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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 …

Dr. Rana Dajani

Islam & Evolution: Is there a Controversy?

In the mid-19th century, the English biologist Charles Darwin formulated the scientific theory of evolution by natural selection, published in his book On the Origin of Species (1859).

Non-Science of Intelligent Design?

Intelligent Design (ID) is the assertion that the universe and living things show signs of having been designed by an intelligent agent. This article provides a general discussion of ID and its relation to science and religion.

Islam and Judaism

Religious Evolution According to Qur’an & Torah

The Qur’an teaches us that, unlike other creatures, the modern humans who are anthropologically classified as Homo sapiens sapiens have been created to be Allah’s Vice-regents (deputies or agents) on this earth.

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Are We Homo Religiosus?

Scientists now know that anxiety and stress weaken the immune system and increase the chances of not surviving an otherwise survivable illness.

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. …

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Evolution: Theory or Fact? A Muslim Opinion

What does science have to do with religion? Are they separate worldviews, perhaps even conflicting ones that should be kept apart at all costs or can they be brought into constructive conversation? How do different religious traditions view the dialogue between faith and science? In this lecture, the Muslim professor Dr. Usama Hasan discusses the modern-day …

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Paleontologist Asks: Islamic Creationism or Evolution?

Salaam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh (Peace and blessings be upon you), Contrary to popular belief, Islam greatly respects science and urges for scientific advancements; some of the greatest scientific minds of the past were Muslim scientists. Ancient Muslim Scientists Their religious beliefs did not hold them back; in fact, they spurred them on. Some …

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Older Theory of Evolution?

Thinking about the origin of life on earth has long driven humans to develop theories to translate those thoughts.

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