The Qur'an is the last revealed Word of God. It is a
record of the exact words revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad through
the Angel Gabriel. It was then dictated to his Companions who memorized
it, and it was written down by scribes. The Qur'an is in every detail the
unique and miraculous text which was revealed to Muhammad fourteen
centuries ago. Not one word of its 114 chapters has been changed over the
centuries.The Qur'an deals with all subjects which concern us as human
beings: wisdom, doctrine, worship, and law, but its basic theme is the
relationship between God and His creatures. There are also many verses in
the Qur'an concerned with natural phenomena that are astounding. It is
impossible to explain their presence in humans terms, given the state of
knowledge at the time the Qur'an was revealed. In the West, such
statements had never before formed the subject of a scientific
communication until recent times.On 9th November 1976, an unusual lecture
was given at the French Academy of Medicine. Its title was
‘Physiological and Embryological data in the Qur'an' and was delivered
by the famous French physician Dr. Maurice Bucaille. His reason for doing
this was that "our knowledge of these disciplines is such, that it is
impossible to explain how a text produced at the time of the Qur'an could
have contained ideas that have only been discovered in modern
times."The citations included in this pamphlet appeared in the Qur'an
during the 7th century CE. The Prophet Muhammad was himself illiterate and
was living among illiterate people. The Arabs at that time worshipped
idols and believed in horoscope and magic and were superstitious. The
Arabs very actively opposed the teachings advanced by the Prophet through
his revelations.This short article is for you to read and to consider.
Because the subject matter is so vast, we have space to mention only a few
brief facts from the Amazing Qur'an.
The Creation of the Universe
"Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and
the earth were joined together, then We clove them asunder? And We made
from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?" (21:30)
This verse is specifically addressed to non-believers, and touches upon
the creation of the universe and the origins of all life. The Qur'an
mentions the existence of a gaseous mass (dukhan,41:11) which is unique
and whose elements, although at first fused together (ratq) subsequently
became separated (fatq). The separation process resulted in the formation
of multiple worlds, a notion which crops up dozens of times in the Qur'an
(1:1): "Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds." [1,2]
The Origins of Life
"And We made from water every living thing. Will
they not then believe?" (21:30)
The building blocks of all living things are called
cells. They are the basic units of life.
Protoplasm (cytoplasm + nucleus) is the substance of
all living things. Cytoplasm is a jelly-like material consisting of water
and dissolved substances. The constitution of protoplasm is about 80-85%
water. Without water life is not possible. 
None of the myths on the origins of life that abounded
at the time of the Qur'an are present in the text. Furthermore, the fact
that all life originated from water would not have been a very easy thing
to convince people of 1400 years ago, especially in the desert!
The Expansion of the Universe
The expansion of the universe is the most imposing
discovery of modern science. Today it is a firmly established concept and
the only debate centres around the way this is taking place.
"The heaven, We have built it with power. Verily,
We are expanding it." (51:47)‘We are expanding it' is the
translation of the plural present particle musi'una of the verb ausa'a
meaning "to make wider, more spacious, to extend, to expand."
Some translators were unable to grasp the meaning and provided mistaken
translations. Others sense the meaning, but were afraid to commit
themselves eg. Hamidullah talks of the widening of the heavens and space,
but he includes a question mark. Zidan & Zidan, and The Supreme
Council for Islamic Affairs refer to the expansion of the universe in
totally unambiguous terms. [1,2]
Mountains have always been looked upon as conspicuous
landforms, characterized by lofty protrusions above their surroundings,
high peaks and steep sides.However, the Qur'an accurately describes
mountains as stabilizers for the Earth that hold its outer surface firmly,
lest it should shake with us, and as pickets (or pegs) which hold that
surface downwardly as a means of fixation."Have we not made the earth
an expanse, and the mountains stakes (awtad)?" (78:6-7) and "And
God cast into the ground mountains standing so that it does not shake with
you." (31:10). [1,3]
The Developing Human Embryo
Statements referring to human reproduction and
development are scattered throughout the Qur'an. It is only recently that
the scientific meaning of some of these verses has been fully appreciated.
The Qur'an determines that human development passes through stages (39:6).
The realization that the human embryo develops in stages was not discussed
and illustrated until the 15th century. The staging of human embryos was
not described until the 20th century. Streeter (1941) developed the first
system of staging which has now been replaced by a more accurate system
proposed by O'Rahilly (1972). However, the Qur'an was the first source to
mention the (23:12-16). The Qur'an and Hadith also state that both parents
share in the origins of the offspring: "O mankind! We created you
from male and female." (49:13) and "We created mankind from a
mixed drop (nutfah-amshaj)." (76:2)The mixed drop refers to the
mixture and convergence of a small quantity of sperms with the ovum (and
its associated follicular fluid) to form the zygote. It has the form of a
drop and consists of a mixture of male and female secretions."Then we
made the drop into a leech-like structure (‘alaqah)." (23:14)
‘alaqah in Arabic means (i) to cling and stick to a thing; (ii) a leech
or bloodsucker; (iii) a suspended thing; and (iv) a blood clot. Amazingly,
each of the meanings for ‘alaqah can be applied to human prenatal
development.For example, taking ‘alaqah to mean a leech we find that the
embryo is surrounded by amniotic fluid just as a leech is surrounded by
water. The human embryo clings to the mothers womb, in the same way that a
leech clings to the skin. A leech is a pear shaped organism and thrives on
bloodsucking. The diagram above clearly indicates that the shape of the
embryo does in fact resemble a leech! At this stage the cardiovascular
system has started appearing and the embryo is now dependant on the
maternal blood for its nutrition like a leech! As there were no
microscopes or lenses available in the 7th century, people could not have
known that the embryo has this leech-like appearance."Then out of
that leech-like structure We made a chewed lump (mudghah)." This
statement is from Surah 23:14. The Arabic word mudghah means "chewed
substance or chewed lump." Towards the end of the 4th week, the human
embryo looks somewhat like a chewed lump of flesh. The chewed appearance
results from the somites which resemble teeth marks. The somites represent
the beginnings of the vertebrae (backbone). (For a detailed discussion
concerning the Qur'an and modern embryology see 1,2,4,5,6).
In the 89th chapter of the Qur'an, the city of "Iram"
is mentioned: "Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with Aad, of the
city of Iram, with lofty pillars the like of which was never created in
any land?" Iram has been unknown to history, so much so that it
apparently became an embarrassment to some Muslim commentators of the Holy
Qur'an. In 1975, in North-Western Syria the ancient city of Ebla was
excavated. Ebla is over 4500 years old. In the ruins of the Palace Library
they found the largest collection of cuneiform clay tablets ever
discovered - around 15,000. Written in the oldest Semitic language yet
identified, the tablets reveal that Ebla rivalled Egypt and Mesopotamia as
a major power of the ancient world. They found in there a record of all
the cities that Ebla used to do business with including one IRAM! [7,8,9]
What happened to the body of Pharaoh of the Exodus ?
The Biblical version of Pharaoh's story states that he
was drowned in the pursuit of Prophet Moses (Exodus 14:28-29). Unknown to
the world till only of late, the Holy Qur'an made a definite prediction
about the preservation of the body of that same Pharaoh of Moses' time
10:90-92:"This day We shall save you in your body so that you may be
a sign for those that come after you". The body was discovered in the
tomb of Amenhotep II in 1898. [2,12]
The resting place of Noah's Ark
The Bible states that "And the Ark rested... upon
the mountains of Ararat." Genesis 8:4. According to the Holy Qur'an
(11:44): "The Ark came to rest upon Al-Judi." According to
recent evidence from an archaeological find in Eastern Turkey, experts
believe they may have discovered the remains of an ancient vessel whose
dimensions mirror those of Noah's Ark as told in the Bible. However, the
discovery was made on Al-Judi! [10,11]
The Holy Qur'an:- God's final Guidance to Mankind
"How could a man, from being illiterate, become
the most important author in terms of literary merits in the whole of
Arabic literature? How could he the pronounce facts of a scientific nature
that no other human being could have possibly known at that time, and all
this, without once making the slightest error in his pronouncement on the
subject?" (Dr. Maurice Bucaille).
You owe it to yourself to find out the TRUTH about :
ISLAM, the Holy Qur'an and the Life and teachings of God's final
The message of ISLAM is simple :
There is nothing worthy of worship except GOD alone,
and Muhammad is his messenger and servant.There are today, over
one-thousand million followers of ISLAM. Find out the truth!
 VIDEO TAPE: This is the TRUTH
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Bucaille, American Trust Publications.
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by Prof. Z. R. El-Nagger, IIIE, USA.
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embryology in the Qur'an.", Keith L. Moore, Journal of the Islamic
Medical Association of North America (18:15) 1986.
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embryology with ISLAMIC ADDITIONS, Keith L. Moore and A. A. Azzindani, 3rd
Ed., Dar Al-Qiblah and WB Saunders, 1983.
 Human Development as Described in the Qur'an and
Sunnah, Various contributors, Islamic Academy for Scientific Research,
ISBN 0-9627234-1-4, 1992.
 The Amazing Qur'an, Gary Miller.
 National Geographic, December, 1978.
 Ebla - A revelation in archaeology, Chaim Bermant
and Michael Weitzman, Time Books, 1979.
 VIDEO TAPE: Quest for the Ark, Channel 4
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Maurice Bucaille, NTT Mediascope Inc., Japan, 1994