This essay introduces a special section on Islam and evidence with contributions by Ana Maria Vinea, Junaid Quadri, and Yunus Doğan Telliel, and an afterword by Alireza Doostdar. The contributors examine evidential inquiries in Islamic law, healing practices, and scriptural interpretation. This special section shows that discourses of evidence not only are at the center of major debates concerning Islam's authoritative sources (e.g., how to derive injunctions from the Quran, the prophet's practice, fiqh canons, etc.), but also shape knowledge practices at the intersection of Islam and modern science.

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