Good intention in scientific research

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Praise to God, it’s been more than 20 years since I have been in scientific research. Many research results have been produced in the form of scientific publications. However, it should be asked whether the result of the study is useful or not? I need to do a self-introspection.

According to the teachings of Islam that I believe in, for the research to give the benefit, the study should begin with good intention. The intention of doing research is the same as the search for knowledge. We are seeking the truth. The best purpose is to achieve a noble character and beneficial to humanity. We’re taught that we do not intend to seek knowledge for the pursuit of wealth and popularity. Or just to show off, as we saw in the scientific world, such as the h-index, impact factor of publications, and so on. Allah SWT does not bless this.

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