Why I teach evolution to Muslim students

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Encouraging students to challenge ideas is crucial to fostering a generation of Muslim scientists who are free thinkers, says Rana Dajani.

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How to take Islam back to reason


Science and Islam are intimately linked. This sounds odd. First, because we normally think of religion as harmfully hostile to science. Wasn’t there a long…

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On the futility of finding science in the Qur’an and in other scriptures

Salman Hameed

What is the relation between science and religion? This is an important question. The world we inhabit today is shaped by modern science and its…

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A Muslim response to Stephen Hawking’s pronouncements about God

Usama Hasan at the Oxford Union

What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?

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Creation and the Personal Creator in Islamic Kalam and Modern Cosmology

Mohammed Basil Altaie

By Mohammed Basil Altaie The question of the eternity or temporality of the universe was thoroughly discussed by Muslim theologians. Most of them, principally those…

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The Exploration of the Cosmos: an endless Quest ?


Modern cosmology is exploring the universe with increasing success. Several of its spectacular breakthroughs have some significance with respect to the meaning of the human…

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Book Notes: Islam’s Quantum Question


There have been several books published recently touting the historical contributions of Islamic scholars to the early history of science (in the Middle Ages), but…

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Weird science


According to some Muslim scholars, everything from genetics to robotics and space travel is described in the Quran. What nonsense.

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Islam and Science: concordance or Conflict? By Prof. Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam

This speech was delivered by Professor Abdus Salam (1926-1996), Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979), in Paris at the UNESCO House on April 27, 1984 at…

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What the history books left out


Does Islam’s vibrant scientific past hold the key to its intellectual future, asks Ehsan Masood

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Science in the Muslim World

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Professor Nidhal Guessoum answers questions on relationships between science and the Muslim world

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The Ambiguous Intellectual


The question that Sardar has always asked is: how do you know?

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