Islamic miracle 9 : Tectonic Plates

One of the greatest scientific revolutions of the modern day was the discovery that the Earth’s continents are not fixed. The Quran itself sheds light on this topic.  “And the earth — We have spread it out, and placed therein firm mountains (rāwasiya); and We have made to grow therein every kind of beautiful species.” Holy Quran, 50:8 In verses such […]

Islamic miracle 8 : Mountains & Earthquakes

For many decades, atheists have claimed that the Quran makes a clear scientific mistake when it discusses mountains and earthquakes: “…He has placed in the earth firm mountains (rawāsiya) that it may not quake with you…” Holy Quran (31:11) Critics alleged that the production of mountains occur at areas where earthquake activity is increased. Therefore, they argued, the verse is wrong. […]

Islamic miracle 7 : What Lies Beneath Mountains

Mountains are among the grandest features of Earth’s landscapes. What lies beneath their surface has been an impenetrable mystery until the invention of modern technology. The Quran however gave us guidance on this over a millennium ago: “Have We not made the earth a bed, And the mountains as pegs?” Holy Qur’an 78:7-8 Here mountains, Al-Jibāl, are described as pegs. The word awtādan means […]

Islamic miracle 6 : Embryology

In the 7th Century, like most branches of medicine, embryology was in its infancy. The most advanced embryological knowledge of the day belonged to the Greek Doctor Galen, who held incorrect notions about the origin of semen and the development of the embryo. In contrast, the Quranic account is more accurate and verified by our modern observations. “Verily, We created […]

Islamic miracle 5 : Evolution In The Quran

While most people today believe that evolution was first described by Darwin, nothing could be further from the truth. The first descriptions of biological evolution are found in the writings of Muslim scholars, over a millennium ago. John William Draper, author of The History of the Conflict Between Science and Religion (1874) wrote that: “Theological authorities were therefore constrained to look with […]

Islamic miracle 4 : Extraterrestrial Life

Next we come to Extraterrestrial life. In 1960, Frank Drake performed the first modern SETI experiment, in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Yet God’s pronouncements outpaced man’s imagination by more than a millennium. وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَثَّ فِيهِمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ ۚ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ جَمْعِهِمْ إِذَا يَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ “And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and […]

Islamic miracle 3 : The End Of The Universe

The Quran does not only tell us about things that have already been discovered. Rather, it tells us about scientific phenomena still debated today. These next two are not yet confirmed but their mere discussion is worthy of note. One such topic is the end of the universe. Will it continue to expand forever, or collapse back in on itself? […]

Islamic miracle 2 : The Expansion Of The Universe

Einstein’s equations tell us that the universe is expanding. This discovery surprised everyone. For decades thereafter, scientists thought the universe exploded out of the Big Bang, and has been slowing down ever since. But they were wrong. The universe’s expansion has recently been speeding up. This mysterious re-expansion is driven by what we call dark energy. About 5 billion years ago, […]

Islamic miracle 1 : Big Bang

100 years ago, the world’s best scientific minds thought that the universe had always existed. Since it always existed, it didn’t need a Creator. Einstein changed all that. His ‘field equations’ suggested that the universe was expanding like a balloon. The mathematician and Belgian Priest, George Lemaître, realised that this expansion had to have started from somewhere. It must have […]