Is Islam compatible with science?
Although the Quran is a book of signs, not a book of science, there are many scientific references in the Quran such as the:
– Formation and developmental phases of an embryo in the uterus(23:12-14 and 22.5)
– The Big Bang(21:30) bracket
– The constant expansion of the universe (51:47-8)
– Spherical shape of the Earth(39:5 and 79:30)
– The Earth’s rotation(27:88)
many others that have become known only in the last two centuries. According to an Arab proverb, “the ink of a scholar is holier than the blood of a martyr”. Salons in faces on education galvanized learning and Science in the Muslim World culminating in what is known as the slamic golden era or age. For centuries Muslims pioneered medicine, Anatomy, mathematics, geography, astronomy, architecture and many other Sciences. Algebra, Alchemy, and alcohol are all Arabic words. The Canon of Medicine by Avicenna(Ibn Sina, 980-1037 C.E). Mariam Al-Astrolabiya, a female Muslim scholar who lived in the 10th Century in Syria, was famous for Designing and constructing astrolabes,Arabic numerals(0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) are used worldwide.
Muslims invented numerous sciences and developed many others (which they had inherited from the Romans, Greeks, Persians, Indians and others) and laid the foundations to the European Industrial Revolution.
The invention of cameras, computers, and navigation system could not have been possible without the contributions of Muslim Scholars
Answers derived from Q & As presented in #theclearquran by Dr. Mustafa Khattab