We are living in the age of science, technology and machines. No country can survive without a sound solid scientific base in modern era. In future it will be more needful to adopt scientific approach in all walks of life.
Wonder of Science and Technology:
During the last three or four decades, we have observe revolutionary changes in the field of science, technology and machines. Science has benefited us in countless ways. Our lives have been revolutionized because of it.
Science surpasses the old miracle of mythology.Emerson
Science and technology Advantages:
The dominating of the western world is greatly, indebted to science and its inventions. The usage of it can be seen in all major fields. In America and western European countries, people organize their lives according to the scientific principles. It is due to science that they are making progress in almost every field. Machines solar and nuclear technologies and so many other things are the products of science.
A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.Andrew Grove
We have overcome many fatal diseases by the use of science and technology. Modern technology and scientific machines are being used in diagnosing and treatment of the different diseases. In the field of agriculture, we have used to science and technology to enhance our production. New ways of farming are being used, with the help of it. In energy sector, the role of science and technology is very prominent.
Science and technology Disadvantages:
It has several disadvantages too. By the use of science and technology, man has made his world a dangerous place. Man has invented such dangerous weapons as can destroy the whole world within a few minutes. Atomic bomb is also a kind of scientific machine. Science and technology is going to become the cause of unimaginable destruction. It is being out of control. It is feared that if man doesn’t use science and technology wisely, it will be the cause of destruction of humanity.
Islam does not prohibit the use of science and technology in favor of humanity. In fact it lay stress upon the use of it, for the betterment of humanity. The importance of knowledge in Islam is a well-known fact. According to Islam, the whole universe and its content have been created for man. But the use of these things is up to us. We can use it for both constructive and destructive purpose.