𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 (𝟐𝟐:𝟒𝟔)
“𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧?
𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐝, 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝.” 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 (𝟐𝟐:𝟒𝟔)
Fact 1: – Origin of Life
“And We (God) made every living thing from water. Will they not believe?”
Quran (21:30) “Water is pointed out as the origin of all life. All living things are made of cells and we now know that cells are mostly made of water. This was discovered only after the invention of the microscope. In the deserts of Arabia, it would be inconceivable to think that someone would have guessed that all life came from water.
Fact 2: – Human Embryonic Development
Allah speaks about the stages of man’s embryonic development:
“We (God) created man from an extract of clay. Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then We made the drop into an alaqah [leech, suspended thing, and blood clot], then We made the alaqah into a mudghah [chewed substance] …”Quran, 23:12-14.
The Arabic word “Alaqah” has three meanings:
A leech, a suspended thing, and a blood clot. “Mudghah” means a chewed substance. Embryology scientists have observed that the usage of these terms in describing the formation of the embryo is accurate and in conformity with our current scientific understanding of the development process.
Little was known about the staging and classification of human embryos until the twentieth century, which means that the descriptions of the human embryo in the Quran cannot be based on scientific knowledge from the seventh century.
Fact 3: – Expansion of the Universe
At a time when the science of Astronomy was still primitive, the following verse in the Quran was revealed: “And the heaven We (God) constructed with strength, and indeed, we (God) are [its] expander. “Quran 51:47
One of the intended meanings of the above verse is that Allah is expanding the universe (i.e., heavens). Other meanings are that Allah provides for, and has power over, the universe – which are also true.
The fact that the universe is expanding (e.g., planets are moving further away from each other) was discovered in the last century. Physicist Stephen Hawking in his book ‘A Brief History of Time’ writes, “The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the twentieth century.”
The Quran alludes to the expansion of the universe even before the invention of the telescope.
Fact 4: – Iron Sent Down
Iron is not natural to earth, as it came to this planet from outer space. Scientists have found that billions of years ago, the earth was struck by meteorites which were carrying iron from distant stars which had exploded.
“We sent down iron with its great inherent strength and its many benefits for humankind.” Quran (57:25)
Allah uses the words ‘sent down’. The fact that iron was sent down to earth from outer space is something which could not be known by the primitive science of the seventh century.
Fact 5: – Sky’s Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth and its inhabitants from the lethal rays of the sun, as well as the freezing cold of space. Allah asks us to consider the sky in the following verse:
“We (God) made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs!” Quran 21:32
The Quran points to the sky’s protection as a sign of Allah, protective properties which were discovered by scientific research conducted in the twentieth century.
Fact 6: – Mountains
Allah draws our attention to an important characteristic of mountains:
“Did We not make the earth a resting place, and the mountains as stakes?” Quran (78:6-7)
The Quran accurately describes the deep roots of mountains by using the word “stakes”. Mount Everest, for example, has an approximate height of 9km above ground, while its root is deeper than 125km!
The fact that mountains have deep ‘stake’-like roots was not known until after the development of the theory of plate tectonics in the beginning of the twentieth century.
Allah also says in the Quran (16:15), that the mountains have a role in stabilising the earth “so that it would not shake,” which has just begun to be understood by scientists.
Fact 7: – Sun’s Orbit
In 1512, astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system and the planets revolve around it. This belief was widespread amongst astronomers until the twentieth century. It is now a well-established fact that the Sun is not stationary but is moving in an orbit around the centre of our Milky Way galaxy.
“It is He who created night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each floating in its orbit.” Quran (21:33)
Fact 8: – Internal Waves in the Ocean
It was commonly thought that waves only occur on the surface of the ocean. However, oceanographers have discovered that there are internal waves that take place below the surface which are invisible to the human eye and can only be detected by specialised equipment.
The Quran mentions: “… a deep ocean which is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds, layers of darkness, one upon the other.” Quran (24:40)
This description is amazing because 1400 years ago there was no specialist equipment to discover the internal waves deep inside the oceans.
Fact 9: – Hearing develops before vision.
Hearing is one of the first senses to develop in a fetus. A baby can hear its mother’s voice long before it is born. Vision comes at a later stage. This was only known recently however it was portrayed in the Quran 1400 years before it was discovered. The Quran insists that God created our hearing before our vision.
Quran 76:2 “We created man from a fertilizing sperm, to test him; and we made him hearing and seeing.”
إِنَّا خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ أَمْشَاجٍ نَبْتَلِيهِ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا
Quran (23:78) “It is He who produced for you the hearing, and the eyesight, and the feelings. But little gratitude you show”.
وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنْشَأَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَا تَشْكُرُونَ
The Quran always refers to the “hearing” before the “seeing” which turned out to be their actual order of creation.
How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known that hearing develops before vision?
Fact 10: 3 Veils of Darkness
The Quran told us almost 1400 years ago.
He created you (all) from a single person: then created, of like nature, his mate; and he sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you, in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness. Such is Allah, your Lord, and Cherisher: to Him belongs (all) dominion. There is no god but He: then how are ye turned away (from your true Centre)?
Surah Az-Zumar = Chapter the Troops (39: 6)
The phrase “فِي ظُلُمَاتٍ ثَلَاثٍ” translated into English as “three veils of darkness” points to three dark regions involved during the development of the embryo. Now, these could be either.
1-Darkness of the abdomen,
2- Womb/ or Uterus,
3- Amniotic sac/ Placenta/ or Amnio-chorionic membrane.
Inside these layers, the Fetus receives all sort of things required for its formation, including nutrition, chemicals, and oxygen, but light cannot reach it just as mentioned in verse 6.
Fact 11: Salt and Sweet water barrier
The Holy Quran mentioned that there is a barrier between two seas that meet and that they do not transgress. God has said:
He has set free the two seas meeting together. There is a barrier between them. They do not transgress. Quran (55:19-20)
But when the Quran speaks about the divider between fresh and salt water, it mentions the existence of “a forbidding partition” with the barrier. God has said in the Quran:
He is the one who has set free the two kinds of water, one sweet and palatable, and the other salty and bitter. And He has made between them a barrier and a forbidding partition. (Quran, 25:53)
One may ask, why did the Quran mention the partition when speaking about the divider between fresh and salt water, but did not mention it when speaking about the divider between the two seas?
Modern science has discovered that in estuaries, where fresh (sweet) and saltwater meet, the situation is somewhat different from what is found in places where two seas meet.
It has been discovered that what distinguishes fresh water from salt water in estuaries is a “pycnocline zone with a marked density discontinuity separating the two layers.” This partition (zone of separation) has a different salinity from the fresh water and from the salt water.
Fact 12: Fire Under the Sea
On the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al- ‘As that Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him said:
“No one should sail on the sea except the one who is going to perform Hajj or ‘Umrah, or the one who is going to fight in Allah’s path for under the sea there is a fire, and under the fire there is a sea”.
Explanation of the Hadith This honorable hadith coincides with the Qur’anic oath at the beginning of the chapter of at-Tur (The Mount) in which Allah, the Almighty, swears – although He has no need to swear – by the burning sea. Almighty Allah says:
﴾By the Mount. And by the Book Inscribed. In parchment unrolled. And by the Bait-ul-Ma’mur (the house over the heavens parallel to the Ka’bah at Makkah, continuously visited by the angles). And by the roof raised high (i.e., the heaven). And by the burning sea. Verily, the Torment of your Lord will surely come to pass. There is none that can avert it. ﴿ Surat At-Tur= Chapter the Mount (52:1-8)
The Prophet (PBUH) never sailed over the sea during his lifetime, that so what obliged him to talk about an unseen matter, except that Almighty Allah ordered him to do so. Almighty Allah knew through His Comprehensive Knowledge that someday man would discover this amazing scientific fact, so He mentioned it in the Ever-Glorious Qur’an and informed His honorable Prophet about it so that it would remain a sign asserting that the Ever-Glorious Qur’an is Allah’s Words and His final Prophet’s words were revealed to him. Allah, the Almighty, says:
“He (Muhammad) does not speak of (his own) desire” Surat An-Najm= Chapter the Star (53: 3)
Fact 13: Ancient Egypt and the Pharaoh’s Body
The French Researcher: Maurice Bucaille was trying to discover how this Pharaoh died when, late at night, he concluded his final analyses.
The remains of the salt stuck in his body was a shining evidence that he had drowned and that his body was retrieved from the sea swiftly after he drowned; it was also obvious that they rushed to mummify his body so that his body would remain intact!!
But Maurice Bucaille puzzled over a question: How did this body — to the exclusion of other mummified bodies of other ancient Egyptians — remain that intact although it was recovered from the sea?”
Maurice was busy conducting a final report while thinking as to whether the pharaoh’s body was recovered from the sea and mummified immediately after he drowned.
He was surprised when he was told that the Muslims’ Qur’an in which they believe narrates the story that says he drowned and that his body remained intact even after he drowned. He got more surprised and kept on asking:
“Where did the Muslims’ Qur’an quote these data from while the mummy was not discovered until 1898, i.e., about 200 years only, given that the Qur’an has been recited by Muslims for over 1400 years, and given also that until a few decades ago the entire mankind including Muslims did not know that the ancient Egyptians had mummified their pharaohs?
Fact 14: Ants (Wingless ants are all females).
All male ants have wings. All worker ants are females. All ants that do not have wings are definitely females.
This was only known recently. But 1400 years ago, the Quran addressed ants who cannot fly in the female mode:
Quran (27:18) Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, “O ants, enter your homes so that you do not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they do not feel it.
” ١٨ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَىٰ وَادِ النَّمْلِ قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ
For the word “said”: Kala (قال) is for males. Kalat (قَالَتْ) is for females. The Quran used Kalat قَالَتْ (female). If this ant had wings it would have flown off however it did not have this option; instead, its only option was to hide underground. Since it did not have wings then this was, definitely a female ant. Here the Quran correctly addressed this ant in the female mode.
Fact 15: Ants “Crushed”!!
Scientists have discovered recently that the ants are equipped with a strong external skeleton (exoskeleton) to protect and support the ant’s fragile body. Being inflexible, the ant’s skeleton gets crushed when pressed just as glass does!
The recently discovered fact that ants’ bodies can get “crushed” was reported to us in the Holy Quran 14 centuries ago in a wonderful address from one ant to its fellow ants; Allah – The Exalted – says:
“Till, when they came on the Valley of Ants, an ant said: “O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it.” Surah An-Naml=Chapter the ant (27:18).
So, look how the use of the verb “to crush” has precisely expressed that scientific fact.
Fact 16: Breast feeding is recommended up to 2 years:
“Mothers may nurse their infants for two whole years, for those who desire to complete the nursing-period.” Surah Al-Baqarah=Chapter the Cow (2:233)
-Breastfeeding is limited to two years in the Quran.
How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have determined how long to breastfeed?
“Breast milk is the natural first food for babies, it provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one-third during the second year of life.”
-World Health Organization, Breastfeeding, 2018.
Fact 17: The Roman Empire has been defeated.
We can see in this picture the world’s lowest spot and it is where a battle between the Romans and Persians took place and in that battle the Romans were defeated. The holy Qur’an talks about this battle and tells us that the battle took place in the world’s lowest spot. Allah, the exalted says in the holy Qur’an:
“A. L. M. * The Roman Empire has been defeated-* In the earth’s lowest place; but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious-* Within a few years. With Allah is the Decision, in the past and in the Future: on that Day shall the Believers rejoice.” Rum or the Roman Empire: (30:1-4)
It has been proven that the Dead Sea and the surrounding area is the world’s lowest spot, 390 meters below sea level. The question is who told Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, about this scientific fact which has not been discovered except recently.
Fact 18: Femininity and Masculinity in Plants:
“He Who has sent down water from the sky. With it have We produced divers’ pairs of plants each separate from the others.” (Surah Taha (20: 53)
“Fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two.” Surah Ar-Rad=Chapter the Thunder (13: 3)
These verses of the Qur’an state that plants are created in pairs and indicate a great truth which was discovered only in the twentieth century.
It is as follows: The root of the words “azwaj” and “zawjayni” used in the verses is the word “zawj”. While the word of “azwaj” is the plural form of “zawj”; the word of “zawjayni” is the dual form of “zawj”. And the word “Zawj” means “spouse”.
We understand from these explanations that the Qur’an states through its verses that the plants are created in pairs and there is masculinity and femininity in plants, too. What do scientists say about this subject?
Is there masculinity and femininity in plants really?
Now let us read the words of scientists:
“As a result of the studies made on plants, it is understood that there is masculinity and femininity in plants too; and with the help of these different organs, reproduction occurs in plants. There are male and female reproduction cells in flowering and seedy plants.
These cells are produced by the male and female organs both of which are in the middle of the flower. In the tumid part of the female organ called ovary, there are small and round seed ovules, and within them there are female reproduction cells, too.
The male reproduction cells are hidden inside the pollens produced by the anther of the male organ. While pollens, which are exceptionally light, are carried from one flower to another through winds or various animals, some of them cling on the vertex of the female organ. Afterwards, this pollen grain moves downwards from the stylus and reaches the ovules of the ovaries through a tube.
The male reproduction cell passes from this tube and unites with the female reproduction cell in the ovule. When male and female reproduction cells unite, ovules are formed and then seeds are formed from them.”
Now let us think of the following point:
Biology was not a developed branch of science during the era of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. The reproduction of plants and the role of the female and male elements in this field were not known.
With the development of the science of biology and botany, the existence of male and female cells in seedy and flowering plants was understood. Botanists were able to discover the difference of gender in plants only 100 years ago.
Then, how did an illiterate person manage to know that there was masculinity and femininity in plants at a time when people were not aware of botany and biology?
This question can only have one answer. It is as follows: That person did not know it on his own; He knew it because Allah, who creates pairs from plants, informed him about it. If this answer is not accepted, we will never be able to explain that person’s informing about scientific facts and his news turning out to be true.
Fact 19: The House of the Spider
In verse (29:41) of chapter the spider = Surah al-Ankabut, the following is stated: “The parable of those who take protectors other than Allah is that of the Spider, who builds (to itself) a house; but truly the flimsiest of houses― is the Spider’s house if they but knew.”
There are two important points in this verse: The first one is as follows: The word of “Ankabut” in the verse is referred to the female spider. The word of اِتَّخَذَتْ (ittakhadhat) is the feminine conjugation of the verb that means “build for itself”.
The masculine conjugation of this verb is اِتَّخَذَ (ittakhadha). Allah Almighty states that the house of the spider is made by the female spider by using the feminine conjugation of the verb. Here, this indication of femininity expressed by the Qur’an on this issue exposes another miracle.
It is as follows: As a result of the research on animals, interesting results on spiders have been reached. One of them is that the house of the spider is made not by the male spider but the female spider. The result that the science has reached is in complete harmony with the news of the Qur’an. The Qur’an states that the house of the spider is made by the female spider and science approves this and accepts that it is true.
The second important point in the verse is as follows: Another piece of information on spiders that has been acquired is as follows: In a large section of animals, males are bigger and stronger than females. Spiders are among the minority of the living creatures in which females are bigger than males.
Generally, living species build their houses to protect themselves from heat, cold, enemies and any kind of harms. However, the spider builds its house to destroy, harm and eat those who visit its house by mistake. Thus, the house of the spider is the most insecure of all houses.
The female spider also eats its male after copulating with it. Thus, the house of female spider is insecure for its male let alone others. If the male spider cannot be among the successful males who can escape after copulation, the house of its female will become his grave. With the flimsiness of the house of the spider, the Quran intends to express this figurative meaning.
So, the Qur’an reveals another miracle by stating both that the house of the spider is built by its female and that the flimsiest house of all is the house of the spider.
Fact 20: The Returning Sky
“I swear by the Firmament which returns” Surah at-Tariq= Chapter The nightcommer (86:11)
The following is stated in the 11th verse of the surah of at-Tariq=Chapter the Nightcommer (86:11) “I swear by the Firmament which return”
In this verse, Allah Almighty swears by the sky and draws attention to its function; “sending back and returning”. What does the returning function of the sky mean? If you wish, let us learn what this expression means from scientists:
As is known, the atmosphere surrounding the Earth consists of many layers. Each layer has many important duties for the benefit of living beings on Earth. When the atmosphere is analyzed, it has been discovered that each layer has the function of sending the materials or rays they are exposed to back into space or back down to the Earth.
“The returning back” function of sky has recently been discovered. It is impossible for a sane person to accept that a human being especially an illiterate individual who lived 1400 years ago to have this knowledge.
If the Qur’an is not accepted as the word of Allah, it is necessary for us to accept that a person who lived 1400 ago observed the sky with electro telescopes and acquired this knowledge. Someone who accepts this could not be regarded as sane and a human.
Fact 21: The Ears are Active during Sleep.
The story of the people of the cave in the Qur’an refers to many scientific miracles. In this proof, we want to discuss one of these scientific miracles. The following is stated in the 11th verse of the surah of al-Kahf=Chapter the Cave (18:11)
“Then We struck upon their ears (causing them, to go in deep sleep) for a (great) number of years in the cave. Surah al Kahf=Chapter the cave (18:11)
An important scientific fact has been referred to in this verse of the Qur’an. It is as follows: The Arabic equivalent of “struck upon” in the verse is the verb “daraba”. In Arabic, this verb bears the metaphorical meaning of “We have made them sleep.” However, when the verb “daraba” is used with the ears, that is, when the phrase “struck upon the ears” is used, this bears the meaning of “preventing the ears from hearing.”
After this explanation, let us pay attention to the verse again: Almighty #Allah could have used the expression “We have made them sleep” for the People of the Cave. However, He did not say so; instead, He said, “We struck upon their ears”. Here the preference of the expression “We struck upon their ears” instead of “We have made them sleep” indicates a remarkably interesting scientific fact.
According to the discoveries of scientists, the only organ of sense which is active during sleep is the ear. That is why, we need the alarm of the clock for waking up. Other organs of sense are not active during sleep. Thus, the wisdom of using the expression.
“We struck upon their ears” by Almighty Allah for the People of the Cave is an indication of closing the senses of hearing of these youngsters and thus their staying asleep for many years without waking. So, with the particular emphasis on the expression “We struck upon their ears”, the scientific fact of the activeness of ears during sleep has been pointed out.
As you see, every word of the Qur’an is full of wisdom. Sometimes it opens a door to a great truth with a single word. And with its every word, it proves that it is the word of Allah.
Fact 22: The whole universe was nothing but a cloud of SMOKE.
The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of ‘smoke’ (i.e., an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition). This is one of the undisputed principles of standard modern cosmology. Scientists now can observe new stars forming out of the remnants of that ‘smoke.’
The illuminating stars we see at night were, just as was the whole universe, in that ‘smoke’ material. God has said in the Quran:
Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke. Quran (41:11)
Because the earth and the heavens above (the sun, the moon, stars, planets, galaxies, etc.) have been formed from this same ‘smoke,’ we conclude that the earth and the heavens were one connected entity. Then out of this homogeneous ‘smoke,’ they formed and separated from each other. God has said in the Quran:
(Have not those who disbelieved known that the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, then We separated them? Quran (21:30)
Dr. Alfred Kroner is one of the world’s renowned geologists. He is Professor of Geology and the Chairman of the Department of Geology at the Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. He said: “Thinking where Muhammad came from . . .
I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years, with extremely complicated and advanced technological methods, that this is the case.
You can check the video of Dr. Alfred Kroner Dr Alfred Kroner comments on Quran
Also, he said: “Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics 1400 years ago could not, I think, be able to find out from his own mind, for instance, that the earth and the heavens had the same origin.
Fact 23 The Reduction of the Earth’s Surface from its outlying borders
“See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders?” Surah Ar-Rad=Chapter the Thunder (13:41)
“See they not that we gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders?” (Surah al-Anbya= Chapter the Prophets (21:44)
These two verses of the Qur’an mention that the surface of earth has been reduced and diminished from its outlying borders.
Earth Has the surface of earth been reducing from its outlying borders really?
What can be the meaning of this reducing? What do scientists say about this subject?
According to the information of Nasa, while the Earth’s equatorial radius is 6378,5 km, its polar radius is 6357 km. This means a difference of % 0,3. Here, there is an indication of this flattening at poles with the following statements of the Qur’an:
“We reduce the land from its outlying borders” and “We diminish the land from its outlying borders”. Besides, we also point out to the following issue that there is a statement in the verse as “we gradually reduce” instead of “we reduced.”
From this statement, we understand that the process of reducing continues. If there were a statement in the verse as “we reduced”, we could understand that the earth was created in the same shape as it is today.
The statement “we gradually reduce” informs us about a formation after a definite process. That is, reducing is continuing. The following two points which stem from this verse of the Qur’an are in complete conformity with the discoveries of the creation of the earth:
There is a reducing at the edges of the earth. In fact, the earth is flattened at poles and bulge at equators. And this reducing continues as it is stated in the verses.
The present earth is different than its first state. There has been a gradual flattening from its edges in the course of time after a process. This occurs as result of the rotation of the earth around its own axis.
The conclusion that stems from the verses of the Qur’an of which we have analyzed is in complete coherence with the scientific discoveries. There is a reference for other scientific truths in the verses apart from these findings.
One of them is that there is a loss of matter around the earth though truly little because of earth’s rotation around its own axis. The statements in the verses as “we reduce” and “we diminish” indicate this loss of matter round the earth. Scientists confirmed this indication of the Qur’an and approved that there is a constant loss of matter around the earth though little.
Earth Here these verses are also related to the decrease of land from another aspect. The scientists of Goddard Space Science Institute of Manhattan discovered that the level of water had been increasing because of the melting of ice sheets at poles. The increased level of water also covers more land.
As the coasts of are covered with water, the total surface area or the quantity of land also diminishes. So, the statements of the verses as “we reduce” and “we diminish” also indicate the coasts’ being covered with water and reducing of land on the earth.
Then, is there any other option than the Qur’an is the word of Allah? No way
Fact 25: The Star that Knocks on The Door
The human ear cannot hear all sounds of the universe. It only hears the frequency range of human speech that covers 250 Hz and 3000 Hz. It cannot hear the sounds below this frequency which are called infrasound and sounds of Ultrasonic which are above this and at an extremely high frequency. They can only be recorded with equipment that can perceive these high frequencies.
With the development of science and technology, the ultrasonic sounds of the universe from the atmosphere to the planets of the solar system which sound at an extremely high frequency have been recorded. The most interesting among them is the star, which is named as Pulsar by the scientists, mentioned as the star of Tariq in the Qur’an and sworn by.
Yes, this star, which is called Tariq, sounds just like the sound of the door being knocked by someone. The most interesting side of this is that the word of Tariq in Arabic language means the knocker on the door.
In fact, the word TARIQ stems from the root of the verb “tarq”. Tarq means knocking strongly, slamming audibly. According to this, “tariq” basically means the one who beats strongly just like beating with a knocker and knocker on the door.
Now, we will make you listen to a sound; what does this sound remind you? Yes, it sounds like someone knocking at the door.
How could today’s discovery of the sound of the star which is in the form of door knocking of named as Tariq meaning door knocker 1400 years ago be explained since there was no science and technology then?
If we regard the Qur’an as human word -God forbid-, we must also accept that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recorded these ultrasonic sounds with equipment that perceive high frequencies 1400 years ago and called them Tariq but there is no single human being on earth who could accept this idea.
Fact 26: Soil that vibrates and swells as it comes to life.
You see the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down water on it, it vibrates, it swells and puts forth every kind of beautiful growth in pairs. (22:5)
The above verse refers to reactions that occur in series after rainfall. The vibrating and swelling of soil were at first believed to be literary expressions. But Robert Brown’s discovery of the earth’s shaking referred to as “Brownian movement” was another proof of the Quran’s miraculous insight.
Three stages are mentioned in the Quran, namely:
1) Earth’s vibrating
2) Earth is swelling and
3) Earth’s products in pairs.
In the first stage, particles in the soil begin #moving upon the fall of rainwater. Raindrops falling on the earth at random move in every direction. The particles are ionized. They are positively ionized as there is a fall in the electrical charge and negatively ionized as there is a rise in the electrical charge. With the arrival of water, the ionized molecules begin vibrating. Robert Brown, who discovered this phenomenon in 1828, called this movement: “Brownian movement.”
The second point refers to the #growth in size of the earth’s particles as they absorb water. Soil particles are composed of joint layers. Between any two layers, there are spaces that allow water particles and dissolved ions to enter. When water and the nourishing elements dissolve in it, they diffuse between layers, resulting in the swelling of the size of the soil particles. The soil’s property of holding water prevents its penetration any deeper, and thus provides for organisms and plants to live.
The third stage refers to the germination of seeds. As the verse points out, the fertilization process has started. The soil that seemed dead comes to life with water, giving in turn life to vegetation that begins to sprout.
Fact 27: Female Honeybee, builder of her own cell.
“And your Lord revealed the (female)honeybee; build homes in mountains, and trees, and in the hives, people built for you.” Quran (16:68)
In narrating the doings of the honeybee, the Quran uses the feminine gender. In Arabic, verbs are conjugated according to gender. The use in the Quran of the feminine gender in conjugation shows that the acts were performed by the female bee. To translate the honeybee in question with the addition of the adjective “female” before the honeybee would be natural. (It should be noted however that the orthography of both the feminine and the masculine is the same for honeybee.) The working of the female honeybee is described in the Quran as follows:
Building of hive (16:68)
Collecting of nectar, new material for honey production (16:69)
Making honey (16:69)
All the above three functions are performed by female bees. The unique function of the male, more robust with big eyes, is to fertilize the young queen female bee. The male bees that fulfill this function are expelled from the hive by their females at the end of the summer and, as they are used to being looked after by their females, they then die of starvation. At the time of the descent of the Quran, men did not know the details of the distribution of work among the bees living in a hive; they did not know that those actively working in the hive were females.
They did not know that the function of producing honey and collecting nectar from fruits belonged to female bees. Therefore, it is interesting, indeed, that in listing the duties of bees, the Quran used the mode of conjugation in the Arabic intended for the female gender.
Fact 28: The light of the moon is reflected light.
It was believed by earlier civilizations that the moon emanates its own light. Science now tells us that the light of the moon is reflected light. However, this fact was mentioned in the Quran 1,400 years ago in the following verse:
“Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light.” [Al-Quran 25:61] The Arabic word for the sun in the Quran, is shams. It is referred to as siraaj, which means a ‘torch’ or as wahhaaj which means ‘a blazing lamp’ or
as diya which means ‘shining glory’. All three descriptions are appropriate to the sun, since it generates intense heat and light by its internal combustion.
The Arabic word for the moon is #qamar and it is described in the Quran as #muneer, which is a body that gives nur i.e., light.
Again, the Qur’anic description matches perfectly with the true nature of the moon, which does not give off light itself and is an inert body that reflects the light of the sun.
Not once in the Quran, is the moon mentioned as siraaj, wahhaaj or diya or the sun as nur or muneer. This implies that the Quran recognizes the difference between the nature of sunlight and moonlight.
Consider the following verses related to the nature of light from the sun and the moon:
“It is He who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (Of beauty).” [Al-Quran 10:5]
“See ye not How Allah has created the seven heavens One above another, “And made the moon A light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp?” [Al-Quran 71:15-16]
Fact 29: Burning sensation from outer skin.
The skin burning sensation is carried to the brain by nerves.
However, if the nerve endings at outer skin is damaged no signals would be carried to the brain, hence no burning sensation is felt. The Quran says that those who will burn in hell their skins will be replaced with new ones every time it is roasted so that they may feel the pain:
Quran 4:56 Those who disbelieve in Our verses, we will drive them into a fire, every time their skins are roasted, we will replace their skins with other new skins so that they may taste the torture. Allah is ever Exalted in Might and Wise.
٥٦ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِآيَاتِنَا سَوْفَ نُصْلِيهِمْ نَارًا كُلَّمَا نَضِجَتْ جُلُودُهُمْ بَدَّلْنَاهُمْ جُلُودًا غَيْرَهَا لِيَذُوقُوا الْعَذَابَ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا
“Every time their skins are roasted, we will replace their skins with other new skins so that they may taste the torture” today we know why, because once the nerves are damaged, they do not transmit the pain anymore.
How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known that that only outer skin can feel burning?
Fact 30: Male Fertility Linked to bones.
1400 years ago, nobody knew that bones affect reproduction. Today we know that this is false; bones do affect fertility.
Male fertility is in the bones: First evidence that skeleton plays a role in reproduction Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone, known as osteocalcin…
“Male fertility is in the bones: First evidence that skeleton plays a role in reproduction — ScienceDaily”
Bones are linked to male fertility. This was known recently, however this was portrayed in the Quran 1400 years before it was discovered.
Quran 86:6-7 He was created from gushing water exiting from between the backbone and the breastbones.
٦ خُلِقَ مِنْ مَاءٍ دَافِقٍ ٧ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ
The bones are mentioned with male reproduction. Today we know that bones regulate male fertility.
Fact 31: The Weight of Clouds
Before we start dealing with the issue of the scientific miracle of the Quran, we want to ask you a question. Do you have any information about the #weight of clouds? If you do not have any information, we want you to make a guess about the weight of clouds. What do you think the weight of clouds is?
Or let us simplify our question: Do you think clouds are heavy or light?
You will probably answer this question as light.
However, the Quran stated 1.400 years ago that clouds were not light at all but on the contrary they were very heavy. Now, let us have a look at the meanings of some verses regarding the issue:
“He is the One Who sends the winds ushering in His mercy. When they bear heavy clouds, we drive them to a lifeless land and then cause rain to fall, producing every type of fruit. Similarly, we will bring the dead to life, so perhaps you will be mindful.”
Surah al-A’raf= Chapter the heights (7:57)
“It is He Who doth show you the lightning, by way both of fear and of hope: it is He Who doth raise up the clouds, heavy with (fertilizing) rain.”
Surah Ar-Rad= Chapter the Thunder (13:12)
Fact 32: What do scientists say regarding the issue? Are clouds as heavy as the Quran states?
According to the research made in recent years, quite astonishing figures about the weight of clouds have been found. For example, a cumulonimbus cloud, known as the thunder cloud, can contain up to 300.000 tons of water. Yes, you did not misread it; we are mentioning clouds as heavy as 300.000 tons.
The fact that a mass of 300.000 tons is caused to stand in the sky without any support is something that astonishes the mind. It is more interesting that this information is mentioned in the Quran.
The weight of the precipitation that covers an area of 50-kilometer square at a height of 1 centimeter is about half a ton.
How can it be doubted that the Quran is the word of Allah after hearing this information?
Fact 33: Is the Earth Flat?
In mathematics there is a theory known as ‘Theory of Probability’. If you have two options, out of which one is right, and one is wrong, the chances that you will chose the right one is half, i.e., one out of the two will be correct. You have 50% chances of being correct. Similarly, if you toss a coin the chances that your guess will be correct is 50% (1 out of 2) i.e., 1/2.
If you toss a coin the second time, the chances that you will be correct in the second toss is again 50% i.e., half. But the chances that you will be correct in both the tosses is half multiplied by half (1/2 x 1/2) which is equal to 1/4 i.e., 50% of 50% which is equal to 25%.
If you toss a coin the third time, chances that you will be correct all three times is (1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2) that is 1/8 or 50% of 50% of 50% that is 12½%. A dice has got six sides. If you throw a dice and guess any number between 1 to 6, the chances that your guess will be correct is 1/6. If you throw the dice the second time, the chances that your guess will be correct in both the throws is (1/6 x 1/6) which is equal 1/36. If you throw the dice the third time, the chances that all your three guesses are correct is (1/6 x 1/6 x 1/6) is equal to 1/216 that is less than 0.5 %.
Let us apply this theory of probability to the Qur’an and assume that a person has guessed all the information that is mentioned in the Qur’an which was unknown at that time. Let us discuss the probability of all the guesses being simultaneously correct. At the time when the Qur’an was revealed, people thought the world was flat, there are several other options for the shape of the earth.
It could be triangular, it could be quadrangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, heptagonal, octagonal, spherical, etc. Let us assume there are about 30 different options for the shape of the earth. The Qur’an rightly says it is spherical, if it was a guess the chances of the guess being correct is 1/30. The light of the moon can be its own light or a reflected light. The Qur’an rightly says it is a reflected light.
If it is a guess, the chances that it will be correct is 1/2 and the probability that both the guesses i.e., the earth is spherical, and the light of the moon is reflected light is 1/30 x 1/2 = 1/60. Further, the Qur’an also mentions every living thing is made of water. Every living thing can be made up of either wood, stone, copper, aluminum, steel, silver, gold, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil, water, cement, concrete, etc. The options are saying about 10,000.
The Qur’an rightly says that everything is made up of water. If it is a guess, the chances that it will be correct is 1/10,000 and the probability of all the three guesses i.e., the earth is spherical, light of moon is reflected light, and everything is created from water being correct is 1/30 x 1/2 x 1/10,000 = 1/60,000 which is equal to about .0017%. The Qur’an speaks about hundreds of things that were not known to men at the time of its revelation.
Only in three options the result is .0017%. I leave it up to you, to work out the probability if all the hundreds of the unknown facts were guesses, the chances of all of them being correct guesses simultaneously and there being not a single wrong guess. It is beyond human capacity to make all correct guesses without a single mistake, which itself is sufficient to prove to a logical person that the origin of the Qur’an is Divine. Flat earth Bible.
Fact 34: Earth Rotating sphere.
Quran 39:5 [Allah] Created the heavens and the Earth in truth. He overlaps the night over the day and overlaps the day over the night and enslaved the sun and the moon. ALL MOVE to a prerecorded destiny. Is He not the Exalted, the Forgiver?
The Arabic word “Kura كرة” means ball; the Quran used its verb “Yukawer يُكَوِّرُ” meaning to make into a ball. The Quran says that the overlapping of the night and the day makes a ball (sphere).
“ALL MOVE (Kullon Yajree كُلٌّ يَجْرِي)” here the Quran is referring to ALL MOVING, not only the sun and moon but also Earth. In Arabic grammar there is difference between the singular (one), binary (two) and plural (three or more). The reference to binary is “Kilahuma Yajreean كلاهما يجريان” however the Quran said “Kullon yajree كُلٌّ يَجْرِي” referring to the plural (three or more). Since the sun and moon are just two but the Quran refers to three or more then according to the Quran all the three moves: sun, moon, and Earth. How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known that Earth is a sphere?
The Bible says that Earth is a 2-dimensional flat disk, and the heaven is like a canopy: Isaiah 40:22. And since Earth is flat then Jesus could see the entire Earth from a single high location Matthew 4:8)
Fact 35: Atom and Subatomic Particles
“Not ˹even˺ an atom’s weight is hidden from Him in the heavens or the earth; nor anything smaller or larger than that but is ˹written˺ in a perfect Record.” Quran (34- Sheba, 3)
A super small particle of matter is called “zarra”. With this verse, the attention is drawn to the small particles of matter. A naked eye looking at a table, a carpet, a wall, or a stone can neither fully grasp the importance of the atom, nor the knowledge it contains.
We can assume that the #Quran, while stressing the importance of these small particles, in addition by using the expression “something smaller,” also emphasizes the importance of particles smaller than the atom.
With the expression “greater than,” we believe that it attracts attention to the components like molecules. Men contemporary with the Prophet could not possibly have known that the smallest particle of the matter, the fragments, and the components of matter could have significant importance. Quran’s drawing attention to the atom and subatomic particles is relevant to the present-day information that physics has reached.
Another miraculous sign of the Quran is that whenever an attention is drawn to small particles with the word “zarra,” their weight is also mentioned by the Arabic word “misqal.” As we know, atomic weights are very important for the study of atoms.
Fact 36: Black Holes in the Quran
The holy Quran mentions the black holes in the following holy verse by its very specific characteristics; these are :
(1) They are running stars.
(2) They are veiled or receded.
(3) They are sweeping stars.
let us read the following verse from the holy Quran about the black holes.
God says in the holy Quran what means.
[So verily, I swear by the stars that are veiled. And by the (sweeping) stars that move swiftly and hide themselves. And by the night as it departs; And by the dawn as it brightens. Verily, this is the Word (this Qur’an brought by) a most honorable messenger [Jibril (Gabriel), from Allah to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)].]
It is well known that stars change their nature as they age till, they die, among the endpoints of stars is the black hole. God says in the Holy Quran what means.
” And do not invoke any other god with Allah. There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him. Everything is bound to perish except He Himself.1 All authority belongs to Him. And to Him you will ˹all˺ be returned.”
Fact 37: Pharaoh/New Kingdom.
For centuries it was thought that all Egyptian rulers were referred to as Pharaohs. The Christian Bible insists that Abraham and Joseph interacted with Pharaohs. However modern discoveries show that this cannot be true. Pharaoh is a title given to rulers in the Egyptian New Kingdom, not before.
Before the New Kingdom, the word “Pharaoh” meant “Great House” and it referred to the buildings of the court or palace but not to the ruler. “Pharaoh from the Twelfth Dynasty onward, the word appears in a wish formula “Great House, may it Live, Prosper, and be in Health”, but again only with reference to the royal palace and not the person. Sometime during the era of the New Kingdom, Second Intermediate Period, pharaoh became the form of address for a person who was king.”
So, there were no #Pharaohs at the time of Abraham or Joseph; they were just kings. But the Quran did not do this mistake. The Quran correctly addressed the ruler at the time of Joseph as King, and correctly addressed the ruler at the time of Moses as Pharaoh.
The Egyptian ruler at time of Joseph was a king:
The king said, “Bring him to me, and I will reserve him for myself.” And when he spoke to him, he said, “This day you are with us established and secure.”
٥٤ وَقَالَ الْمَلِكُ ائْتُونِي بِهِ أَسْتَخْلِصْهُ لِنَفْسِي ۖ فَلَمَّا كَلَّمَهُ قَالَ إِنَّكَ الْيَوْمَ لَدَيْنَا مَكِينٌ أَمِينٌ
The Egyptian ruler at time of Moses was a Pharaoh:
Pharaoh said, “Let me kill Moses, and let him appeal to his Lord. I fear he may change your religion or spread disorder in the land.”
٢٦ وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ذَرُونِي أَقْتُلْ مُوسَىٰ وَلْيَدْعُ رَبَّهُ ۖ إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَنْ يُبَدِّلَ دِينَكُمْ أَوْ أَنْ يُظْهِرَ فِي الْأَرْضِ الْفَسَادَ
No mistakes in the Quran.
Fact 38: Who is Haman in the Qur’an?
French scientist Prof. Dr. Maurice Bucaille gave “Haman” name to a French Egyptologist and said that this name is a “quotation from an Arabic manuscript” without saying it is written in the Qur’an. The expert said it is not possible that an information on the hieroglyphs is written on a Arabic manuscript at 7th Century and that he will look up name list of Pharaoh’s palace (Dictionary of Personal Names of the New Kingdom by Ranke).
Then the truth emerged once more. The result was showing an important fact. Hâman was a person who was living at Egypt at the time of Musa like it was mentioned in the Qur’an and close to the Pharaoh and working for construction Works contrary to the claims of those who oppose the Qur’an. Maybe he was the Minister of Public Works!!!!
As a matter of fact, hieroglyph writings were forgotten since the times when the revelations were disclosed and no one can read these writings until 19th century: “But, it is a fact that the hieroglyphs had been totally forgotten at the time of the Qur’anic Revelation and that one could not read them until the 19th century A.D.” (Maurice Bucaille, Moses and Pharaoh in the Bible, Qur’an and History, p. 192-193)
In summary, we can say that, finding Haman name in the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt not only nullifies the claims against the Qur’an but also shows that it came from Allah. Because a historical information who cannot be reached and solved in the period when the Qur’an came was transmitted to us.
Fact 39 The seven skies (Heavens) are a Built:
Surat 78 Annaba (The event) verse (12:12) And built above you seven strong ones?
Surat An-Nazi’at (The Snatchers) verse (27:27) Are you more difficult to create, or the heaven? He constructed it.
Surat 91 Ashams (The sun) verse (5:5) And the sky and He who built it.
In all those verses there is some vocabularies which they repeated like structure, constructed, construction, built, etc.
Those words come from a one single word in Arabic language which is: Binaa. Unfortunately, the translation to English cannot give the real meaning of the word in Arabic.
The most common word In English between all these words is: Building. So, through the Quran, the sky is built by Allah.
But how could be a building and the sky or heavens are unlimited?
When Astronomer began to discover the universe, they named it space because they thought that it’s full of “vacuum”, but after the development of Astronomy and astrophysics, they saw a cosmic network building and they began to name it: cosmic web.
Fact 40 Difficulty of Ascending to the Sky
125- …And whomever He wills to send astray, He makes his bosom narrow and strained as if he was ascending into the sky. (6- The Cattle, 125)
In this verse, we see that a person who feels discomfort due to psychological reasons is likened to a person who feels discomfort while ascending to the sky. Today we know that during ascension, atmospheric pressure gradually decreases, rising blood pressure causing strain on the functioning of heart and veins topped by lack of oxygen, which in turn influences the lungs, making one feel constricted. If one persists going even higher, there comes a moment when the individual loses his life.
There were no airships or aircraft at the time of the Prophet. Torricelli was the person who in 1643 invented the mercury thermometer with which he demonstrated that the atmosphere exerted a pressure. To speak of a decrease of pressure at the time was out of the question.
Nor was there reliable information about circulation of the blood or lungs. One can guess that men climbed heights and had difficulty breathing as they went higher and higher.
In the verse, however, ascension is toward the sky. A person experiencing difficulty of respiration on top of the mountain he has climbed may attribute this difficulty not to the lack of sufficient oxygen at the high altitude to which he has climbed but to the reason of climbing to a high point. The verse speaks of a process that takes place as one rises to the sky. The question is not of the experience one has on the top of a hill. Ascension to skies has a much wider connotation.
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