Religion as a Source of Reflection and Critical Thinking: An Ideal Relationship of Contemporary Research with the Divine Orders
Keywords:Aqal, Fiker, Hidden Truth, Strong Bonds, Technological Era
Scientific research has successfully unearthed hidden truth about the universe that has converted individual life from the Stone Age to the modern technological era. In one way or the other, scientific research and critical thinking have been adapted for knowledge creation in the field of natural, social, and biological sciences. It is scholastically admitted that the research is a vital part of the academic and professional career for which thousands of books have been written to facilitate the attainment. However, the Holy Qur’an along with other religious scriptures is providing a solid logical base. The main purpose of this paper is to reveal the extraordinary honor, self-respect, and dominance granted to man over all mortals of the universe with perception and wisdom. It is held that the verses pertain to critical thinking of all contemporary religions act as a promoter to accelerate the stride of man's exertions for eternal success. The study will try to find out the answer to the question that what is the actual concept of reflection and wisdom in different religions, and how it can be related to the modern scientific methodologies? The study will pinpoint the relevant verses of the Qur'an and other contemporary religions. A qualitative research method of content analyses has been adopted. Yet for Muslim intellectuals, no such thing would be acknowledged unless it has been proved regarding Qur'an or Hadith and other religious books. Modern scientific research provides strong bonds with divine revelations ordering its readers to discover the undiscovered facts of the universe.