Good intention in scientific research


Praise to God, it’s been more than 20 years 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 research is useful or not? I need to do a self-introspection.

According to the teachings of Islam that I believe in, in order to the research gives the benefit, the research should begin with the good intention. The intention of doing research is the same as the search for knowledge. Seeking the truth. The best intention is to achieve a noble character and beneficial to humanity. We’re taught that do not intend to seek knowledge to 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. This is not blessed by Allah SWT.