This book is an attempt to introduce Muslim youth in particular and mankind in general to the wealth of knowledge that sprang from the teaching of the Qur'an and influenced human studies and culture in diverse ways that led to scientific inventions and growth of knowledge in the Muslim world between the 7th and 14th centuries and brought about the Renaissance in Europe and introduced the Europeans to the fundamental elements (i.e. knowledge, enquiry, reason and freedom) which opened the door for modern scientific inventions.
The Qur'an clearly establishes the fact that science and the Qur'an are two aspects of the same Truth and there is no contradiction between them. The first revelation of the Qur'an inspired the Prophet of Islam to acquire knowledge and emphasised the importance of learning in human life. (96:1-5) It also advised him to pray to Allah for increase in knowledge. (20:114) According to the Qur'an, only men of knowledge really fear Allah most.(35:28) because they observe and see Signs and Attributes of Allah both in the Qur'an and in the material universe. They reflect, think and understand the parables of the Qur'an and His manifestations all around them and draw right and beneficial conclusions from them. (29:43)
The Qur'an makes it absolutely clear that the whole material structure is full of His Signs but only men of knowledge observe them and understand them. It invites them to meditate on it (4:82) and on His creation.