A harmonizing proposal : the spirit of Averroes
- Adopt Modern Science in all its rigorous methodology and results.
- Add an optional theistic interpretative mantle (chawl).
- Universally impose stringent ethical standards like those of Islam.
- Accept the Quran’s guidance and philosophy of knowledge; make hermeneutics obligatory each time there is any apparent contradiction with modern science; keep in mind the multi-level meanings inherent in the Quran when reading the verses dealing with natural phenomena.
Truth (Revelation) cannot contradict wisdom (philosophy); on the contrary, they must agree with each other and support (stand with) each other
Ibn Rushd, Fasl al-Maqal fi ma bayna-sh-Shari‘a wa-l-hikma mina-l-Ittisal (The Definitive Discourse on the Harmony Between Religion and Philosophy)
Need to :
- Teach the Philosophy of Science widely and seriously.
- Set up forums (academies, conferences, etc.) to discuss and publicize Science, its paradigms, its social implications, etc.
- Encourage more enrollment in and engagement with Science as well as endowments and patronage.
- Establish or at least increase freedom of inquiry.