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The Quran & Science

The Quranic description of the earth, the solar system, the cosmos and the origin of the universe is centuries ahead of the time of its first revelation. The Quran contains many verses related to a diverse range of sciences and not a single assertion has been proven wrong. For instance, the Quran, revealed between 610-622 AC., states or implies that:

• Time is relative (32:5; 70:4; 22:47).
• God created the universe from nothing (2:117).
• The earth and heavenly bodies were once a single point and they were separated from each other (21:30).
• The universe is continuously expanding (51:47).
• The universe was created in six days (stages) and the conditions that made life possible on earth took place in last four stages (50:38; 41:10).
• The stage before the creation of the earth is described as a gas nebula (41:11).
• Planet earth is floating in an orbit (27:88; 21:33; 36:40).
• The earth is round (10:24; 39:5) and resembles an egg (10:24; 39:5; 79:30).
• Oceans have subsurface wave patterns (24:40).
• Earth’s atmosphere acts like a protective shield (21:32).
• Wind also pollinates plants (15:22).
• A bee has multiple stomachs (16:69).
• The workers in honeybee communities are females (16:68-69).
• The creation of living creatures follows an evolutionary system (7:69; 15:28-29; 24:45; 32:7-9; 71:14-17).
• The earliest biological creatures were incubated inside flexible layers of clay (15:26).
• The stages of human development in the womb are detailed (23:14).
• Our biological life span is coded in our genes (35:11).
• Photosynthesis is a recreation of energy stored through chlorophyll (36:77-81).
• Everything is created in pairs (13:3; 51:49; 36:36).
• The atomic number, atomic weight and isotopes of Iron are specified (57:25).
• Atoms of elements found on earth contain a maximum of seven energy layers (65:12).
• There will be new and better transportation vehicles beyond what we currently know (16:8).
• The sound and vision of water and the action of eating dates (which contain oxytocin) reduce labor pains (19:24-25).
• There is life (not necessarily intelligent) beyond earth (42:29).
• The Quran correctly refers to Egypt’s ruler who made Joseph his chief adviser as king (malik), not as Pharaoh (12:59).
• Many of the miracles mentioned in the Quran, for instance, represent the ultimate goals of science and technology.
• The Quran relates that matter (but not humans) can be transported at the speed of light (27:30-40); that smell can be transported to remote places (12:94); that extensive communication with animals is possible (27:16-17); that sleep, in certain conditions, can slow down metabolism and increase life span (18:25); and that the vision of blind people can be restored (3:49).
• The number of months in a year is stated as 12 and the word Month (shahr) is used exactly twelve times.
• The number of days in a year is not stated, but the word Day (yawm) is used exactly 365 times.
• The frequency of the word year (sana) in its singular form occurs 7 times and plural form 12 times and together 19 times; each number relating to an astronomic event.
• A prophetic mathematical structure based on the number 19 implied in chapter 74 of the Quran was discovered in 1974 by the aid of computer shows that the Quran is embedded with an interlocking extraordinary mathematical system, which was also discovered in original parts of the Old Testament in the 11th century.
• And there’s more – much more. Also, see 68:1; 79:30; 74:1-37.

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