What to Do When Science Conflicts with Hadith?

Responding to this issue, the prominent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi, said:

“Generally speaking, if a hadith is authentic, then believe in it no matter how scientists view it simply because the prophet speaks of wahy (revelation) while science is based largely on speculation and experimentation.
An issue might not have been clear to some scientists in the past but it is now proven after so many years of research. Therefore, we cannot take the explanation of the scientist to refute a certain hadith if the same explanation can be refuted by other scientists who happen to study the issue further and come to different findings.”