Yes, there is a religious miracle you can physically see
Witness a miracle
No, its not a miracle soap or a miracle perfume or a miracle food that helps you lose weight (wouldn't it be great though :)), or the linux system people consider a miracle. I am not talking about something Hollywood uses in the movies like raising three kids with a day and night job etc. I am talking about a real miracle, left to humanity by a God's Messenger, so that people can physically hear and see a true miracle sent to us by God when there are no more prophets (God's messengers) because he was the last one to come to Earth.
Skeptical? You should be, because a lot of people complain that other people were lucky to see miracles and it was easy for them to believe but what about us, right? And, if a lot of people were informed about a valid miracle, that they can hear, see and touch today, they would be believers. Unfortunately, a lot of the answers found on the Internet states things like, well, Moses showed miracles but the Pharaoh did not believe, so you probably would not either. Well, try me! I am not the frigging Pharaoh, nor I am not one of the other people who are ignorant enough to turn to a mooing golden calf when the prophet saved me from all sorts of trouble by splitting the sea etc. I will believe when I see a miracle, strong enough to be a miracle and not fake, because, well, I am simply reasonable and logical. I know there are a lot of people like me on this Earth, so why not right?
Well, here is the deal. Since there are no more Messengers sent by God, the last one had to leave a physical miracle so that people after his death would have the chance to see that miracle, as shown by all the prophets. That miracle should be in a form that cannot be burnt, stolen, destroyed, changed, or denied (in an era of knowledge where people can see things on their TVs or computers). This miracle I am talking about has all of these features and more. It cannot be burnt because there are a lot of copies, if you burn one, all the others will still reveal the miracle to other people. It cannot be stolen, destroyed, changed due to all the other copies that exists, are solid, or unmodified.
Yes, you can copy a miracle. In the next segments, I will show you what it is and why it is a miracle. And no, its not a numbers game as in Jewish tradition, because I know they have a lot of those. If you believe them, that's fine but what I will show you next is completely different. You can play around with numbers but you cannot play around with words. If you change even one word in a sentence, its meaning can change. Yes, you can use synonyms but you will see that with this miracle, even using synonyms, you cannot create anything even similar, because it is what it is, a miracle.
As you have guessed from the last sentences, the miracle is a book. But wait, its not what you expect. So, before you click away, give it a chance and see Why its a miracle and which book it is. You must have heard about it, but I doubt you even looked at it let along read it. The miracle is the Qur'an, the Muslim religious book. I will prove to you beyond reasonable doubt that it is a miracle.
- The first proof is that Qur'an challenges humans to write a book like it. Nobody, and I mean nobody or no group has been able to write a book even similar to it. The challenge was first made to the people of Mecca, when the book was sent. People in that era was aware of the beauty and miracle features of the book, and many people convert to Islam simply by listening to Qur'an, read by the messenger Muhammad (May peace be upon him). Their best poet at the time tore his own poems after hearing and reading Qur'an, stating that his poems were worthless. After the challenge, unbelievers failed and another challenge came down, if they could write a chapter, and then they failed. Then another challenge, for them to write a sentence and they decided to give it their full energy. After all their efforts to make it fit to Qur'an model, they wrote:
"Trunk of an elephant is long"
Then they got mad at themselves and threw it away because of course, they found it insufficient. The challenge still exists today as stated in these verses:
“And if ye are in doubt As to what We have revealed from time to time
to Our Servant, then produce a Soorah Like thereunto; And call your
witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, If your (doubts) are
true. But if ye cannot –And of a surety you cannot. Then fear the Fire
Whose fuel is Men and Stones – Which is prepared for those Who reject
Faith.” [Al-Qur’aan 2:23-24]
The challenge to produce a Soorah (a chapter), which, in beauty, eloquence, depth and meaning is at least somewhat similar to a Qur’anic Chapter remains unmet to this day.
- Of course, a miracle book has to be CORRECT, even if it was written over 1300 years ago. You would not believe a book if it said something like the world is flat etc. Qur'an was revealed starting 610 CE, and concluded in 632 CE.
The earth is not exactly round like a ball, but geo-spherical i.e. it is flattened at the poles. The following verse in the Qur'an contains a description of the earth’s shape:
[79:30] He made the earth egg-shaped. Source:http://www.submission.org/efarsi/arabic/sura79.htm
The Arabic word ``dahhaahaa'' is derived from ``Dahhyah'' which means
The Arabic word for egg here is dahhaahaa, which means an ostrich-egg. The Earth looks like an ostrich-egg. This means that the Qur’aan correctly describes the shape of the earth, though people at the time of the Qur'an thought the Earth was flat. If Qur'an was not a miracle, it would reflect that notion. Because it is a miracle sent by God, it clearly reflects the correct knowledge we now know as common knowledge.
- Everything in Quran is correct, as seen in the example above. If you look at the works of Aristo, for example, there are many predictions on state which almost perfectly describes the nature of the state today yet there are so many ridiculous nonsense, you can tell that this was written by a guessing man. Quran has only the truth and nobody has been able to come out and say well, this ain't right scientifically (not theory but proven law). If this was not a miracle book, it would include many incorrect statements, yet everything in Quran is correct.
- Universe was one thing and then God separated it, The Big Bang Theory Confirmed:
[21:30] Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?(http://www.submission.org/suras/sura21.html)
Miracle of Quran as lived by Ruben of Australia
Personal miracle YOU can observe using only your logic and senses
People can observe miraculous nature of the Quran if they were to read a piece of it every day. I observed this by reading a couple of pages every day and each time I would find answers to my questions, although I was reading it page by page, in order. In other words, I would have a worry, or a question, and when I read Quran, the answer was there. Here is a video of an Australian boy who became Muslim after reading Quran. He observed the miracle of Quran and you can too.
Magic or miracle? "True Blood" show of HBO
A living human being is a miracle in itself
This video is a 1 minute clip from True Blood show of the HBO channel, season 1 episode 3. In the clip, a vampire and Sookie, a human discuss the nature of magic and miracle. The vampire (Bill) states that just because we understand some mechanics of the human body, it does not make it less of a miracle or magic than something we don't understand. If what animates a vampire body is magic, then what animates a human body is magic, or miracle as well. I agree with him. Human body in itself is a miracle. For example, each human cell has a DNA with length of 1.8 meters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genome). When all DNA in one human's body is added up by length, it adds up to over 100 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Here is the math:
According to McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (New York: McGraw Hill, 1997), if stretched out, DNA would form a very thin thread, about 6 feet (2 meters) long. Conservative estimates state that there are 50 trillion cells in human body (some estimates state 75 or 100 trillion, Asimov, Isaac. The Human Body, New rev. ed., p. 79; New Encyclopaedia Britannica, vol. 6, p. 134; Van Amerogen, C. The Way Things Work Book of the Body, p. 13.)
So, 2 meters in each cell * 50 000 000 000 000 cells=100 trillion meters=100 billion kilometers, which is the total length of DNA in only one human body. The distance between Earth and the Sun is approximately 93 million miles (changes because Earth is not perfectly round, but egg shaped), which is approximately 150 million kilometers (The average distance from the earth to the sun, the semi major axis of its orbit, is 149 597 890 km. This distance was not known until recently and it is called the astronomical unit or AU. The distances of the other planets to the sun are usually measured in astronomical units.)
100 billion kilometers length of DNA in a single human body/ 150 million kilometers distance
There is a great number of references at this page covering Quran and modern science from
- General Science