Miracles of The Qur’an
Prepared & presented by Jamal M. Ashraff
Miracles of the Qur’an
Speaking about scientific miracles has become a necessity
these days, as knowledge has made great & rapid strides
that cannot be stopped even for a moment.
What is the Qur’an ?
Muslims believe that the Qur’an is the very word of God
Almighty; which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (S)
over the period of 23 years.
The Qur’an is the principle source of every Muslim’s faith &
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What is Science ?
Science is the intellectual practical activity encompassing the
systematic study of the structure & behavior of the physical
& natural world through observation & experiment.
Source: Wikipedia
What is a Miracle ?
A surprising & welcome event that is not explicable by
nature or scientific laws & is therefore considered to be the
work of a divine agency.
Source: Wikipedia
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Intellectual Test
Any scripture claiming divine intervention must be put
to a test & the test is as follows:
1. the scripture must clearly state who is God, & what is
not God.
2. the scripture must stand the “Test of Time”.
Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an? If it had been from
(any) other than Allah (God), they would have found within it
much contradiction. Ch. 4 V. 82
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Qur’an in Focus
There are scientific & historical facts found in the Qur’an
which were unknown to the people at the time, & have only
been discovered recently.
The Qur’an came in a unique style of language that cannot
be replicated, this is known as the “Inimitability of the
1. Miracle of the Unseen 2. Historical Inimitability
3. Legislative Miracle
4. Numerical Miracles
5. Illustrative Miracles
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Qur’an in Focus
Qur’an is not a book of SCIENCE but it is a book of SIGNS. It clearly
states a number of scientific truths that were uncovered only with the
help of modern technology in the 20th century. Therefore, we will use
science as a yardstick to measure the accuracy of the statements in
“Science without Religion
is lame and Religion
without Science is blind”.
Albert Einstein – A
Physicist & a Noble Price
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Proportion of Rain
Every year, the amount of water that evaporates & that falls back to the earth
in the form of rain is “constant”.
And who send down rain from the sky
in measured amounts, and We revive
thereby a dead land – thus will you be
brought forth.
Noble Qur’an Ch. 43 V.11
This measured quantity in rain has been discovered by modern research. It is
estimated that in one second, approximately 16 million tons of water
evaporates from the Earth.
i.e. equivalent to 513 trillion tons of water per year
even if people used all the available technology in the world, they would not
be able to reproduce this cycle artificially.
A minor deviation in this equilibrium would rise a major ecological imbalance
that would be about the end of life on earth.
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Darkness in the Seas
Or (they are) like the darkness within an
unfathomable sea which is covered by
waves, upon which are waves, over which
are clouds – darknesses, some of them
upon others. When one puts out his hand
(therein), he can hardly see it. And he to
whom Allah (God) has not granted light –
for him there is not light.
Noble Qur’an Ch. 24 V. 40
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Darkness in the Seas
The darkness in deep seas & oceans is found around a depth of 200
meters & below.
Measurements made with today’s technology have revealed that
between 3 & 30 percent of the sunlight is reflected at the surface of
the sea.
Then, almost all of the seven colours of the light spectrum are
absorbed, one after another, in the first 200 meters, except for blue
light. Below a depth of 1,000 meters, there is no light at all.
human beings are not able to dive more than 40 meters down without
the aid of special equipment.
today we know about the general structure of the sea, the
characteristics of the living things in it, it’s salinity, as well as the
amount of water it contains, it’s surface area & depth.
Submarines & special equipment, enabled scientist to obtain this
Elder, danny and john pernetta 1991. Oceans, London, Mitchell Beazley Publishers. P. 27
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Bee & Honey
Then eat from all the fruits & follow
the ways of your Lord laid down (for
you). There emerges from their
bellies a drink, varying in colors, in
which there is healing for people.
Indeed in that is a sign for a people
who give thought.
Noble Qur’an Ch. 16 V. 69
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Bee & honey
Nowadays, Apiculture & bee products have opened a new branch of
research in scientifically advanced parts of the world.
Benefits of Honey
Easily Digested - Because sugar molecules in honey can
convert into other sugars (fructose to glucose), honey is
easily digested by the most sensitive stomachs, despite its high
acid content. It helps kidneys & intestines to function better.
Rapidly diffuses through the blood - Honey diffuses into the
bloodstream in 7 minutes & is a quick energy source. Brain
functions better since the brain is the largest consumer of
Recent Research shows this unique mixture is most effective in
removing fatigue & increase athletic performance.
Support blood formation – Honey provides the energy needed
by the body for blood circulation & helps in cleansing the
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Dr. Peter Molan, a leading researcher into honey for the last 20
years & a professor of biochemistry at New Zealand’s University of
Walkato, says this about the antimicrobial properties of honey:
“Randomized trials have shown that honey is more effective in
controlling infection in burn wounds than silver sulphadiazine, the
antibacterial ointment most widely used on burns in hospitals.”
Source: Honey Against infected skin Lesions, “www.apitherapy.com/honeysk.htm
The antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties of honey were
revealed as a result of clinical observations & research. Honey is
exceedingly effective in painlessly cleaning up infection & dead cells
in these regions & in the development of new tissues.
Honey is anti-bacterial & Antioxidant. Vitamins & mineral depot.
Treatment of wounds – present day, doctors & scientists are
rediscovering the effectiveness of honey in the treatment of
Sources : “Honey a source of Antioxidants,” Journal of Apicultural Research, 1998, 37:221-225 /
“Honey As Medicine – Australia Products A world’s First! “ San Diego Earth Times, January 2000
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Birth of a Human Being & it’s stages
We are often reminded how man came into the world, which stages he
has passed through & what his essence is:
We have created you, so why do you not believe? Have you seen that which you emit? Is
it you who creates it, or are We the Creator? Noble Qur’an Ch.56 V.57-59
The miracle of man’s creation is emphasized in many verses. Some of
the information within these verses is so detailed that it was
impossible for anyone living in the 7th century to have known it.
Examples of these are as follows:
Man is not created from the entire semen, but only a very small
portion of it (sperm).
It is not the male that determines the sex of the baby.
The human embryo adheres to the mother’s uterus like a leech.
The embryo develops in the three dark regions in the uterus.
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How could Muhammad (S) have
possibly known all this 1400
years ago, when scientists have
only recently discovered this
using advanced equipment and
powerful microscopes which
did not exist at that time?
Hamm and Leeuwenhoek were
the first scientists to observe
(spermatozoa) using an improved
microscope in 1677 (more than
1000 years after Muhammad
(S) ).
They mistakenly thought that
the sperm cell contained a
being that grew when it was
deposited in the female genital
And Allah (God) has extracted you
from the wombs of your mothers not
knowing a thing, and He made for you
hearing and vision and intellect that
perhaps you would be grateful.
Noble Qur’an Ch. 16 V.78
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Professor Emeritus
Keith L. Moore:1. One of the world’s most
prominent scientist in the fields
of anatomy & embryology & is
the author of the book entitled
translated into 8 languages.
He was the Professor Emeritus
of Anatomy & Cell Biology at
University of Toronto, Canada.
He was Associate Dean of Basic
Sciences at the Faculty of
Medicine & for 8 years was the
Chairman of the Department of
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In 1984, he received the most
distinguished award presented
in the filed of anatomy in
such as the Canadian &
Anatomists & the Council of
Testimony of Acknowledgement
In 1981, during the 7th Medical
Conference in Dammam, Saudi
Arabia, Professor Moore said:
Source: Developing Human, 5th Edition P.9, &
Extract from Video called “This is the Truth”
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''The above observation makes the hypothesis advanced by those who see
Muhammad as the author of the Quran untenable. 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 then pronounce truths of a
scientific nature that no other human being could possibly have developed at
that time, and all this without once making the slightest error in his
pronouncement on the subject?
Maurice Bucaille,
The Bible, the Quran and Science, 1978, p. 125
''A totally objective examination of it (the Quran) in the light of modern
knowledge, leads us to recognize the agreement between the two, as has been
already noted on repeated occasions. It makes us deem it quite unthinkable for
a man of Muhammad's time to have been the author of such statements, on
account of the state of knowledge in his day. Such considerations are part of
what gives the Quranic Revelation its unique place, and forces the impartial
scientist to admit his inability to provide an explanation which calls solely upon
materialistic reasoning. ”
Maurice Bucaille,
The Quran and Modern Science, 1981. p. 18.
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