Conflict between Islam and science education


From a young age, we eagerly read many books from school and grew up. We learned and knew many new things from those books. Some of those books were about the history of human civilization, how people lived in ancient times, how they gradually discovered fire and tools, learned to make weapons, communicated and gradually developed language by speaking small words in sequence. There were also general scientific experiments, etc. We can learn about various other topics from those books, many of which challenge our common beliefs.

Suppose, from childhood we knew from some of our elders that disease is the punishment of Gods or Allah. But later we came to know by reading science books, they are physical problems caused by various types of viruses, bacteria; or any human physical complication. How rain falls, why lightning flashes, how day and night occur, what are the stars in the sky, these are all we learn from those books. As children we used to think, or hear from our grandparents, many fairy tales about those things. The stories were nice to hear, but we know they really don’t mean those. What we used to read in our science books, at the end of the day, we assumed to be the correct and authentic information. What is written in those ancient books, we do not take those seriously. But can we not raise questions about those books? Do we have to accept those without a reason or verification? No! Usually we can gather knowledge only after checking the discoveries of modern science, reviewing the history of human civilization, after examining various stars in the space, we check countless times with our scientific knowledge. And those are also not beyond question. If mistakes are found in them after verification, they have to be corrected. This is how our civilization and knowledge grows. The wheels of civilization actually depend on people’s knowledge and constantly refining their own knowledge. But does those religious scriptures stop that wheel? What is actually taught in our schools, colleges and madrasas? What are our children learning from those Islamic books? They read these medieval books and today we will analyze them. It should be noted that Islam as a religion does not allow any verification of its rules and beliefs, rather it discourages verification. These are written in detail at the end of this article. Please read this article carefully and do not believe anything you read, before thinking critically with reason and logic. Because,

Where knowledge is limited,
Where logic is flawed,
Liberation of thought is impossible.

Fundamental conflict between religion and science

The main foundation of religion is believe, which means accepting something without any proof; or better said superstition. Religion, the precepts and sayings of scriptures are all to be believed in by a religious person, and to be lived by. Having any sort of scrutiny or ambivalence means that believe or faith is weakened. A religious person under no circumstances has the right to have the slightest doubt about his religion, almost all organised religion demands that. If there is any doubt in the mind then it is considered as a great sin by the religions. Even if a true believer is exposed to the error of his religion, he will not accept it. He will try to justify his religion with all kinds of lies and misinformation. And if someone exposes the error of religion to people, many organised religions will try to punish them with the death penalty. This is why if you leave Islam, you can be killed as apostates by the sharia law if you live in a sharia state. The same is the case in other major religions too, but they do not practice those ancient laws. But science is quite the opposite.

You can choose to verify any doubts about any scientific knowledge. You can even challenge any scientific theory of a renown scientist. If you can prove Newton-Darwin or Einstein’s theory wrong, you might even be awarded a Nobel Prize. Because believe or faith has no place in science. Science works on reasoning, data, evidence, experiment and testing. You will not be told to believe all his words out of devotion to Newton, or that criticism of Newton will be regarded as “Shatim e Newton” like Islam, which is punishable by death! An organization called “Hefazate(protector of) Science” will not even want to hang you. Rather, organizations of scientists will keep you in mind, they will praise you for your criticism.

Science and believe or faith are therefore fundamentally different with each other. One based on evidence-reason-logic-proof, the other based on acceptance without evidence and not doubting.

Invention of language

As we know from the history of human civilization, the discovery of human language and the naming of objects have been through the evolution of language. Not only modern humans, but another species of humans called Neanderthals, which are now extinct, could also speak or communicate at least slightly [1]. Although they are not as rich in language as modern Homo sapiens or humans. But they could communicate well and express thoughts fairly, though not as complex as our language. But the Islamic belief is that God taught Adam the name of every object after creating him. This means, the first man could speak, or language is not created by man! Islam tells us that since God first taught language, the origin and evolution of language is all wrong! Which goes against all established scientific research and historical evidence. [2]

According to the Tafseer of Allama Ibn Kathir and several other sources, the language of Paradise will also be Arabic. However, there is no proof of this from Sahih Hadith

From this information it is understood that Allah and His angels speak only in Arabic language. Syriac will be the language of all in the arena of last day (doomsday). But in heaven they will talk in Arabic!

Hydrogen, water or pen

Due to the advancement of science in the modern era, we know that all matter in the universe is composed of chemical elements. In our school life, we have learned that the number of chemical elements is 109. A total of 118 elements have been identified at present, of which 98 are found in nature, and the remaining 20 are synthetically produced. Generally, the number of protons in an atom of a chemical element is fixed or every atom of the same element has the same number of protons (that is, they all have the same atomic number and different atomic numbers of different chemical elements). Therefore, a chemical element is generally identified by the number of protons.

However, there are atoms of the same chemical element with different numbers of neutrons, called isotopes. Different isotopes of the same chemical element have the same number of protons, different numbers of neutrons and different mass numbers or atomic masses.


In this writing, I have combined some topics of belief in Islam and the conflict between modern education and Islamic teachings. I hope to develop this writing further, just like my other writings. The above discussion makes it clear that there are countless conflicts and opposing views between Islamic belief and modern education. Should we teach our children all these unscientific, ignorant, and humorous scripters, or should we educate them in modern secular scientific education? That is left to the discretion of the readers.


  1. Neanderthals could speak like modern humans, study suggests []
  2. কোরআন, সূরা বাকারা, আয়াত ৩১ []

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3 thoughts on “Conflict between Islam and science education

  • January 13, 2023 at 11:33 AM

    আসিফ ভাই এখানে ১২২ নাম্বারে যে রেফারেন্স টা দেওয়া হয়েছে সুরা নাহলের ১৬ নাম্বার আয়াত, যেখানে আপনার দাবি গোবর এবং রক্ত থেকে দুধ উৎপন্ন হয় এটা বলা হয়েছে এই আয়াতে কিন্তু আয়াত টা পড়ে দেখলাম অন্য কিছু বলা হয়েছে এই আয়াতে।

  • February 5, 2023 at 9:27 PM

    আসিফ ভাই থেলিসের জন্ম সাল টা একটু দেখবেন

  • February 5, 2023 at 9:33 PM

    মাইলেটাসের থেলিস। তার জন্ম অনুমানিক ৬২৪–৬২৫ খ্রিস্টপূর্ব মৃত্যু ৫৬৯-৫৮৬ (সংখ্যা ভুল আছে কি না দেখবেন)


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