Religion is the primary source for providing man with the most accurate knowledge regarding the creation of the universe and of life. When we say "religion", however, we refer to the "Qur'an" as the true source of information. The Holy Books of other religions have been altered and can no longer be considered as Divine Books.
The Qur'an, on the other hand, is definitely the word of God and contains no contradictions. It is the book God has sent down to His servants as guidance. With His verse, "It is We Who have sent down the Reminder (the Qur'an) and We Who will preserve it." (Surat al-Hijr: 9), God stated that the Qur'an is the ultimate revelation, and that it is under His protection. Therefore, science will advance speedily only if it is guided by the Qur'an, adopting its revelations, for only then may science adhere to way of God. When a way opposite to religion is adopted, scientists waste both time and resources, and impede the progress of science.
As in all other fields of endeavor, the way to be followed in the scientific field is again the "way" commanded by God in the Qur'an. As God proclaims, "This Qur'an guides to the most upright Way..." (Surat al-Isra': 9)