The Scientists Comment on the Qur`an – (Scientific Nature)

The Scientists Comment on the scientific miracles of Al Qur`an
Dr. Gerald C. Goeringer is Course Director and Associate Professor of Medical Embryology at the Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. During the Eighth Saudi Medical Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Professor Goeringer stated the following in the presentation of his research paper:

“In a relatively few ayahs (Quranic verses) is contained a rather comprehensive description of human development from the time of commingling of the gametes through organogenesis. No such distinct and complete record of human development, such as classification, terminology, and description, existed previously. In most, if not all, instances, this description antedates by many centuries the recording of the various stages of human embryonic and fetal development recorded in the traditional scientific literature.”

Dr. William W. Hay is a well-known marine scientist. He is Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. He was formerly the Dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA. After a discussion with Professor Hay about the Quran’s mention of recently discovered facts on seas, he said:

“I find it very interesting that this sort of information is in the ancient scriptures of the Holy Quran, and I have no way of knowing where they would come from, but I think it is extremely interesting that they are there and that this work is going on to discover it, the meaning of some of the passages.”
And when he was asked about the source of the Quran, he replied: “Well, I would think it must be the divine being.”


The Scientists Comment on the Qur`an – (Scientific Nature)

Dr. T. V. N. Persaud is Professor of Anatomy, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. There, he was the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy for 16 years. He is well-known in his field. He is the author or editor of 22 textbooks and has published over 180 scientific papers. In 1991, he received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada, the J.C.B. Grant Award from the Canadian Association of Anatomists.

Professor Persaud has included some Quranic verses and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad in some of his books – and presented these verses and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad at several conferences. When he was asked about the scientific miracles in the Quran which he has researched, he stated the following:
“…Muhammad .. could not read, didn’t know to write. – You have someone illiterate making profound pronouncements – amazingly accurate about scientific nature. [so] many accuracies – I have no difficulty in my mind that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to these statements.”
Dr. E. Marshall Johnson is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. There, for 22 years he was Professor of Anatomy, the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy, and the Director of the Daniel Baugh Institute. He was also the President of the Teratology Society. He has authored more than 200 publications. In 1981, during the Seventh Medical Conference in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Professor Johnson said in the presentation of his research paper:
[Summary] “The Quran describes not only the development of external form, but emphasizes also the internal stages, the stages inside the embryo, of its creation and development, emphasizing major events recognized by contemporary science.” Also he said: “As a scientist, I can only deal with things which I can specifically see.
I can understand embryology and developmental biology. I can understand the words that are translated to me from the Quran. As I gave the example before, if I were to transpose myself into that era, knowing what I knew today and describing things, I could not describe the things which were described. I see no evidence for the fact to refute the concept that this individual, Muhammad, had to be developing this information from some place. So I see nothing here in conflict with the concept that divine intervention was involved in what he was able to write.”  

The Scientists Comment on the Qur`an – (Nuclear Physics and Human Development)

Professor Alfred Kroner who is one of the world’s most famous geologists. He is a Professor of Geology and the Chairman of the Department of Geology at the Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Professor Alfred said: “Thinking about many of these questions and thinking where Muhammad came from, he was after all a Bedouin. I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this is the case.”
He also said: “Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics 1400 years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind for instance that the earth and the heavens had the same origin, or many others of the questions that we have discussed here.”
Keith L. Moore is a professor emeritus in the division of anatomy (department of surgery), former Chair of anatomy and associate dean for Basic Medical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has also worked at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is most known for his textbooks on the subjects of anatomy and human embryology.
“It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Quran about human development. It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, or Allah, because most of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of God or Allah”.
Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Formerly, he was Professor of Ob-Gyn and the Chairman of the Department of Ob-Gyn at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was also the President of the American Fertility Society. He has received many awards, including the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology Public Recognition Award in 1992. Professor Simpson studied the following two sayings of the Prophet Muhammad:

[In every one of you, all components of your creation are collected together in your mother’s womb by forty days…]
[If forty-two nights have passed over the embryo, God sends an angel to it, who shapes it and creates its hearing, vision, skin, flesh, and bones….]

He studied these two sayings of the Prophet Muhammad extensively, noting that the first forty days constitute a clearly distinguishable stage of embryo-genesis. He was particularly impressed by the absolute precision and accuracy of those sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Then, during one conference, he gave the following opinion:
“It follows, I think, that not only there is no conflict between genetics and religion but, in fact, religion can guide science by adding revelation to some of the traditional scientific approaches, that there exist statements in the Quran shown centuries later to be valid, which support knowledge in the Quran having been derived from God.”
The Scientists Comment on the Qur`an – (True Astronomical Facts)
Dr. Yoshihide Kozai is Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University, Hongo, Tokyo, Japan, and was the Director of the National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. He said:
“I am very much impressed by finding true astronomical facts in [the] Quran, and for us the modern astronomers have been studying very small pieces of the universe. We’ve concentrated our efforts for understanding of [a] very small part. Because by using telescopes, we can see only very few parts [of] the sky without thinking [about the] whole universe. So, by reading [the] Quran and by answering to the questions, I think I can find my future way for investigation of the universe.”
Professor Tejatat Tejasen is the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Previously, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the same university. During the Eighth Saudi Medical Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Professor Tejasen stood up and said:
“During the last three years, I became interested in the Quran…. From my study and what I have learned from this conference, I believe that everything that has been recorded in the Quran fourteen hundred years ago must be the truth, that can be proved by the scientific means. Since the Prophet Muhammad could neither read nor write, Muhammad must be a messenger who relayed this truth, which was revealed to him as an enlightenment by the one who is eligible [as the] creator.
This creator must be God. Therefore, I think this is the time to say La ilaha illa Allah, there is no god to worship except Allah (God), Muhammadurrasoolu Allah, Muhammad is Messenger (Prophet) of Allah (God). Lastly, I must congratulate for the excellent and highly successful arrangement for this conference…. I have gained not only from the scientific point of view and religious point of view but also the great chance of meeting many well-known scientists and making many new friends among the participants. The most precious thing of all that I have gained by coming to this place is La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah, and to have become a Muslim.”

The Verses in the Quran That Mention Future Events Which Later Came to Pass

One example of the events foretold in the Quran is the victory of the Romans over the Persians within three to nine years after the Romans were defeated by the Persians. God has said in the Quran:

The Romans have been defeated in the nearest land (to the Arabian Peninsula), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious within bedd’ (three to nine) years…. (Quran, 30:2-4)

Let us see what history tells us about these wars. A book entitled History of the Byzantine State says that the Roman army was badly defeated at Antioch in 613, and as a result, the Persians swiftly pushed forward on all fronts. At that time, it was hard to imagine that the Romans would defeat the Persians, but the Quran foretold that the Romans would be victorious within three to nine years. In 622, nine years after the Romans’ defeat, the two forces (Romans and Persians) met on Armenian soil, and the result was the decisive victory of the Romans over the Persians, for the first time after the Romans’ defeat in 613. The prophecy was fulfilled just as God has said in the Quran.

There are also many other verses in the Quran and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad that mention future events which later came to pass.

The Authenticity of Al Qur’an:
First of all, the Qur’an makes a claim that it is a divine revelation; that is, it was sent down from The Almighty God Allah to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) through inspiration. Allah says in the Noble Qur’an: {Muhammad is not speaking from himself, his own ideas, his own ambitions, his own emotions or feelings. But this is a revelation (Qur’an) which has been revealed to him} [53:3-4]

Therefore, in order to convince you or anyone else of the authenticity of the Qur’an, there must be evidence that:
1) It was impossible for Muhammad (pbuh) to produce such a book.
2) Authoring the Qur’an is above any human’s capability or creativity.

There is a Qur’anic verse that states: {And we created the human beings from a hanging clot that was clinging to the wall of the womb} [23:13]. How did 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 microscope? Did he have some kind of X-ray vision? How did he obtain this knowledge whereas this scientific fact was discovered only 47 years ago? How did he know that the ocean and rivers have a barrier between them to separate the salt and the fresh water? How did he know that? How did he know that the sun and the moon and the planets are all swimming in an orbit that has been ordered for them? How did he know these facts when they have just been discovered 25 or 30 years ago?

Thus, how did Muhammad (pbuh) know these recently discovered scientific facts over fourteen hundred years ago? How could an illiterate shepherd who had been born and raised in the desert find out/present/state such mere scientific facts? How could anyone else living with him, before or after him, produce something that has been only discovered recently? Impossible! How could a man who had never left the Arabian Peninsula, nor did he sail on a ship, give such clear and astounding descriptions that have been discovered recently in the second half of the 20th century?

Another amazing fact about the Qur’an is that that it consists of 114 chapters, over 6000 verses, and there were hundreds of people at the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who had memorized this book entirely. Did they posses any super human quality? How did that happen? Did anyone, at the time of Jesus or after him, memorize any of the gospels? Did anyone at the time of Moses or after him, memorize the Torah? What about the Psalms and the Old and the New Testament, do you know anybody that have ever memorized any of them thoroughly? You would not find anyone memorizing any of them entirely, not even the Pope himself!

However, there are millions of Muslims today, who have memorized their Book, the Qur’an, entirely. This is the ambition of every Muslim. Not some, but every Muslim. How many Christians, have you met in your life, have memorized the Bible? Surely, you have never met any Christian who has memorized the Bible because you have never met a Christian who even knew what words constitute the whole Bible. This is because Christians themselves have over 700 different denominations, and there are around 39 different versions of the Bible, each with different books and different versions, with different amount of verses and different amount of chapters. They don’t agree about which one is the true Bible. Accordingly, how could they memorize what they don’t even agree about?

The proof of that is simple, if all the Christians of the world, all the churches, all the congregations and all the individuals agreed one day to take all their books and threw them in the oceans, and the Muslims do the same and threw all their copies of the Qur’an in the oceans, the Christians will not be able to produce another Bible because they don’t even agree about one unique and genuine version of the Bible. On the contrary, there are millions of Muslims who have memorized the entire Qur’an, so even if we threw all of the copies of the Qur’an, we can bring ten Muslims, who memorize the Qur’an thoroughly and who do not know each other, from ten different countries, they will be able to stand altogether and start reciting the Qur’an from its opening surah ( i.e. chapter ) to its final one. Moreover, number of words, phrases, paragraphs, and then the Qur’an will be right back again. It will be as unique and genuine as the original one.

Finally, this book, the Qur’an, has been universally preserved without the slightest alternation of any kind for over fourteen centuries. Notice that each Muslim of the millions who have memorized the Qur’an have memorized the same words exactly. This is a fact which is testified. When one receives a certificate that s/he has memorized the Qur’an well from any Sheikh, it is written on the certificate that this person memorized from this Sheikh, who memorized from another Sheikh, who memorized from so-and-so, right until the chain of transmission reaches Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself. Any certificate that this Sheikh gives to anyone has the same names in the chain that goes back to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Actually, what they had memorized corresponds to what it written in all the copies of the Qur’an in the world.

If all of these facts are true, and indeed all of them are true, would you agree that this Book is quite profound and unique? Would you be honest enough to say that? Of course you would, if you are honest.(HSH/E1)


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