The title of this write-up may seem a little incongruous as common perception dictates that science and religion are essentially two different entities. That may be true, but there was a time, some centuries ago, when Islam and science were good bedfellows ushering in what is graciously called the “Golden Age” of Islam. Sometimes this Golden Age is flashed around to proclaim an illustrious ancestry of Islam and implicitly claim that Islam can attain the same greatness in this modern world. At other times, die hard Islamists insist that to achieve greatness one has to go back to the period when this was achieved and hence they hark back to 7th century conditions including the establishment of Sharia laws.
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