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The Islamic Bulletin
Volume I No. 1
Page 10
The Qur’an, the holy book in Islam, is not a book of
science; yet, it talks about so many different areas of mate-
rial things in a very scientific way that leaves an everlasting
miracle and a permanent challenge to the thinking humans.
Such references are hard to include in such a short article;
however, a good sample of them are included in this article.
The translation from Arabic to English makes those verses
loose some of their strength when some words have to be
translated to the closest words.
The human embryology subject is one of the most amazing
parts in the Qur’an. A verse in Surah Al-Zumar says:
“The Almighty makes you in the wombs of your moth-
ers in stages, one after another, within three veils of
This matches with what Dr. Keith Moore from
Canada says that a 20 week fetus in the uterus is surrounded
by three veils of darkness: the abdominal wall, the uterine
wall and the aminochorionic membrane.
Another verse in Surah Al-Muminoun says:
“The Almighty made you from a drop of sperm into a
leech-like structure which changed into a chewed-like
substance that then took the shape of a bone and was
clothed with flesh.”
Dr. Keith Moore says that a 24 day hu-
man embryo looks exactly like a leech or a bloodsucker. At 28
days, several parts of bead-like somites start to appear on the
embryo to make it look like the chewed substance.
A saying of the Prophet also states this: “Not from all the fluid
is the offspring created” while a verse in Surah Al-Insan says:
“Verily, We created the human being from mixture of
germinal drop.”
Another verse in Surah Al-Muminoun shows
that the bone material is formed before the flesh:
“Then We
clothed the bones with flesh.”
Many more verses provide
detailed description of the development of the embryo that
needs advanced knowledge of the human embryology to ap-
The expansion of a universe, a recent discovery of modern sci-
ence that was first suggested by the general theory of relativity
and is backed up by physics in the examination of the galactic
spectrum; the regular movement towards the red section of
their spectrum may be explained by the distancing of our gal-
axy from another. Thus the size of the universe is constantly
increasing. This verse in another Surah says:
“The Heaven, We have built it with power. Verily, We are
expanding it.”
Concerning the moon, the sun, and the night, the Holy Qur’an
says in Surah Al-Anbiyaa:
“(The Almighty is) The One who
created the night, the day, the sun, the moon. Each one is
traveling in an orbit with its own motion.”
Another verse in
Surah Yaseen
“The sun
must not catch
up the moon,
nor does the
night outstrip
the day. Each
one is traveling
in an orbit with
its own mo-
The Qur’an also
tells the differ-
ence between
the sun and the
moon. The sun
is called “Sirjan