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Miracles of the glorious Quran
( This article was published in Oman Daily Observer, Oman's most prestigious Newspapers.The article is reproduced with the permission of the author )
By Hasan Kamoonpuri
In his book Allah’s Miracles in the Quran,
the famous Turkish author Harun Yahya says the Glorious Quran is the book of
guidance and wisdom. It is meant for the entire humanity for all time to
come, and instructs mankind to go in for God-consciousness (taqwa).
The Glorious Quran contains within its words innumerable scientific truths
scientists have only been able to uncover in recent times. The Glorious
Quran also contains prophecies about the future.
One of the prophecies, which is unfolding over the years, is that in the
Glorious Quran, “Allah says Islam will prevail over all other faiths,
ideologies, isms and doctrines. “He it is Who has sent His Messenger with
the guidance and the Religion of the Truth, that He may cause it to prevail
over all religion, even though the disbelievers are averse”. (Glorious Quran
Ruling over the world of science in the 19th century, the materialist
philosophy had proposed that the universe is an uncontrolled heap of matter
that existed since infinite time. The discoveries made in the 20th century,
however, entirely refuted this materialist claim.
Today, science has proven that the universe had a beginning; it was created
from nothing. With this beginning called the Big Bang, both matter and time
were created from nothing. Time and space are relative not absolute.
Moreover, all physical balances of the universe from the rate of the
explosion (Big Bang), from the nuclear reactions in stars to the structure
of atom, are tailored to support human life. In a nutshell, there is no room
for coincidence in the universe.
Furthermore, it has been established that the universe is undergoing a
constant process of movement, change and expansion. The origin of the
universe is described in the Glorious Quran:
“He created the heavens and the Earth from nothing”. (Glorious Quran, 6:101)
Astrophysics has reached today the conclusion that the entire universe,
together with the dimensions of matter and time, came into existence as a
result of the “Big Bang”.
This fact, only recently discovered by modern physics, was announced to us
in the Glorious Quran 1,400 years ago. In the Glorious Quran, the expansion
of the universe was described in the following terms:
“Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the Earth were sewn
together and then We unstitched them and that We made from water every
living thing? So will they not believe? (Glorious Quran, 21:30)
“And it is We Who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is
We Who are steadily expanding it. (Glorious Quran, 51:47)
The word “heaven,” is used in various places in the Glorious Quran. It is
referring to space and the wider universe. This is the very conclusion that
science has reached today.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian physicist Alexander
Friedmann and the Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaître theoretically
calculated that the universe is in constant motion and that it is expanding.
This notion was confirmed by the use of observational data in 1929. While
observing the sky with a telescope, Edwin Hubble discovered that the stars
and galaxies were constantly moving away from each other. This discovery is
regarded as one of the greatest in the history of astronomy.
In short, the stars are moving further and further away, all the time. The
stars and galaxies are not only moving away from us, but also from each
other. A universe where everything constantly moves away from everything
else implied a constantly expanding universe.
In the Glorious Quran Allah employs different words when referring to such
celestial bodies as the Moon, the Sun and the stars. This is how the
differences between the structures of the Sun and Moon are expressed in the
“Don’t you see how He created seven heavens in layers, and placed the Moon
as a light in them and made the sun a blazing lamp? (Glorious Quran,
In the above verse, the word “light” is used for the Moon (noor in Arabic)
and the word “lamp” for the Sun (siraaj in Arabic.) The word used for the
Moon refers to a light-reflecting, bright body. The word used for the Sun
refers to a celestial body which is always burning, a constant source of
heat and light.
“It is the star that pierces through darkness!” (Glorious Quran, 86:3)
We now know that the Moon does not emit its own light but reflects that
reaching it from the Sun. We also know that the Sun and stars do emit their
own light. These facts were revealed in the Glorious Quran in an age when
mankind simply did not have the means to make scientific discoveries of
their own accord. It was an age when peoples’ knowledge of celestial bodies
was severely restricted, to say the least. This further emphasises the
miraculous nature of the book of Islam.
It is stressed in the Glorious Quran that the Sun and Moon follow specific
“It is He Who created night and day and the Sun and Moon, each one swimming
in a sphere”. (Glorious Quran, 21:33)
These facts set out in the Glorious Quran were only discovered by means of
astronomical advances in our own time. According to astronomers’
calculations, the Sun moves along a path known as the Solar Apex in the path
of the star Vega at an incredible speed of 720,000 kmph.
The Glorious Quran describes many issues with exacting details such as, the
formation of the Universe, the expanding Universe, the End of the Universe
and the Big Crunch, Creation from Hot Smoke, the separation of the Heavens
and the Earth, the Creation of What Lies between the Heavens and the Earth,
the Perfect Equilibrium in the Universe, and so on.
Prediction of future events
Another miraculous aspect of the Glorious Quran is its prediction of future
events, some of which have so far been fulfilled. This is one of the proofs
that the Glorious Quran is the word of Allah.
An astonishing prediction is found in the first verses of Surat ar-Rum,
to the Byzantine Empire, the eastern part of the later Roman Empire: The
Byzantine Empire, which had met with a great defeat, would soon gain
“Alif, Lam, Mim. The Romans have been defeated in the lowest land, but after
their defeat they will be victorious within three to nine years. The affair
is Allah’s from beginning to end. On that day, the believers will rejoice”.
(Glorious Quran, 30:1-4)
“Allah has confirmed His Messenger’s vision with truth: You will enter the
Masjid al Haram (Sacred Mosque) in safety, Allah willing, shaving your heads
and cutting your hair without any fear. He knew what you did not know and
ordained, in place of this, an imminent victory”. (Glorious Quran, 48:27)
One night in Madina, the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) dreamed that the
believers would enter the Sacred Mosque and walk around the Kaaba. After he
awoke, he gave this good news to the believers, for those who had migrated
from Mecca to Madina with him had not been able to return since.
In Surat al-Fath 27, Allah revealed to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) that
He would help and support him, that the dream was true, and that the
believers would enter Mecca. A short while later, with the Treaty of
Hudaybiyah and the conquest of Mecca, the believers entered the Sacred
Mosque in complete safety, just as the dream had foretold. That was how
Allah showed that it had been His will that the Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon
Him) dream be fulfilled.