Writer and journalist Ehsan Masood explores the status of science in the modern Islamic world, and asks whether measures taken to promote science are having an impact on the working lives of Muslim scientists.
The call to read and seek knowledge is embedded in the Qur'an. But the Islamic world is currently witness to a rise in creationism, a trend for seeking 'scientific miracles' in the Qur'an and a frustration among scientists at the literal interpretation of Islam.
How does the interplay between Islam and science affect those working in research today? Ehsan Masood asks Muslims working in science in the UK and abroad about how their faith influences their work.