Q. In an effort to prove, the Qur’an is so heavily agreeable to modern science – what happens if modern science is wrong? Does the Qur’an always change, to reflect the changes in science?

A. That is a very good question – It is a very important question. ­­­­­­And we Muslims should be very careful while being compatible with the Qur’an and modern science. ­­­­­­Therefore I said in the beginning of my talk – I will only be speaking about those scientific facts, which have been established. And a scientific fact, which has been established – for example, the earth is spherical – It can never go wrong. ­­­­­­Established science can never take U-turns. ­­­­­­But unestablished science like hypothesis and theories can take U-turns. ­­­­­­I know Muslim scholars, who have tried to prove Darwin’s theory, from the Qur’an. Nonsense! So therefore, we should not go overboard, and try and prove everything of modern science. ­­­­­­We have to be careful to check up whether it is established, or unestablished. If it is established, Alhamdulillah, with scientific proof, the Qur’an will never go against it. ­­­­­­If it is hypothesis, it may be right, it may be wrong. ­­­­­­ Like ‘Big Bang’ theory – It was a hypothesis earlier – Earlier it was a hypothesis. ­­­­­­Today after solid proof about the celestial matter… according to Stephen Hawking, etc., it is a fact. So Big Bang theory, today is a fact – Yesterday if was a hypothesis – Once it becomes a fact, I use it. ­­­­­­You know there are hypothesis saying that… ‘Human beings have been created from a single pair of genes’ – Adam and Eve. ­­­­­­I do not use it, because science has not established. ­­­­­­It goes along with the Qur’an. ­­­­­­It goes along with the Qur’an, that we have been evolved from one pair Adam and Eve, peace be upon them – But I do not use it, because that is not an established fact. So therefore, while bringing a co-relation between Qur’an and science, etc., see to it that you use only those scientific facts which have been established… and not hypothesis – because Qur’an is far superior to modern science. I am not trying to prove the Qur’an to be the word of God, with the help of science – No, not at all. ­­­­­­ What I am trying to do – For us Muslims, Qur’an is the ultimate criteria – For the Atheist and for the Non Muslims maybe, science may be the ultimate criteria. I am using the criteria… the yard stick of the Atheist, and comparing with the yard stick of the Muslims – The Qur’an. ­­­­­I am not trying to prove the Qur’an to be the word of God, with the help of science. What I am trying to do, when I bring a compatibility, and I show the superiority of Qur’an ? – That what your science has told us yesterday… Qur’an has told us 14 hundred years ago. ­­­­­­ I am trying to prove that our yard stick… the Muslim yardstick… the Qur’an, is far superior to your yard stick – The science. ­­­­­­Therefore, you should believe in Qur’an, which is far superior – Hope that answers the question.

3 thoughts on “Q. In an effort to prove, the Qur’an is so heavily agreeable to modern science – what happens if modern science is wrong? Does the Qur’an always change, to reflect the changes in science?

  1. Assalamalaikum… i want to know about polio drop ..which is only child . In our islam it is allowed .. can u tell me all the and by which it form

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