Islam and Evolution: The Texts and the Stakes

Sat Jul 20 2019 at 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fatimah Elizabeth Cates Academy, Siddeley Road, London, United Kingdom

Fatimah Elizabeth Cates Academy, Siddeley Road, London, United Kingdom

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Islam and Evolution: The Texts and the Stakes

One Day Conference on Islam and Evolution

 

Sheikh. Usman Ali

The Science of Evolution

 

Synopsis

This talk will look at the scientific evidences for evolution, against evolution, and the various (other) interpretations that exist in the literature.

 

Speaker Biography

Sheikh. Usman Ali holds an Alimiyyah degree and has taught at various Islamic Institutes. He is also an Associate Lecturer and a PhD candidate at the University of Portsmouth and holds a Chartered Scientist Award. Currently, he works as a Senior Specialist in Haematology with clinical laboratory and research roles.

 

Dr. Sohaib Saeed

Qur’anic Verses & Evolution

 

Synopsis

This talk will look at and analyse the various verses in the Quran pertinent to evolution. It will cover the various possible meanings to help understand how much we can compress or stretch their scope.

 

Speaker Biography

Dr. Sohaib Saeed graduated in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh before majoring in Quranic studies at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. His PhD at SOAS, London concerned ‘Intraquranic Hermeneutics’. He is head of research for Bayyinah Institute, USA, and translator of Imam Razi’s Great Exegesis.

 

Dr. Sarfaruk Chowdhury

The Hadiths & Evolution


Synopsis

This talk will look at the various hadiths pertaining to evolution. The talk will try to demystify the various complexities involved in assessing the relevant hadiths so as to make explicit how much they impact the discourse of evolution and Islam.

 

Speaker Biography

Dr. Sarfaruk Chowdhury studied philosophy as well as the traditional Islamic sciences in Cairo and the UK. His PhD on Sufism was published and has a number of forthcoming monographs within Islamic philosophy and theology. He is a professional translator, teacher and educator and currently lives in London.

 

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