Islam urges its followers to understand and study the universe to know more about The Creator through His creation and then worship Him sincerely. The Quran contains several pieces of evidence proving that the Quran is the true book. One of these pieces of evidence is that the 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.
Before we delve into these miracles and see the greatness of the scientific miracles contained in the Holy Quran, let us first understand the meaning of the scientific miracle.
Here we will learn the following:
What is the meaning of scientific miracles in the Holy Quran?
The scientific miracle is telling the Quran or the Sunnah of a fact that has been proven by modern empirical science, and it has been proven that there was impossible to know it at the time of our Prophet Muhammad.
And this is an evidence of his sincerity of what he came with, as it is from God who created the universe, and is the most knowledgeable of its details.
Perhaps through this meaning, you realized the extent to which these miracles contributed to supporting the position of our Prophet Muhammad, so they are very important miracles in many respects.
Let’s find out why it’s so important…
What is the importance of Scientific Miracles in The Quran?
We can summarize the importance of scientific miracles in 4-main points :
1. Proving the authenticity of the Quran
These miracles, as we mentioned, were impossible to know during the era in which they were revealed to our Prophet Muhammad, so knowing them required tools, study and research for hundreds of years, while the one who narrated it is an illiterate man!
Did you get that!
2. Providing us with information about the our world
Imagine that you went to the kitchen and started preparing food using certain tools and spices, and after you finished, you made me taste, so I asked you to explain its ingredients and how to prepare it… Would it be difficult to tell me about something you did with your hands?
This is exactly what was mentioned in the Quran of scientific miracles. God Almighty is the Creator of the universe, so He is the first source of all information about it.
3. Increasing our faith and give us proof of God’s power
These miracles describe details in the universe that only the Creator of this universe can know, so they are evidence and proof of the power of God on the one hand and the sincerity of Muhammad’s message on the other hand.
4. Persuading people with reason and logic
People can be addressed or receive the speech through whether their minds or heart, the Holy Quran combined these two points to let people receive the speech while they’re convinced!
Now that you know how important these miracles are, let’s take examples of the most important ones.
The most important scientific miracles in the Quran
There are many scientific miracles mentioned by the Noble Quran, and all of them are miracles that have amazed modern scholars, and here we will select the most prominent of them, such as:
1. Embryology in the Quran
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 23:13-14
These verses explain in very accurate details how magnificent the creation of Allah 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.
2. Sea barriers in the Quran
The Quran also states another fact that there are barriers that allow two seas to meet yet maintain their separate temperature, density, and salinity.
“He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them (which) they do not break through.”
3. The creation of the sky in the Quran
After many attempts to find out what materials the sky was made of, powerful satellite cameras captured live images and movies showing a star consisting of a large mass of thick, dark smoke.
While God told us this thousands of years ago, when he said:
“Then he ascended to the sky when it was smoke”
4. The Big Bang and the creation of the universe in the Quran
God Almighty mentioned in the Noble Quran two movements of the earth, one of which is called Al-Ratq and the other Al-Fatq, where he said:
“Did not those who disbelieve see that the heavens and the earth were joined together, so we separated them?”
Al-Ratq means fusion and healing, while Al-Fatq means rupture.
Thus, the Holy Quran depicted the great cosmic event, which is the emergence of the universe in the same way that physicists describe, that the earth was fused and a huge explosion occurred that led to its disintegration and the formation of continents and countries.
An important note here is that the “Big Bang” theory doesn’t contradict what Islam mentioned about the beginning of the cosmos, however, it can’t be considered proof for Muslims of the existence of God and His creation, but just an illustrative theory of the existence of the cosmos.
5. composition of living organisms
Modern science has proven that any living organism consists of a percentage of water, and if it loses 25 percent of its water, it will die because all chemical reactions inside the cells of any living organism do not take place except in a watery medium, and this is what God told us in his great book in the verse that says:
“And we made from the water everything live”
6. The sky is stretched
Science has proven through research and the use of satellites and telescopes that the sky is constantly increasing in size, and this is what God emphasized in His saying
“And the sky we built with hands, and indeed we are enlarged”
7. The rotation of the earth in the Quran
Abu al-Rayhan al-Biruni said that the earth rotates on its axis by observing the sun and the movement occurring in the universe.
But the surprising thing is that the Quran also mentioned this thousands of years ago in the verse that says:
“It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.”
8. Lack of oxygen when going up to the sky
We all know today that the higher you go up, the less oxygen and your ability to breathe.
God Almighty said:
“For whomever God wants to guide, He expands his chest to Islam, and whoever wants to lead him astray, He makes his chest tight and awkward, as if he were”
9. Earth shape in the Quran
The earth is round. This fact is fought over by many scholars, and hundreds, but thousands, of people disagreed about it, as some believed that it is flat and others that it is oval, so the evidence comes that it is round, as God Almighty said.
“He created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): He makes the Night overlap the Day, and the Day overlap the Night”
And there are other Facts, like…
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 proves that mountains work as stabilizers for the earth.
And there is more….
Are there scientific miracles in the Quran?
Yes. There are many scientific miracles in the Quran. We mentioned a glimpse of many scientific facts mentioned in the Quran. The Quran is not a science book, though no science contradicts the facts mentioned in the Quran. The 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.