Walking the Tightrope of the Science and Religion Boundary


Islam’s Quantum Question by Nidhal Guessoum offers a sophisticated approach to reconciling the results of modern science with Islamic tradition. The book provides a valuable critique of existing literature on Islam and science and advocates the promotion of good science and science education in the Muslim world. A central tension in the book revolves around Guessoum’s efforts to promote a version of theistic science, while at the same establishing a clear boundary for science and scientific methodology. Although the latter works very well, the project of theistic science presented in the book is, at the very least, contentious. However, Islam’s Quantum Question is a milestone in the literature on Islam and science and should be valuable for anyone interested in the search for meaning in both science and religion.

Hameed S. 2012, A review discussion on Nidhal Guessoum’s Reconciliation of Islam and Science, Zygon 47, 2, 337

Keywords: cosmology, science, religion, Nidhal Guessoum, Islam, Islamic science, science and religion, theistic science
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