Islam urges its followers to understand and study the universe to know more about The Creator through His creation and then worship Him sincerely. Quran contains several evidences proving that Quran is the true book. One of these evidence is that Quran includes a lot of scientific facts, although it was revealed fourteen centuries ago to an illiterate messenger. Recently, scientists prove these facts through technological equipment.
Human embryonic development is one of the scientific facts that the Quran mentioned before the scientists proved it.
Allah says about this process “we created man from an extract of clay. then we made him as a drop in the place of settlement, firmly fixed. then we made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot) then we made alaqah into mudgha (chewed substance)..” Quran (23:12-14). These verses explain in very accurate details how magnificent the creation of Allah (i.e The One Creator of all) is in every single stage. They make humans think of how someday we were nothing. and how we were so ungrateful to be given the blessing of knowing this and then ignoring all.
Quran also states another fact that there are barriers that allow two seas to meet yet maintain their separate temperature, density, and salinity. Allah says: “He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with barrier between them (which) they do not break through.” quran.com/55/19:20
Allah also stated in the Quran that mountains play an important role in stabilizing the crust of the earth by hindering its shaking. Allah says: “and He has set firm mountains in the earth so that it would not shake with you”. Likewise, the modern theory of plate tectonics prove that mountains work as stabilizers for the earth.
The Quran also stated that the astronomical objects, such as “stars, planets, moon etc…..” were all formed from clouds of dusts. Previously unknown, this fact has now become an undisputed principle of modern cosmology.
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To conclude, this is a glimpse of many scientific facts mentioned in the Quran. Quran is not a science book, though no science contradicts the facts mentioned in Quran. Quran tackled a lot of facts in various fields such as oceans, human creation and geology in a detailed way that no human knew fourteen centuries ago. In fact, Islam supports science not rejects it. Moreover, Islam urges its followers to learn and study in order to be closer to Allah:
“Say, [O Muhammad], “Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed, Allah, over all things, is competent. “” quran.com/29/20