The Miracle of Iron in Quran (Updated)

The Miracle of Iron

Iron is one of the elements highlighted in the Quran. In the chapter known Al-Hadeed, meaning Iron, we are informed:

    “We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.”
(Quran 57:25)

The word “anzalna,” translated as “sent down” and used for iron in the Iron miracleverse, could be thought of having a metaphorical meaning to explain that iron has been given to benefit people. But, when we take into consideration the literal meaning of the word, which is, “being physically sent down from the sky, as this word usage hadnot been employed in the Quran except literally, like the descending of the rain or revelation, we realize that this verse implies a very significant scientific miracle. Because, modern astronomical findings have disclosed that the iron found in our world has come from giant stars in outer space.1

Naturally occurring iron consists of four stable isotopes: 5.845% of 54Fe, 91.754% of 56Fe, 2.119% of 57Fe and 0.282% of 58Fe. Of these stable isotopes, only 57Fe has a nuclear spin (−1/2).

The Quranic Surah is also 57th Surah Al-Ĥadīd (The Iron) and naturally occurring iron consists of four stable isotopes  and only stable isotope of iron with nuclear spin is 57Fe.

If we count Bismillah as first verse then this particular verse talking about iron would be 26th same is the atomic number of iron.

Note also that the word Allah that appears in this particular “Iron” verse/ayat is also 26th in the Surah/chapter [Verses: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 (4), 11, 14 (2), 16, 17 18 19, 20, 21 (3), 22, 23, 24 , 25 (2) ]. In Verse / Ayah 10, 14, 21, 25 Allah’s name is mentioned multiple times. I (admin) have verified it myself. Iron’s atomic number is also 26.  

(You can count it yourself in Arabic version but if you want to count in translated version in english go for Sahih International)

I would say read this beautiful 57th Surah / Chapter including entire Quran. Try to understand its message.


I came to know of this another fact below from our Muslim brothers.

sequential values Arabic alphabets 3

» If we count the opening verse (Al Basmallah) as a verse, this verse would be the 26th. – See more at:
If we count the opening verse (Al Basmallah) as a verse, this verse would be the 26th. – See more at:
If we count the opening verse (Al Basmallah) as a verse, this verse would be the 26th. – See more at:
If we count the opening verse (Al Basmallah) as a verse, this verse would be the 26th. – See more at:
If we count the opening verse (Al Basmallah) as a verse, this verse would be the 26th. – See more at:

The total of sequential value of the word “hadid”  حديد   “Iron”  alone is 26. And 26 is the atomic number of iron.

ح is equal to 8.

د  is equal to 4.

ي is equal to 10.

د  is equal to 4.

8 + 4 + 10 + 4 = 26


Not only the iron on earth, but also the iron in the entire Solar System, comes from outer space, since the temperature in the Sun is inadequate for the formation of iron. The sun has a surface temperature of 6,000 degrees Celsius, and a core temperature of approximately 20 million degrees.

Iron can only be produced in much larger stars than the Sun, where the temperature reaches a few hundred million degrees. When the amount of iron exceeds a certain level in a star, the star can no longer accommodate it, and it eventually explodes in what is called a “nova” or a “supernova.” These explosions make it possible for iron to be given off into space.

miracle of iron

One scientific source provides the following information on this subject:

“There is also evidence for older supernova events: Enhanced levels of iron-60 in deep-sea sediments have been interpreted as indications that a supernova explosion occurred within 90 light-years of the sun about 5 million years ago. Iron-60 is a radioactive isotope of iron, formed in su-pernova explosions, which decays with a half life of 1.5 million years. An enhanced presence of this isotope in a geologic layer indicates the recent nucleosynthesis of elements nearby in space and their subsequent transport to the earth (perhaps as part of dust grains).” 2

All this shows that iron did not form on the Earth, but was carried from Supernovas, and was “sent down,” as stated in the verse. It is clear that this fact could not have been known in the 7th century, when the Quran was revealed. Nevertheless, this fact is related in the Quran, the Word of God, Who encompasses all things in His infinite knowledge. The fact that the verse specifically mentions iron is quite astounding, considering that these discoveries were made at the end of the 20th century. In his book Nature’s Destiny, the well-known microbiologist Michael Denton emphasizes the importance of iron:

“Of all the metals there is none more essential to life than iron. It is the accumulation of iron in the center of a star which triggers a supernova explosion and the subsequent scattering of the vital atoms of life throughout the cosmos.

It was the drawing by gravity of iron atoms to the center of the primeval earth that generated the heat which caused the ini-tial chemical differentiation of the earth, the outgassing of the early atmosphere, and ultimately the formation of the hydrosphere.

It is molten iron in the center of the earth which, acting like a gigantic dynamo, generates the earth’s magnetic field, which in turn creates the Van Allen radiation belts that shield the earth’s surface from destructive high-energy-penetrating cosmic radiation and preserve the crucial ozone layer from cosmic ray destruction…

“Without the iron atom, there would be no carbon-based life in the cosmos; no supernovae, no heating of the primitive earth, no atmosphere or hydrosphere. There would be no protective magnetic field, no Van Allen radiation belts, no ozone layer, no metal to make hemoglobin [in human blood], no metal to tame the reactivity of oxygen, and no oxidative metabolism.

“The intriguing and intimate relationship between life and iron, between the red color of blood and the dying of some distant star, not only indicates the relevance of metals to biology but also the biocentricity of the cosmos…”3

This account clearly indicates the importance of the iron atom. The fact that particular attention is drawn to iron in the Quran also emphasizes the importance of the element.

Moreover, iron oxide particles were used in a cancer treatment in recent months and positive developments were observed. A team led by Dr. Andreas Jordan, at the world famous Charité Hospital in Germany, succeeded in destroying cancer cells with this new technique developed for the treatment of cancer- magnetic fluid hyperthermia (high tem-perature magnetic liquid). As a result of this technique, first performed on the 26-year-old Nikolaus H., no new cancer cells were observed in the patient in the following three months.

This method of treatment can be summarized as follows:

  1. A liquid containing iron oxide particles is injected into the tumour by means of a special syringe. These particles spread throughout the tumour cells. This liquid consists of thousands of millions of particles, 1,000 times smaller than the red blood corpuscles, of iron oxide in 1 cm3 that can eas-ily flow through all blood vessels.4
  2. The patient is then placed in a machine with a power-ful magnetic field.
  3. This magnetic field, applied externally, begins to set the iron particles in the tumour in motion. During this time the temperature in the tumour containing the iron oxide par-ticles rises by up to 45 degrees.
  4. In a few minutes the cancer cells, unable to protect themselves from the heat, are either weakened or destroyed. The tumour may then be completely eradicated with subse-quent chemotherapy.5

In this treatment it is only the cancer cells that are affected by the magnetic field, since only they contain the iron oxide particles. The spread of this technique is a major development in the treatment of this potentially lethal disease. Iron has also been found to be a cure for people suffering from anemia. In the treatment of such a widespread diseases, the use of the expression

“..And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people,..” (Quran, 57:25)

in the Quran is particularly noteworthy. Indeed, in that verse, the Quran may be indicating the benefits of iron even for human health. (Allah knows best.)

“And those who have believed in Allah and His messengers – those are [in the ranks of] the supporters of truth and the martyrs, with their Lord. For them is their reward and their light. But those who have disbelieved and denied Our verses (Ayaat) – those are the companions of Hellfire.”
(Holy Quran 57:19)

Ayaat also mean “Signs” “Evidences” “Proofs”.


5 thoughts on “The Miracle of Iron in Quran (Updated)

  1. Jazakullah,and i want to know your views about the “baked” clay,showered upon the people of Prophet Lut a.s.
    It seems to me like some showering meteors

    1. Yes sister, it seems to me likely possibilty. Only Allah knows 100% but by looking at the verse of Quran and specially using “Baked clay” as you mentioned it gives lots of clues and SIGNS.
      If you look at the pictures on internet of meteorites they do seem to be what is said in Quran.

      Findings from Nanoprobe:
      “The researchers interpret the findings as evidence that dust grains traveled over large distances as the swirling protoplanetary nebula condensed into planets. The single dust grain they studied appears to have formed in the hot environment of the Sun, may have been thrown out of the plane of the Solar System to fall back into the asteroid belt, and eventually recirculated back to the Sun.”

      Note what scientists think DUST GRAINS, HOT ENVIRONMENT.
      A clue to baked clay.

      Quran has told in number of Verses Universe in beginning was smoke and dust…
      “Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke… ” (Qur’an, 41:11)

      This all gives clue to formation of “Baked Clay”.

  2. This was simply amazing! This freshened my “Eman”, as science and religion do go hand-in-hand. I want to register and stay updated.
    Jazak’ALLAH Khair, brother


    1. Thank you Sister!
      It gives me one more reason to keep my brothers & sisters updated even though I go through tough times. And may Allah bless you.

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  3. The word elhadid comes as the 13th word from the begining of the verse, divided by its atomic n 26 equals (1/2), ties well with the surah number 57, as iron 57 isotope as mentioned is the only stable one with nuclear spin with value (-1/2)
    Which explains the choice of surah number 57 instead of 56 that is the most abundant isotope.

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