Welcome to the Science and Islam Video Portal

Welcome to the Science and Islam Video Portal.  This portal provides easy access to internet videos that address some aspect of both Islam and the natural sciences.  Every video in the portal has been evaluated for its use and application of scientific information, Islamic interpretations, and historical accuracy, which are represented through symbols.

For more about the project that produced the portal, click on About above.  For more on the icons used to represent the evaluations and other information, click on Symbol Key above.

You may navigate through the videos by using the categories (Astronomy, Biology, History of Science, etc) in the menu above, or you may type a word or name that you want to see more videos about or by in the search field (above right).  For instance, if you want to see only the videos that include the word mountains, type that into the search field, and it will display any videos that include that word.

Note that none of the videos on the site are hosted by Hampshire College; all the videos reside on the platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) from which they were embedded.  Many platforms have higher quality versions available; in YouTube click on the gear wheel in the lower right corner to see other options.

For a longer description of the videos and the evaluation justification, click on the video’s thumbnail.

Recommended Videos

Tariq Ramadan and Jafar Hadi Hassan.

What is the importance of knowledge to Islam?

Tariq Ramadan discusses both the past and the present of the study of science in Muslim-majority countries with Dr. Jafar Hadi Hassan.

11 Apr 2014

Monica Ringer

Rational Religion

Monica Ringer discusses the intellectual effects that resulted from the the ideas of evolution in the Middle East.

2 Nov 2010

Abdool Vakil

Islam and the Awakening of Science in Europe (TEDx)

This lecture by Abdool Vakil provides an overview of the relationship between Islam and science. Vakil’s approach is to talk about premodern scholars and institutions that particularly were known in Cordoba.

13 Nov 2011

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Prophetic Medicine

Understanding Life in Islam, Prophetic Medicine

In this episode of “Understanding Life in Islam”, Brother Akram and Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi discuss “Prophetic Medicine: Personal Experience or Divine Revelation?”.

21 Apr 2011

Recent Videos

evolution, Kamran Ahmed

Islam, Homo sapiens’ Evolution, and the First Humans

In this vlog, Kamran Ahmed uses handwriting on a black screen to show how there is no contradiction between his understanding of biological evolution and the Qurʾān. 

23 Feb 2015

Bill Warner, The Not So Golden Age of Islam

The Not So Golden Age of Islam

This video presents a wrong-headed construction of “Islam” as being incapable of scientific reasoning because its philosophy allows for no cause and effect. 

1 Jul 2014

Evolution Disproved by ONE sentence!

Evolution Disproved by ONE sentence!

This short vlog presents a debate between an atheist and a Muslim about evolution, using poor evidence to support evolution.

25 Jul 2010

Mohamed AbuTaleb

The Clash of Reason and Revelation: Reconciling Science and Scripture in Islam

Mohamed AbuTaleb uses this 2012 lecture to share what he considers to have been missing in the intellectual discourse on science: The Qurʾān.

13 Oct 2012

evolution, Kamran Ahmed

Islam, Homo sapiens’ Evolution, and the First Humans

In this vlog, Kamran Ahmed uses handwriting on a black screen to show how there is no contradiction between his understanding of biological evolution and the Qurʾān. 

23 Feb 2015

Evolution Disproved by ONE sentence!

Evolution Disproved by ONE sentence!

This short vlog presents a debate between an atheist and a Muslim about evolution, using poor evidence to support evolution.

25 Jul 2010

Mohamed AbuTaleb

The Clash of Reason and Revelation: Reconciling Science and Scripture in Islam

Mohamed AbuTaleb uses this 2012 lecture to share what he considers to have been missing in the intellectual discourse on science: The Qurʾān.

13 Oct 2012

Adnan Ibrahim discusses evolution

The Theory of Evolution in the QURAN

This compilation combines three clips from the Austrian Islamic scholar, Adnan Ibrahim, to debunk myths about biological evolution and connect it to Quranic narratives.

18 Jun 2016

evolution. Subboor Ahmad

Discussion about Darwinism – Speaker’s Corner

Subboor Ahmad argues with several audience members about biological evolution and the existence of God, suggesting that everything is designed by a creator.

27 Jan 2017

Scientific Proof for existence of Allah

Scientific Proof for the Existence of Allah

This animated video by “Ask A Muslim” uses scientific ideas to suggest that humans must have been specifically created rather than coming about “by chance”.

14 Dec 2014

Mohamed Abutaleb, Differentiating between the spheres of science and religion, evolution

Differentiating between the spheres of science and religion

Dr. Mohamed Abutaleb discusses differentiating between the spheres of science and religion in answer to a question about how Muslims might explain evolution.

8 Apr 2013

Harun Yahya, The Collapse of Darwinism in Europe

The Collapse of Darwinism in Europe

This video from the Harun Yahya group suggests that biological evolution, which it presents as solely the ideas of Charles Darwin, has been overtaken by the ideas presented in the Atlas of Creation (2007).

11 Jun 2011