What is the Muslim view of the natural world?  

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The Islamic religion has existed for approximately 1400 years and spans the entire world, including Indonesia, Pakistan, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. There are many different variants in beliefs (Sunni, Shia, Ahmadiyya, Sufi, etc.) and within each individual tradition within Islam, different teachers may have different beliefs. Therefore, it is an oversimplification to assume that one can make blanket statements true of all branches of Islam. Even though all hold the Koran to be the center of their faith, it is interpreted differently by different teachers.

The Islamic community generally accepts the account of Creation found in the Old Testament, holding in common with the Christian and Jewish faiths the notion that the Abrahamic core of the Bible was divinely inspired. In so far as nature is God`s creation, it is inherently good, and by studying nature, we can, to some extent, learn about its divine creator. In some Islamic schools, this notion of nature as a `liber mundi`reflecting the divine mind is very important (especially in Sufism), but less so in others.

alilion | Student

Madam above me, its 'Quran' not 'Koran'. As stated in the Glorious Quran, God created the heavens and the earth in six days, not the seventh like the christians say that God rested on seventh. Rememeber, God Almight does not need rest as he has Infinite Power and Strength and is Free from all needs. 


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