Religion & Science

Bees and the Hidden Miracles of Honey

by Dr. Monzur Ahmed The honey bee exhibits a combination of individual traits and social co-operation which is unparalleled in the animal kingdom. A glimpse into the nest makes it apparent why honey bees have fascinated us from the earliest days of scientific observations. The infrastructure of the nest, the […]

EVOLUTION OF THE EYE

Evolution of the Eye Scientists now have a clear vision of how our notoriously complex eye came to be SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN By Trevor D. Lamb | July 13, 2011 | The human eye is an exquisitely complicated organ. It acts like a camera to collect and focus light and convert it into […]

Islam and Psychology

The case of those who take helpers besides Allah is like unto the case of the spider, who makes for herself a house; and surely the frailest of all houses is the house of the spider, if they but knew!  (Al Quran 29:42)     Sigmund Freud remembered all his […]

ISLAM AND SCIENCE – CONCORDANCE OR CONFLICT?

This speech was delivered by Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979), in Paris at the UNESCO House on April 27, 1984 at the invitation of the Organization ‘Islam and the West’. The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Dr. Habib Chatti, inaugurated the meeting. The format of the meeting […]

Islamic studies funding on the hot seat

JENNIFER O’BRIEN, QMI AGENCY LONDON, Ont. – A UWO-affiliated college is caught in the crossfire of a decision to accept money from two Muslim groups — one local, one international — to help fund a new chair in Islamic studies. Critics contend there’s a link there to violent jihadism and […]

Dante Alighieri and Islam

By ROBERTA FEDELE Considered an emblem of the Christian Middle Ages and a central author of the Western tradition, Italian writer Dante Alighieri unintentionally reveals a lot about the influence of Islamic thought and models on Christian Europe. This is especially true of his masterpiece, “The Divine Comedy”, regarded as a prodigy […]

Muslim creationists tour France denouncing Darwin

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor, REUTERS AUBERVILLIERS, France (Reuters) – Four years after they first frightened France, Muslim creationists are back touring the country preaching against evolution and claiming the Koran predicted many modern scientific discoveries. Followers of Harun Yahya, a well-financed Turkish publisher of popular […]

Zamzam distribution goes high-tech

By ARAB NEWS MAKKAH: The number of holy water distribution outlets at the King Abdullah Zamzam Water Purification Project in Kudai will be increased to 42. The increase is part of the new development projects and modifications, set to be launched shortly, Al-Madinah daily reported quoting well-informed sources. At present, there are 20 […]

Work at King Fahd Qur’an Complex impresses Awan

By ARAB NEWS MADINAH: Pakistani Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Thursday the King Fahd Qur’an Complex in Madinah. Giving the minister and her accompanying delegation a detailed briefing, Hassan Ahmed Al-Ghausi, director of the complex, said the complex is the world’s largest Qur’an printing facility of […]