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

Zakir Naik lectures, critique

Evolution, Atheism and the Qur’an

In this critique video, ExMuslimLondon selects a variety of clips from Zakir Naik lectures and provides textual responses, primarily addressing the misrepresentations of science.

17 Sep 2011

Shaykh Nadeem Abdul Wali

Islamic Theology & Evolution

Shaykh Nadeem Abdul Wali discusses the coherence of evolution and Qurʾānic theology.

3 Mar 2014

Salman Hameed, The Religious Framing of Darwin and Evolution in Pakistan, Islam Pakistan

The Religious Framing of Darwin and Evolution in Pakistan

Salman Hameed discusses how Islam in Pakistan affects the understanding of Darwin and biological evolution.

21 Oct 2013

The Masked Arab, Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

This video blog from the Masked Arab presents errors he finds in Zakir Naik videos addressing science and the Qurʾān.

25 Dec 2014

Recent Videos

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

oceans in the quran, Zaghloul El Naggar

Seas and Oceans in the Qurʾān and Sunnah

Evaluation of a video in which Zaghloul El Naggar describes darkness in the depths of the oceans and ocean currents as being described in two Qur’anic verses from an episode of “Islam and Science”.

8 May 2011

Zaghloul El Naggar, Water in the Quran, Islam & Science

Islam and Science – Water in the Quran

In this episode of Science & Islam, Zaghloul El Naggar discusses how water came to be on Earth, and how its evaporation-rain cycle is described “miraculously” in the Qurʾān.

30 Apr 2011

The Masked Arab, Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

Analysis of Zakir Naik’s claims

This video blog from the Masked Arab presents errors he finds in Zakir Naik videos addressing science and the Qurʾān.

25 Dec 2014

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

Islam vs. Evolution

Islam vs. Evolution

This short video presents an Islamic conception of the creation of Adam and how it contrasts with the biological theory of evolution.

8 Jul 2011

Evolution, Vlog from Hollywood’s World Forum

Evolution in Islam

This vlog by Hollywood’s World Forum seeks to find validation of evolution without denying his faith in the Qurʾān.

13 March 2007

Collapse of Darwinism, Harun Yahya

The Collapse of Darwinism and the Fact of Creation

This hour-long Harun Yahya video from the 1990s suggests that evolution has been disproven based on science.

10 Jun 2011

Disproving Evolution: in

Disproving Evolution: in <3 Minutes

Zaid Ghazzawi suggests that evolution can be disproven because the proteins “excreted” by a cell “know” to arrange themselves as a hand in human beings.

24 Mar 2013