Verses of the Koran and scientific theories

The Koran was sent by the Prophet, may God bless him and greet him, in the 7th century. At that time, science was at a primitive level. People believed that the Sun goes around the Earth and that the Earth rests on whales. Against the background of this ignorance, the Qur’an was sent, which talks about scientific facts in various fields. But the Koran is not a scientific book, it is a Holy book in which the Almighty warns about the future life, the Day of Judgment, retribution for deeds, where parables and stories of past generations are given, where it is about the inner world of man, instructions and reminders are given. Some may say that the text of the Qur’an could change along with new discoveries. But this could not happen, because the Qur’an was written down during the lifetime of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. One of the copies, recorded a few years after his death, is kept in the museum of Uzbekistan. And the text of this copy exactly matches the texts of those Arabic Korans that are distributed today all over the world. Here we will present only some scientific facts from the Qur’an, which confirm that this knowledge could only come from the Creator, the Most High.
1. Origin of life from water.

Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an: “Do not the disbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were one and that We divided them and created all living things from water? Will they not believe?” (Surah Al-Anbiya, verse 30) We all know that water is the source of life. But who could know about this in the desert Arabia of the 7th century? Organisms are made of cells, and cells are mainly made of water. For example, 80% of the cytoplasm (the main cell material) of a standard animal organism is described as water in biology textbooks. This fact was discovered only after the invention of the microscope.

2. Iron.

In the Qur’an, Almighty Allah says: “We have also sent down iron, in which there is a mighty power and benefit for people” (surah “al Hadid”, “Iron”, verse 75) Iron is not a natural material for the Earth. Scientists discovered that millions of years ago the earth was “attacked” by meteorites that contained iron “brought” from distant planets. The verse also refers to the “gift” of iron, which implies that iron was not originally an “earthly” material, but was sent from beyond the Earth.

3. Protection of the sky.

In the Qur’an, Almighty Allah says: “We have made the sky a protective roof, but they turn away from its signs” (surah “al-Anbiya”, verse 32) The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. It protects the earth from the deadly rays of the Sun. If there was no sun, solar radiation would kill everything on earth. It acts as a protective blanket or cloth covering the earth. Because the temperature outside the sky is -270 degrees Celsius. If this temperature reached the ground, everything would instantly freeze. And these are just some of the many functions of the sky.

4. Mountains.

The Qur’an says: “Did We not make the earth a bed and the mountains pegs?” (Sura “An Naba”, verses 6-7). Spikes are an accurate description of the shape of mountains. In a book called “Earth”, geophysicist Frank Press explains that mountains are “staked” into the ground like pegs. For example, Mount Everest, whose height is 9 km, is lower than 125 km underground. This property of mountains became known only at the beginning of the 20th century, with the development of the theory of plate tectonics.

5. Expansion of the Universe.

It is said in the Koran: “We built the sky with power, and We expand it” (sura “az Zariyat”, verse 47). The fact of the expansion of the universe was discovered only in the last century. Stephen Hawking in the book “A Brief History of Time” writes: “The discovery of the expansion of the universe was one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.”

6. Solar orbit.

In the Qur’an, the Almighty says: “He is the One who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon.” All float in orbits” (sura “al-Anbiya”, “Prophets”, verse 33) For the first time, the hypothesis about the immobility of the Sun and the rotation of the planets around it was proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century. This hypothesis was supported by scientists until the 20th century. And those who followed it considered the Qur’anic verse to be false. But the research of the last century has discovered a lot of new things, including the fact that the sun moves in an orbit. Yes, the truth sent in the Qur’an has received recognition and confirmation.

7. The ocean.

Almighty Allah compared disbelief to the darkness of the sea abyss: “Or they are like the darkness in the depth of the sea abyss. It is covered by a wave above which is another wave above which is a cloud. One darkness on top of another! If he stretches out his hand, he will not see it. To whom Allah has not given light, therefore there will be no light” (sura “an Noor”, verse 40). Scientists believed that waves arise only on the surface of the ocean. However, oceanographers have discovered that there are also internal waves below the surface of the ocean. These waves are invisible to the human eye and can only be detected with special equipment. The Qur’an speaks of gloom in the depths of the ocean, covered with waves, then waves again, and above them clouds. This verse is “taught” not only by the fact that it says about the inner waves that were discovered not so long ago, but also by describing the depth of darkness. A person can descend to a depth of 70 m (without equipment) and there is still light. But after descending to a depth of 1000 m, we will find out that m complete darkness.

8. Lies and movements.

In the Koran, the Almighty says: “But no! If he does not stop, then We will seize him by the hohol – the hohol is lying, sinful” (surah “al-Alyak”, verses 15-16). This verse was sent regarding Abu Jahl, one of the leaders of the polytheists, who created obstacles for the Muslims. It is noteworthy that in this verse he is not called a liar, but only the forehead is mentioned. Scientists have discovered that it is the frontal part of the brain, namely the prefrontal cortex, that is responsible for lying. The frontal lobes are also responsible for conscious movements. Both lies and movements (“if he doesn’t stop”) are mentioned in connection with the “hochl”, the frontal part of the brain.

9. Pain receptors

. “Indeed, those who disbelieved in Our signs, We will burn in the Fire. Whenever their skin is cooked, We will replace it with another skin so that they may taste the torment. Indeed, Allah is Mighty, Wise” (sura “an Nisa”, verse 56)”For a long time it was believed that the brain is responsible for the sensation of pain. But then it turned out that pain receptors are located on the surface of the skin. Without them, a person cannot feel pain. When the skin burns, a person can no longer feel pain. Therefore, the Almighty warns that the skin will be renewed, and the pain will continue. As punishment for unbelief.

Asya Hagiyeva