Al-Ghazali & the Natural Sciences
Some people have claimed that Al-Ghazali was against the natural sciences. Some have also claimed that he was the cause of the decline of the Muslim world. But are these claims really correct? In this lecture Dr Shoaib Malik will asses these claims and clearly discuss what Al-Ghazali actually thought of the natural sciences. Most importantly, his lecture will shed light on why Al-Ghazali’s thoughts are relevant when addressing concerns pertaining to science and Islam today.
Dr Shoaib Malik
(BEng PGCE MSc PhD)
Director of FEIISP, Researcher and Lecturer
Dr. Shoaib is from Pakistani heritage but was born and raised in Kuwait. He went to the UK for his studies in Chemical Engineering. He topped his batch and graduated with honours in his undergraduate program at the University of Bath in 2010. Afterwards he was awarded a fully funded PhD Scholarship in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham which he completed in 2015. On completing his scientific studies, Dr. Shoaib decided to pursue further studies in Islamic theology and philosophy. He temporarily studied under Avicenna Academy where he obtained ijaazahs in hadith and aqeedah and is currently under the tutelage of Sh. Ali Larakhi under the Meem Institute. He is also completing his MSc of Philosophy of Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of the Natural Sciences at Zayed University in Dubai.
Islamic Theology (kalam and usool), New Atheism, Islam and Science