Maurice Bucaille

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Maurice Bucaille
Maurice Bucaille.jpg
Born19 July 1920
Died17 February 1998(1998-02-17) (aged 77)
Known forWritten books on The Bible, The Qur'an & Science
  • Jaqueline Florisse Henriette Legrand
    (m. 1943; div. 1948)
  • Ginette Bucaille
    (m. 1949; div. 1955)
  • Jeannine Mathilde Monnot
    (m. 1958)
  • Marie James Bucaille
  • Maurice Bucaille

Maurice Bucaille (French pronunciation: ​[moris bykaj]; 19 July 1920 in Pont-l'Évêque, Calvados – 17 February 1998[1]), was a French Muslim, medical doctor and author. He was the senior surgeon in French study on mummy of Pharaoh.[2] In 1973, Bucaille was appointed family physician to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. His patients included the members of the family of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.[3] He is famous for his book The Bible, The Quran and Science.[4]


Bucailleism is a movement to relate modern science with religion, and especially that of Islam.[5] Since the publishing of The Bible, the Quran and Science, Bucaillists have promoted the idea that the Quran is of divine origin, arguing that it contains scientifically correct facts.[6][7]

According to The Wall Street Journal, Bucailleism is "in some ways the Muslim counterpart to Christian creationism" and although "while creationism rejects much of modern science, Bucailleism embraces it."[8]


Literary critic Sameer Rahim wrote in The Daily Telegraph that some of Bucaille's "assertions have been ridiculed by scientists and sophisticated theologians."[9]


  • La Bible, le Coran et la Science : Les Écritures Saintes examinées à la lumière des connaissances modernes, Seghers 1976, (ISBN 978-2221501535), Pocket 2003, (ISBN 978-2266131032)
  • Les Momies des pharaons et la médecine, Séguier, 1987 (ISBN 2906284475). Mummies of the Pharaohs: Modern Medical Investigations by Maurice Bucaille. Translated by Alastair D. Pannell and the author. Illustrated. 236 pp. New York: St. Martin's Press.
  • Réflexions sur le Coran, with Mohamed Talbi, Seghers, (Reflections on the Koran), 1989 (ISBN 2232101487).
  • L'homme d'où vient-il? Les réponses de la science et des Écritures Saintes (Where does man come from? The responses of science and Scripture), Seghers, 1980 7ème éd.(ISBN 2221007816).
  • Moïse et Pharaon ; Les Hébreux en Egypte ; (Moses and Pharaoh, The Hebrews in Egypt) Quelles concordances de Livres saints avec l'Histoire, Seghers, 1995 (ISBN 2-232-10466-4).

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  1. ^ "DNB, Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek". Katalog derDeutschen Nationalbibliothek.
  2. ^ "The story of Maurice Bucaille's inspiring conversion to Islam". Arab News. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  3. ^ New York Times review of Mummies of the Pharaohs: Modern Medical Investigations by Maurice Bucaille. Translated by Alastair D. Pannell and the author. Illustrated. 236 pp. New York: St. Martin's Press [1]
  4. ^ Bucaille, Maurice (1980). The Qur'an & Modern Science. Peace Vision. ISBN 978-1-4716-3072-9.
  5. ^ Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures, ed. Helaine Selin, retrieved 28 March 2011
  6. ^ Explorations in Islamic science Ziauddin Sardar, (1989), retrieved 28 March 2011
  7. ^ An illusion of harmony: science and religion in Islam (2007) Taner Edis, retrieved 28 March 2011
  8. ^ Daniel Golden (23 January 2002). "Strange Bedfellows: Western Scholars Play Key Role in Touting 'Science' of the Quran". Wall Street Journal.
  9. ^ Sameer Rahim (8 October 2010). "Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim al-Khalili: review". The Telegraph.

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