Category Archives: Islam and Science
by : Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi
For Muslims, the Holy Qur’an is an inexhaustible and hauntingly beautiful source of guidance, consolation and enlightenment. Above all, it is the very Word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and protected for all time against falsification. Muslims’ absolute certainty on this point is often difficult for others to comprehend, however majestic and eloquent the text, even in translation.
(by the tightened sky, certainly you have different ideas) [Surat Az-Zariyat, verse: 7, 8].
Great and Almighty God swears by the tightened sky that those liars and ungrateful people for Gods’ signs, their speech is full of differences and contradictions and that all the false accusations they say on Allah, his prophet and Quran is such an illusion with no base….
In 1999, a group of scientists in Britain, Canada, USA and Germany have done a planned design for the universe to show the points of the galaxies on it. It was shown that the galaxies are spread and distributed on threads that look like the web. Therefore the scientists considered that the universe has a tightened texture.
The miracle in this verse is related to astronomy as it talked about a scientific fact that wasn’t discovered except at the end of the 20th century which is the reality of the tightened universe texture.See More
In his objective study of the texts, Maurice Bucaille clears away many preconceived ideas about the Old Testament, the Gospels and the Qur’an. He tries, in this collection of Writings, to separate what belongs to Revelation from what is the product of error or human interpretation. His study sheds new light on the Holy Scriptures. At the end of a gripping account, he places the Believer before a point of cardinal importance: the continuity of a Revelation emanating from the same God, with modes of expression that differ in the course of time.
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Ever since the dawn of human life on this planet, Man has always sought to understand Nature, his own place in the scheme of Creation and the purpose of Life itself. In this quest for Truth, spanning many centuries and diverse civilizations, organized religion has shaped human life and determined to a large extent, the course of history. While some religions have been based on books, claimed by their adherents to be divinely inspired, others have relied solely on human experience and proof.
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This is mentioned in Surat az-Zukhruf as follows:
It is He Who sends down water in due measure from the sky by which We bring a dead land back to life.
That is how you too will be raised [from the dead]. (Qur’an, 43:11) Read the rest of this entry
Scientists discovered that in the deep of oceans there are deep waves which are different from surface waves. Allah Almighty makes the parable of deeds of atheists and disbelievers as a man who lives in the deep of the sea where he is covered by a layer of deep waves that is covered by a layer of surface waves which is covered by darkness, this likeningis to demonstrate how those atheists by their deeds are far from the light of Allah (following principles and orders of Islam).
If all the trees on earth were pens and all the sea, with seven more seas besides, was ink Allah’s words still would not run dry. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Holy Quran, Surah Luqman, 31/27)
Eğer yeryüzündeki ağaçların tümü kalem ve deniz de -onun ardından yedi deniz daha eklenerek- (mürekkep) olsa, yine de Allah’ın kelimeleri (yazmakla) tükenmez. Şüphesiz Allah, üstün ve güçlüdür, hüküm ve hikmet sahibidir. (Lokman Suresi, 27)
As we know, these chromosomes contain all the characteristics which the new human being will have such as the color of the eyes, skin, hair, etc. Hence, many of the details in the human being’s make-up are determined in his chromosomes.
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Many Muslims wonder about the theory of biological evolution – the theory that living species on Earth today are descended from others in the past, and that the present diversity of living species we see is a result of descent with modifica…tion over the course of numerous generations.
Muslims also wonder about one of the main processes that evolutionary theory proposes to explain how evolution takes place – the process of natural selection. This is the idea that the individuals within a populations of living organism vary in their individual traits – they are not exactly alike – and that the organisms which are most successful at leaving descendants will pass on their unique traits to the next generation at the expense of the traits possessed by less successful organisms in the population, thereby contributing to a long-term gradual change in the suite of traits found within the population.
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In the field of ‘Zoology’,
the Holy Qur’an says in Surah Anam, Ch. No. 6, Verse No 38, that… ‘We have created every living animal that lives on the earth and every bird that flies on the wings in the air, to live in communities like you’. Today science has discovered that even the animals and birds live in communities, like the human beings.
The Qur’an describes the flight of the bird in Surah Nahl, Ch. No. 16. Verse No 79… ‘Do you not look at the bird subjected in the midst in the air?’ None of them can hold them up except with the power of Allah (SWT)’. Read the rest of this entry
As Islaam spread northward into Syria, Egypt, and the Persian empire, it came face to face with the sciences of antiquity whose heritage had been preserved in centres which now became a part of the Islamic world. Alexandria had been a major centre of sciences and learning for centuries.
The Greek learning cultivated in Alexandria was opposed by the Byzantines who had burned its library long before the advent of Islaam. The tradition of Alexandrian learning did not die, however.
It was transferred to Antioch and from there farther east to such cities as Edessa by eastern Christians who stood in sharp opposition to Byzantium and wished to have their own independent centres of learning. Moreover, the Persian king, Shapur I, had established Jundishapur in Persia as a second great centre of learning matching Antioch. He even invited Indian physicians and mathematicians to teach in this major seat of learning, in addition to the Christian scholars who taught in Syriac as well as the Persians whose medium of instruction was Pahlavi. Read the rest of this entry
“All of the children of Adam (people) will decay except for the bone of coccyx (tailbone). From it he (man) was created and by it he will be reconstructed.” (Hadith from Bukhari, Nasai)
Modern day science discovered in 1931:
1) The tailbone (coccyx) is the last bone at the end of your spine.
2) It is the only part of the body that does not decompose and cannot be destroyed. It cannot be finished even by burning under high temperature.
3) The first things to form inside the fertilized egg are the “primitive streak” and “node” [around 15 days later] from which all of the body of the baby originates and cells begin to form. Both of these later turn into the “tailbone”.
4) The tailbone contains mothers cells for the body.
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Scientists confirm today that the phenomenon of night and day is one of the most complex natural phenomena, and that there were man…y myths which were woven about these phenomena. No human being, as far as we are aware, had any knowledge of how does the succession of night and day takes place and occurs. But the Glorious Quran tells us in numerous verses about the day-break and night-covering the earth. Quranic illustrated how the light of day clears the sun. If it was not for the day’s layer, the sun could have appeared like a small star.
Photos taken through satellite imagery systems illustrate that dawn appears in blue color, as if it pushes the night away and remove it. This reminds us with the verse of the Glorious Quran when Allah, the Almighty takes an oath by this phenomenon “the phenomenon of the manifestation of the day”: (By the day as it shows up (the Sun’s) glory,) [The Sun 91:3]. The meaning of the word is to clarify and make visible. We notice how the daylight when it breaks shows the sun in wonderful scene. Blessed be Allah the Best of creators!