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 had Continue reading “The Miracle of Iron in Quran (Updated)”

An Atheist on Islamic Miracles

An atheist wrote this article who converted to Islam

Many critical thinkers believe that all religions are completely fabricated man-made lies that were invented in order to give power to evil men. I was one of these people as well, until I found proof after proof that the Quran couldn’t have been written by humans, especially not 1400 years ago. Being an atheist when I found these proofs, my initial conclusion was that the Quran had to have been written by Aliens.Islamic miracles

There are basically evidences that prove the Quran wasn’t written by humans:

The scientific “miracles”; things which would have been impossible for a human to know at the time. I’ll talk about the scientific evidence first. The Quran talks about some of these proofs in allegorical terms, because the language was not developed enough to say them in truly scientific terms. For instance, the universe is claimed to be continually expanding:

(Holy Quran 51:47) We constructed the universe with might, and We are expanding it.

The earth’s rotation is explained by: Continue reading “An Atheist on Islamic Miracles”

Quran: Healing from diseases & soul calmness

Allah the Almighty said; “And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss”. (Quran 17: 82)Quran resotres soul calmness

Quran restores soul calmness:
The results of researches conducted over a group of volunteers from US who were subject to a recitation of the Holy Quran were striking. A trace of a tranquilizing effect was recorded at a whole rate of 97%. Continue reading “Quran: Healing from diseases & soul calmness”

Creation of the Universe: Big Bang

Quran on big bang

The creation of the universe is explained by astrophysicists as a widely accepted phenomenon, popularly known as ‘The Big Bang’.

It is difficult enough to imagine a time, roughly 13.7 billion years ago, when the entire universe existed as a singularity.

According to the big bang theory, one of the main contenders vying to explain how the universe came to be, all the matter in the cosmos — all of space itself — existed in a form smaller than a subatomic particle.

Then there was a ‘Big Bang’  which resulted in the formation of Galaxies. These then divided to form stars, planets, the sun, the moon, etc.

“kun fayakūn” Continue reading “Creation of the Universe: Big Bang”

The Qur’an on Seas and Rivers

Quran on seas and riversModern Science has discovered that in the places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature, salinity, and density. For example, Mediterranean sea water is warm, saline, and less dense, compared to Atlantic ocean water. Continue reading “The Qur’an on Seas and Rivers”

The Qur’an on the Cerebrum (front of the head)

God has said in the Qur’an about one of the evil unbelievers who forbade the Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.W) from praying at the Kaaba:

No! If he does not stop, We will take him
by the naseyah (front of the head), a lying,
sinful naseyah (front of the head)! (Qur’an,96:15-16)

Why did the Qur’an describe the front of the head as being lying and sinful? Why didn’t the Qur’an say that the person was lying and sinful? What is the relationship between the front of the head and lying and sinfulness?
If we look into the skull at the front of the head, we will find the prefrontal area of the cerebrum (see figure 12). What does physiology tell us about the function of this area? A book entitled Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology  says about this area:   “The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area. This is a region of association cortex…”  Also the book says: “In relation to its involvement in motivation, the prefrontal area is also thought to be the functional center for aggression….”

So, this area of the cerebrum is responsible for planning, motivating, and initiating good and sinful behavior and is responsible for the telling of lies and the speaking of truth. Thus, it is proper to describe the front of the head as lying and sinful when
someone lies or commits a sin, as the Qur’an has said: “…A lying,
sinful naseyah (front of the head)!”

Scientists have only discovered these functions of the prefrontal area in the last sixty years, according to Professor Keith L. Moore. Continue reading “The Qur’an on the Cerebrum (front of the head)”

The Qur’an on the Origin of the Universe

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’ (see figures 10 and 11). The illuminating stars we see at night were, just as was the whole universe, in that ‘smoke’ material. God has

said in the Qur’an:

Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke… (Qur’an, 41:11)

WITH THE HELP OF SCIENCE WE THE HUMAN BEINGS HAVE RECENTLY COME TO KNOW THAT THESE GASEOUS CLOUDS HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN THE FORMATION OF UNIVERSE .

Quran on the origin of universe

Because the earth and the heavens above (the sun, the moon, stars, planets, galaxies, etc.) have been formed from this same ‘smoke,’ Continue reading “The Qur’an on the Origin of the Universe”

The Qur’an on Mountains

A book entitled Earth is a basic reference textbook in many universities around the world. One of its two authors is Professor Emeritus Frank Press. He was the Science Advisor to former US President Jimmy Carter, and for 12 years was the President of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. His book says that mountains have underlying roots. These roots are deeply embedded in the ground, thus, mountains have a shape like a peg (see figures 7, 8, and 9 ). This is how the Qur’an has described mountains. God has said
in the Qur’an:

“Have We not made the earth as a bed, and the mountains as pegs? ” (Qur’an, 78:6-7)

Mountains in Quran
Mountains in Quran

Modern earth sciences Continue reading “The Qur’an on Mountains”

The Qur’an on Human Embryonic Development

In the Holy Qur’an, God speaks about the stages of man’s
embryonic development:

We 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), thenWe made the alaqah into
a mudghah (chewed substance)… 1 (Qur’an, 23:12-14)

Literally, the Arabic word alaqah has three meanings:
(1) leech, (2) suspended thing, and (3) blood clot.
In comparing a leech to an embryo in the alaqah stage, we find similarity between the two,2 as we can see in figure 1. Also, the embryo at this stage obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech, which feeds on the blood of others. The second meaning of the word alaqah is “suspended thing.” This is what we can see in figures 2 and 3, the suspension of the embryo, during the alaqah stage, in the womb of the mother.

The third meaning of the word alaqah is “blood clot.” We find that the external appearance of the embryo and its sacs during the alaqah stage is similar to that of a blood clot. This is due to the presence of relatively large amounts of blood present in the embryo during this stage1 (see figure 4). Also during this stage, the blood in the embryo does not circulate until the end of the third week. Thus, the embryo at this stage is like a clot of blood.

So the three meanings of the word alaqah correspond accurately to the descriptions of the embryo at the alaqah stage. The next stage mentioned in the verse is the mudghah stage.
The Arabic word mudghah means “chewed substance.” If one were to take a piece of gum and chew it in his or her mouth and then compare it with an embryo at the mudghah stage, we would conclude that the embryo at the mudghah stage is similar in appearance to a chewed substance. This is because of the somites at the back of the embryo that “somewhat resemble teethmarks in a chewed substance.” (see figures 5 and 6).

How could Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassalam) have possibly known all this about fourteen hundred years ago, when scientists have only recently discovered this using advanced equipment and powerful microscopes which did not exist at that time?

Hamm and Leeuwenhoek were the first scientists to observe human sperm cells (spermatozoa) using an improved microscope in 1677 (more than 1000 years after Mohammed S.A.W.W ).

They mistakenly thought that the sperm cell contained a miniature preformed human being that grew when it was deposited in the female genital tract.

Professor Emeritus Keith L. Moore is one of the world’s most prominent scientists in the fields of anatomy and embryology and is the author of the book entitled The Developing Human, which has been translated into eight languages.This book is a scientific reference work and was chosen by a special committee in the United States as the best book authored by one person.

Dr. Keith Moore is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. There, he was Associate Dean of Basic Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and for 8 years was the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy.

In 1984, he received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada, the J.C.B. Grant Award from the Canadian Association of Anatomists. He has directed many international associations, such as the Canadian and American Association of Anatomists and the Council of the Union of Biological Sciences.

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 Mohammed S.A.W.W 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.”

Consequently, Professor Moore was asked the following question:

“Does this mean that you believe that the Qur’an is the word of God?”

He replied: “I find no difficulty in accepting this.”

During one conference, Professor Moore stated: “….Because the staging of human embryos is complex, owing to the continuous process of change during development, it is proposed that a new system of classification could be developed using the terms mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah (what Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassalm) said, did, or approved of). The proposed system is simple, comprehensive, and conforms with present embryological knowledge.

The intensive studies of the Qur’an and hadeeth (reliably transmitted reports by the Prophet Muhammad’s companions of what he said, did, or approved of) in the last four years have revealed a system for classifying human embryos that is amazing since it was recorded in the seventh century A.D. Although Aristotle, the founder of the science of embryology, realized that chick embryos developed in stages from his studies of hen’s eggs in the fourth century B.C., he did not give any details about these stages.

As far as it is known from the history of embryology, little was known about the staging and classification of human embryos until the twentieth century.

For this reason, the descriptions of the human embryo in the Qur’an cannot be based on scientific knowledge in the seventh century.

The only reasonable conclusion is: these descriptions were revealed to Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassalam) from God. He could not have known such details because he was an illiterate man with absolutely no scientific training.”

HOLY QURAN:

Allah makes clear to you verses (of Quran), so that you may THINK & REFLECT [Quran 2:219, 2:266]

Verily, in the creation of the heaven and the earth, and in the alteration of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding-those who remember [the Guidance of] Allah standing, sitting and lying down on their sides, and THINK & REFLECT about the creation of the heavens and the earth… [Quran 3:190-191]

In the above verses: (THINK and REFLECT)

Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allâh and cursed by the cursers. Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. (Qur’an 2:159-160)

They say: “There is no life other than our present worldly life: herein we live and we die, and it is only (the passage of) time that destroys us. Yet the fact is that they know nothing about this and are only conjecturing. (Qur’an 45:24)

And this life of the world is only amusement and play! Verily, the home of the Hereafter is the real life if they but knew”. [Quran 29:64]

It is He Who has created for you all things that are on earth; Moreover His design comprehended the heavens, for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; and of all things He has perfect knowledge. (Qur’an 2:29)

Say to (them): “If the home of the Hereafter with Allâh is indeed for you specially and not for others, of mankind, then long for death if you are truthful.” But they will never long for it because of what their hands have sent before them (i.e. what they have done). And Allâh is All-Aware of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers). (Qur’an 2:94-95)

O you assembly of jinns and mankind! “Did not there come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My Verses and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?” They will say: “We bear witness against ourselves.” It was the life of this world that deceived them. And they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers. (Qur’an 6:130)

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Dear respected readers, Can you tell any other book which is so elegant, persuasive, scientific and thought provoking in its teaching……….I don’t think so!

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