Scientific Miracles of the Quran

“We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and inside them, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?” (Quran 41:53)

Very important discovery: A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the “smoke” that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, page 50)

“Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke…” (Quran 41:11)

Only Islam claims that the universe was originated from dust and hot gas, or smoke.

Another very important discovery: “And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like paint” (Quran 55:37)
Cat's Eye Prediction in Quran

An image taken by the Hubble space telescope of the “Cat’s Eye Nebula”; an exploding star 3000 light years away, the image was published by NASA on Oct 31, 1999. Original image at https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap991031.html

What Allah is saying here is that when galaxies explode, they form a rose-shaped explosion. He is also telling us that the universe will all turn into exploded galaxies looking like roses when the Day of Judgment happens.

 

The Birth of Human Being

“Was he not a drop of ejaculated sperm, then a blood-clot which He created and shaped, making from it both sexes, male and female?” (Quran 75:37-39)

The bones of the baby completing its development in the mother’s womb are clothed with flesh during one particular stage exactly as stated in the Quran.

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“[We] then formed the drop into a clot and formed the clot into a lump and formed the lump into bones and clothed the bones flesh; and then brought him into being as another creature. Blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators!” (Quran 23:14)

Many stages of a baby’s development in the mother’s womb are revealed in the Quran. As described in chapter al-Muminun, the cartilage of the embryo in the mother’s womb ossifies first. Then these bones are covered with muscle cells. Allah describes this development with the verse:

“[We then] formed the lump into bones and clothed the bones in flesh.” (Quran 23:14)

In chapter az-Zumar, it is pointed out that man is created in the mother’s womb in three distinct regions. Indeed, modern embryology has revealed that the baby’s embryological development takes place in three distinct regions in the mother’s womb.

“He creates you stage by stage in your mother’s wombs in threefold darkness. That is Allah, your Lord. Sovereignty is His. There is no God but Him. So what has made you deviate?” (Quran 39:6)

The Sequence in Development of Human Organs

“It is He Who has created hearing, sight, and minds for you. What little thanks you show!” (Quran 23:78)
“Allah brought you out of your mother’s wombs knowing nothing at all, and gave you hearing, sight, and minds so that perhaps you would show thanks.” (Quran 16:78)
“Say: What do you think? If Allah took away your hearing and your sight and sealed up your hearts, what God is there, other than Allah, who could give them back to you?” (Quran 6:4)
“We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing and seeing.” (Quran 76:2)

The information only recently obtained about the formation of the baby’s organ inside the mother’s womb is in complete agreement with that revealed in the Quran.

The above verses refer to a number of senses given to human beings by Allah. These are always referred in a specific order in the Quran: hearing, sight, feeling and understanding.

In a paper published in the Journal of the Islamic Medical Association, Dr. Keith Moore, professor emeritus, of University of Toronto, states that during the development of the fetus, the eyes begin to form after the inner ear has assumed its first form. He says the brain, the center of feeling and understanding, begins its development after the ears and the eyes.

The fetus ear begin to develop as early as the twenty-second day of pregnancy and become fully functional in the fourth month. After, the fetus can hear sounds in its mother’s womb. For that reason, the sense of hearing from before the other vital functions for a new-born baby. The order set out in the Quran is striking from that point of view.

The Sensation of Skin Pain

  • The sensation of touch: the corpuscles responsible for such sensation are called Meissners and Merkels corpuscles.
  • The sensation of pain: this is transported by the nerve endings in the skin.
  • The sensation of heat: this is the responsibility of Ruffini cylinders corpuscles.
  • The sensation of pain: this is transported by the nerve endings in the skin.
  • The sensation of heat: this is the responsibility of Ruffini cylinders corpuscles.
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The nerve endings will be exposed if the dermis and epidermis layers are injured

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Finger prints are considered as distinct feature evidence of each human being.

“Those who reject our signs, We shall cast into the fire; as often as their skins are roasted through. We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the punishment; for Allah is Exalted in power; Wise.” (Quran 4:56)

With the Scientific proof that the pain buds are embedded in the skin, the Quran draws our attention that those who reject His signs, shall face a perpetual never ending pain through renewed skins.

Allah says:

“I do swear by the Day of Resurrection. I do swear by the reproachful soul. Does man reckon We shall not gather his bones? Yes indeed; We are able to shape again the tips of his fingers.” (Quran 75: 1-14)

The Layers of the Earth

“It is Allah Who created the seven heavens and of the earth the same number, the Command descending down through all of them, so that you might know that Allah has power over all things and that Allah encompasses all things in His knowledge.” (Quran 65:12)

layers-of-earth-quranThe information in the above verse is confirmed in scientific sources, wherein it is explained that the Earth consists of seven strata. These, as scientists have identified are:

  1. First Layer: Lithosphere (water)
  2. Second Layer: Lithosphere (land)
  3. Third Layer: Asthenosphere
  4. Forth Layer: Upper Mantle
  5. FifthLayer: Inner Mantle
  6. Sixth Layer: Outer Core
  7. Seventh Layer: Inner Core

The Earth Disgorges its Charges

“When the earth is convulsed with its quaking and the earth then disgorges its charges and man asks. ‘What is wrong with it?’ on that Day it will impart all its news.” (Quran 99:1-4)

The word “Zilzal” in Arabic means earthquake, or tremors, and the word “Athqalaha” mean “its charges, its heavy burdens.” When one considers the above verses in the light of the first meaning, it can be seen that reference is being made to an important scientific fact about earthquakes.

Chapter Az-Zilzal, in the Quran mentions the earth disgorges its charges. Indeed, as a result of research in recent years, it has been discovered that there are heavy metals at the center of the Earth and that these appear as a result of movements on the Earth’s surface. According to geologist’s center, while lighter ones rose to the surface. For that reason, the Earth’s crust consists of the lightest substances (basalt and granite rocks), while subsurface, which consists of molten metals, is made of a material that is much heavier and denser than the surface.

During earthquakes, the heavy substances below the surface have an opportunity to rise, and the Earth thus disgorges its charges, as revealed in the Quran. Moreover, those regions where metal reserves are most concentrated are also those with the greatest volcanic activity. These scientific findings, which emerged only recently, and as a result of wide-ranging research, are just some of the scientific facts indicated by Allah in the Quran.

The Formation of Milk

“There is instructions for you in cattle. From the contents of their bellies, from between the dung and blood. We give you pure milk to drink, easy for drinkers to swallow.” (Quran 16:66)
“Say: ‘Who Provides for you from the heavens and earth?’ Say: ‘Allah. It is certain that one or the other of us, either we or you, is following guidance or else clearly astray’.” (Quran 34:24)

The basic materials which allow the nourishment of the body come about as a result of chemical changes in the digestive system. These digested substances then pass through the wall of the intestine into the blood stream. Due to the circulation of the blood, the nutrients reach the relevant organs.

Like the other bodily tissues, the milk glands are nourished by nutrients brought to them by the blood. The blood therefore, plays a most important role in the collection of nutrients from foodstuffs. Milk is secreted by the milk glands after all these stages and its nutritional values are particularly high. This is because it forms as a result of digested food being carried by the blood. High-nutrition milk is thus produced from blood, which cannot be consumed directly, and semi-digested food.

As we have seen, the information about the biological formation of milk in chapter an-Nahl as above, is in great accordance with the facts established by modern science. It is quite clear that such formation, requiring detailed knowledge of mammal’s digestive systems, could not have been known at the time when the Quran was revealed.

The Female Honey Bee

“Your Lord revealed to the bees: ‘Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.’ From inside them comes a drink of varying colors, containing healing for mankind. There is certainly a sign in that for people who reflect.” (Quran 16:68-69)

In the honey bee colonies where each of the many bees is assigned a specific task, the only exception is the male honey bee. The males do not contribute to the defense of the hive or its cleaning, to gathering food, or making of the honeycomb and honey. The only function of the male bees is in the hive is to inseminate the queen bee. Apart from reproductive organs, the males possess almost none of the features of the other bees and it is therefore, impossible for them to do anything but fertilize the queen.

honey-bee-in-quranThe worker bees carry the entire load of the colony. Although they are females like the queen, their ovaries have no maturity. This renders them sterile. They have several duties: cleaning the hive, maintaining the larvae and the young, feeding the queen bee and the males, producing honey, constructing the honeycomb and repairing it, ventilating the hive and safeguarding it, gathering supplies like nectar, pollen, water and resin, and storing these in the hive.

In Arabic, there are two different forms of verbs. By means of the form, it is possible to determine whether the subject is a female or a male. As a matter of fact, the verbs used for the honey bee in the verses of the Quran are used in the female form. Through this, the Quran indicates that the honey bees that work in the making of the honey are females.

We should not forget that it is impossible for this fact to have been known about the honey bees in the time of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Allah has pointed out this fact and shown us yet another miracle of the Quran.

The Perfect Equilibrium in the Universe

“He Who created the seven heavens in layers. You will not find any discrepancy in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again – do you see any gaps? Then look again and again. Your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted!” (Quran 67:3-4)

The billions of stars and galaxies in the universe move in perfect equilibrium in the paths set out for them. Stars and planets rotate not only around their own axes but also together with the systems of which they are an integral part. Sometimes, galaxies containing 200-300 billion stars move across each other’s paths. Yet amazingly, no collisions take place that might damage the great order in the universe. This miracle is something over which all of us should reflect.

equilibrium-universeIn the universe, the concept of speed assumes giant dimensions when compared to earthly measurements. Stars, Planets Galaxies and conglomerations of galaxies – whose numerical properties can only be conceived by mathematicians, weigh billions or trillions of tons and move through space at extraordinary speeds.

For example, the Earth rotates at 1,670 kph. If we consider that the fastest-moving bullet today possesses an average speed of 1,800 kph, we can see how fast the Eart is moving, despite its enormous size and mass.

The speed of the Earth as it orbits the Sun is some 60 times faster than a bullet: 108,000 kph. If we are able to construct a vehicle capable of moving at that speed, it would be able to circumnavigate the Earth in 22 minutes. These figures apply only to the Earth.

Our Solar System is even more fascinating. The speed of that system is such that it exceed the bounds of reason,; The larger the systems in the universe the greater their speed. The Solar System’s speed of orbit around the center of the galaxy is 720,000 kph. The Milky way, with its 200 billion or so stars, moves through space at 950,000 kph.

There is no doubt that there is a very high risk of collisions in such a complicated and fast-moving system. Yet nothing of the sort actually happens and we continue with our lives in a complete safety. That is because everything in the universe functions according to the flawless equilibrium set out by Allah SWT. It is for this reason that, as stated in the verse earlier, there is no “discrepancy” in the system.

The Splitting Earth

“[I Swear] by the Heaven which returns and the earth which splits.” (Quran 86:11-12)

The Arabic word “sadA” in the above verse means “cracking, splitting apart”. Allah’s swearing by the splitting of the Earth points to an important phenomenon, as do the other scientific miracles in the Quran. Scientists first descended to the depths of the seas and oceans in order to study mineral resources in 1945-1946. One of the most important facts to emerge from that research was the fissured structure of the Earth. The rock layer on external surface of the Earth was split by large numbers of cracks (faults), tens of thousands of kilometers long, running from north to south and east to west. Scientists also realized that there was molten magma under the sea, at depths of 100-150 km.

Due to these splits and cracks, lava flows from volcanoes on the sea bed. Due to this fissured structure, a significant amount of heat is also given off, and a large part of molten rocks forms the mountains under the oceans. If the Earth did no possess this structure, which allows large amounts of heat to escape from its crust, life on Earth would become impossible.

 

Predictions in The Quran

  • The victor of Byzantium
  • The preservation of Pharaoh’s body
  • The conquest of Makkah
  • The exploration of space and voyage to the moon
  • Modern means of transport and plane technology
  • Image transmission
  • Smell transference
  • Atomic energy and fission

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