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Science and Islam proved by quran
Part Five in the what you don't but should know about Islam series.
Science and Islam.
"Religion without science is blind and science without religion is lame," Albert Einstein.
"The Qur'an contains infinitely more precise details [than many scientific discoveries today] which are directly related to facts discovered by modern science: these are what exercise a magnetic attraction for today's scientists. It is not faith in Islam that first guided my steps, but simple research for the truth. [What led me to this conviction was the fact that it would be unthinkable] for a man of Muhammad's (pbuh) time to have been the author of such statements on account of the state of knowledge in his days."
Dr. Maurice Bucaille, an eminent medical scientist and a member of the French Academy of Medicine. He is the author of the book entitled "The Bible, The Qur'an and Science."
Many people debate about science and religion. How they fit together. Does one discredit the other? Should they be separate from one another? Or does God use science to help us? Does God reveal Himself to us through science? Muslims surely believe this. Science was used in the Qur’an, by a way of verifying everything the prophets said. It gives man the chance to see for himself that which God has created. God encourages man to use a scientific approach in the Qur’an. Here are some examples Muslims were given by God to prove science and religion go hand in hand and should not be separate;
" Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): "Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire. " Qur'an 3:191
“ Do the unbelievers not realize that the heavens 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?” Qur’an 21:30
This sounds a lot like the big bang theory does it not? How did Muhammad know about the big bang 1400 years before science?
Islam and science are not different; the in fact they are one and the same. You can not have one without the other. Without science there is no Islam, and without Islam there is no science. This is the way Allah created it. Science goes to prove Islam, and therefore it is not in conflict with the laws of Islam. To prove Muhammad(pbuh) was a true Prophet, God revealed things to him to but into the Qur'an, hundreds of years before science would know about it. There are many examples of this throughout the Qur'an, every thing from: germs, mold, earth science, to the process of birth, and so much more. In fact the entire birth process was revealed by Muhammad(pbuh) 1100 years before science knew about it. People look at the Qur'an as a religious text only, when it is so much more.
"Do they not carefully consider (investigate) the Qur'an or are there locks upon their hearts." Qur'an 47:24
Keith L. Moore wrote a college textbook on the subject of embryology: "The Developing Human, Clinically Oriented Embryology" third edition With Islamic additions correlation studies with Qur'an and Hadith through the aid of, Abdul Majeed A. Azzindani. Moore, was a christian, and was so impressed by the accuracy the Qur'an contained on the birth process, from fertilization to birth that he added verses from the Qur'an to his textbook and made it a standard in his class that students must learn this. The fact that Muhammad(pbuh) described this process 1400 years before science knew about it, is mind blowing.
"Do they not consider the Qur'an? Had it been from any other than God, they would surely, have found there in much discrepancy." Qur'an 4:82
“It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of God.” Keith L. Moore, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
"Say the Qur'an was sent down by Him who knows the secrets (that is) the heavens and Earth." Qur'an 25:6
Dr. Moore was a former President of the Canadian Association of Anatomists, and of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. He was honored by the Canadian Association of Anatomists with the prestigious J.C.B. Grant Award and in 1994 he received the Honored Member Award of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists "for outstanding contributions to the field of clinical anatomy."
Oh yeah did I mention he is or at least was a Christian when this book was written.
"O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (Our Power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much). And (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth in pairs." Qur'an Al-Hajj verse 5
If you read the descriptions of birth, it is exactly as it happens. When the birth process starts, the embryo look like a blood clot, then a leech and feeds like a leech. It then goes on to say t it looks like a morsel of flesh what this means is; then the embryo looks like a piece of chewed meat. Actually it looks exactly as such, the best comparison in modern time is: a piece of chewed gum with teeth marks in it.
“But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give!” Qur'an As-Sajda verse 9
Once again knowing the birthing process, you would know that in the beginning the human child in the womb is not proportioned well, until it is time for birth.
“Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly form)? Then did he become a clinging clot; then did (Allah) make and fashion (him) in due proportion.” Qur'an Al-Qiyama verse 37-38
The verses about the embryo are my favorite, but there are many many more verses, and scientific proofs in the Qur'an. So science is Islam and Islam is science. God created us all, and He created all that we love and do. He created us to be very intelligent, and He knew we would be bored without a means to understand God and his creation. He gave us science to better understand Him and to know more about ourselves and our environment, He did this knowing that we would love this and it would be a way for us to Glorify Him even further. To love Him more and to thank Him for giving us such a beautiful gift, and not only giving us a way to love it but to know it and understand it. As humans we are programed to be curious, and to seek answers to the questions of the universe. Many of us seek understanding everyday, we just want to know. The most commonly asked question is probably, "WHY?". We always want to know why.
Another great example of the science in the Qur'an. Think of space and galaxies, and dust clouds and how stars and planets are formed. How did a man know 1400 years ago know about the formation of planets stars and galaxies? Think of all the pictures of the universe that Hubble showed us, now take that and compare it to the verses of the Qur'an, here is just one example: This verse is about the creation of the universe,
" Then He (God) turned to the sky, and it had been (as) smoke (dukhaan): He said to it and to the earth: come together, willingly or unwillingly. They said: we do come (together) in willing obedience." Qur'an 41:11
What about the universe's expansion, of course the Qur'an doesn't mention that? How could a man know about these things that long ago if there is no God to tell him.God tell us in the Qur'an that the universe is indeed expanding in this verse:
"The heaven, We have built it with power. Verily, we are expanding it." Qur'an 51:47
Almost every major scientist has acknowledged God at one time or another in their lifetime. Yet people always use their work to try and disprove the God that loves us so much. They use God's own knowledge to trick and lie to the people of the world.
What about geology? 1400 years ago God revealed to Muhammad(pbuh) that the crust of the earth moves, and told him about the plates of the crusts of the earth. He told him how mountains are formed and how earthquakes happen. Really, what was the growing theory of earthquakes 1400 years ago? And now we know that mountains grow or shrink at roughly the same pace that our thumb nails grow.
"When you look at mountains, you think that they stand still. Bye they are moving, like the clouds. Such is the manufacture of God, who perfected everything. He is knowing of everything you do." Qur'an 27:88
These are just a few examples of how science is used in the Qur'an, and how God reveals Himself to us, using science. There are many websites that offer fair amount of information on science in Islam. I will list a few of those sites for you, so that you may do some research on your own, if you chose to do so.
This website below offers many, many examples of science in the Qur'an. I found this site to be very interesting and suggest it to any one interested in science. http://www.islamicity.com/Science/iqs/
Here is another website that covers many subjects, and it looks cool. The home page is nice and flashy. LOL. It is a good read as well. http://scienceislam.com/
This "HUB" is dedicated to my butterfly, without this person my soul would be lost, and I would be a lonely man. Thank you for guiding me to Islam, and showing me all of the information I needed to become a Muslim. Thank you for being such a great friend, and all the support you have given. You truly are my best friend, and such a kind caring person. This world needs more people like you. Without you none of this would be possible. May God bless you always, and may all you do prosper in the name of God.
Also I owe thanks to all the scientist and educators of this world. Without you we would all be lost and wondering. The knowledge you pass along helps this world become a better place everyday. May God continue to guide you in your searches for knowledge and wisdom, and may God bless you with the strong minds needed to solve the puzzles God has given to us.
Remember people that the Qur'an isn't just a religious text. Its so much more. Use it to educate yourselves. It is full of so much knowledge and I am willing to bet it has science we don't even know about yet. Thank you all for taking the time to read my work. I hope you enjoyed it, and in shaa Allah my next blog will be about life after death and what Islam says about it, and in shaa Allah, it will be out by the middle of the week.