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Is evolution compatible with Islam?

Is the theory of evolution, and specifically, theistic evolution, compatible with Islam? That is to say, is there any official doctrine in Islam (or if not agreed upon in Islam as a whole, in a ...
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Should a Muslim believe in Dinosaurs?

There are plenty of fossils that shows the existence pre historic animals like Dinosaurs. However they have never been mentioned either in the Holy Quran or in Hadis. They fact that they lived for ...
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Do ghosts exists according to Quran or Islam?

When I asked this question to a Masjid cleric, I never got a satisfactory answer. There is a lot of research going on this field. There are many Television shows that prove Ghost exists. But Science ...
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Do the teachings of Physics and Astronomy contradict the teachings of Islam?

Recently, scientists have discovered more evidence of the Higgs Boson particle. It would be the last piece of the Standard Model of particle Physics. Basically, what they are trying to do here is ...
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Does the Holy Quran gives the concept of flat earth?

This question is not related to these two verses only. These are just for reference. Many searchers say Islams give the concept of flat earth which is contrary to what it is. Sura An-Naziat (79:30)...
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Scientific conflicts with respect to Quran

There are often claims (such as those seen here) of scientific mistakes and inaccuracies in the Qur'an. While I agree that many errors in that list are silly and might just be misinterpretations, ...
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Why Muslim Clerics forbade trip to Mars?

I recently heard on NPR that Clerics issued an fatwa that forbids going to Mars. If it is taboo why?
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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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Global Islamic Calendar

I have an idea to make a lunar calendar that is as definite as solar calendar so that it can be used globally in day-to-day life. I have heard that Saudi Arabia use lunar calendar. This calendar will ...
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How can I understand the concept of seven heavens in Islam?

We have been told about seven heavens in the Quran. Quran mentions it in 71:15 Do you not consider how Allah has created seven heavens in layers. Also the Prophet (PBUH) went through all these ...
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Does Islam reference the solar system, with planets revolving around the sun?

After numerous discoveries by mankind, the world now believes that we are on a planet which is in a solar system revolving around the Sun. Does Islam have any reference(s) to this? What is the ...
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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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Does the universe have a physical boundary based on the Islamic contents?

Are there any Quranic verses or hadiths which talk about the end of the world? I mean "Are we limited by the universe physical boundaries" and if some day human is able to travel to the furthest point,...
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Importance of science in moonsighting?

This is especially in reference to moon sighting where a witness report can possibly be in conflict with sound scientific principles. Below is the visibility map of the moon on July 19, 2012 (for ...
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Do other intelligent beings exist in some other planet besides man according to Quran or Hadith?

Does Quran or Hadith mention any other intelligent beings in the universe like humans maybe on some other planet? Except for Jin and Angels which are mentioned in Quran. Prophet (P.B.U.H) was given ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Is manufacturing artificial organs and body parts permissible?

Recently, there has been much talk in the news about scientific and technological advances like creating artificial blood using stem cells, artificial heart transplants, and even 3D printing of living ...
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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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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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How is Qur'an 51:49 compatible with non-sexual reproduction?

In the Qu'ran Allah says: And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction. Qur'an 51:49 However not every creature procreates or reproduces through male and female ...
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Much ado about moon sighting

In this modern era . we (NASA and other organizations) can very easily know the relative position of moon through modern setups. http://www.moongiant.com/ Like scientists predicts the solar and lunar ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 Muslims allowed to work for Clinical Trial organizations?

My question is not based on discussions, want i want here is to completely understand the picture of Clinical Trials in Islam. My question is can a Muslim work in Research department or back end IT ...
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Did The God (Allah) know how the moon works?

Many times the Sahabas would ask questions from the prophet about things they did not know or were not sure. One such question was about the moon, how it is thin at one stage then become full moon and ...
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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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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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Islamic views on GENETIC ENGINEERING (ie CRISPER technology for personal gains)

I am currently working on a presentation for my school, tackling the ethical issues with regards CRISPER technology, where one essentially manipulate the genetic code and modify them for children at ...
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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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Local moon or international moon?

The month of Ramadan is near, so naturally the subject of the moon arises. Based on hadiths, which moon I need to refer to -- the local or international moon -- for sawm and for eid? For example, if ...
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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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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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Black Holes, is it okay to believe in them?

Salam, I am studying for a physics degree and we are beginning to study Black Holes. But I am not sure whether or not these comply with the Quran, any justification would be appreciated.
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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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Wrong explanation about science by Prophet Muhammad

This is the hadith:- Hadith حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى، حَدَّثَنَا عَفَّانُ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، حَدَّثَنَا ثَابِتٌ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، وَهِشَامُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ،...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where in the Quran does it says Angel Mikail is responsible for bringing rain and thunder?

Well now everyone knows that Earth isn't the only planet with atmosphere and weather. There could be millions of non habitable planets with strange atmospheric conditions. In such a case claiming that ...