Tuesday, 3 February 2015

 Scientific facts that are found in the Qur'an, centuries before they were ‘discovered.

Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Alamin was-Salatu was-Salamu ‘alá Asra fil Anbiyaa wal Mursaleen.
  “There is no helper but Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
 No guide but (Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
 Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
 No provision but Taqwa.
        “My family, my possessions
        And my life is sacrificed for my most beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad       (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his honor.”

Did you know this?.
The Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam in the 7th century.
Science at the time was primitive, there were no telescopes, microscopes or anything even close to the technology we have today. People believed that the sun orbited the earth and that the sky was held up by big pillars at the corners of a flat earth. Within this backdrop the Qur'an was revealed, and it contains many scientific facts on topics ranging from astronomy to biology, geology to sociology.

Some people may claim that the Qur'an was changed as new scientific facts were discovered but this cannot be the case because it is a historically documented fact that the Qur'an is preserved in its original language . The Qur'an was written down and memorized by people during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam One of the copies of the Qur'an which was written a few years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam is preserved in a museum in Uzbekistan. This copy is over 1400 years old and is exactly the same as the Arabic Qur'an that we have today

Islamic advances in the use of paper are the primary reason we read books rather than scrolls today.
Arabic numerals, the numbers the Western world uses today, were developed by the Muslims.

Muslim caliphs would use thin, ultra-light “bird paper” attached to birds to quickly send and receive messages across the empire. It was the email of the day.

Most historians agree Columbus was not the first person to “discover” America and that explorers, including Muslims from West Africa, arrived several centuries before Columbus. In fact, when Columbus made his historical journeys, he relied on the maps and geography studies of the 12th-century Muslim scholar Al-Idrisi.

Islam’s tradition of oral recitation developed into an efficient vehicle for mass-produced handwritten literature. A single Muslim recites read a book out loud to a group of scribes, who copied his spoken words simultaneously. Europe, in contrast, used a much slower system: monks copied books, individually and one at a time.

 Scientific facts that are found in the Qur'an, centuries before they were ‘discovered’ in contemporary science. It is important to note that the Qur'an is not a book of science but a book of ‘signs’. These signs are there for people to recognize Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),s existence and affirm His revelation. As we know, science sometimes takes a ‘U-turn’ where what once scientifically correct is false a few years later. In this article only established scientific facts are considered, not just theories or hypothesis.

Scientific Facts in the Qur'an
The Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam in the 7th century.
Science at the time was primitive, there were no telescopes, microscopes or anything even close to the technology we have today. People believed that the sun orbited the earth and that the sky was held up by big pillars at the corners of a flat earth. Within this backdrop the Qur'an was revealed, and it contains many scientific facts on topics ranging from astronomy to biology, geology to sociology.

The following are some of the scientific facts found in the Qur'an:

 Origin of Life
Water is essential for all living things. We all know that water is vital to life but the Qur'an makes a very unusual claim:
We made every living thing from water? Will they not believe? [21:30]
In this verse water is pointed out as the origin of all life. All living things are made of cells. We now know that cells are mostly made up of water . For example, 80% of the cytoplasm (basic cell material) of a standard animal cell is described as water in biology textbooks.
The fact that living things consist mostly of water was discovered only after the invention of the microscope. In the deserts of Arabia, the last thing someone would have guessed is that all life came from water.

. Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth. It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space. This may sound strange but it’s true. Scientists have found that billions of years ago the earth was stuck by meteorites. These meteorites were carrying Iron from distant stars which had exploded .
The Qur'an says the following on the origin of Iron:
We sent down Iron with its great inherent strength and its many benefits for humankind [57:25]

 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) uses the words ‘sent down’ for Iron. It is clear from the verse that Iron is not an earthly material, but was sent down for the benefit of humanity. The fact that Iron came down to earth from outer space, is something which could not be known by the primitive science of the 7th century.

. Sky’s Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. If the sky did not exist then the sun’s radiation would have killed off all life on earth. It also acts like a blanket wrapped around the earth, to protect it from the freezing cold of space. The temperature just above the sky is approximately -270oC. If this temperature was to reach earth then the planet would freeze over instantly. The sky also protects life on earth by warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect), and reducing temperature extremes between day and night . These are some of the many protective functions of the sky.

The Qur'an asks us to consider the sky in the following verse:
We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs! [21:32]
The Qur'an points to the sky’s protection as a sign of God. The protective properties of the sky were discovered by scientific research conducted in the 20th century.

The Qur'an draws our attention to a very important characteristic of mountains:
Did We not make the earth a resting place? And the mountains as stakes? [78:6-7]
The Qur'an indicates that mountains have deep roots by using the word stakes to describe them. In fact mountains do have deep roots , and the word stakes is an accurate description for them. A book titled ‘Earth’ by Geophysicist Frank Press explains that mountains are like stakes, and are buried deep under the surface of the earth .Mount Everest (pictured below), the height of which is approximately 9 km above ground, has a root deeper than 125 km.
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 20th century .

Expansion of the Universe
The  time when the science of Astronomy was still primitive, the expansion of the universe was described in Qur'an:
And it is We who have built the Universe with [Our creative] power and keep expanding it. [51:47]
The fact that the universe is expanding was discovered in the last century. The 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 20th century.”.
The Qur'an mentioned the expansion of the universe even before the invention of the telescope!

 Sun’s Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the center of the solar system, and that the planets revolve around it. 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 center of our Milky Way galaxy .
The Qur'an mentions the orbit of the Sun:
It is He who created night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each floating in its orbit. [21:33]
The Qur'an would have been wrong according to astronomers just a couple of decades ago. But we now know that the Qur'an account of the Sun’s motion is consistent with modern Astronomy.

. The Ocean
The Qur'an uses imagery to covey its deep meanings, here it describes the state of the unbelievers as:
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 see it. Those God gives no light to, they have no light. [24:40]

It is 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 of the ocean. These waves are invisible to the human eye, and can only be detected by specialist equipment . The Qur'an mentions darkness in a deep ocean above which are waves, above which are waves, then clouds above that. This description is not only remarkable because it describes the internal waves in the ocean, but also because it describes darkness deep in the ocean. A human being can dive no more than 70 meters without breathing equipment. Light is present at that depth, but if we go down 1000 meters it is completely dark . 1400 years ago there were no submarines or specialist equipment to discover internal waves or the darkness deep inside the oceans.

. Lying and Movement
There was a cruel oppressive tribal leader named Abu Jahl who lived during the time of  Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) revealed a verse of the Qur'an to warn him:
No Indeed! If he does not stop, We will seize him by the forehead, his lying, sinful forehead. [96:15-16]
  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (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. A book titled ‘Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology’ which includes the results of research on the functions of this area states: The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area . The part of the brain that is responsible for movement is said to be seized if the man does not stop.
Secondly, numerous studies have shown that this same region (frontal lobe) is responsible for the lying function of the brain.One such study at the University of Pennsylvania in which volunteers were asked questions during a computerized interrogation, it was found that when the volunteers were lying there was significantly increased activity in the prefrontal and premotor cortices (frontal lobe region) .
The front part of the brain is responsible for movement and lying. The Qur'an links movement and lying to this area. These functions of the frontal lobe were discovered with medical imaging equipment which was developed in the 20th century.

Pain Receptors
For a long time it was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was dependent on the brain. However it has been discovered that there are pain receptors present in the skin . Without these pain receptors, a person would not be able to feel pain.
Consider the following verse on pain:
We shall send those who reject Our revelations to the (Hell) Fire. When their skins have been burned away, We shall replace them with new ones so that they may continue to feel the pain: God is Almighty, All-Wise. [4:56]
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) tells the people who reject his message that when they are in Hell and their skins are burnt off (so they can’t feel any pain), he will give them new skins so that they continue to feel the pain.
The Qur'an makes it clear that pain is dependent upon on the skin. The discovery of pain receptors in the skin is a fairly recent discovery for Biology.

These are just some of the many scientific facts found in the Qur'an. It is important to note that the Qur'an is not a book of science, but that it is consistent with science. To claim that scientific facts in the Qur'an are due to coincidence would be irrational. The best explanation is that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) revealed this knowledge to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)

Just like the Qur'an contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls. It relates to our feelings, wants and needs. The Qur'an informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)s guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter. And that rejection of his message will lead to depression in this life and Hellfire after death.

We shall show them Our signs in the Universe and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is the witness of all things? [Qur'an 41:53]

Islam will spread
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) says to his companions :(this subject will reach all places the same as night and day) which reach every place on earth . Indeed, today statistics says that religion of Islam is in every place in the world!! means that Islam will spread to reach all places the same as night and day As these statistics says that by the year 2025 , Islam will be the first religion all over the world according to number of followers ,  this is not an exaggerated saying with no doubt these numbers are real , as these figures came from non Muslim scientists.
Statistical experts confirm that Islam is the fastest growing religion and there are Muslims in all countries all over the world but with different ratios. The question, isn’t this the same as what Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said to his companions 1400 years ago?

Antibiotics in the soil of earth.
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said (ground was made for me as a place to prayer and also a method to be pure) [Narrated by Muslim]. in a new research scientists discovered that there are Antibiotics in the soil of earth , these Antibiotics can clean up and kill the most obstinate kind of bacteria , which prove that soil is a Disinfectant. In a new study scientists said that there are some kinds of soil which can remove the most obstinate kind of bacteria. Today, scientists are looking for manufacturing a killer for the most obstinate kind of bacteria extracted from soil. After many tests in laboratory they found that during 24 hour soil can remove an entire colony of bacteria but the same colony had multiplied 45 times without mud. 
Scientists discovered that soil contains antibiotics, and without this feature life would not continue because of viruses and bacteria that may reach human and may eliminate his life and destroy him, but  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) with his mercy put the cleansing feature to ensure the continuation of our life. We have to thank  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) for this blessing....... 

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam spoke very carefully about a scientific fact realized by scientists few years ago. He said (  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will not held day of resurrection unless Arab land returns  greens and rivers again ) [Narrated by Muslim.] scientifically, it was proved that one day the Arabian peninsula was full of greens and rivers  as satellite photos  confirm that there are  buried rivers under the sand of Arab land , one of the great scientists of the American space agency (NASA) says that the taken photos for the desert had shown that one day this area was covered with rivers and lakes like Europe and one day  in the future it will back again like the past.
NASA scientists confirms that one day  desert of Rub ' Al Khali and the Arabian Peninsula was covered with rivers, forests and animals and they confirm that this land will back again like the past , as referenced by the prophetic Hadith.

lightning flash .
The Prophetic Hadith about the straight way in Day of Resurrection is considered to be one of the scientific miracles in the prophetic Sunnah. In this Hadith the prophet says:( don't you see that the lightning comes and back in an eye blink) [Narrated by Muslim] .there is complete identification between our prophet saying and the most recent discovery concerning the lightning flash as scientists had found that the lightning flash happens when a ray of lightning get out of the cloud toward the ground and back again to the cloud!  In that Hadith a sign that prophet
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) talked very carefully about phases of the lightning, and also he determined the time as it is the time of an eye blink! 
  Scientists had found that lightning has many phases and the most important phases are going down phase and going back phase.  Time of the lightning flash is 25 Fraction of a second and this is the same as time of eye blink, isn't this the same as what Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said 1400 years ago?..............

forelock area (upper and front of the brain).....
Recently, scientists had discovered that forelock area (upper and front of the brain)  controls right decisions making, so as long as this are is active and efficient ,the taken decisions would be more accurate and wise .prophet  says in his supplication (oh Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), my forelock is between your hand) [Narrated by Ahmed]in this supplication there is a full submission from the prophet to his Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) be he exalted as Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is controlling  however he wants and is predetermining whatever he wants . Also scientists discovered that forelock area plays a vital role in realizing, steering, problem solving and creation. So that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam  had submitted this area for  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) .
After long studies for brain activities, scientists had discovered that the most important area is the forelock (forepart of the head ) as this area is responsible for creation and steering operations so Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam  confirms that this area is so important , and this is a miracle which testify that  the prophet is sincere . How could he know about that issue in a time when no one knows anything about it Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) taught him all of that as Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says: (and taught you that which you knew not. And Ever Great is the Grace of Allah unto you) (An-Nisa'- verse 113)
 Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam  said: (one of the signs of day of resurrection is the sudden death) [Narrated by AlTabarani]. Certainly, in this Hadith there is a scientific miracle concerning a medical fact which considered being a testimony that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)s prophet. United Nations statistics confirms that phenomenon of sudden death appeared in recent days and is increasing despite all preventive procedures.

Heart doctors confirm that phenomenon of sudden death spread considerably in the last few years, despite the development in medicine and number of dead people by this phenomenon are increasing. Isn't this the same as what was indicated in the prophetic Hadith?

discovery of citric acid
Inventions that emerged from the Islamic world include the discovery of citric acid (Jābir ibn Hayyān), arabesque architecture, the minaret, the bridge mill, the vertical-axle windmill, teaching hospitals, marching bands, early torpedoes, the guitar, the lute, the water pipe (hookah, narghile,or shisha), early attempts at gliding, algebra, the pinhole camera, the laws of refraction, coffee, and more
Muslim scholar Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), who was born in A.D 965, formulated the scientific method and has been referred to as “the world’s first true scientist.” He is also often regarded as the first theoretical physicist. Additionally, he developed what is called celestial mechanics, which lead to the eventual work of Europeans such as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton.

Allah is beautiful
One famous Hadith (Islamic saying) is “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty” Beauty has always been, therefore, very important to Muslims, and developments in the visual arts such as architecture, calligraphy, painting, textiles, metal work, and ceramics were encouraged. However, because of strict laws against idolatry, traditional Islamic art avoided images of humans or animals.

Muslims do not describe Islam as a religion. Rather it is a deen, which comes from the Arabic for “way of life.” Muslims believe that Islam is more than a religious belief—it is a way of living in accordance with one’s religious faith.

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jabr, originated in the Islamic world.

Islamic astronomy
Islamic astronomy became highly advanced during the Middle Ages. Astronomy was important to Muslims because it could be used to figure out the direction of Mecca so that people knew which way to face during prayers. This is one example of how the Western world is still influenced by Muslim innovations.

trained pharmacists,
The Islamic world produced the first skilled, specially trained pharmacists, who made their own medicines and worked closely with physicians.
A 13th-century Islamic writer described the circulation of blood some 400 years before this was “discovered” in Europe

So science gives us some new facts to verify and prove the truthfulness of the prophet and message of Islam.
I have only focused on scientific miracles, there are many more types of miracles mentioned in the Qur'an: historical miracles; prophecies that have come true; linguistic and literary styles that cannot be matched; not to mention the moving effect it has on people. All these miracles cannot be due to coincidence. They clearly indicate that the Qur'an is from Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) , the Creator of all these laws of science. He is the one and same Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)  who sent all the Prophets with the same message – to worship the one Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)  only and to follow the teachings of His Messenger
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

The Qur'an is a book of guidance that demonstrates that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) did not create humans to simply wander aimlessly. Rather, it teaches us that we have a meaningful and higher purpose in life – to acknowledge Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) s complete perfection, greatness and uniqueness, and obey Him

It is up to each person to use their Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) -given intellect and reasoning abilities to contemplate and recognize Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) s signs – the Qur'an being the most important sign. Read and discover the beauty and truth of the Qur'an, so that you may attain success!

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