Science is the New Religion? -How people follow science blindly like religion

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أَفَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ وَأَضَلَّهُ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ عِلْمٍ وَخَتَمَ عَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَجَعَلَ عَلَىٰ بَصَرِهِ غِشَاوَةً فَمَنْ يَهْدِيهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ اللَّهِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
“Have you seen him who takes his low desire as his god, and Allah has made him wrong in having knowledge and has set a seal upon his ear and his heart and put a covering upon his eye. Who can then guide him after Allah? Will you not then be mindful?

Many kinds of theories have been created as an alternative to explain the world “without the need of a god“. Science and religion always seem to incompatible- is it true? They (scientists) have created the big bang theory, Darwin’s theory of evolution, string theory, and many other theories to justify so.

…Which brings me to the question: They are so knowledgable about biology, nature, astrology, ect… but how come they do not see the signs of Allah in them? 

These theories, if not confirming the Quran, they suggest that the world cannot exist without a higher power creating the heavens and Earth in the first place.

For instance, if everything started the big bang, what started the big bang? Another example; Darwin’s theory of evolution states that all life evolved from one being to another. Three questions can be asked:

  • How does evolution know how to evolve?
    What i mean here is, how does evolution know what qualities should a “more evolved” being has? For example, how does evolution know that, to fly, a bird needs wings and feathers? how does evolution came up with the idea of antagonistic muscles? how does evolution know how to create the super-complex digestive system in animals and humans? All of these only suggest that evolution cannot happen unless guided by a higher power.
  • How does evolution made the ecosystem so dynamically balance?
    The dynamic balance of the ecosystem strongly suggests that as if “evolution” has a mind of its own. It knows the suitable quantity and quality of the organism that is put in place. This is further proven by the fact that humans, given the ability to disrupt the ecosystem, has sucessfully disrupted the balance of the ecosystem; global warming, floods, rising of water level, droughts, air pollution and the list goes on. This shows that the ecosystem was balance at the first place. The question is, how does evolution know how to make the Earth balanced in the first place?
relationship between prey and predator
The graph shows a stable graph of the quantity of hares and lynx in a 
given place. This is a balanced ecosystem.
  • Why are humans so easily distinguished?
    This is easy; why are humans the only intelligent human being on planet Earth: aren’t we special? Why make us just the same as other animals? And why aren’t there another being evolved from humans?

Their theories support the fact that there must be a presence of The Power in this universe. That is why Islam is not for the weak-minded. It is for them who uses their intellect- as they know Allah has created human beings unique with intellect is not for fun:

“…most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.” (30:21)
“…most surely there are signs in this for the learned.” (30:22)
“…most surely there are signs in this for a people who would hear.” (30:23)
“… most surely there are signs in this for a people who understand/reason” (30:24)

Are science and religion compatible? In Islam, of course they are. It is wrong divide science from Islam, as dividing the two is the essence of being secular, which is syirikThose who learn science should be closer to Allah, not further apart. As an English scientist said it too:

“Little knowledge of science makes you an atheist; in-depth knowledge of science makes you believe in God”

-Sir Francis Bacon
god doesn't exist, but life has a meaning?

But there are people who are knowledgeable in science but still fail to see Allah in their findings. This is because their hearts have been locked to see the beauty of the Creator’s creations. These people are stubborn and arrogant; and they take their own desires as their gods as in the Quranic verse at the start of this article. These people, although they are intelligent, are blind, deaf, and heartless.

الَّذِينَ يُجَادِلُونَ فِي آيَاتِ اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ سُلْطَانٍ أَتَاهُمْ ۖ كَبُرَ مَقْتًا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَعِنْدَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ يَطْبَعُ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ قَلْبِ مُتَكَبِّرٍ جَبَّارٍ
Those who dispute concerning the signs of Allah without an authority having come to them – great is hatred [of them] in the sight of Allah and in the sight of those who have believed. Thus does Allah seal over every heart [belonging to] an arrogant tyrant.
(Al-Ghafir, 40:35)

وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنْسِ ۖ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَانٌ لَا يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ كَالْأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ
And We have certainly created for Hell many of the jinn and mankind. They have hearts with which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear. Those are like livestock; rather, they are more astray. It is they who are the heedless.
(Al-A’raf, 7:179)

Allah explains that He has not created anything without a reason, and our life on Earth is not just to live and die, those who say otherwise are only assuming:

وَخَلَقَ اللَّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِالْحَقِّ وَلِتُجْزَىٰ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ
And Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth and that every soul may be rewarded for what it has earned and they shall not be wronged.
أَفَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ وَأَضَلَّهُ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ عِلْمٍ وَخَتَمَ عَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَجَعَلَ عَلَىٰ بَصَرِهِ غِشَاوَةً فَمَنْ يَهْدِيهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ اللَّهِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
“Have you seen him who takes his low desire as his god, and Allah has made him wrong in having knowledge and has set a seal upon his ear and his heart and put a covering upon his eye. Who can then guide him after Allah? Will you not then be mindful?
وَقَالُوا مَا هِيَ إِلَّا حَيَاتُنَا الدُّنْيَا نَمُوتُ وَنَحْيَا وَمَا يُهْلِكُنَا إِلَّا الدَّهْرُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُمْ بِذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ ۖ إِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَظُنُّونَ
And they say, “There is not but our worldly life; we die and live, and nothing destroys us except time.” And they have of that no knowledge; they are only assuming.
(Al-Jaathiyah, 45:22-24)

I want to say that there’s nothing wrong with science but scientists themselves, and those who take scientists as their rabbis and priests. They come up with many theories just to justify the universe is just ‘as is’, without a divine guidance. They draw out the difference between science and religion. The popular notion is that science is opposed to religion because religion is merely a set of beliefs not based by proof. This notion is apparently far form the truth.

It shouldn’t be wrong for me to say that science could be a new religion for those who doesn’t want to even try to see and understand the beauty and complexity of Allah’s creations. To these people, life is just an accident and there’s no real meaning to it. Don’t they see that Allah not only has given humans intellect, but also spirituality- the satisfaction that you get when you are able to link yourself to the highest purpose and enlightened being. 

Islam is in fact, better than science and explanation of the universe. It is the mainspring of life, which motivates it and gives meaning to it. Science is only food for the mind, while religion Islam is the food for the mind and soul. Science satisfies our physical reality, while Islam satisfies our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sense as a whole.

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