 9. Religious Orthodoxy Confronts Muslim Science
  • 10. Five Great 'Heretics'
  • 11. Why Didn't the Scientific Revolution Happen in Islam?
  • 12. Some Thoughts for the Future
  • Appendix: They Call It Islamic Science
  • Index
  • Tables

About the Author

Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, mathematician and academic who serves as Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at the Forman Christian College in Lahore.


'A compelling and provocative analysis of the relationship between the scientific spirit and the orthodoxy of one of the great monotheistic religions. Any reader, Muslim or non-Muslim, is bound to be affected by Dr. Hoodbhoy's clear and persuasive arguments.'
Edward Said

'Perhaps the most important book written and published in Pakistan in recent years.'
Irfan Husain, Dawn (Karachi)

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