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First Man

Evolution: Was Adam the First Man on Earth?

The opening chapters of the Book of Genesis mentions ‘Adam’ as the first man which God created. Biblical Adam is created from adamah (earth). In the Holy Qur’an, Allah informs that He created Adam from a handful of earth taken from the entire world. He was the first prophet of Islam and the first Muslim. …

Smart

How Smart Are Animals, Really?

{And there is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings except [that they are] communities like you. We have not neglected in the Register a thing. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.} [Surat Al-Anʿam 6:38]. This Qur’anic chapter itself is named “Al-An’am” which means animals or cattle …

Pets

Cuddly Pets: More Than Meets the Eye

I once met a person who said her family consists of four members. Next, she said she’s an only child. Doing the math was easy, so I couldn’t help but ask about the two-member discrepancy. “Oh! The cats of course!” was the answer that I got, but didn’t expect. Like this person, pets owners have …

Plants

Can Plants Talk?

“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?” (Qur’an 41: 53) Plants come across with numerous organisms in their natural environment. So how do …

By Design or Chance

Origins of Life in Universe: By Design or Chance? (Book Review)

Title: By Design or by Chance? The Growing Controversy on the Origins of Life in the Universe. Author: Denyse O’Leary Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, 2004 Pages: 384 pp. ISBN: 0806651776 Scientists, philosophers, metaphysicists and theologians have debated about the concept of an ‘intelligent creator’, or God, from ancient times. Some are as devoted to proving that this universe is ‘Godless’ as …

The Walking Fish

The Walking Fish

{Indeed, your Lord – He is the Knowing Creator.} (Al Hijr 15:86) It’s not a “Pokémon” character. It isn’t a creature from a science fiction movie. This is a real specie. They don’t crawl on land like well-known Catfish but they literally “walk” in the sea. Brachiopsilus dianthus is a walking fish which uses its …

Have We Found Earliest Evidence of Life on Earth?

Say, [O Muhammad], “Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah, over all things, is competent.” (Surat Al-‘Ankabut 29:20). That’s what Allah has told us, Muslims, in the Holy Qur’an, and it looks like scientists have just written the first page of the book …

Symmetry: Perfections of Nature & Beauty of Science

Have you ever seen a Honeycomb? Have you ever wondered how bees cleverly build these hexagonal wax cells as stories for their honey? I’m talking here about symmetries in nature, the faces of beauty in our universe. Most of the symmetry patterns all over around us can be described, simulated, and promoted by geometric aspects, …



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