In order to answer this question, we must have an agreement on what the Quranic term "خلق (to create (reads "khalk"))" means.
Some say that, when Allah "creates" something, it happens in an instant, all of a sudden, out of nowhere.
And some say that, when Allah "creates" something, it happens in a circulation of events which follow each other.
If the first ...
What we have to understand is that the Quran is not a scientific manual. While it aims to put humanity on the righteous path, it is not a book that aims to be an encyclopedic description of the world around us. When the Quran specifically mentions something, we know that it is true. But if there is something that isn't specifically mentioned does not mean ...
I am going to approche this question from another angle. Here is a list of animals mention in the holy book:
Do you know any other animals that exist in nature that are not ...
There are various views regarding this among Muslim scholars. Some believe that it is incompatible while others believe it is compatible. The answer also depends on what is exactly meant by "evolution". One way of stating it is to claim that there has been no divine involvement in the creation of humans which would be contradictory to Islamic beliefs. On the ...
The Quran simply does not mention the existence of dinosaurs (explicitly). It does not confirm or deny it. When there is no existing apparent contradiction between science and religion, why try to make one? :)
In fact, the Quran alludes to the Earth existing before Mankind. See this verse:
And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "...
Islam believes in the unseen. We don't believe in ghosts.
Let me specify. What is a "ghost?" Typically, this means "the soul or spirit of a dead person who haunts the world of the living." This definition contradicts Islam; once a soul leaves, it never returns until the Day of Resurrection.
There are many ayaat and ahadith that talk about what happens to a ...
I think there are a number of possible answers to this question. It's not clear-cut. In Islam, the belief is that human beings and all creation are created for a purpose - they're not products of random aimless mutations. So in that aspect, there is a clear divergence. As for the mechanics of evolution, there is very little to contradict basic biology in the ...
Spreading something does not mean that it's flat. Spreading means making surface more expansive. However, Quran says وسع for which development is a better translation than spreading in my opinion. Development of something does not mean that it's flat. The word can also take a non-physical meaning. For example I'm a Software Developer and software is not a ...
No it is not haraam to become a physicist or an astrophysicist or an astronomer. Science is only exploring what God has created. And indeed, we are told in many Hadith and even in the Qur'an to seek knowledge whenever possible. It is this that made the first generation of Muslims get into the Golden age of Islam.
Surah Al-Rad verse 3
And it is He Who ...
Whenever a person makes a scientific claim that contradicts the Quran, then only 2 things are possible:
Either the Scientific information is incomplete, misleading, inaccurate.
Or the Quran has been misunderstood by the person.
Yes, humanity is encouraged to question whether or not the Quran is the word of God. But for those of us who have already ...
The Qur'an (or the hadith, for that matter) is not a science textbook. It is a book of (spiritual) guidance and revelation from our Creator. It touches on matters of creation, and the remarkable thing about that is that it uses language and descriptions that fit perfectly with modern understandings of those things. However, it doesn't necessarily offer ...
The simplest answer is that what the Prophet (saws) may be describing is not something that we can observe in the dimensions that we live in. There are plenty of phenomena that the Qur'an and the Prophet (saws) talk about that are more "unscientific" than this. Take, for example, the hadith about sins causing black spots on our heart. Or the verse 83:14 in ...
For the purposes of this answer, let us define "Science" from this angle:
Science is a method with its special terminology and notation for explaining how Allah creates things.`
Does Physics contradict the teachings of Islam?
Science must never contradict with Islam. If it appears to be so, the cause can be one of these two reasons:
We understand Islam ...
Quran says the earth is a sphere!!
He created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): He makes the Night overlap the Day, and the Day overlap the Night: He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His law): Each one follows a course for a time appointed. Is not He the Exalted in Power - He Who forgives again and again? [Quran 39:5]
Belly does not mean stomach. And especially the arabic word use 'Batn' does not mean the scientific stomach:
i.e. it includes the udder
You can't use the modern day scientific definition of a word and apply it to the Quran. Imagine if the Quran was revealed in English and it used the word 'stomach'. Would you now assume that the Quran means the exact ...
There is no concept of a ghost in Islam. However, there are two concepts that are somewhat similar.
The soul, or ruh. Muslims believe that while a body may die, the soul of a person goes on living. Most scholars agree that the dead are aware of what happens in the living world, and there is a major section that believe that the souls of especially ...
According to Quran creation is a gradual process:
Look at some examples of using word creation in Quran:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِن كُنتُمْ فِي رَيْبٍ مِّنَ الْبَعْثِ
فَإِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ
عَلَقَةٍ ثُمَّ مِن مُّضْغَةٍ مُّخَلَّقَةٍ وَغَيْرِ مُخَلَّقَةٍ
لِّنُبَيِّنَ لَكُمْ وَنُقِرُّ فِي الْأَرْحَامِ مَا ...
Dead souls may not return to the world of livings.
According to Qur'an:
سورة المؤمنون، الآيات 99 و100
[For such is the state of the disbelievers], until, when death comes to one of them, he says, "My Lord, send me back
That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind." No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a ...
Allah created everything for a purpose, but excess or incorrect placement of anything can be dangerous.
E.g. water is amazing and life for us. However, if it enters your lungs, it does the opposite.
Similarly, fire is amazing, it helps us cook food so that we can eat and be healthy and living, it's helpful for life. But imagine the same fire surrounding ...
If you want to succeed by Allah you need to add two things (niyyah and ikhlaas) to any deed you are doing:
An intention to do it for the sake of Allah, not for being a great "scientist", not to be called a good guy, not to be a doctor and being called as a "saver", not for money or reputation or acceptance by people, only for the sake of Allah and maybe in ...
No, the verse does not discuss an organ; it discusses a process.
In classical exegeses of the Qur'an, you will find that the verse does not discuss the place at which milk leaves the body of animals. Ibn 'Ashūr, in his tafsīr, explains that literary devices used in this verse as well as its intended meaning:
وموقع من بين فرث ودم موقع الصفة ل لبنا، قدمت ...
In Short: No, neither with the original evolution theory nor with theistic version.
In length: First I strongly recommend you watch the documentary movie named "Expelled" that is about the war between two major theories: evolution vs intelligent design. The movie is somewhat highly criticized but you must see the movie before judging the two sides. Once you ...
Quran is not a science book but a book of signs. I do not speak Arabic. I have read the Quran in my own language, did not see the word dinosaur. But It says Allah is the Lord of all the worlds, anything we know and we dont know. Even if it did the disbelievers would say "Mohammad must have seen a fossil this is how he knows..."
What is there for us to know ...
I believe you refer to this verse.
21:33 And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.
The verse also points to the fact that also the sun is part of a larger system having its own orbit of revolving around the galaxy (or any larger entity, that is).
Since Islam started long ...
This example may be your answer:
Let's go back in the history and see what scientists said about the following Aya:
والشمس تجري لمستقر لها ۚ ذلك تقدير العزيز العليم
And the sun runs [on course] toward its stopping point. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.
First Point: When this Aya came, people thought that ...
The whole issue of sighting the moon vs. astronomical prediction comes down to how literal you interpret hadith. In one hadith the Prophet says:
"If you see it (The moon) then fast, and if you don’t see it then do
How do you interpret the verb 'see'? Is it actual visual eyesight, or is modern technology a viable alternative?
In another ...