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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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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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Earth Movement in the Quran Revisited [closed]

[1] It is a certain fact that the Earth orbits the Sun and the Earth rotates around its own axis. You can prove that from inside earth using a Foucault's pendulum. [2] It is also a certain fact that ...
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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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Do the dead actually have the senses we have when alive?

“Verily, they are greatly tortured in their graves and the animals hear it” [Musnad Ahmed]. What's the punishment and wouldn't all of us be punished? Bodies being slowly eaten and rotting? Also isn'...
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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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The problem of science in the Quran

I read an answer to a question called "Scientific conflicts in respect to the Quran" and the user stated that the person who is reading is misunderstanding the Quran or there is a gap in science that ...
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Explanation of the Quranic Surah 67 verse 34

In the verse of chapter 67, verses 3-4. What would be the TRUE interpretation of the "7 heavens being stacked one above the other". Furthermore, in order to actually understand the stacking of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 presented ...
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Ideas of Causality in ISLAM

Currently I am working on a philosophy paper, exploring the correlation between cause and effect, or in other words how present knowledge is wholly dependent upon past knowledge. I was thinking of ...
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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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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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Tell me why marijuana is haram?

Please I want only strong reasons. Preferably from those who understand brain chemistry. I don’t believe marijuana is haram in low doses and moderate use. The religion teaches us anything bad for ...
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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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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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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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is weed haram if it brings u closer to islam [duplicate]

Is smoking weed haram, if it makes you think wiser and closer to islam. When I smoke weed I become a different person, a better person. I have more patience, more understanding; which makes it way ...
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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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If the heat of summer is due to Hell, then why is it winter in the southern hemisphere? And vice versa?

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "In very hot weather delay the Zuhr prayer till it becomes (a bit) cooler because the severity of heat is from the raging of the Hell-fire. The ...
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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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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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What should be my attitude when I see conflict in science and Islam at some point? [closed]

Narrated by 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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...