Quotes on Holy Quran by Aga Khan IV and others

From Easy Nash at Science and Religion in Islam: The Link.

“The Quran Says…….”; Quotes of Aga Khan IV and Others on the Subjects of Knowledge, Intellect, Creation, Education, Science and Religion

“The Qur’an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God’s creation”(ClosingAddress by His Highness Aga Khan IV at the “Musée-Musées” Round Table Louvre Museum, Paris, France, October 17th 2007)

“……The Quran tells us that signs of Allah’s Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation – in the heavens and the earth, the night and the day, the clouds and the seas, the winds and the waters….”(Aga Khan IV, Kampala, Uganda, August 22 2007).

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  1. In this year of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth Darwinian natural selection is all in the news these days. It seems logical that Darwinian natural selection presupposes the presence of a continuous, dynamic and perpetual creation rather than a static creation as this Quranic ayat from the above collection hints at(capital letters mine):

    Chapter 30, Verse 27: He originates creation; then REFASHIONS it – for Him an easy task. His is the most Sublime Symbol in the heavens and the earth(Noble Quran, 7th Century CE)

    About a continuous, dynamic and perpetual creation:

    “Indeed, one strength of Islam has always lain in its belief that creation IS NOT STATIC BUT CONTINUOUS, that through scientific and other endeavours, God has opened and continues to open new windows for us
    to see the marvels of His creation”(Aga Khan IV, Aga Khan University, 16 March 1983, Karachi, Pakistan)

    “The creation according to Islam is not a unique act in a given time but A PERPETUAL AND CONSTANT EVENT, and God supports and sustains all existence at every moment by His will and His thought. Outside His will, outside His thought, all is nothing, even the things which seem to us absolutely self-evident such as space and time. Allah alone wishes: the Universe exists; and all manifestations are as a witness of the Divine Will”(Memoirs of Aga Khan III, 1954)

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