Top Scientific Miracles from The Quran
The Quran is in its self a miracle. Muslims believe, that the Quran is the last and final revelation of God, the miracle of miracles revealed as a mercy to mankind. It is no secret that The Quran is the best Arabic literature known to man.The Quran, challenges mankind in the following verses:
“And if ye are in doubt As to what We have revealed From time to time to Our Servant, then produce a Soorah Like thereunto; And call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, If your (doubts) are true. But if ye cannot –And of a surety you cannot. then fear the Fire Whose fuel is Men and Stones – Which is prepared for those Who reject Faith.” - [Al-Qur’aan 2:23-24]
This challenge from Allah is repeated through out the Quran and it is one which has not been met till this very day.
I would look at my top five scientific miracles from the Quran. What makes these points even more compelling is the fact that it was revealed over 1,400 years ago. Long before science as we know it today confirmed any of it. The Quran talks about how the universe was formed, how human reproduction works and even the existence of microscopic life long before a microscope was invented.
1. Formation of The Universe Science agrees on the origin of the universe. We all know what the Big Bang is. You know, how the whole universe was initially one big mass know as the Primary Nebula, then came the Big Bang - a Secondary Separation which resulted in the formation of Galaxies which in turn divided to form stars, planets, the sun and moon as we know them today. The probability of all of this occurring by chance is minute. The Quran contains the following verse, regarding the origin of the universe:
“Do not the Unbelievers see That the heavens and the earth Were joined together (as one Unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder?” [Al-Quran 21:30]
The striking similarity between the verse and the ‘Big Bang’ is too accurate to be a coincidence. Begs the question, how can this book be written by a man in the hot Arabian desert 1400 years ago as claimed by the disbelievers.
2. Human Embryology Scientist agree that the first sense a developing human embryo obtains is hearing. We are told the foetus can hear sounds after the 24th week and by the 28th week, the sense of sight is developed and the retina becomes sensitive to light. So now we consider the following Quranic verses related to the development of the senses in the embryo:
“And He gave You (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (And understanding).” [Al-Quran 32:9]
“Verily We created Man from a drop Of mingled sperm, In order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), Of Hearing and Sight.” [Al-Quran 76:2]
“It is He Who has created For you (the faculties of) Hearing, sight, feeling And understanding: little thanks It is ye give!” [Al-Quran 23:78]
In all these verses the sense of hearing is mentioned before that of sight. Thus the Quranic description matches with the discoveries in modern embryology.
3. Hearing When Asleep
So We sealed their ears [with sleep] in the cave for a number of years. (Qur'an, 18:11)
The original Arabic of the phrase "We sealed their ears" in the Qur'an bears the metaphorical meaning of "We have made them sleep." Used in reference to the ears, means preventing the ears from hearing. The fact that only the sense of hearing is mentioned here is very significant.
According to recent scientific discoveries, the ear is the only sensory organ active when we sleep. Little wonder, we wakeup to the sound of out alarm clocks.
4. Importance of the Sky So we have all heard about the depleting ozone layer and the debate on global warming. The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky protects the earth from the 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 also protect it from the freezing cold of space. The temperature just above the sky is approximately -270 degrees Celsius. 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 Quran 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!” (Quran 21:32)
The Quran points to the sky’s protection as a sign of God. The protective properties of the sky were just discovered by scientific research conducted in the last few decades.
5. Effects of Mountains The Glorious Quran says Almighty Allah (SWT) had Inserted firm mountains In the earth to keep it stable:
"And He has set up in the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves". - Quran 16:15
Geologists have proven that if earth were to be completely flat, then it would've been in a constant vibration. Mountains do stabilize the earth during its rotation around its own axle. This makes sense because the Earth rotates around itself at a speed of 1,000 miles per hour. It is not a slow motion so the stabilizing effect of the mountains is a required.
These and so many other scientific miracles of The Quran puts beyond reasonable doubt the authenticity of its source and its divine nature. The challenge mentioned at the very start is one that can never be met.
In time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselves, so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth. [Still,] is it not enough [for them to know] that thy Sustainer is witness unto everything? - Q41 v53
And Allah knows best. May Allah forgive me if I am wrong and guide us to the right path. Ameen.