Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
1.1.2 Origin Stories
How do different cultures believe the world and humanity originated? As the previous video shows, there are many answers to questions about our origins. The religions of the world have tried to answer this question in their creation myths. To help you think more systematically about different creation myths and their relation to contemporary science and theology, complete Section 1.2 from Khan Academy’s website on “Origin Stories” to learn about Greek, Maya, and other beliefs.
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.