BELIEVE IN THE QURAN WITH CERTAINTY
One of the reasons many non-Muslims are embracing Islam is due to reading and learning about The Qur’an. They are amazed by the scientific facts narrated by Allah in His Holy Book, that science is only just recently discovering. In the 14th Juz of The Quran, Allah tells us some amazing things about His Creation, that ought to strengthen our faith in The Qur’an being the direct and unchanged Word of God. Here are some examples found in this Juz alone;
In a number of places in The Qur’an Allah tells us about how He causes rain to be formed, as a blessing for mankind, His creatures and vegetation. Allah says in Surah al-Hijr;
“And We send the winds fertilising, then cause the water to descend from the sky, and We give it to you to drink, and it is not you who are the owners of its stores” (15:22)
Scientists have studied cloud types and have realised that different rain clouds are formed and shaped according to wind types. Without wind, there may be no clouds. Allah explained this to us 1400 years ago. This is one among many of the miracles in The Quran
Prior to the Revelation of the Qur’an many Arabs and non-Arabs believed that a child wasfoetus44jformed purely from the males fluids. However, Allah revealed that the first stage of human development begins with the ‘nutfah’ of the two mixed fluids from the male and the female. This was merely the beginning of a thorough understanding of how babies are formed. In fact many leading embryologists became Muslim on account of Allah’s explanation in The Qur’an. Professor Keith Moore, a leading embryologist altered his academic texts books on embryology after reading the Qur’an. You can hear his lecure on embryology in The Qur’an here
In other parts of the Qur’an, Allah describes each stage of development as the fetus grows and uses descriptions that only science has recently discovered. It would have been impossible for the Prophet Muhammad (saws) to have known anything about the fetus 1400 years ago in the desert, as Allah was describing things no naked human eye could see without the use of modern technology such as microscopes, thus proving that The Qur’an is from Allah. Please follow this link here to learn more about these amazing verses.
The Purpose of Mountains
In a number of places in The Qur’an, Allah describes the mountains as serving the function of holding the earth in place, preventing earthquakes. Allah says in Surah an-Nahl;
“And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest is should shake with you, and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves.” (16:15)
In other places, Allah describes the mountains like pegs under the earth, literally holding everything together. Modern sciences understanding of schematic plates has proven this. Now tell me, how could Muhammad, saws, have known this? An illiterate man, with no special equipment could ever have guessed that this is how the mountains are formed underneath their monstrous forms, many miles under sea level. This is truly from Allah!
In this verse Allah has also described the landmarks of rivers and natural pathways or roads that enable mankind to guide themselves by day. Then he describes in the next verse the function of the stars so that people may use them to navigate by them by night.
Astronomy in Islam
While western countries were in what is known as ‘the dark ages’ or ‘medieval period’, early Islamic Arab world was at the forefront of education and scientific understanding. It was The Qur’an that enabled Muslims to be the pioneers of science. One area that early Muslims excelled in was Astronomy, purely due to the evidence that Allah provided for them in His Holy Book. You can read more about this subject here
“And landmarks (by day) and by the stars (at night), they mankind guide themselves” (16:16)
The Miracle of The Honey Bee
Your Lord revealed to the bees: “Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also inhoney-7the 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 their bellies comes a drink of varying colors, containing healing for humanity. There is certainly a sign in that for people who reflect. (Surat an-Nahl: 68-69)
There is much to say about this Verse. Allah explains how the bees follow His Command and live in harmony in large communities. Science has recently discovered that the stomach of the bee plays the main function in the production of the honey, which as we know well, is the cure for a large number of illnesses and diseases. It is indeed, as Allah says, something for us to reflect on and come closer to Allah.
These are not the only scientific miracles of The Qur’an that Allah presents to us. I urge you to go and seek out the others in order to increase your faith. These verses make our faith stronger because we know with a complete heart that this is from Allah and not from mankind. In recovery, we must believe wholeheartedly that The Qur’an is the complete Word of Allah, a guidance for us, a shining light that will lead us to The Straight Path of Allah. When we strongly believe in something with our heart, our limbs will naturally follow. When we have strong faith, it only leaves the next step and that is to submit to what Allah has revealed in it. Recovery is about submission to Allah, with every part of our soul.
A brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, Muslims and The Quran
Harun Yahya: The Miracle of The Honey Bee
Professor Kieth Moore video lecture on Embryology in The Quran
Tafsir of Ibn Kathir on Human Embryonic Development in the Qur’an