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Azizan Baharuddin is an Associate Professor at the University of Malaysia, department of science and technology studies. She has special interests in environmental ethics (a subject which she teaches), bioethics, the interactions and relationships between religion and science as well as the impact of science on society. She is also a fellow of the Institute for Policy Research Malaysia.


Abstract of paper given at Islam and Ecology conference:
Science, Religion, and the Environment: An Islamic Theology of Nature

The paper will outline the meaning of and justification for a theology of nature in Islam which can be seen as an instrument for showing the complementarity between science and religion. Such an exercise is important in view of the 'rational' and 'secular' temper of the age. Based on such a theology of nature it will then be shown that a persuasive environmental ethics might be possible in the Islamic context.

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