In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
أَفَلَمۡ يَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيۡفَ كَانَ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡۚ كَانُوٓاْ أَڪۡثَرَ مِنۡہُمۡ وَأَشَدَّ قُوَّةً۬ وَءَاثَارً۬ا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَمَآ أَغۡنَىٰ عَنۡہُم مَّا كَانُواْ يَكۡسِبُونَ
Have they not travelled through the earth and seen what was the end of those before them? They were more numerous than them and mightier in strength, and in the traces (they have left behind them) in the land, yet all that they used to earn availed them not.
Then Allaah mentioned their major sin, saying: [فَلَمَّا جَآءَتۡهُمۡ رُسُلُهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ – Then when their Messengers came to them with clear proofs], that is the Divine Books, the mighty miracles, and the manifest beneficial knowledge that distinguished between guidance and misguidance, between truth and falsehood; [فَرِحُواْ بِمَا عِندَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ – they were glad (and proud) with that which they had of the knowledge (of worldly things)], meaning, the knowledge that contradicted the knowledge of the Messengers. It is well known that being glad (and proud) showed their overwhelming happiness with this knowledge, and that they followed it firmly, showed enmity to the truth that was brought by the Messengers, and (established) their falsehood as the truth. This applies to all types of knowledge that are utilized to nullify the knowledge brought by the Messengers.
The affair that is most deserving of inclusion in this are the philosophical sciences, and Greek philosophy by way of which many verses of the Qur’an were rejected and its (lofty) status diminished in hearts of the people, and they held the proofs of this philosophy – that were only statements – as proofs based on certainty, even though they do not provide anything that would lead to certainty, and was preferred by the intellects of the foolish and the adherents to falsehood. This is one of worst types of denying Allaah’s Signs, opposing and nullifying them. [وَحَاقَ بِهِم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِۦ يَسۡتَہۡزِءُونَ – And that at which they used to mock, surrounded them (i.e. the punishment)]. (1)
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “And if you ponder upon the statements of the people of falsehood, you will indeed find them clothed with expressions and presented in a good light with sophisticated terms, which are quickly accepted by those deprived of sound discernment-to the extent that the wicked sinners would give (good) names to the greatest types of wicked deeds. (2)
Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah preserve him said: If medicine, engineering and chemistry are not placed below the knowledge which the Prophets brought, they become nothing; (rather) they will only increase the people in corruption. The knowledge brought by the Prophets is rectification for the people, a guide for them towards the right path and removes them from the darkness they are living in – the darkness of kufr and ignorance. As for the knowledge of the philosophers and the heretics, then what Allaah has stated truly applies to it: [فَلَمَّا جَآءَتۡهُمۡ رُسُلُهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ فَرِحُواْ بِمَا عِندَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ وَحَاقَ بِهِم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِۦ يَسۡتَہۡزِءُونَ -Then when their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were glad [and proud] with that which they had of the knowledge [of worldly things]: And that at which they used to mock, surrounded them [i.e. the punishment]. [Surah Ghaafir’ Aayah 83]
It is the knowledge which the people boast about nowadays, whether it is medicine, engineering, astronomy, [modern] politics and economics. After the Prophets came to them – to remove them from the darkness of ignorance and enter them into the light of the knowledge and Eemaan- they became glad and boastful with the knowledge they possess, [just as Allaah has stated]: [فَلَمَّا جَآءَتۡهُمۡ رُسُلُهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ فَرِحُواْ بِمَا عِندَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ وَحَاقَ بِهِم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِۦ يَسۡتَہۡزِءُونَ -Then when their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were glad [and proud] with that which they had of the knowledge [of worldly things]: And that at which they used to mock, surrounded them [i.e. the punishment]. [Surah Ghaafir’ Aayah 83] (3)
Dr. Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [may Allaah preserve him] stated: “Today, they rejoice with their speculative sciences and the greatest of them is Darwinian evolution which they have fused into and made inseparable from and made the very foundation of their biological sciences. And this is what is at the heart of what they are doing today, and these people are the Malthusian Eugenicists, International Bankers and Elites of the Kuffar and Mushrikeen. They are using the scam and fraud of virology to start the transformation from what is now taking place of the collapse of democracy into the new tyrannical system they desire, and they are starting with the Western social democracies first as most of the groundwork has already been laid in these societies. Darwinian evolution is what they use to deny creation and resurrection”. (4)
Understanding the Two Definitions of ‘Science’ in Operation – By Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [may Allaah preserve him]:
Darwinism and Atheism – By Dr – Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [may Allaah preserve him]
The Myth of Darwinian Evolution – By Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allaah preserve him]
Also listen to the lecture By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]
Establishing One’s Belief Through Pseudoscience & Philosophy is a Path of Destruction – Khutbah by Abu Khadeejah
The Religion of Islam is a Perfect Solution for all Problems (Part 15)- Solution to Two Problematic Views Related to Identification of Beneficial Knowledge
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Tafseer As-Sadi. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from As-Sawaa’iq al-Mursalah of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim: 2/438). Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Page 100]
[Ref 4: Telegram Message Dated: Jumada Al Oula 20, 1443AH (24/12/21)]