"Reason and religion, reason to believe": A study on the malaysian students on the relation between reason, religion and ethics

Mohd. Arip Kasmo, Ahamad Asmadi Sakat, Mohamad Zaid Mohd Zin, Muhd. Najib Abdul Kadir, Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor

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This article has been conducted to see the perception of the Malaysian students on the relation between reason, religion and ethics. Based on the knowledge of the Quran, a series of 2 hours lectures on the relation between the Quran, Science and Mathematics were delivered to the respondents by using the Power Point presentation. Among the relation between the Quran and Science, shown to the respondents was the arrangement of the 114 chapters of the Quran. When the number of verses for every chapter were keyed in into the Microsoft excel, subsequently it creates a scatter diagram. When the coordinates of the number of verses versus the chapter numbers were connected, it significantly creates a graphic design of the word Allah and Muhammad. Another aspects of the uniqueness of the Quran which was shown to the respondents is the interlocking nature between the number of chapter of the Quran, the number of verses and the lexical concordance of the words in the Quran. The relation between the Quran and science specifically the big bang theory which is related to Chapter 21 verse 30, and the uniqueness of the chapter was also shown to the respondents. After the lectures, the respondents were asked to answer an open ended question on the effect of the lectures. The questions were related to the reason, religion and ethics. It was discovered that the respondents were overwhelmingly moved by the lectures. This is evident as 61% of the non-Muslims respondents were impressed and had a second thought on the religion, and 100% of the Muslim respondents claimed that they had experience a stronger belief in their religion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Believe
  • Quran and sciences
  • Reason and religion
  • Religion and ethics
  • Religious scientific evidences

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"Reason and religion, reason to believe" : A study on the malaysian students on the relation between reason, religion and ethics. / Kasmo, Mohd. Arip; Sakat, Ahamad Asmadi; Zin, Mohamad Zaid Mohd; Abdul Kadir, Muhd. Najib; Nor, Mohd Roslan Mohd.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 5, 12.2011, p. 409-417.

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