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A religion issue that is related to Science. Can be be in visible conflict with Science

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Are there surahs in the quran which state that the moon is lit by reflected sunlight?

When I look up at the moon at night, it looks like a source of its own light just like the sun. surah 71:16 expresses this observation as: And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the ...
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Does the Quran or any hadith say that the Wall of Gog and Magog can't be seen by the human eye?

Bring me ingots of iron." Then after he had filled up the space between the two mountain-sides, he said: "(Light a fire) and ply bellows." When he had made it (red like) fire, he said: "Bring me ...
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Does Qur'an 16:66 say's raw milk that comes from a cow's stomach is clean for the point where people could drink it?

Surah 16 verse 66 says "Surely there is a lesson for you in the cattle: We provide you to drink out of that which is in their bellies between the faeces and the blood - pure milk - which is a ...
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Interpretation of surah 25 verse 53

“God is the one who caused two bodies of water to flow, one palpable and sweet, the other salty and bitter. He placed a barrier between them, a partition that they are forbidden to surmount”. ( ...
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Does Qur'an (41:9-12) contradict science?

Assalamualykum, Allah says in surat Fussilat: Say, "Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute to Him equals? That is the Lord of the worlds. And He placed on ...
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Apparent contradiction in verse 2:29

Verse 2:29, هُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰٓ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَسَوَّىٰهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمٰوٰتٍۚ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَىْءٍ عَلِيمٌ It is He who created for ...
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What is meant by this hadith about season change?

This is the link Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "The (Hell) Fire complained to its Lord saying, 'O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.' So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the ...
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What does Islam say about the first heaven?

What does the first heaven comprise of? What are the sayings of the Qur'an and the Hadith about this? Also, what are the opinions of the scholars? If there's any problem in my question please ...
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Are angels faster than light particles (E = MC2 is non-Islamic)?

By far, Einstein's best-known equation is "E=mc2 - energy equals mass times the velocity of light squared." According to this equation, any given amount of mass is equivalent to a certain amount of ...
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How did “an atom's weight” come to be mentioned in translations of the Qur'an?

IslamWeb lists Qur'an 10:61 as a miracle of the Qur'an (That matter is made up of sub-atomic particles (chapter 10, verse 61).). The verse is: وَمَا تَكُونُ فِي شَأْنٍ وَمَا تَتْلُو مِنْهُ مِن ...
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Are Rainbows or related mentioned in Islamic sources?

I came across Qur'an 35:27: Do not you see that Allah sends down from the sky water, then We bring forth therewith fruits (of) various [their] colors? And in the mountains (are) tracts, white and ...
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Does Qur'an 16:66 say milk comes from a cow's stomach?

Qur'an 16:66 states: And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies - between excretion and blood - pure milk, palatable to drinkers. ...
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Isn't this hadith scientifically wrong and failing to describe embryology?

This is the Hadith The part of the hadith I deem to be wrong is :- Anas b. Malik reported that Umm Sulaim narrated it that she asked the Messenger of Allah about a woman who sees in a dream what a ...
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Are Qur'an 16:4, 22:5, 18:37 and 35:11 wrong because man was not only created from a sperm drop?

All of these verses (16:4, 22:5, 18:37, 35:11) have a common sentence ---- ".... and We created man from a sperm drop......" But the zygote is formed by the FUSION of sperm and ovum. The ovum also ...
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Isn't the verse of the Qur'an 23:14 (… and We made the lump, bones …) scientifically inaccurate?

Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another ...
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Did our Prophet Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (PBUH) know the earth was round? [closed]

Narrated Salim's father (i.e. `Abdullah): The Prophet said, "Whoever takes a piece of the land of others unjustly, he will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection." Sahih Bukhari 3:43:...
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Does Islam ever specify the speed in which angels can travel?

I tried looking for an answer to this question in this website and the closet one I found was this: Are angels visible at the speed of light? it really didn't answer my question. The reason I'm asking ...
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Allah created everything in pairs? [duplicate]

In the Quran, Allah mentions that he has created everything in pairs i.e males and females. But, according to science, this is not the case. We have discovered species that are asexual, and also that ...
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How can Islamic scholars lawfully edit the intended meaning of the Quran for non-Arabic speakers?

From my reading of the Quran, I've noticed that some translations aren't consistently the same as one another, giving me the impression that edits are being made in some, but not others. Take for ...
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scientific error in quran ? 67:5 (please anyone explain)

Assalamu Alaikum. I just wish to ask one of my doubts. I have been pondering so long to get an answer to my doubt. Searched a lot but still couldn't get a satisfactory answer. Due to lack of answers, ...
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Will I get rewarded if I try my best to study good in school?

I was wondering, if it is true that God Almighty does not like the lazy people, those who don't study at school? And is that true that if God Almighty see you not only at Muslims also at non-Muslims ...
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Will I get rewarded if I study worldly sciences with intention to do good in future?

I've been told by my Christian mother that studying is one of God's commands that He said: "Study while you live on earth". My mother told me that: "even if you study math or read a storybook or ...
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Is studying probability (mathematics) halal?

Since Allah decrees everything. Quran 59:6 Allah has power over all things. Is it correct to study probability? If a dice is thrown the chance of a number appearing is always 100% decreed by ...
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Does the Quran actually refer to the expansion of the universe?

According to many Islamic sources, Quran 51:47 refers to the expansion of the universe, a phenomenon that has been made known to us in the recent century. And the heaven We constructed with ...
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How should one remember Allah while programming? [closed]

I'm fairly new in islamic study. I just read that we, muslim, should focus on our imaan and taqwa before anything else including science and technology and should be able to relate the study to the ...
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Can the Answer to Allah be in simple Mathematics? [closed]

If maths is the truth and God is the truth then maths must explain the truth of God. The only truth that mankind knows is the universal language of truth, mathematics. 1+1=2 A governing ...
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Qur'an and science these days and how people claim that it is debunked and not accurate? [closed]

Al-salamu alaykum My question is: 1- quran says that, the flesh of the embryo is formed after the bones, while some scientists claim it to be an error and false, they form at the same time 2- quran ...
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Is evolution a lie according to Islam? [duplicate]

according to Islam philosophy, Allah created humans and sent them to earth but science says that humans evolved from primates... We also have the proof of early humans (Neanderthals and Homo erectus). ...
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Is fearing that one would discover Islam to be untrue kufr of doubt?

My question is: I was going to decide on what subject to study at the university level. I once had this thought " What if while studying this subject I discover that Islam is not scientifically ...
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Are there things which were considered halal at the time of the Prophet, but are now considered haram due to scientific discoveries?

In discussing the distinction between Fiqh and Sharia, IslamicLearningMaterials.com highlights the example of smoking: ...initially, Muslim scholars ruled that smoking was disliked because of the ...
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How many Muslims believe in a literal truth of the Qur'an, including the unscientific aspects?

What I call "unscientific Quran" is the elements of the Quran which claims truths about the physical world we live in which are not scientifically likely. It includes the creation myth, the great ...
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If Allah S.W.T created us so he created our brains which will determine our acts and our decisions, then why we will be punished for our mistakes?

I can't stop thinking about that question since i first has been asked it from an atheist. I am a Muslim and I believe none has a 100% belief in Allah s.w.t even me, and that is because the logical ...
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Is pseudoscience generally forbidden or discouraged?

Pseudoscience is a term used to describe a claim, belief, or practice presented as scientific, but which does not adhere to the scientific method. -- Wikipedia There's a host of pseudosciences (...
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Must we believe in a hidden variable for quantum indeterminacy? [closed]

Especially regarding quantum indeterminacy. Adding a bit more info as requested. "God does not play dice", I quote Einstein. He said those words when in an argument with another scientist that was ...
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How is it possible that the coccyx does not decay at all? What if the body was cremated?

IslamWeb.com write: Asalamu 'aleykum. There is a Hadith about the day of resurrection which states, that humans will be resurrected from the end part of their coccyx bone. This Hadeeth is ...
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When calculating moon phases and prayer times found acceptance among the scholars?

After posting the question Are questions on the historical inauguration of some "utilities" or "methods" on topic? on meta I finally decided to ask ask it here: I'm pretty sure ...
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How does Islam interpret fossilized remains of man's evolutionary ancestors?

I love watching paleontology related documentaries. But, last time, I had some problems accepting that scientists proved that, by finding craniums and different parts of the bodies, we are the ...
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Is Qur'an a book of science?

There are many scientific discoveries which we have came across recently but there are verses in the holy Qur'an that talk about these. A non muslim friend asked me that the scientific interpretation ...
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If two men could have a baby (e.g. via stem cells), would it be haram?

This is new research that could take a stem cell and make it into a sperm or an egg. So, it's plausible that we could take the stem cell from one man and make that into an egg and fertilize the egg ...
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Why Allah created Germs?

Today my 6 year old daughter ask this Question. If germs are bad for health then why Allah created them? I need to explain it to 6 year old kid. What could be the best answer?
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Is doubting a person who is trying to prove the Qur'an scientifically accurate a sin or disbelief?

I was reading a text from IslamQA about a French man who examined the Quran, Torah and Bible and found the Quran to be scientifically accurate but not the Torah and Bible. As I read, I started to ...
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How can pain sensation is restricted to skin according to Quran

In quran surah nissa v:56 Allah swt talks about the nociceptors for pain in skin in this manner: "Those who reject our Signs, We shall soon cast into the Fire: as often as their skins are roasted ...
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Masturbation is haram but what is the scientific reason? [closed]

[topic is masturbation but the question is different. So please read before marking it duplicate/negative. I've already read whole masturbation discussion and posting because I didn't find answer to ...
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Are angels visible at the speed of light?

I was wondering if the angels are made of light, could we see them if we traveled at the speed of light?
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Why Muslim countries not well developed in science&technology?

Why are not now Muslim countries well developed in science & technology whereas this was not the case in era between 8th-12th centuries after BC?
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What's the earliest “acknowledgement” of Heliocentrism in Islam?

The English Wikipedia says that Heliocentrism was "official" in Christianity in 1822 and in Judaism by the 20th century. What about Islam?
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Why Allah filled the oceans with sea water and not with fresh water?

It is mentioned in Quran that everything in the universe has a purpose. So, why does Allah cover over 70% of the Earth with sea water that human beings can't consume unlike the fresh water that is ...
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Biology In Islam - Reproduction

In chapter 86 verse 7 & 8 it is written that "He was created from a fluid, ejected," "Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs." But as far as I know the semen is produced by the seminal ...
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Isn't this hadith about sunset unscientific?

Narrated Abu Dhar: The Prophet asked me at sunset, "Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He said, "It goes (i.e. travels) till ...
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Did life start from single cell organisms?

Did life start from single cell organisms? I heard somewhere in Quran that Allah created the life from water: "We made from water every living thing".  What about first prophet then? How would this ...