Course: General study skills
Name: Nasir Ahmed Ayanleh
Lecturer: Dr. Hala Janoudi
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Scientific miracles in Quran
The miraculous nature of the Holy Quran lies mostly in the fact that it speaks to people from each time period with the language they understand. For example, the people in the holy prophet’s time were mostly Bedouin so they were spoken too accordingly. They were talked to in terms of camels, cattle, palm trees etc. Things they see and understand so that they believe. But the real miracle is that we read the same Quran today as they did, and come up with different understandings of the same subject. With the improvement of science, many discoveries have been made that was already in the Holy Quran. And with the steady scientific improvements, there is bound to be more scientific discoveries in the holy Quran. In this essay I will discuss few of the many discoveries in the Holy Quran. Scientific discoveries:
The “relativity of time” theory is now an accepted scientific fact revealed by Einstein only in the beginning of the 20th century. This theory states that time is not absolute as people perceive it. Time is rather relative to the environment and factors like mass and velocity. This is shown in the following Quran verses: "He directs the whole affair from heaven to earth. Then it will again ascend to Him on a Day whose length is a thousand years by the way you measure." (The Qur'an, 32:5)
"The angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a day whose length is fifty thousand years." (The Qur'an, 70:4)
"They ask you to hasten the punishment. God will not break His promise. A day with your Lord is equivalent to a thousand years in the way you count." (The Qur'an, 22:47)
These verses show that time is not absolute and it’s...
...being a book of guidance (2:2), the HolyQuran is also a book of wisdom and knowledge (36:2). This is evident, among other things, from the most scientific, yet easily comprehensible, way in which the Quran guides us towards a definite goal.
The entire scheme of guidance has been summed up just in one verse which says "Who has created and then proportioned: Who has measured and then guided" (87:2,3). The words "created" and "proportioned" in the verse imply the creation of human beings in the best possible form (95:4), a form that could suit the objectives of their creation.
The word "measured" in the verse implies that Allah took calculated account of both the capabilities and frailties with which human beings were born so as to devise a proper scheme for their guidance. The word "guided" implies the provision of appropriate guidance.
The rationale for guidance is manifest from the verses which say: "He it is who made you vicegerents in the earth" (6:165) and "does the man think that he will be just left to himself" (75:36).
What is spelled out by these verses combined, is that human beings were created to act as Allah's vicegerents on earth for which they had to be provided necessary guidance with a view to attain the desirable level of development - the level that could enable them to discharge their responsibilities as Allah's vicegerents in a befitting manner.
The desirable level of...
...consider the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, as the word of God and a miracle. According to Islamic tradition, the Qur'an was revealed miraculously to Muhammad by Allah (God) through angel, Jibrīl (Gabriel), as a perfect, verbatim copy of what was written in heaven and that had existed there for all of eternity.
The Qur'an states that Muhammad neither read a book nor wrote a book [Quran 29:48] and that he did not know about past events [Quran 3:44][11:49][28:44]. So, from a widely held Muslim perspective, this suggests that since Muhammad had no previous knowledge of the content in the Qur'an, it was in fact composed of miracles. Some Muslims believe that the Qur'an is "a miracle of eloquence", rather than a source of scientific revelation, and consider scientificmiracles as illusions from devils. However, the majority of modern Muslim thinkers accept the miracles found in the Qur'an and their compatibility with science. But, there still exists disagreement regarding the alleged miracles of the saints.
The definition of a miracle is "a marvellous event not ascribable to human power or the operation of any natural force and therefore attributed to supernatural, esp. divine, agency; esp. an act (e.g. of healing) showing control over nature and used as evidence that the agent is either...
...The Quran is a Book of Guidance. The HolyQuran was presented to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu 'alahi wa Salaam) through angel Jibreel alaihissallam. The Quran was given to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu 'alahi wa Salaam) by Allah in the month of Ramadan. Allah also revealed three more books called Taurat, Zaboor and Injil . The Surahs which were revealed in Makkah were called Makki surahs while the surahs which were revealed in Madinah were known as Madani surahs.
The Quran has 114 surahs altogether. The Quran has 6666 ayahs or verses. It also has 30 juz in it. The Quran has 14 sajdahs. The Quran teaches about Allah's message. The Quran teaches Muslims about respect. It also explains about Islam. In the Quran, the words are written in the Quraishi dialect. The language of the Quran is sweet. The first surah of the Quran is Surah al-Fatiha. The last surah of the Quran is Surah An-Nas. The 99 names of Allah or the Asma al-Husna are mentioned in the Quran. The Quran has four different names; they are Furqan, Quran Majeed, Quran Sharif and Quran Karim. Quran is in the Arabic language. It is translated in all the other major languages. All of the words that are in the Quran are Allah's words.
...Muhammad, was he a sailor?" He was impressed at how accurately the Qur'an describes a storm on a sea. When he was told, "No as a matter of fact, Muhammad lived in the desert," that was enough for him. He embraced Islam on the spot.
He was so impressed with the Qur'an's description because he had been in a storm on the sea, and he knew that whoever had written that description had also been in a storm on the sea. The description of "a wave, over it a wave, over it clouds" (Surah Nur, 24:40) was not what someone imagining a storm on a sea to be like would have written; rather, it was written by someone who knew what a storm on the sea was like. This is one example of how the Qur'an is not tied to certain place and time. Certainly, the scientific ideas expressed in it also do not seem to originate from the desert fourteen centuries ago.
The Smallest Thing
Many centuries before the onset of Muhammad's prophethood, there was a well-known theory of atomism advanced by the Greek philosopher, Democritus. He and the people who came after him assumed that matter consists of tiny, indestructible, indivisible particles called atoms. The Arabs too, used to deal in the same concept; in fact, the Arabic word dharrah commonly referred to the smallest particle known to man. Now, modern science has discovered that this smallest unit of matter (i.e., the atom, which has all of the same properties as its element) can be split into its component parts. This is a...
...HISTORY OF THE HOLYQURAN
Islam appeared in the form of a book: the Quran. Muslims, consider the Quran (sometimes spelled "Koran") to be the Word of God as transmitted by the Angel Gabriel, in the Arabic language, through the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslim view, moreover, is that the Quran supersedes earlier revelations; it is regarded as their summation and completion. It is the final revelation, as Muhammad is regarded as the final prophet - 'the Seal of the Prophets."
In a very real sense the Quran is the mentor of millions of Muslims, Arab and non-Arab alike; it shapes their everyday life, anchors them to a unique system of law, and inspires them by its guiding principles. Written in noble language, this Holy Text has done more than move multitudes to tears and ecstasy; it has also, for almost fourteen hundred years, illuminated the lives of Muslims with its eloquent message of uncompromising monotheism, human dignity, righteous living, individual responsibility, and social justice. For countless millions, consequently, it has been the single most important force in guiding their religious, social, and cultural lives. Indeed, the Quran is the cornerstone on which the edifice of Islamic civilization has been built.
The text of the Quran was delivered orally by the Prophet Muhammad to his followers as it was revealed to him. The first verses...
...The Qur’an is Complete, Detailed, Sufficient and Understandable
detailedquran.com It has long been the position of most Muslims that in order for one to be a Muslim they needed to follow two sources of Islam. The first was the Holy Qur‟an; the second was the Hadith and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad. It was stated that the Hadith and Sunnah explained the Qur‟an and supplied details where the Qur‟an had none. In short, there was at least an implicit understanding and teaching that the Qur‟an was an incomplete source of guidance needing other sources to supply details that it did not have. “The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong).” (2:185) “Blessed is He Who hath revealed unto His slave the Criterion (of right and wrong), that he may be a warner to the peoples.” (25:1) We shall first note that the Qur‟an is the Criterion (between right and wrong) that Allah has revealed upon humanity, we must therefore analyse the Qur‟an to see what it says about its completeness. To this end we must analyse the relevant ayahs on this topic. "And certainly We have repeated for humankind, in this Qur’an, every kind of example, but the majority of humankind do not consent to anything but denying." (17:89) “We have put forth for humans, in this Qur’an, every kind of example so that they may remember” (39:27). Here, Allah tells us that He has explained every...
...philologists are highly considerable.
No doubt, these learned philologists has worked with full sincerity and pointed out many important aspects of the philology. But question of the basic, natural & spoken language of whole the human being was still un-solved.
Attention please, in this research, I am going to explain and prove the Arabic as the basic, natural and spoken language of whole the human beings, according to the Quranic education, because this fact was firstly declared out by the HolyQuran about fourteen hundred
years ago. This fact has been stated by the HolyQuran in the various Quranic verses. An example from those Quranic verses is being quoted hereunder in the Arabic writing and its pronunciation in the English and also with its translation into English.
(Chapter No # 43, Verse # 3)
“Pronunciation in the Roman characters:
INNA JA-ALNA HO QURANANN ARABEE-YANL- LA-ALLAKUM TAQELOON.”
Translation into English:-
“There is no doubt in it, that we have made this Quran in the form of Arabic language (in the spoken form of human language), So that you may able to understand it like the wise persons.”
Before explaining the spoken language, we shall first analyze the three basic aspects of the languages, using by the human beings. These three aspects are given as under:-
1. The Writing Aspect:
Various languages are written in different alphabetical system except of those languages...
...The project I have created gives a very simple message that the HolyQuran is the door to the path which takes a person closer to Allah. The people who do not choose to enter this door will suffer the consequences. The very basic punishment is the fire in hell.
I would like start the description of my project with the verse I wrote on the Quran. Bismillah-hir-Rahman-nir-Rahim” which means "In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful”. The verse is very significant to a Muslim and is commonly used before starting any work. It develops a sense of consciousness and the gratitude for God. Reciting if before starting a work also ensures resistance towards an unacceptable and a wrong act. Therefore here it depicts that if we start reading and understanding the Quran with the name of Allah, He will ensure that we remain on the right path. It is to be noted that the HolyQuran begins with this verse. Umar bin Abi Salamah(ra) related that Rasulullah (saw) said, "Say 'Bismillah', eat with your right hand and eat what is near you." The “Mimbar” a raised platform in a mosque from which speech and sermon are given. It is a significant part of the mosque. It is located to the right of the Mihrab. It is also a symbol of authority and it is for the Imam, who is the Islamic leader of the community. In my project I have used Mimbar as stairs which take a person, after he enters the door of...