Islam Is Not Against Knowledge And Science

How could Islam ever be defied through knowledge? Islam is the very essence of knowledge. Many parts of Qur'ân al-kerîm command knowledge and praise men of knowledge. For example, it is declared in the ninth âyat of Sûrat-uz-Zumâr: "Is it possible that he who knows and he who does not know be the same? He who knows is certainly valuable!" Rasûlullah's 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa salam' words praising and recommending knowledge are so numerous and so famous that even our enemies know about them. For example, in the books Ihyâ-ul-'ulûm and Mawdû'ât-ul-'ulûm, the following hadîth is written in a section describing the value of knowledge, "Acquire knowledge even if it is in China!" That is, "Go and learn knowledge, even if it is at the farthest place in the world and in the possession of disbelievers!
Do not say, 'I don't want it; it is invented by disbelievers'." And it is declared in another hadîth-i-sherîf: "Study and learn knowledge from the cradle to the grave!" That is, an old man of eighty, one of whose feet is already in the grave, should sudy. It is an act of worship for him to learn. And once he declared: "Work for the next world as if you were to die tomorrow, and work for the world as if you would never die." He declared in a hadîh-i-sherîf: "Little worship done with knowledge is better than much worship done without understanding." Once he said, "The Devil is more afraid of a savant than of thousands of ignorant worshippers."
Muslim woman cannot go on supererogatory hajj without taking her husband's leave; she cannot set out on a journey or pay a visit, either. However, she can go out for the purpose of learning without his permission, if he does not teach her or allow her to learn. As it is seen, though it is a sin for her to go on hajj without permission, which is a great worship liked by Allâhu ta'âlâ, it is not a sin to go out to learn without permission.
Then how can disbelievers ever attack Islam through knowledge? Does knowledge blame knowledge? Of course not, it likes, praises it. He who attacks Islam through knowledge will suffer a defeat.Once, Heraclius sent a few presents. One of these presents was a doctor. The doctor came to Rasûlullah 'sall Allâhu 'alaihi wa sallam' and said, "Sir, His Excellency sent me to serve you. I will examine your patients free of charge." Rasûlullah 'sall Allâhu 'alaihi wa sallam' accepted him. He ordered the Muslims to give him a home, and it was carried out. Every day they brought him delicious food and drinks. Days, months passed, but no Muslim visited the doctor. Ashamed, the doctor came to Rasûlullah 'sall Allâhu 'alaihi wa sallam' and said, "Sir, I came here to serve you. Up to now, no patient has visited me. I have just sat idly, eating and drinking. Let me go back now." Upon his request, Rasûlullah 'sall Allâhu 'alaihi wa sallam' smiled and said, "It is up to you! If you would like to stay longer, it is the first duty of a Muslim to serve a guest, to show honour to him. If you would like to go, good luck! Only, let it be known that nobody will visit you if you stay here for years, since my Ashâb do not become sick! The Islamic religion has shown the way of how not to become sick. My Ashâb are extra careful about being clean. They do not eat anything before getting hungry, and they leave the meal table before becoming satiated with food."
It is seen that a Muslim, that is, he who obeys the commandments of Islam, does not suffer from illness. Those Muslims who suffer from illnesses are those who do not learn and carry out the commandments. Yes, the illness of death will come to everybody. This illness is a blessing upon Muslims. It is the herald of the voyage to the next world. It is an alarm for getting ready, repenting and saying one's last will. Allâhu ta'âlâ has rendered various diseases the causes of death. Everybody will catch a disease when the appointed time of death comes:
Since there is death in the world,
A headache is no more than a pretext.