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The Islamic Bulletin
Volume I No. 1
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Wahaja” which means a “blazing lamp”, while the moon is
called “Noor” and “Muneer” which means “light” and “gives
The difference between the star and the planets is also men-
tioned in the Holy Qur’an in so many places.
The Holy Qur’an gives information in so many places about
many points that have to do with the creation of the universe
like the existence of six periods for the creation in general,
the interlocking of the stages in the creation of the heavens
and the earth, the creation of the universe out of an initially
unique mass forming a block that subsequently split up, the
plurality of the heavens and of the earth, and the existence of
an intermediary creation between the heavens and the earth.
An example for the above is this verse in Surah Al-Anbiyaa:
“Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth
were joined together, then we clove them asunder.”
separation process resulted in the formation of the multiple
worlds mentioned in so many places in the Qur’an.
There are so many verses that talk about the seas and the water
cycle.An amazing one in Surah Al-Furqan says:
“(Almighty) is The One who has let free the two seas, one
is agreeable and sweet, and the other salty and bitter. He
placed a barrier between them, a partition that is forbid-
den to pass.”
Another one in Surah Al-Rahman says:
“He has loosed the two seas. They meet together. Between
them there is a barrier which they do not transgress. Out
of them come pearls and corals.”
Another one mentions the
under-surface waves in the high seas. It is good to mention
here that Mohammad (pbuh), who lived in the desert 1400
years ago, never rode the sea, which makes it hard to believe
that this book was written by a human and must be a Revela-
tion from Allah.
The electricity in the atmosphere and the consequence of this,
i.e. lighting and hail, are referred to in many verses. This one
in Surah Al-Noor says:
“Have you not seen that Almighty makes the clouds move
gently, then joins them together, then makes them a heap.
And then you see raindrops issuing from within it. He sends
down from the sky mountains of hail. He strikes there-
with whom He wills and He turns it away from whom He
wills. The flashing of its lightning almost snatches away the
It is good to mention that recent scientists say that hail
falls from clouds that have the shape of mountains.
Concerning the animal milk, the Holy Qur’an describes how
and where the milk is formed inside the animal. This verse
from Surah Al-Nahl says:
“Verily, there is food for thought in your cattle. From what
is in their bellies, among their excrement and blood. We
make you drink pure milk, easy for drinkers to imbibe.”
Many other areas are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and are
open for interested scientists in those areas to do research on
them. There is no need for the scientist to be a Muslim to ben-
efit from these hints in the Qur’an. One verse in Surah Fussilat
“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and inside
themselves until it is shown for them that it is the truth.”
When doing that, however, one should keep in mind that this
book came to us 1400 years ago in the desert. Muslims and
non-Muslim claim that Mohammed (pbuh) who was illiter-
ate, wrote it. Mohammed (pbuh) had no telescopes or micro-
scopes to do that kind of research nor did he ride the seas to
check the barrier between the salty and sweet waters.
Whosoever does any scientific research on verses from the
Holy Qur’an that relate to his research can decide for himself
which side to support.
Q: 1. What are the pillars of faith?
A: Belief in The Almighty, His Angels, His Books, His Messen-
gers, The Last Day and The Pre-measurement of good and evil.
Q: 2. If you were reciting the Qur'an out loud then someone
started praying near you, what should you do?
A: Recite Softly
Q: 3. What should you do when you see that the Imam has al-
ready started the obligatory prayer?
A: You should join the Jama'ah (Congregation) and not pray
Q: 4. If a Muslim made two Ruku's in a single Rak'ah, should he
repeat his Salah or prostrate for forgetfulness?
A: Repeat his Prayer