Islam and science

I wonder if this will get publicized in western media:

It’s a letter from a group of imams about teaching evolution/creationism in US schools. (Link here.)

Those who believe in a literal interpretation of scriptural account of creation are free to teach their perspective in their homes, religious institutions and parochial schools.  To teach it in the public schools would be indoctrinating a particular religious point of view in an environment that is supposed to be free of such indoctrination.

We believe that the timeless truths of the Qur’an may comfortably coexist with the discoveries of modern science.

We ask that science remain science and that religion remain religion, two very different, but complementary, forms of truth.

Probably not, since it’s not about Muslims bombing/killing/insulting or generally doing something bad.


6 thoughts on “Islam and science

  1. Well, evolution is just a theory. And shouldn’t the Qur’an correspond with science? Plus, isn’t the religious viewpoint of science taught in Muslim countries?
    I find the letter a bit ironic. Sorry if I offended anyone. :/

  2. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there are any imams that have signed it yet. The letter itself appears to be the work of that particular organization which is asking different religious clergy to sign their letter.

    I agree with their position entirely.

  3. I don’t see any conflict with the “literal interpretations” of the Quran’s account of the creation of the universe and science—-so I think the letter is from a Christian perspective anyway…..The Quran already defines the word “youm” translated as “day”.

  4. hhhmmmm, yes – cool – but right wing Christians don’t give a da*n about anyone else’s viewpoint but their own “truth” – great sentiment – reasonable and honest – should not even have to be clarified–

  5. I think in general Muslims believe in theory of evolution, with man being a special case of creation. After all, doesn’t the Quran say ‘life begins in water’?

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