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"Sirajan Wahaja" which means a "blazing
lamp", while the moon is called "Noor" and
"Muneer" which means "light" and "gives
light. "
The difference between the star and the
planets is also mentioned 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 AI-Anbiyaa: "Do not the unbelievers see
that the heavens and the earth were joined
together, then we clove them asunder." This
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 forbidden to
pass."
Another one in Surah AI-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 comes pearls and
corals." Another one mentions the under-surface
waves in the high seas.
It
is good to mention
here that Mohammed, 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 Revelation from The
Almighty.
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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
AI-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 therewith whom
He wills and He turns it away from whom He
wills. The flashing of its lightning almost
snatches away the sights." It is good to mention
that recent scientist 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 AI-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 benefit
from these hints in the Qur'an. One verse in
Surah Fussilat says: "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 believe that it is revealed
from The Almighty and non-Muslims claim that
Mohammed, who was illiterate, wrote it.
Mohammed had no telescopes or microscopes 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.
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February 1991 / Shaban 1411