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Objectivity and Religion

Objectivity and Religion One of the most pervasive confusions about religious belief is that it is purely a matter of subjectivity, as opposed to objective...

Islam and Science in Conflict: Describing Reality

What do we make of all the verses and ahadith that seem to imply that the earth is flat or that the earth does...

The Problems with Science

My favorite genre of scientific research paper is the "meta-study." Besides sounding awesome, the meta-study provides powerful insights about larger realities in scientific research....

Camel Urine in Islam: Do Hindus and Western Non-Muslims Have Any Grounds for Objection?

Our recent article on the importance of cow dung in traditional Hinduism triggered some angry responses, nearly exclusively concentrated on the issue of camel...

There is No “Pluralism” in Science

Islam, Pluralism, and Tolerance When it comes to certain fields, there is no such concept as pluralism. In science, for example, it is assumed that...

Secular Western Scientists Now Believe in Aliens… So What About Jinn?

The Telegraph recently reported some perplexing news - "respected" American astrobiologists casually discuss the potential existence of extraterrestrial life forms, i.e., "aliens": The Fermi paradox...

Did Giants Ever Exist? Why “Science” Wishes They Didn’t

There are many authentic narrations about the formidable height of Prophet Adam ('alayhissalam) - our common ancestor, to borrow an expression from the Darwinists. For...

Do Islam and Science Ever Conflict? Yes.

Many modern Muslims believe that "science and Islam can never contradict." In other words, nothing in revelation (i.e., the Quran and the teachings of...

Islam vs. Modern Scientism: Is the Heart Merely an Organ?

The modern world is heartless. Not only in the symbolic sense - as the capitalistic system keeps destroying nature and dehumanizing men - but...

Common Distortions in the Science vs. Religion Debate

So much of science education, especially when it comes to the place of science in context of religion, is based on caricature and misrepresentation....