The Noble Qur’an and Modern Science.

The Noble Qur’an: The Miracle of Miracles.

“Do they not ponder on the Qur’an with care? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy. ” Quran 4:82 “We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur’ân) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?” Quran 41:53

The Noble Quran the last and final revelation of Almighty God which was revealed over 1400 years ago to the last and final Prophet Muhammad. Any book to claim that it is the word of Almighty God it should stand the test of time. In the age of literature and poetry, Muslims aswell as non Muslims agreed that the noble Quran is the only book which is so eloquent, has depth of meaning and beauty of the words on the face of the earth. Today is the time of science and logic.

Famous physicist Albert Einstein said, “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” But you need a in depth study of science as Francis Bacon the famous philosopher has rightly said “A little knowledge of science makes man an atheist, but an in-depth study of science makes him a believer in God.” When you look upon the mighty creation of the heavens you can’t help but be humbled and ponder its beauty as Abraham Lincoln did and said “I can conceive how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”

God Almighty said ‘He is the Mighty, the Forgiving; who created the seven heavens, one above the other. You will not see any flaw in what the Lord of Mercy creates. Look again! Can you see any flaw? Look again! And again! Your sight will turn back to you, weak and defeated.’ Qur’an 67:2-4.

The concept of God in religious scriptures is distorted leading many people to be Atheist or Agnostic. Science is not eliminating God, but science is eliminating models of God. A rational person never will accept any religious scripture which contains scientific or logical errors. For example saying the earth is flat, the earth has pillars, like unfaithful wife bitter water test, sprinkling blood for disinfection, mathematical errors etc. Any scripture to claim to be divine revelation should not contain any error.

Today, after many u-turns we have what we call established science. This established science agrees totally with the revelation of Quran. Science has not created anything from nothing. The jurisdiction of science is classification and analyse sense data and make an inquiry and use it in the matter of this world. and Almighty God has created the Universe from nothing, furthermore God is challenging you. “O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it carefully: Surely! those on whom you call besides God, cannot create even a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are both the seeker and the sought.” Quran 22:73 That is why many scientists, priests or any logical person they said, there is no doubt this is the revelation of Almighty God and Muhammad pbuh the Last and Final Messenger.

The Noble Quran does not leave you uncomfortable but it gives you several challenges. Whether you accept it or reject it, the challenge is still there since the time the Qur’an was revealed. Almighty God said, O Mankind. ‘And if you are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down Quran to Our slave Muhammad, then produce a Sûrah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides God, if you are truthful. But if you do it not, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers. Quran 2:23-24.

The Noble Quran contains more than 6000 signs. Let us share some of the signs which established science has surrendered to in only maybe the last century. And some signs that are not yet established to which science will surrender soon. “Here is a Message for mankind: let them take warning therefrom, and let them know that He is no other than One God: let men of understanding take heed.” Quran 14:52

What the Quran said over 1400 years ago, science surrenders to it.

Creation of the Universe: ‘Big Bang.’

“Do not the Unbelievers see That the heavens and the earth Were joined together (as one Unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder?” [Al-Qur’aan 21:30] “Then He turned to the heaven when it was Smoke…”: [Al-Qur’aan 41:11]

Science Discovered.

The First Three Minutes, a Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Weinberg, pp. 94-105. (The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, p. 50

The Spherical Shape of The Earth

“He created the heavens And the earth In true (proportions): He makes the Night Overlap the Day, and the Day Overlap the Night.” [Al-Qur’aan 39:5]

Science Discovered.

1597 – Sir Francis Drake “And the earth, moreover, Hath He made duhaha (Ostrich-egg, geo-spherical.” [Al-Qur’aan 79:30]

The Skys Protection

“We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from our signs!” [Al-Qur’aan 21:32]

Science Discovered.

Joseph M.Moran, Meteorology: The Atmosphere and Science of Weather, Prentice Hall, 1996

Iron

“We sent down iron with its great inherent strength and its many benefits for humankind.” (Al-Qur’aan 57:25)

Science Discovered.

M.E.Walrath, History of the Earth’s Formation, BiblioBazaar, 2009

Origin of Life

“… We made every living thing from water? Will they not believe?” [Al-Qur’aan 21:30]

Science Discovered.

Bruce Alberts, Essential Cell Biology, Garland Science, 2009.

Mountains

“Did we not make the earth a resting place? And the mountains as stakes?” [Al-Qur’aan 78:6-7]

Science Discovered.

Terry A.Hicks, How Do Mountains Form?, Marshall Cavendish Corporation,2010. Naomi Oreskes, Plate Tectonics: An Insider’s History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth, Westview Press, 2002.

Expansion of the Universe

“And it is we who have built the universe with (our creative) power and keep expanding it.” [Al-Qur’aan 51:47]

Science Discovered.

The physicist Stephen Hawking in his book ‘A Brief History of Time’ wrote, ‘The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.’ Stephen Hawking, A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes, Bantam, 1995.

The Suns Orbit

“It is He who created night and day, The Sun and The Moon, each floating in its orbit.” [Al-Qur’aan 21:33] And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing. (Al-Qur’aan 36:38)

Science Discovered.

The belief that the Sun is stationary was widespread amongst astronomers until the 20th century. It is now a well-established scientific fact that the Sun is not stationary, but is moving in an orbit around the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. Lambert M. Surhone, Orbital Period: Orbit, Sun, Earth, Conjunction, Orbital Node, Apsis, Semi-Major Axis, Betascript Publishers, 2010.

The Ocean

“Darkness out in a deep ocean which is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds, layers of darkness, one upon the other. When one puts out his hand (therein), he can hardly. Those God gives no light to, They have no light.” [Al-Qur’aan 24:40]

Science Discovered.

Meredith Grant Gross, Oceanography: A View of Earth, Prentice-Hall, 1982. Danny Elders, Oceans, Beazley, 1991

Creation of Mankind – Embryology
“Does not mankind see that We have created him from (Nutfah) mixed male and female discharge — semen drops. Yet behold! he stands forth as an open opponent.” (Al-Qur’aan 36:77)

Embryology

“Proclaim! (or Read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created― Created man, out of a leech like substance, clings:” (Al-Qur’aan 96:1-2)

“And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth).

Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman).

Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So Blessed is Allâh, the Best of creators.” (Qur’an, 23:12-14)

Science Discovered

In 1981, during the Seventh Medical Conference in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Professor Moore said: “It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Qur’an about human development. It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of God. The source of this comment is This is the Truth (videotape). Visit www.islam-guide.com/truth for a copy of this videotape or to view the video clips of Professor Keith Moore’s comments online.

Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, Chairmen of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Baylor college of Medicine USA., proclaims: “…these Hadiths and sayings of the Muhammad peace be upon him could not have been obtained on the basis of the scientific knowledge that was available at the time of the writer (7th century).

 Foetus protected by three layers of darkness.

“He makes you in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness.” (Al-Quran 39:6)

Science Discovered.

According to Professor Kieth Moore these three veils of darkness in the Quran refer to: (i) anterior abdominal wall of the mother. (ii) the uterine wall. (iii) the amnio-chorionic membrane.

Sense of Hearing and sight.

“It is He Who has created for you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, feeling, and understanding: little thanks it is you give!” (23:78) Also see. (Al Quran 76:2) & (Al Quran 32:9)

Science Discovered.

The Quran s superior description of embryologic development has only recently been discovered by modern science.The first sense to develop in a developing human embryo is hearing. The foetus can hear sound after 24 weeks. Subsequently, the sense of sight is developed and by the 28th week, the retina becomes sensitive to light. In all these verses the sense of hearing is mentioned before that of sight. Thus the Quranic description matches with the discoveries in modern embryology.

Souls of Mankind

‘It is Allah that takes the souls (of men) at death: and those that die not (He takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed. Verily in this are Signs for those who reflect.’ Qur’an 39:42

Science Discovered.

This was one verse of the which was enough for the reversion of British scientist Dr. Alison to Islam. He said, ‘To throw more light scientifically on this section of the Qur’an Dr. Alison worked with Dr. Al-Mushrefi and managed to prove scientifically that sleep and death are one single process as stated in the left quoted verse of the Qur’an and said that the Muslims have neglected by not projecting these scientific facts of the Qur’an to non-Muslims.

Lying and Movement.

“No indeed! If he does not stop, we will seize him by the forehead, his lying, sinful forehead.” [96:15-16]

Science Discovered.

God does not call this person a liar, but calls his forehead (the front part of the brain) ‘lying’ and ‘sinful’, and warns him to Stop. This verse is significant for two reasons. The first is that the front part of our brain is responsible for voluntary movement .This is known as the frontal lobe. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2289137 retrieved 17 June 2012, 17:57. Rod R. Seeley, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, McGraw-Hill Science/ Engineering/Math, 2006. http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/1/205.full.pdf retrieved 17 June 2012, 18:14
Http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2002/3/diogenes-new-lamp retrieved 17 June 2012, 18:16.

The Body Of the Pharoah of Moses time (Rameses II)

God Almighty said: “So this day We shall save your body so that you may be a sign fo succeeding generations! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our signs” (10:92)

Science Discovered.

Professor Maurice Bucaille the eminent French surgeon, scientist and scholar after discovering the Pharoahs body and finding it was already mentioned in the Quran he proclaimed the ‘Shahadah’ to revert to Islam. He said, “The most amazing this with this dead body is that it is not a mummy. this body is amazingly preserved without any mummification even the inside organs are not removed. Prof. Maurice Bucaille was the head of and leader of the group of physicians who was examining the body. http://www.quranandscience.com/new-muslim-stories/209-maurice-bucaille-.html

Noahs Ark

God Almighty said:

Science Discovered.

Professor

What science may discover in the future with facts.

“And indeed We have put forth for men, in this Qur’ân every kind of similitude in order that they may remember.” Qur’an 39:27 “We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except with truth, and for an appointed term. But those who disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are warned.” Qur’an 46:3

“O assembly of jinn and men! If you have power to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass beyond them! But you will never be able to pass them, except with authority (from Allâh)! There will be sent against you both, smokeless flames of fire and (molten) brass, and you will not be able to defend yourselves. Which, then, of your Lord’s blessings (signs) do you both deny?” Qur’an 55:33;35

“And (remember) the Day when We shall roll up the heaven like a scroll rolled up for books, As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it, (it is) a promise binding upon Us. Truly, We shall do it.” (Al-Qur’aan 21:104)

“When the Sky is cleft asunder; When the Stars are scattered; When the Oceans are suffered to burst forth; (82:1-3) And the moon is buried in darkness. And the sun and moon are joined together― ” (Al-Qur’aan 75:8-9)

“The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation of mankind, yet most of mankind know not. (40:57) “Then when the heaven is rent asunder, and it becomes rosy or red like red-oil, or red hide — Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinn and men) deny?” (Al-Qur’aan 55:37-38)

“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the living creatures that He has scattered through them: and He has power to gather them together when He wills.” (Al-Qur’aan 42:29)

“Let them then produce a recital like unto it (the Qur’ân) if they are truthful. Were they created by nothing? or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no firm Belief.” (Al-Qur’aan 52:34-36)

The Greatest Discovery Mankind Will Find.

The question whether if there is a good deed or a bad deed does not fall under the jurisdiction of Science. As science is only concerned with the classification and analysis of sense data. More over man has been busy in the scientific inquiries and research and spending trillions dollars sending rockets into outer space to collect dirt from other planets when there are people dying for food and clothes on your doorstep.

But man forgets the purpose of life. Why the Creator created us. Mankind can deny the existence of God and His Messengers, but what is certain that you cannot deny death. You don’t need a rocket or spacecraft or any telescope to discover what is out there. Whether you are in the air or beneath the earth or in the sea, it will all be discovered easily. The moment your soul reaches the throat. It shall all be made clear. The truth shall be brought near.

Almighty God said: “He is Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;” 1  . “And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” 3 Oh Mankind “Did you think that We had created you in play without any purpose, and that you would not be brought back to Us?” 4

“When the soul is separated from the body, then you will know what you earned from this very short period of life.” “O mankind! What has made you careless about your Lord, the Most Generous? Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion; In whatever form He willed, He put you together.” 2

“That will be a Day of Decision! We have brought you and the men of old together! So if you have a plot, use it against Me! Woe that Day to the deniers (of the Day of Resurrection)!” 5 “And when the souls are joined with their bodies (the good with the good and bad with the bad).” “And when the (written) pages [of deeds (good and bad) of every person are laid open;” “And when Hell-fire is set ablaze. And when Paradise is brought near, (Then) every person will know what he has brought (of good and evil).” 6

“Does man think that we cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers.” 7

Science Discoverd In 1880, fingerprinting became the scientific method of identification, after research done by Sir Francis Golt. No two persons in the world can ever have exactly the same fingerprint pattern.

“Though they shall be made to see one another [(i.e. on the Day of Resurrection), there will be none but see his father, children and relatives, but he will neither speak to them nor will ask them for any help]. The Mujrim, (criminal, sinner, disbeliever) would desire to ransom himself from the punishment of that Day by his children. And his wife and his brother, And his kindred who sheltered him, And all that are in the earth, so that it might save him. By no means! Verily, it will be the Fire of Hell! Taking away (burning completely) the head skin! 8

“Those who reject Our Signs We shall soon cast into the Fire: as often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the penalty: for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.” 9

Science Discovered. Prof. Tejasen was so impressed by the scientific accuracy of the Qur’aanic verse, that at the 8th Saudi Medical Conference held in Riyadh on the Scientific Signs of Qur’aan and Sunnah he proclaimed in public: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (pbuh) is His Messenger.” Michael Darmon, Molecular Biology of the Skin: The Keratinocyte, Academic Press, 1993.

“Verily, those who disbelieved, and died while they were disbelievers, the (whole) earth full of gold will not be accepted from anyone of them even if they offered it as a ransom. For them is a painful torment and they will have no helpers. 10 Verily, those who say: “Our Lord is Allâh (Alone),” and then they stand firm, on them the angels will descend (at the time of their death) (saying): “Fear not, nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Paradise which you have been promised! 11 No doubt, surely, all that is in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. No doubt, surely, Allahs Promise is true. But most of them know not. 12

Above references from Noble Qur’an: [1] 67:2. [2] 6-8. [3] 51:56. [4] 23:115. [5] 77:38-40. [6] 81:7;10;12-14. [7] 75:3-4. [8] 94:56. [10]3:91. [11] 41:30. [12] 10:55.

Warning

“Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are their hearts locked up from understanding it?” Qur’an 47:24 “And indeed We have fully explained to mankind, in this Qur’ân, every kind of similitude, but most of mankind refuse (the truth and accept nothing) but disbelief. “(17:89) Then what is wrong with them the disbelievers that they turn away from admonition? As if they were frightened wild donkeys. Fleeing from a hunter, or a lion, or a beast of prey. Qur’an 74:49-51 ‘Allâh has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allâh’s Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment.’ 2:7