This book presents a new study of one of the major themes of the Qur’an. The theme of Qur’anic pictures of the universe treated here pertains to as yet a little explored facet of Islamic cosmology. Through this particular thematic study of the Qur’an the author has made a significant contribution to the contemporary understanding of the scriptural foundation of Islamic cosmology and the present discourse on epistemology of scientific exegesis (tafs?r ‘ilmy) of the Qur’an. The book offers many new insights that will prove particularly helpful to those interested in deepening their understanding of Qur’anic perspectives on cosmology, the natural sciences, and religion and science.
The 4 Pillars of IslamRM45.00
Qur’anic Pictures of the Universe
The Scriptural Foundation of Islamic Cosmology
Osman Bakar, a doctorate in Islamic philosophy is currently Holder of Al-Ghazali Chair of Epistemology and Civilizational Studies and Renewal at ISTAC-IIUM and Emeritus Professor in Philosophy of Science at University of Malaya.
He was also formerly Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Dr Osman is author and editor of 41 books and numerous articles on various aspects of Islamic thought and civilisation. His most well-known book is "Classification of
Knowledge in Islam" (1992). His latest work (ed.) is "Colonialism
in the Malay Archipelago: Civilisational Encounters" (2020).
He has been named among the 500 most influential Muslims in the
world since 2009.