I searched the internet for months looking for a book that presented an Islamic approach to thinking about technology and tech ethics. This was the first – and only – book that I’ve found on the matter, and while it’s redundant at times and disorganized at others, the core arguments are there. I was left with plenty to think about and a strong bibliography to explore.
Much has been written on the “Islamization of knowledge,” a movement led by Palestinian scholar Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi. However, technology is its own beast in that it is the widespread, culturally-charged application of scientific knowledge. Raquib takes from Postman, McLuhan, and others in constructing her “goals-oriented approach” to tech ethics presented by Al-Ghazali and more.
Highly recommend this book if for no other reason than to get your mind turning on the question of “what should we build?”