Reconciling science and religion in issues that appear to be contradictory

Question: How can we reconcile Deen (religion) and science when it comes to issues that appear to be contradictory to one another? For example, we know through Deen that stars were created for three reasons: beautification of the sky, missiles aimed at devils, and guiding signs. But in geography we read that they are a set of celestial bodies that have a special system in their rotation and what we see blazing and falling at night are meteors and shooting stars that exit from a certain gravitation to the gravity of the earth. Therefore, they burn and fall. The falling speed of these shooting stars is 45 miles per second.

Answer: It is only Allaah, the All-Knower; the All-Wise, Who revealed the Glorious Qur’aan and the Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) to His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He created the heavens and the earth and created everything and subdued it to achieve the purpose for which it was created. He knows the special characteristics and unknown things he gives to it. Therefore, there is no contradiction between what Allaah tells us or legislates and what He has created for His servants. All these things are compatible with each other. In other words, what Allaah says is compatible with scientific facts… read more here.

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