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Reviewed by Robert Rose for Readers' Favorite
After reading Solomon Huriash’s book on science and Judaism and John L. Leonard’s book on science and Christianity I was curious whether Ahmad Hassan’s on Islam and science was as good. Neither of the three proved to me that God existed, but each made their religion’s beauty and strengths clear. Ahmad’s love for Islam was obvious. The historical background made it understandable that the original context of Mohammed preaching in Arabia placed him in the position of giving an unwelcome message of love and truth to a people whose leaders and followers believed the sword was the answer to disagreements and conflicts. He associates Mohammed’s message of peace, love, and equality with those who eventually came to Islam, but who brought their history of inequality towards women and constant warfare. They continue to sway the fanatical segments to become “terrorists.” If Muslims read Ahmad’s book, they are likely to understand what he says as the true messages of God through the Angel Gabriel to Mohammed. There are others who have written how when Islam spread through the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Southern Europe they were unique conquerors. They allowed the defeated to maintain their religious beliefs in peace. Also, Mohammed encouraged the equality of women and men. Women and children were not treated as property as many Arab groups did. Many other good things were discussed that could make Muslims change their attitudes and have pride in their religion without attacking others. And, those from other religions with no understanding of the Quran would see the average Muslim with a new POV.
The other great strength of the book was Hassan’s clear explanation of many complicated scientific theories and facts. For those with a background it is a good review and for others, it could show the importance of better science teaching in our schools. Ahmad admits, as did the other writers mentioned, that his POV was his and that many scholars disagreed with his interpretations of the Quran. I admired his efforts to take verses from the Quran to “prove” how the Quran predicated or explained many of our most recent scientific discoveries. In conclusion though, I found Ahmad’s writing ability, organization, and presentations sound and I highly recommend it to anyone as I think it will help many to better separate the Muslim fanatics from the vast majority who see Islam as a religion of peace, love, and brotherhood.