Is the application of logic and rational thinking permissible in Islam?

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Is the application of logic and rational thinking permissible in Islam?

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Application of logic and rational thinking is not only permissible but highly recommended and sometimes it is obligatory in Islam. Believing in the fundamental truth needs a proper application of logic and rational thinking to understand that universe has been created by one creator, Allah (s.w.t). Every Muslim must use his intellect to reach the main facts of this universe like Tawheed, Adl, Nobowah, Imamah and the Day of Judgment. In this regard using proper logic and rational thinking is obligatory and no one can believe in these fundamental facts without using his own intellect.

Qur’an has always encouraged reflecting on the human life and universe to reach the greatness of the creator. The Hadith says a while of reflecting and proper thinking is better than one year of worshipping without thinking. Another Hadith that most of the worship of Abu Thar was reflecting. More proper thinking leads to more nearness to the facts which Allah has created in this life and that will make us more near to Allah (s.w.t). we have to draw a line between proper thinking and wrong thinking which is used by wrong people. Proper thinking is based on the clear facts which are accepted by the plain human mind.

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لا يكونُ أخوكَ أقوى مِنكَ على مَودّتِهِ.
Do not let your brother be stronger than you are in your amity for him.