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Scientific Revelations in the Quran


10-05-2016, 03:22 AM #1
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Salam Alaykum brothers and sisters,



Let us dedicate this thread for the Scientific/Linguistic/Numerical/Mathematical/Prophetical/Preservation/Inimitability/Literary/Recitation... miracles of the Quran.


A very dear brother  Wink linked me this video last night. Seems they have a YouTube channel with many videos.


Feel free to post anything related to this subject, whether it has to do with the Quran or Prophet Muhammad Alayhi Afdalu Assalati Wassalam


This is the video he linked... number 23... It also coincides with my name: Tarek (the one that knocks)



Keep in mind Ikhwan,  the Qur'an IS NOT a book of science. It is a manual to live your life in a way that is most pleasing to the Creator of the worlds.



However, many scientific facts that are expressed in an extremely concise and profound manner in its verses have only been discovered with the technology of the 20th century. These facts could not have been known at the time of the Qur'an's revelation, and this is still more proof that the Qur'an is the word of God.


Keep also in mind that the Quran does not talk like a scientist would, using technological terms. It speaks to you in a descriptive manner that even the layman can comprehend

The videos are short.. round 3 minutes.


Get your minds ready to be blown





The Star that Knocks







"(I swear) by Heaven and the Tariq ( The Knocker ) ! And what will convey to you what the Tariq is? The Star Piercing [the darkness]! (Qur'an, 86:1-3) "













P.S: Let me add one more thing... The scientific finds in the Quran pale in comparison to the linguistic/recital/wording/consistency/accuracy miracles therein


It is an Engineering Marvel. None but the Creator Himself could have engineered this Book.
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10-05-2016, 09:21 AM #2
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Or [the state of a disbeliever] is like the darkness in a vast deep sea, overwhelmed with a great wave topped by a great wave, topped by dark clouds, darkness, one above another, if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! And he for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him there is no light.

-Quran 24:40

Every time I read this verse it absolutely blows my mind.
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Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wasalam) said:

"My similitude and that of the life of this world is that of a traveler who took a rest at mid-day under a shade of a tree and then left it."       (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and al-Hakim)

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10-05-2016, 09:41 AM #3
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Salamu Alaykum dear brother KF


Let me take it further, inshallah... i left this post a long time ago


Darkness in the Seas and Internal Waves



"Or (the unbelievers' state) are like the darkness of a fathomless sea which is covered by waves above which are waves above which are clouds, layers of darkness, one upon the other. If he puts out his hand, he can scarcely see it. THOSE GOD GIVES NO LIGHT TO, THEY HAVE NO LIGHT."

(The Qur'an, 24:40)

The general environment in deep seas is described in the book named Oceans:

The darkness in deep seas and oceans is found around a depth of 200 meters and below. At this depth, there is almost no light. Below a depth of 1000 meters there is no light at all.

Today, we know about the general structure of the sea, the characteristics of the living things in it, its salinity, as well as the amount of water it contains, its surface area and depth. Submarines and special equipment, developed with modern technology, enable scientists to obtain this information.

Human beings are not able to dive more than 40 meters down without the aid of special equipment. They cannot survive unaided in the deep, dark parts of the oceans, such as at a depth of 200 meters. For these reasons, scientists have only recently been able to discover these detailed pieces of information about seas. However, the statement of "darkness in a deep sea" was used in Sura Nur 1,400 years ago. It is certainly one of the miracles of the Qur'an that such information was given at a time where no equipment to enable man to dive into the depths of the oceans was available.

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In addition, the statement in verse 40 of Sura Nur "…like the darkness of a fathomless sea which is covered by waves above which are waves above which are clouds…" draws our attention to another miracle of the Qur'an.

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The picture above represents internal waves at interface between two layers of water of different densities. The lower layer is denser then the upper one. This scientific fact, declared in verse 40 of Surah An Nur of the Qur'an 14 centuries ago, has been discovered by today's scientists only very recently.

Scientists have recently discovered that there are internal waves, which "occur on density interfaces between layers of different densities." These internal waves cover the deep waters of seas and oceans because deep water has a higher density than the water above it. Internal waves act like surface waves. They can break, just like surface waves. Internal waves cannot be seen by the human eye, but they can be detected by studying temperature or salinity changes at a given location.

The statements in the Qur'an run absolutely parallel to the above explanation. Without research, one can only see the waves on the surface of the sea. It is impossible for one to know about the internal waves beneath the sea. Yet, in Sura Nur, God draws our attention to another type of wave that occurs in the depths of the oceans. Certainly, this fact, which scientists has discovered very recently, shows once again that the Qur'an is the word of God.

http://www.answering-christianity.com/da...oceans.htm


Now the truly MIND BLOWING STUFF:




The 2nd part of the verse: "THOSE GOD GIVES NO LIGHT TO, THEY HAVE NO LIGHT"



Allah is hinting at the deep sea creatures which emit their own light, a phenomena called bio-luminescence.

Way below the deep sea, live different kinds of animals. Because of the pitch darkness at this depth, Allah has blessed those animals with cells that are distributed on certain parts of their bodies to produce light.

Chemicals in these cells react with one another in the presence of a catalyst and this emits cold light.

They use this light to mate, identify each other, and to find food.

So when Allah SWT says:" for any of whom Allah giveth no light, there is no light!"

He must be referring to a particular marine life that is blessed with a certain light (Bio-luminescence).

SubhanAllah

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10-05-2016, 04:11 PM #4
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10-06-2016, 03:11 PM #5
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AsSalam alaikum and jazak Allaah Khair for the thread Brother Tarrik.  My contribution are verses from Quran upon which we should reflect inshaAllah  because Allah says what means:

Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding. (190)

Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire. (191)

Our Lord, indeed whoever You admit to the Fire - You have disgraced him, and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers. (192)

 Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], 'Believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous. (193)

Our Lord, and grant us what You promised us through Your messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, You do not fail in [Your] promise." (194)

~AND AMONG HIS SIGNS ~


And among his signs is this, that He created you (Adam) from dust, and then, - behold you are human beings scattered! (Ar-Rum 30:20)


And among his signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. (Ar-Rum 30:21)

And among his signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge. (Ar-Rum 30:22)

And among his signs is the sleep that you take by night and by day, and your seeking of His Bounty. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who listen. (Ar-Rum 30:23)

And among his signs is that He shows you the lightning, by way of fear and hope, and He sends down water (rain) from the sky, and therewith revives the earth after its death. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who understand. (Ar-Rum 30:24)

And among his signs is that the heaven and the earth stand by His Command, then afterwards when He will call you by single call, behold, you will come out from the earth (i.e from your graves for reckoning and recompense). (Ar-Rum 30:25)

And among his signs is this, that He sends the winds as glad tidings, giving you a taste of His Mercy (i.e. rain), and that the ships may sail at His Command, and that you may seek of His Bounty, in order that you may be thankful. (Ar-Rum 30:46)

And from among his signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allâh Who created them, if you (really) worship Him. (Fussilat 41:37)

And among his signs (in this), that you see the earth barren, but when We send down water (rain) to it, it is stirred to life and growth (of vegetation). Verily, He Who gives it life, surely, (He) is Able to give life to the dead (on the Day of Resurrection). Indeed! He is Able to do all things. (Fussilat 41:39)

And among his signs are the ships, in the sea, like mountains. (Ash-Shura 42:32)

All Praise is for Allah Glorified and Exalted is He above all that they ascribe to Him.


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10-07-2016, 09:45 AM #6
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"(Nay!) be ye STONES or IRON"



This thread is open ended -  I seriously am confused what miracle to post next... There is so much that I wish to share with you Ikhwan, yet so little time


As I said, science is catching up to the Quran and not the other way round.



This post here will touch a little on the subject of the Resurrection


I will post some verses out of the dozens present in the Quran that are related to the resurrection and lastly I will post the verse of interest and expound on it, B Izn Allah


Surah Al-Hajj, 5:

O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babies, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much), and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs).


Surah Al-Baqara, 28:


How can ye reject the faith in Allah.- seeing that ye were without life, and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return.


Surah An-Nahl, 38:


They swear their strongest oaths by Allah, that Allah will not raise up those who die: Nay, but it is a promise (binding) on Him in truth: but most among mankind realise it not.


Surah An-Nahl, 65:


And Allah sends down rain from the skies, and gives therewith life to the earth after its death: verily in this is a Sign for those who listen.


Surah Al-Hajj, 66:


It is He Who gave you life, will cause you to die, and will again give you life: Truly man is a most ungrateful creature!


Surah Al-Muminun, 82:


They say: "What! when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised up again?



Surah Ar-Rum, 19:


It is He Who brings out the living from the dead, and brings out the dead from the living, and Who gives life to the earth after it is dead: and thus shall ye be brought out (from the dead).


Surah Ya Sin, 51:


The trumpet shall be sounded, when behold! from the sepulchers (men) will rush forth to their Lord!



Surah Ya Sin, 78:


And he (disbeliever) makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?"


Surah Al-Ahqaf, 33:


See they not that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, and never wearied with their creation, is able to give life to the dead? Yea, verily He has power over all things.


Surah At-Taghabun, 7:


The Unbelievers think that they will not be raised up (for Judgment). Say: "Yea, By my Lord, Ye shall surely be raised up: then shall ye be told (the truth) of all that ye did. And that is easy for Allah."





Now let us move to the verse of interest:


"They say: "What! when we are reduced to bones and dust, should we really be raised up (to be) a new creation?" Say: "(Nay!) be ye STONES or IRON, "Or created matter which, in your minds, is hardest (to be raised up), - (Yet shall ye be raised up)!" then will they say: "Who will cause us to return?" Say: "He who created you first!" Then will they wag their heads towards thee, and say, "When will that be?" Say, "May be it will be quite soon!  (Quran, 17:49-51)"



In these verses disbelievers are questioning how could Allah bring them back after death after they are converted into bones and dust? But God tells his prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to say to them: even if you are converted after death into stones or even iron, God is still able to bring you back to life.


Quran in these verses refers to the conversion of the dead into stones or iron and this fact has been proven scientifically, not only that but also this fact is now the scientific basis for more complicated studies of paleontology (prehistoric life science). So Quran preceded the modern science by referring to the fact of fossils formation due to conversion of the dead into stones or iron.


Fossils

Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. The totality of fossils, both discovered and undiscovered, and their placement in fossiliferous (fossil-containing) rock formations and sedimentary layers is known as the fossil record. Fossils range from thousands of years to many millions of years in age.


The observations that certain fossils were associated with certain rock strata led early geologists to recognize a geological timescale in the 19th century. The development of radiometric dating techniques in the early 20th century allowed geologists to determine the numerical or "absolute" age of the various strata and thereby the included fossils.


The only way we know anything at all about prehistoric life is through fossils. Some people refer to specimens of dinosaurs as "dinosaur bones", but in fact, they are not. No organic material can remain unchanged for millions of years. That is why, the only pieces of the past that survive to be looked upon by human eyes, do so as rocks, or fossils, as they are called when they came from living organisms. So really, there are no dinosaur bones left anywhere, just the ones that have been turned to stone.



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How do things turn to stone, or become fossilized? First of all, a very small amount of prehistoric life got fossilized. In order for this phenomenon to take place, conditions had to be exactly right. It was just like winning the prehistoric lottery.


Only the hard parts of an organism can become fossilized, such as teeth, claws, shells, and bones. The soft body parts are usually lost, except for in very special conditions.


How Bones are converted into Stones or Iron?


Bones of animals or humans are fossilized by replacement of its components by minerals. Replacement occurs when the shell, bone or other tissue is replaced with another mineral. In some cases mineral replacement of the original shell occurs so gradually and at such fine scales that microstructural features are preserved despite the total loss of original material. A shell is said to be recrystallized when the original skeletal minerals are still present but in a different crystal form, as from aragonite to calcite.


The minerals that usually replace the bones are calcite or silica or pyrite and these minerals can be divided into two categories:

1- Stone or rock fossils


Calcite and silica are common constituents of many types of rocks and silica is the most abundant mineral in the earth crust, so when the bones are replaced by calcite or silica; it forms bones-shaped stones. So a fossilized bone is just a rocky model of an ancient bone. A fossil is composed of different materials than the original bone was. During the fossilization process, the original atoms are replaced by new minerals, so a fossil doesn't have the same color (or chemical composition) as the original object.


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2- Iron ores fossils


These fossils are formed when the bones are replaced by Iron pyrite or other Iron ores; it forms bones-shaped Iron. This process is called Pyritization, The mineral iron pyrite is an iron sulfide with the formula FeS2. This mineral's metallic luster and pale-to-normal, brass-yellow hue have earned it the nickname fool's gold due to its resemblance to gold.



İmage



So it is clear that bones are preserved for millions of years when it is replaced by minerals like calcite and silica forming a rocky model of the bones or replaced by Iron pyrite or other iron ores.


http://www.quranandscience.com/featured-...ut-fossils



TBC... Inshallah
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10-07-2016, 11:06 AM #7
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If you brothers and sisters are interested in the scientific side of the Quran, I suggest you read Maurice Bucaille's book The Bible, Quran and Science. It's a very interesting read.

Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wasalam) said:

"My similitude and that of the life of this world is that of a traveler who took a rest at mid-day under a shade of a tree and then left it."       (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and al-Hakim)

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10-07-2016, 02:57 PM #8
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(10-05-2016, 03:22 AM)Tarikko Wrote:  Keep in mind Ikhwan,  the Qur'an IS NOT a book of science.

Does that mean that we can't trust it to reflect scientific fact?
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10-07-2016, 04:33 PM #9
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(10-07-2016, 02:57 PM)Thunderian Wrote:  
(10-05-2016, 03:22 AM)Tarikko Wrote:  Keep in mind Ikhwan,  the Qur'an IS NOT a book of science.

Does that mean that we can't trust it to reflect scientific fact?

 Nope, not what it means.


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10-07-2016, 05:13 PM #10
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(10-07-2016, 02:57 PM)Thunderian Wrote:  
(10-05-2016, 03:22 AM)Tarikko Wrote:  Keep in mind Ikhwan,  the Qur'an IS NOT a book of science.

Does that mean that we can't trust it to reflect scientific fact?

we can trust it to reflect Wisdom.
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