- A believing and practicing Muslim but different from a religious scholar.
- Concerned with practical affairs and secular knowledge and not religious affairs.
- Believes religion and science are separate but still science is the
law of God for nature.
- Believes Islam provides guidance for human affairs but there is no compulsion
in religion, and hence accepts plurality of faith.
- Believes Islam does not advocate fundamentalism, rather morals, for practical affairs, even which are not to be enforced on any group against their will.
- Does not believe religion and state can be (logically) separated as religion
is the fountain of morals and laws, but no particular religion can be endorsed
in politics to ensure freedom of faith, which excludes fundamentalism from
politics, and laws adopted can be only on practical count.
- Believes Islam's injunctions are practical and derives morals, guidance and the concepts of right and wrong from Islam and even proposes them to the world but do not try to enforce them, especially on non-Muslim minorities.
- Believes the political ideology of Islam is hence Secularism, founded on its precepts of freedom of faith and separation of religion and science.
- Holds that religious scholars and parties should not take part in politics
or secular affairs.
- Believes in freedom of faith for all, but opposes fundamentalist doctrines - Islamic or others - to be enforced on the secular society.
- Strives to establish and maintain a democratic secular order in the society
- Holds that scientific Muslims should lead the Muslim community in secular affairs.
- Strives to form and facilitate the communion of scientific Muslims to lead the
community in issues of common interests.
- Strives to apply scientific methods and knowledge for the benefit of the community and humanity.
Who is a Scientific Muslim? This is our definition: