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Lesson 7
Proofs of Science (2)

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Main Points
(Continued from Lesson 6)

c) The earth being a globe and its rotation, the role of mountains in stabilizing it, the earth’s atmosphere, the cloud-rain cycle, water resources, the existence of gems in rivers and seas, and the nature of the agricultural soil.

d) Animals and the role of water in their lives.

e) Embryology, the benefits of honey, breastfeeding and hygiene, and prohibiting alcohol and harmful meats.

f) Historical facts like the pharaohs’ mummification, interpolation of the good tidings of the Prophet Muhammad in the Torah and the Gospels, and the guidance to study natural history.

g) The prophecy of preserving the Holy Qur’an until the end of the world and the failure of human attempts to imitate it due to its uniqueness and perfection.[2]

Legislative inimitability

        ·        Qur’anic legislation is inimitable as it differs from any human legislation: it is comprehensive, integrative, and pursues a middle course. It begins with liberating the Muslim’s mind from signs of polytheistic misconceptions and illusions by relating it to his Creator all along his life span; directing the Muslim’s behavior to seek Allah’s satisfaction in the Hereafter. It trains him to be pious and control his caprices; and it builds a society based on solidarity and unity, protecting it from the incitement of Satan by deterring punishments.

 

Evidence of the Qur'an and Sunnah

The earth:

The nature and movement of the earth:

Allah says:

]يُكَوِّرُ اللَّيْلَ عَلَى النَّهَارِ وَيُكَوِّرُ النَّهَارَ عَلَى اللَّيْل[
(الزمر: 5)

This means: “He rolls the night over the daytime and He rolls the daytime over the night.” (39, Az-Zumar: 5)

The mountains stabilize the earth:

Allah says:

]وَأَلْقَى فِي الأَرْضِ رَوَاسِيَ أَن تَمِيدَ بِكُمْ وَأَنْهَارًا وَسُبُلاً لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ[ (النحل: 15)

This means

: “And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you, and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves.” (16, An-Nahl: 15)

Animal life:

Allah says:

]وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ الْمَاء كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَي[
(الأنبياء: 30)

This means: “And We have made from water every living thing.”
 (21, Al-Anbiya`: 30)

Medical science:

Embryology:

Allah says:

]ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاهُ نُطْفَةً فِي قَرَارٍ مَّكِين. ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْمُضْغَةَ عِظَامًا فَكَسَوْنَا الْعِظَامَ لَحْمًا ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَاهُ خَلْقًا آخَرَ فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ[
(المؤمنون: 13 - 14)

 This means: “Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge) (and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman). Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.” (23, Al-Mu’minun: 13 - 14)

Honey:

Allah says:

]يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ[
(النحل: 69)

 This means: “There comes forth from their ( the bees) bellies, a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men.” (16, An-Nahl: 69)

Breastfeeding:

Allah says:

]وَالْوَالِدَاتُ يُرْضِعْنَ أَوْلاَدَهُنَّ حَوْلَيْنِ كَامِلَيْن[
(البقرة: 233)

 This means: “The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years.” (2, Al-Baqarah: 233)

Historical facts:

Pharaoh of Exodus:

Allah says:

]فَالْيَوْمَ نُنَجِّيكَ بِبَدَنِكَ لِتَكُونَ لِمَنْ خَلْفَكَ آيَةً وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ النَّاسِ عَنْ آيَاتِنَا لَغَافِلُون[
(يونس: 92)

This means: “So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)” (10, Yunus: 92)

Corrupting the Tawrah and Injil:

(see the proofs in Lesson 16)

Natural history:

Allah says:

]قُلْ سِيرُوا فِي الأَرْضِ فَانظُرُوا كَيْفَ بَدَأَ الْخَلْقَ[
(العنكبوت: 20)

 This means: “Say: Travel in the land and see how (Allah) originated creation.” (29, Al-`Ankabut: 20)

The prophecies:

Preserving the Holy Qur’an:

Allah says:

]إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُون[
(الحجر: 9)

This means: “Surely We, even We, have been sending down the Remembrance and surely We are indeed preservers of it.” (15, Al-Hijr: 9)

There is no similar book to Qur’an: (see the proofs at: the first part of elocutionary inimitability)

Inimitability of the Qur’an being manifest:

Allah says:

]سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقّ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ[
(فصلت: 53)

This means: “We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur'an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? (41, Fussilat: 53)