Category archives for Religion and Science

How Islam has Influenced the Christian understanding of God

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times When Baylor University researchers asked their 1700 participants about what they think God looks like, 60 percent drew abstract or nature scenes.[1] Stated in another way, the sons and daughters of the Abrahamic faiths, believe in a Deist God, Who is […]

Evolution Is Not a Matter of ‘Belief’

Source: Huffington Post By Tom Krattenmaker: Author, ‘The Evangelicals You Don’t  Know’ Do you “believe” in evolution? A new survey reveals that your answer can be predicted in  large part by your political loyalties. The Pew Research Center finds that two  thirds of Democrats accept the validity of evolution, in contrast with the 43  percent of Republicans […]

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

Epigraph: Blessed is He (Allah) in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things; … Who has created seven heavens in harmony. No incongruity canst thou see in the creation of the Gracious God. Then look again: Seest thou any flaw? Aye, look again, and yet again, thy sight will only return […]

Arabic a revealed language and the mother of all languages

ABSTRACT OF COLLECTION OF THESE ARTICLES AND BOOKS Evidence that there is a mother of all the 6000 known human languages is beyond doubt and no one will question this any more. But, which language is the mother, is the billion dollar question? There is overwhelming evidence that languages change over time and they do […]

Quantum Theory – Sign of a Personal God

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise, Fall 2011 Zia H Shah MD and Sardar Anees Ahmad Determinism A deist believes God created the universe, but rejects the notion of a Personal God – a God who answers prayers or intervenes in human affairs. Many deists are strict determinist, believing that causality governs the entire universe. Albert […]

Islam and Science — Concordance or Conflict

By Professor Abdus Salam Einstein once remarked, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Human wisdom cannot flourish without proper understanding of both and their interaction, as so succinctly highlighted by Einstein. Dr. Abdus Salam quoted in his ‘Nobel speech’ from the verses of the Holy Quran at a time when it […]

The Absoluteness of the Certainty of God’s Existence

By Andrew Conway Ivy (1893-1978) Albert Einstein said, “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.” In this article Andrew […]

February 2010 Alislam-eGazette: Islam and Science

By Khalifatul Masih II, Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad Here is a lecture by Hadhrat ‘Musleh Maoud’ on the subject of Religion and Science, given at Islamia College Science Union meeting in Lahore on 3rd March 1927. This lecture’s usefulness cannot be over-stated. Original article in Urdu can be found in Anwarul Uloom online. A […]

Expanding Universe: Nobel Prize this year and the Holy Quran

Source / Courtesy: CNN and Muslim Sunrise Scientists studying universe’s expansion win Nobel Prize in Physics CNN) — Two scientists from the United States and one from Australia have won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday. Half of the award went to Saul Perlmutter from Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Religion and Science: The Indispensable God-hypothesis

This is an article describing the Transcendent, yet Personal God of the Abrahamic Faiths in the present day scientific paradigm, the One God of Islam, Unitarian Christianity and Judaism. If my articles are boring to you, it may be that you need to read more of them, as was suggested by John Cage, “If something […]

Stephen Hawking has a change of heart: God did not create Universe?

This popular Google knol was first written soon after the publication of Hawking’s book, the Grand Design. First a few words about the big picture.  Atheists are right in exposing the irrationality of the Christian dogma.  However, the Christians are right in as far as their claim that there needs to be a Creator of […]

Allopathic Medicine’s long struggle with the Bible

In Matt. 17 Jesus, on whom be peace, gives recipe for casting out the demons: When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I […]