Science, or more generally knowledge, has always occupied a central and high place in the Islamic culture. In recent times, however, the modern scientific knowledge of nature has challenged long-held traditional Islamic worldviews. This lecture reviews the principles, methodologies, and theories of modern science that often make (traditional) Muslims uncomfortable, focusing to some extent on the Big Bang and Darwinian evolution. The various positions of Muslim thinkers vis-à-vis modern science as a whole, and these theories in particular, are presented along with an approach and proposal for reconciliation.
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