Friday, July 23, 2010

Scientific advancements occurring today, mentioned in the Holy Quran, 1400 years ago!

"And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of whatever living creatures He has spread forth in both. And He has the power to gather them together whenever He pleases." (Al-Qura'an 42:30)

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By Amtul Mussawir Mansoor | July 22, 2010

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.

In this rapidly advancing world, many new technological innovations are being invented every day, research is being conducted to cure diseases, new means of comfort are being established, but would you be surprised, if I told you that these advancements were prophesied 1400 years ago, in the Holy Quran! These scientific advancements are a magnificent proof of the truth of the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) by God and not a letter has been changed, as God says, “Verily, We Ourselves have sent down this Exhortation, and most surely We will be its Guardian.” (Al-Hijr, 15:10)

The list below is compiled by Ansar Raza. It only mentions a few of the many amazing predictions made in the Holy Quran:


FINGER PRINTS
"Their skins will bear witness against them as to what they have been doing" (41:21)

The finger prints system at borders, criminal investigation cells and immigration centers prove the fulfillment of this Quranic prophecy.

POLLUTION
"Corruption has spread on land and sea because of what men’s hands have wrought" (30:42)

One of the interpretations of the above verse of the Holy Quran is the environmental pollution, caused by human being. And that is spread both in land and sea due to our own inventions, i.e., fumes from chimneys of factories, chemical and nuclear waste, huge traffic in the cities, noise and creation of ozone hole are manifest testimonies of the fulfillment of this prophecy.

ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL
And after him We said to the Children of Israel, 'Dwell Ye in the promised land; and when the time of the promise of the Latter Days come, We shall bring you together out of various people." (17:105)

Creation of Israel and gathering of Sephardic, Ashkenazi and the Jews of many other different races in Israel proves the authenticity of this prophecy and hence Quran.

GENETIC ENGINEERING
"They will alter Allah's creation." (4:120)

The holy Quran has prophesied the plastic surgery, genetic engineering and cloning in this short and concise sentence.

ROADS IN MOUNTAINS
"And when the mountains are made to move." (81:4)

Centuries before the invention of dynamite, the holy Quran prophesied the blowing up and moving of the mountains.

NEW TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
"And when the she-camels, ten months pregnant are abandoned." (81:5)
"And He has created horses and mules and asses that you may ride them, and as a source of beauty. And He will create what you do not yet know." (16:9)

As we know people, specially those living in deserts, have now abandoned camels and other animals for travelling. But this prophecy of invention and emergence of new transport systems is on-going as we witness new and faster modes of transportation emerging all the time.

ZOO
"And when the wild beasts are gathered together." (81:6)

Nobody could ever imagine that one day wild beasts shall be captured, tamed and put together in closed and open parks. The establishment of zoo have fulfilled this prophecy.

OCCEANS LINKED
"And when the rivers are made to flow into each other." (81:7)
"He has made the two bodies of water flow. They will one day meet. Between them there is a barrier; they cannot encroach one upon the other." (55:20,21)
"And He it is Who shall merge the two seas together. This palatable and sweet, that saltish and bitter. And between them He has (presently) placed a barrier and a massive partition." (25:54)

This phenomenal prophecy is an excellent proof of truthfulness of Quran. It was beyond imagination of any one living 1400 years ago to even think of linking of oceans which we see today in Panama and Suez canals.
MODERN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
"And when various people are brought together." (81:8)

Fast transport systems, telephone, satellite systems and internet have brought so close to each other proving the truthfulness of the holy Quran.

WOMEN’S RIGHTS
"And when the female-infant buried alive is questioned about – For what crime was she killed." (81-9,10)

Modern-day women rights and liberation associations may be brain-child of freedom-loving and egalitarian humanist / feminist people but foretold by Quran centuries ago.

BOOKS PUBLISHED AND SPREAD
"And when books are spread abroad." (81:11)

The invention of printing press and publication houses and consequently spread of books every where is one of the marvellous prophecies of the Quran made in the dark ages of ignorance and illiteracy.

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE
"And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of whatever living creatures He has spread forth in both. And He has the power to gather them together whenever He pleases." (42:30)

Having discourse with aliens is still an unrealized dream, but science is progressing in that direction. The presence of extra-terrestrial life has been proved by scientists. The next step is to see them and making a link with them. No religious scripture, except Quran, even hints about this great scientific discovery.

AIR TRAFFIC SYSTEM
"And by the heaven full of tracks" (51:8)

While prophesying about modern transport systems, Quran also foretold the air-traffic system which is an essential part of aviation. A person living in desert 1400 years ago cannot talk about such advance technologies unless revealed to him by God Almighty.

Source: http://www.alislam.org/library/articles/prophecies.html


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Amtul Mussawir Mansoor, a biology major at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) also holds interests in religious studies and Arabic. She is the president of the Interfaith Council at TCNJ and works to build interfaith relationships and clear up misconceptions about Islam.  As a member of the monthly Al-Islam e-Gazette editorial team, she helps in portraying the true and peaceful message of Islam as brought by its Holy Founder, Prophet Muhummad.  Amtul Mussawir Mansoor can be reached at amtulmansoor@gmail.com.




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