The Islamic Bulletin
The Purpose Of Life
How did the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
know that the embryo started out as a clot hanging
and clinging to the wall of the uterus of the mother?
Did he have a telescope? Did he have a cystoscope?
Did he have some kind of x-ray vision? How did he
receive this knowledge, when it was just discovered
forty seven years ago?
Likewise, how did he know that the oceans
have a barrier between them to separate the salt and
the fresh water?
And it is He Who has let free the two
seas (kinds of water), one palatable and sweet, and
the other salt and bitter, and He has set a barrier and
a complete partition between them.” [Quran 25:53]
How did he know this?
“It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and
the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim
along, each in its rounded course.” [Quran 21:33]
How did he know that the Sun, and the Moon,
and the planets are all swimming in an orbit that had
been ordered for them? How did he know this? And
on, and on, and on - how did he know these things?
These things have just been discovered twenty five or
thirty years ago. Technology and science, the sophis-
tication of which you and I well know have just been
discovered. How did Muhammad (PBUH), who lived
more than 1500 years ago-- an uneducated shepherd
who was raised in the desert, not knowing how to
read or write-- how could he know something like
this? How could he produce something like this? And
how could anyone else living with him, before, or
after, produce something that has just been discovered
recently. That’s impossible!! How could a man who
never left the Arabian Peninsula, a man who never
sailed on a ship, who lived more than 1500 years ago
--make such clear and astounding descriptions that
were just recently discovered in this half of the twenti-
Also, if this is not enough, let me mention that
the Quran has a hundred and fourteen chapters, over
six thousand verses. And there were hundreds of peo-
ple in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who
memorized this book entirely. How did that happen?
Was he some kind of genius? Did anyone memorize
the Gospel - any of them? Did anybody memorize the
Torah, the Psalms, the Old Testament, the New Testa-
ment? Nobody has done that. Not even the Pope.
But there are millions of Muslims today who
have memorized this entire book. This is the ambition
of every Muslim. Not some – but every! How many
Christians have you ever met in your life, that has
memorized the Bible? None. You’ve never met any
Christian that memorized the whole Bible, because
you’ve never met a Christian who even knew what
was the whole Bible. Why is that? Because, Christians
themselves have over seven hundred different de-
nominations, and there are approximately thirty nine
different versions of the Bible--with different books
and different versions. Different number of verses and
different number of chapters. And they don’t agree
to that. So how could they even memorize what they
don’t agree about.
It’s just some facts about the Quran. The Qu-
ran has been universally preserved without the slight-
est alteration of any kind in fifteen centuries. And I’m
not speaking in a condemning fashion. I’m a person
who was a Christian. A person who found out these
things by my own investigation. A person who is now
sharing this information with you. Overturning some
rocks for you to look under. And it’s up to you!
Just think about if all of this were true. Would
you agree that this book is quite profound? And
unique, to say the least? Would you be honest enough
to say that? Of course you would, if you were honest.
And you are. Within yourselves, you have to come to