ATLASOFCREATION.COM - Miracles of the Quran - Recently AddedenCopyright (C) 1994 1ATLASOFCREATION.COMhttp://atlasofcreation.com Red Rose In The Sky: The Rosette Nebula When the Heaven shall be cleft asunder, and become rose red, like stained leather. (Surat ar-Rahman, 37) 

The Arabic expression translated above as "become rose red, like stained leather" is"verdeten ke eddihani." This term compares an image appearing in the sky to a red rose. This description bears a close similarity to red celestial bodies with a plicate appearance, especially the "Rosette Nebula."

Nebula is the name given to cloud-like masses of gas in space. Before they become nebulae they are stars, and since these stars are very large, they release gasses into space because of their high internal pressure and temperatures. These eruptions of gas are very large and fast. These gasses then coalesce to form a gas cloud, with a temperature of more than 15,000 0C.1

One type of nebula is known as the "Rosette Nebula" because of its resemblance to a rose. The Rosette Nebula is also a vast cloud of gas and seems to have an area five times greater than that of the full moon.2 Its true diameter is estimated at 130 light years.3 

A team led by Leisa Townsley, a senior Penn State University researcher in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, examined the Rosette Nebula using the Chandra X-ray telescope. They imaged hundreds of stars in the Rosette Nebula and determined that by crashing into one another stars produce gas at temperatures of 6 million degrees. Townsley describes what she saw: 

A ghostly glow of diffuse X ray emission pervades the Rosette Nebula and perhaps many other star-forming regions throughout the Galaxy. We now have a new view of the engine lighting the beautiful Rosette Nebula and new evidence for how the interstellar medium may be energized."4

The existence of this body seen in the illustrations can only be confirmed by high-tech observation equipment. This state of affairs regarding the skies noted in the Qur'an is in great agreement with the findings of present-day astronomy. In one verse of the Qur'an we are told: 

You do not engage in any matter or recite any of the Qur'an or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on earth or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (Surah Yunus, 61)




4; Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Penn State University Press, 6 September, 2001


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The Solidity Of The Atom And Electron Orbits “You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds –the handwork of Allah Who gives to everything its solidity. He is aware of what you do.” (Surat an-Naml, 88)

The above verse may be a reference to the strength of the atom, the building block of all matter, and to the orbit of the electrons in the atom. Looked at in the context of atoms, Allah’s use of the term “to everything its solidity” can be interpreted as referring to the solidity of the atom, which cannot be broken even if struck with a sledgehammer (Allah knows the truth). That is because objects themselves are not perfectly solid, only the atom is.

For example, if a vase is shattered, only the atoms that make it up remain solid. A car may turn into a pile of junk after an accident, or a skyscraper may collapse after an explosion, but the situation remains the same whether it is a delicate flower or a tough piece of metal: the atoms in matter do not fall apart or stray off-orbit. Therefore, even the most fragile-looking piece of matter is actually very solid in its Creation. The wisdom behind the reference to “everything” in the verse may well lie in the fact that the atom is the basis of all matter.

Very solid structures are even to be found in nuclear bombs, which work by splitting atomic bonds. In nuclear fission, the atomic nucleus is split and it is divided into two smaller atoms. In the nuclear fusion technique, two small atoms are combined together to make one larger atom. Solar energy, for instance, is manufactured in this way, by hydrogen being turned into helium. As a result, there is a constant cycle from matter to energy and from energy to matter, and there is a general solidity in the universe at the atomic level. 

The verse may also be indicating the clouds of electrons around atomic nuclei, whose movement is likened to “mountains... going past like clouds.” (Allah knows the truth.) The electrons in their orbits in the atoms that make up mountains resemble a cloud in appearance in terms of their constant and rapid motion around the nucleus. Indeed, the orbiting electrons in the atom are described as an “electron cloud” in the scientific literature.1 The concept of an electron cloud is used in molecular physics, chemistry and quantum chemistry to describe the way they move in a manner similar to a cloud around the atomic nucleus.2

It is impossible to understand the structure of the atom and establish this cloud-like appearance of electrons without such high-tech devices as electron microscopes. The fact that the information provided 1400 years ago in the Qur’an regarding sciences requiring advanced technology to be established is always completely accurate is one of the miracles of the Qur’an. It is also a manifestation of our Lord’s titles of Alim (He Who knows all things), Fatir (the Creator) and Halik (He Who will see and arrange the existence of all things and Who creates accordingly, He Who creates from nothing).


The illustration depicts the movement of electrons resembling clouds that constitute matter by joining atoms together, literally like glue.3



The rapid movement of electrons around the atom leads to their resembling clouds.

1 Henrik Stapelfeldt, "Electrons Frozen in Motion", Nature, 16 December 2004, Vol. 432, pp. 809-810; Adrian Cho, "Whispering Atoms", New Scientist, 16 September 2000, Vol. 2256, p. 15; Albert Stolow, David M. Jonas, "Multidimensional Snapshots of Chemical Dynamics", Science, 10 September 2004, Vol 305, no. 5690, pp. 1575-1577.




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The Contraction Motion That Facilitates Birth The pains of labor drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said, 'Oh if only I had died before this time and was something discarded and forgotten!' A voice called out to her from under her, 'Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you.' (Surah Maryam, 23-25)

Modern medicine shows that squeezing an object during labor facilitates the baby's downward passage through the birth canal. The muscles used during contraction are the same as those that propel the baby outside the womb. Various methods are employed to achieve this, such as pulling on a cord suspended from the ceiling or on arms attached to the two sides of the bed or else holding onto and squeezing someone's hand.

A U-shaped bar, known as a "squat bar," mounted onto the bed during labor is used for that end. Pulling on this bar facilitates the baby's leaving the womb, shortens the length of the birth canal, widens the mouth of the womb and reduces the need for many other devices and techniques during labor.1 

This bar helps the mother's squatting motions as she pulls herself up and down on it. It also means the mother remains immobile as the baby emerges.2 In this position, the muscles needed to move the baby down the birth canal expend the minimum amount of energy. In addition, with the expansion of the pelvic bone, 30% more room is made available for the baby to pass through. With the expansion and contraction movement, the body's propulsive force is raised to the highest level and the baby is able to move smoothly during the birth process.

There is great wisdom in the way that, by means of Allah's angels, Hazrat Maryam shook the branches of the palm tree toward her. The Arabic word "huzzee" means "to shake fast, to move or to rock."  In addition to dates facilitating birth and having nutritious properties, pulling the branches toward one to shake them and then letting them pull back in another movement also facilitates birth. This technique applied in our own day, is one of the proofs that Allah supported Hazrat Maryam (pbuh) with His compassion and that the Qur'an is the word of our Lord, the Omniscient.



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Modern-Day Radar Technology We gave Dawud great favor from Us: 'O mountains and birds! echo with him in his praise!' And We made iron malleable for him: (Surah Saba', 10)

We gave Sulayman understanding of it. We gave each of them judgment and knowledge. We subjected the mountains to Dawud, glorifying, and the birds as well. This is something We are well able to do. (Surat al-Anbiya', 79)

So We subjected the wind to him to blow at his command, softly, wherever he directed. (Surah Sâd, 36)

The above verses refer to the superior attributes bestowed on the Prophets David (pbuh) and Solomon (pbuh), and say that each was given knowledge from the Presence of Allah. The terms referring to the knowledge given to these Prophets in the verses may be a reference to present-day radar technology, which works by the reflection of electromagnetic waves. (Allah knows the truth.) The word "awwibee"in verse 10 of Surah Saba', translated as "echoing" in the verse and meaning "the return or reiteration of sound," is reminiscent of echo-based radar technology.

Radar is a location device used to determine the location, speed and direction of mobile or stationary objects, and works by reflecting micro-wave.1 The operating principle of radar bears a close similarity to the reflection of sound. For example, someone shouting in a valley or a cave, hears his own voice being reflected back to him. If we know how fast sound travels through the air, we can calculate the distance and general direction of the object it bounces off.

In the radar system, electromagnetic energy signals are used in very much the same way. Signals with a microwave frequency are emitted toward an object and then return after being reflected by it. This part of the signal returning to the radar is called an "echo." Radar devices use this echo to determine the direction and distance of the object doing the reflecting.2 Since they also use electromagnetic energy, radio, television and the human eye bear a close resemblance to radar systems, though their frequencies are different. In addition, radar uses the reflected energy known as the "echo," rather than directly transmitted energy as in these examples.3 Reflected signals are converted into numerical values by the radar receiver and recorded as data on "echo stores." Finally, the data are processed and converted into images.4

The use of the Arabic verb "alanna," meaning "We have made malleable," in verse 10 of Surah Saba' is again exceedingly wise. Because iron is still described as soft, or malleable, despite being physically very hard. This form of iron, known as "soft magnetic iron" because of its magnetic properties is particularly used in radar and satellite technology.5 Soft iron is used because it strengthens the magnetic field and can be opened and closed as desired.

"The wind being told to blow at his command..." as we are told of the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) in verse 36 of Sura Sad, may be a reference to electromagnetic signals being transmitted as desired in the air thanks to the use of soft iron. (Allah knows the truth.)

The radar imaging used today scans the world at every moment and developments taking place on the earth can thus be constantly monitored. In addition, data can be collected about physical features on earth, such as mountains, glaciers and the oceans, and also about man-made objects, such as houses, bridges and cars. The way that the operating principle and material used in this advanced technology was noted in the Qur'an 1400 years ago shows that the Qur'an is the revelation of our Lord, Who created past and future as a single moment and Who is unfettered by time.

A radar image taken by satellite. This image, formed using microwaves, shows a mountainous region of Salt Lake City, Utah.

An image of Warsaw in Poland obtained using radar.

Radar used to control the traffic in New Zealand.

Air radar used to identify powerful storms and track their movements.

This 27-meter-high radar facility, reminiscent of a fly's eye, scans the sky above northern Alaska and is used as 
an early warning system against ballistic missiles.

This radar facility, constructed in Florida in the 1960s, was used to identify ballistic missiles 
launched from submarines.







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The Sun Will Eventually Expire  

The Sun Will Eventually Expire 

And the Sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing. (Surah Ya Sin, 38)

The Sun has been emitting heat for around 5 billion years as a result of the constant chemical reactions taking place on its surface. At a moment determined by Allah in the future, these reactions will eventually come to an end, and the Sun will lose all its energy and finally go out. In that context, the above verse may be a reference to the Sun's energy one day coming to an end. (Allah knows the truth.)

The Arabic word "limustaqarrin" in the verse refers to a particular place or time. The word "tajree" translated as "runs," bears such meanings as "to move, to act swiftly, to move about, to flow." It appears from the meanings of the words that the Sun will continue in its course in time and space, but that this motion will continue until a specific, predetermined time.  The verse "When the sun is compacted in blackness," (Surat at-Takwir, 1) which appears in descriptions of Doomsday, tells us that such a time will be coming. The specific timing is known only to Allah. 

The Arabic word "taqdeeru," translated as "decree" in the verse, includes such meanings as "to appoint, to determine the destiny of something, to measure." By this expression in verse 38 of Surah Ya Sin, we are told that the life span of the Sun is limited to a specific period, one ordained by Allah. Other verses of the Qur'an on the subject read:

Allah is He Who raised up the heavens without any support – you can see that – and then established Himself firmly on the Throne. He made the Sun and Moon subservient, each running for a specified term. He directs the whole affair. He makes the Signs clear so that hopefully you will be certain about the meeting with your Lord. (Surat ar- Ra'd, 2)

He makes night merge into day and day merge into night, and He has made the Sun and Moon subservient, each one running until a specified time. That is Allah, your Lord. The Kingdom is His. Those you call on besides Him have no power over even the smallest speck. (Surah Fatir, 13)

He created the heavens and the earth with truth. He wraps the night around the day and wraps the day around the night, and has made the Sun and Moon subservient, each one running for a specified term. Is He not indeed the Almighty, the Endlessly Forgiving? (Surah az-Zumar, 5)

The use of the word "musamman" in the above verses shows that the life span of the Sun will run for a "specified term." Scientific analysis regarding the end of the Sun describes it as consuming 4 million tons of matter a second, and says that the Sun will die when that fuel has all been consumed.1 The heat and light emitted from the Sun is the energy released when matter is consumed as hydrogen nuclei turn into helium in the nuclear fusion process. The Sun's energy, and therefore its life, will thus come to an end once this fuel has been used up. (Allah knows the truth.) A report titled "The Death of the Sun" by the BBC News Science Department says:

... The Sun will gradually die. As a star's core crashes inwards, it eventually becomes hot enough to ignite another of its constituent atoms, helium. Helium atoms fuse together to form carbon. When the helium supply runs out, the centre collapses again and the atmosphere inflates. The Sun isn't massive enough to fully re-ignite its core for a third time. So it goes on expanding, shedding its atmosphere in a series of bursts... The dying core eventually forms a white dwarf - a spherical diamond the size of the Earth, made of carbon and oxygen. From this point on the Sun will gradually fade away, becoming dimmer and dimmer until its light is finally snuffed out. 2

A documentary, also called "The Death of the Sun," broadcast by National Geographic TV, provides the following description:

It (the Sun) generates heat and sustains life on our planet. But like humans, the Sun has a limited lifespan. As our star ages, it will become hotter and expand, evaporating all of our oceans and killing all life on planet Earth... The Sun will get hotter as it ages and burns fuel faster. Temperatures will increase, eventually wiping out animal life, evaporating our oceans and killing all plant life... the Sun will swell and become a red giant star, swallowing up the nearest planets. Its gravitational pull will lessen and perhaps allow Earth to escape. By the end, it will shrink into a white dwarf star, emitting a week glow for hundreds of billions of years. 3

Scientists have only recently unravelled the structure of the Sun and discovered what goes on inside it. Before that, nobody knew how the Sun obtained its energy or how it emitted heat and light. The way that such a giant mass of energy would one day consume all its energy and expire was revealed 1400 years ago in the Qur'an shows the presence of a sublime knowledge. That knowledge belongs to our Lord, Whose knowledge enfolds all things. Another verse of the Qur'an reveals:

... My Lord encompasses all things in His knowledge so will you not pay heed? (Surat Al-An'am, 80)



3. "Death of the Sun", National Geographic Channel, 20 Mart 2006, director: Rabinder Minhas, bölüm no. 25, sezon no. 3.


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The Tsunami Effect In The Prophet Moses (Pbuh)'s Partıng Of The Sea So We revealed to Moses, 'Strike the sea with your staff.' And it split in two, each part like a towering cliff. (Surat Ash-Shu'ara', 63)

The Egyptian monarchs known as the pharaohs regarded themselves as divine in the polytheistic, superstitious religion of ancient Egypt. Allah sent the Prophet Moses (pbuh) as an envoy to the people of Egypt at a time when they preferred their own superstitious beliefs to the true faith and when they had enslaved the Israelites. However, despite the Prophet Moses (pbuh)'s invitation to the true faith, the ancient Egyptians and Pharaoh and his court in particular, refused to abandon their pagan beliefs. The Prophet Moses (pbuh) told Pharaoh and his court the things they ought to avoid and warned them of the wrath of Allah. 

But they rebelled and falsely accused the Prophet Moses (pbuh) of madness, sorcery and mendacity. Although various tribulations were inflicted on Pharaoh and his people, they still did not submit to Allah; they refused to accept Allah as the one and only God. They even held the Prophet Moses (pbuh) responsible for what had befallen them and sought to exile him from Egypt. At this, Allah told the Prophet Moses (pbuh) and those with him to leave where they were: 

We revealed to Moses: 'Travel with Our slaves by night. You will certainly be pursued.' Pharaoh sent marshals into the cities: 'These people are a small group and we find them irritating and we constitute a vigilant majority.' We expelled them from gardens and springs, from treasures and a splendid situation. So it was! And We bequeathed them to the tribe of Israel. So they pursued them towards the east. (Surat Ash-Shu'ara', 52-60)

As revealed in the Qur'an, when the two peoples came together at the end of this chase, Allah rescued the Prophet Moses (pbuh) and the believers with him by parting the sea, while destroying Pharaoh and his people. Allah's assistance to the believers is revealed as follows in the Qur'an: 

So We revealed to Moses, 'Strike the sea with your staff.' And it split in two, each part like a towering cliff. And We brought the others right up to it. We rescued Moses and all those who were with him. Then We drowned the rest. There is certainly a Sign in that yet most of them are not believers. Truly your Lord is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. (Surat Ash-Shu'ara', 63-68)

The Arabic word "idrib," translated as "strike" in verse 63 of Surat ash-Shuara, also means "to open, divide or separate." In the light of this expression and what happened subsequently, the verse may be a reference to the formation of tsunami waves. (Allah knows best.) Since tsunami waves cause large amounts of water to shift and thus give way to the emergence of earth on shallow grounds. In the time of the Prophet Moses (pbuh), as with the tsunami waves the waters might have pulled back some hundreds of meters and this might have caused the parting of the sea. (Allah knows best.)

In addition, the waters are compared to mountains in the above verse. The waters collected in a tsunami form a giant peak1 and resemble a mountain seen from below.  As with mountains, the base of the tsunami is very broad and strong. In tsunamis, the depth of the water declines while the mass of the wave expands and rises in height. Tsunamis may be up to 30m high.2 It is therefore very significant how the waters are likened to a mountain. 

Tsunamis are very different to the waves we are familiar with, and are a movement of the entire depth of water. This is not generally restricted to the surface, and may stretch for several kilometers. They thus possess high levels of energy and move very fast.3Scientific statements say this about tsunamis:

In fact the tsunami crest is just the very tip of a vast mass of water in motion...Wind-driven waves and swells are confined to a shallow layer near the ocean surface, a tsunami extends thousands of feet deep into the ocean…. Survivors of tsunami attacks describe them as dark "walls" of water. Impelled by the mass of water behind them, the waves bulldoze onto the shore and inundate the coast...

... The contours of the seafloor and coastline have a profound influence on the height of the waves -- sometimes with surprising and dangerous results. During the 1993 tsunami attack on Okushiri, Japan, the wave "run up" on the coast averaged about 15 to 20 meters (50 - 65 feet). But in one particular spot, the waves pushed into a V-shaped valley open to the sea, concentrating the water in a tighter and tighter space. In the end, the water ran up to 32 meters (90 feet) above sea level, about the height of an 8-story office building. 4

The way that the past events described in the Qur'an are in complete agreement with present-day historic evidence and scientific advances, is without doubt one of the great miracles of the Qur'an. The way the waters parted when the Prophet Moses (pbuh) and his companions needed to cross and how they closed again over the heads of Pharaoh and his army are clear instances of the way Allah assists believers. Indeed, the Prophet Moses (pbuh) displayed an excellent example of proper moral values by trusting in Allah in that most difficult moment: 

And when the two hosts came into sight of one another Moses's companions said, 'We will surely be overtaken!'  He said, 'Never! My Lord is with me and He will guide me.' (Surat Ash-Shu'ara', 61-62)

The force applied to the sea floor causes mountainous waves to form by causing the water to rise up vertically.

Tsunami Formation:

Stage 1—Beginning: If the tsunami acts like an earthquake, the sea floor is moved up or down. As a result the mass of water moves up or down.

Stage 2 —Separation: Within a few minutes, the tsunami that starts to form divides in two, one part moving toward the depths of the ocean, the other reaching the coast.

Stage 3—Elevation: The tsunami wave reaching the shore rises up like a huge wave when it reaches the land. 

Stage 4- Wave impact: The leading wave becomes pointed and appears to rise even higher. The first part of the wave to hit the land is convex in shape, which is why the water initially seems to be pulling away from the land. 


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The Skies With 'Woven' Orbits "By heaven furnished with paths;" (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 7)

The Arabic word "alhubuki," translated as "furnished with paths" in verse 7 of Surat adh-Dhariyat, comes from the verb "hubeke," meaning "to weave closely, to knit, to bind together." The use of this word in the verse is particularly wise and represents the current state of scientific knowledge in two aspects.

The first is this: The orbits and paths in the universe are so dense and intertwined that they constitute intersecting paths, just like the threads in a piece of fabric. The Solar System we live in is made up of the Sun, the planets and their satellites and heavenly objects in constant motion such as meteors and comets. The Solar System moves through the galaxy known as the Milky Way, which contains 400 billion stars.1 It is estimated that there are billions of galaxies. Celestial bodies and systems revolving at speeds of thousands of kilometers an hour move through space without colliding with one another. 

The science of astronomy was developed with the aim of mapping the positions and courses of stars, while astro-mechanics was developed in order to determine these complex motions. Astronomers used to assume that orbits were perfectly spherical. The fact is, however, that heavenly bodies are known to follow mathematical shapes, such as spherical, elliptical, parabolic or hyperbolic orbits. Dr. Carlo Rovelli of the University of Pittsburgh says, "Our space in which we live is just this enormously complicated spin network."2

Above left; the orbits of some of the bodies in the Solar System. Based on this picture and looking clockwise, it can be seen that the Solar System itself is part of even greater orbital movements.3

The picture above shows some of the complex movements of stars.

This picture shows the approximately annual movements of just 
seven stars in the Milky Way.

The second aspect is that the description in the Qur'an of the sky using a word meaning "woven" may be a reference to the String Theory of physics. (Allah knows the truth.) According to this theory, the basic elements that comprise the universe are not point-like particles, but strings resembling miniature violin strings. These tiny, identical and one dimensional strings oscillating in the form of filaments are regarded as being like loops in appearance. It is assumed that the origin of all the diversity in the universe lies in the way these strings vibrate at different vibrations, in the same way that violin strings produce different sounds with different vibrations.4 

Although it is not possible to see the size of the threads in the String Theory, the only theory to bring theories such as Einstein's theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics together in a coherent way, it can still be calculated mathematically. These strings, which scientists regard as the material from which space and time are woven, are just 1.6x10-35 m (0.000000000000000000000000000000000016 meters) in size.5 This, known as Plank's length, is the smallest known, being just 10-20 of the protons that make up the nucleus of that atom.6 If an atom were to be magnified to the size of the Solar System, each one of these strings would be no bigger than a tree. 7 Bearing in mind that an atom is 100,000 times smaller than the smallest thing that can be seen with the naked eye, the minute scale of these strings can be more easily grasped.


Professor of Physics Abhay Ashtekar from the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Physics Jerzy Lewandowski from the University of Warsaw interpret the woven appearance of space as follows in an article titled "Space and Time Beyond Einstein":

In this theory, Einstein wove the gravitational field into the very fabric of space and time... The continuum we are all used to is only an approximation. Perhaps the simplest way to visualize these ideas is to look at a piece of fabric. For all practical purposes, it represents a 2-dimensional continuum; yet it is really woven by 1-dimensional threads. The same is true of the fabric of space-time. It is only because the "quantum threads" which weave this fabric are tightly woven in the region of the universe we inhabit that we perceive a continuum. Upon intersection with a surface, each thread, or polymer excitation, endows it with a tiny "Plank quantum" of area of about 10-66 cm2. So an area of 100 cm2 has about 1068 such intersections; because the number is so huge, the intersections are very closely spaced and we have the illusion of a continuum.8 

An Article in the New York Times seeking an answer to the question "How Was the Universe Built?" contained the following lines:

Even the tiny quarks that make up protons, neutrons and other particles are too big to feel the bumps that may exist on the Planck scale. More recently, though, physicists have suggested that quarks and everything else are made of far tinier objects: superstrings vibrating in 10 dimensions. At the Planck level, the weave of space-time would be as apparent as when the finest Egyptian cotton is viewed under a magnifying glass, exposing the warp and woof.9 

In his book Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, the theoretical quantum physicist Lee Smolin devotes one chapter to "How to Weave a String" and says this on the subject: 

... space may be 'woven' from a network of loops... just like a piece of cloth is 'woven' from a network of threads.10 

In his book Our Cosmic Habitat the cosmologist and astrophysicist Prof. Martin Rees says:

According to our present concepts, empty space is anything but simple... and on an even tinier scale, it may be a seething tangle of strings.11

The way that Allah describes the universe as being woven paths and orbits in verse 7 of Surat adh-Dhariyat shows that the Qur'an is in extraordinary agreement with science. As can be seen in a great many other instances, the way that all the information revealed in the Qur'an 1400 years ago is confirmed by modern scientific data is highly thought provoking. This perfect harmony between the Qur'an and scientific developments clearly reveals that the Qur'an is the word of our Lord, the creator of and He who knows best about all things. In one verse Allah states:

"Will they not ponder the Qur'an? If it had been from other than Allah, they would have found many inconsistencies in it." (Surat an-Nisa, 82)

The University of Pittsburgh physicist Carlo Rovelli presents a model woven like a web in order to represent the microscopic architectural structure of the universe.


2 George Johnson, "How Is the Universe Built? Grain by Grain", The New York Times, 7 December 1999;






8 Abhay Ashtekar, Jerzy Lewandowski, " Space and Time Beyond Einstein", Rzeczpospolita, April 2002;

9 George Johnson, "How Is the Universe Built? Grain by Grain", The New York Times, 7 December 1999;

10 Lee Smolin, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Basic Books, New York, 2001, p. 186.

11 Martin Rees, Our Cosmic Habitat, Princeton University Press, 2001, p. 107.


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The Qur'an is the word of Allah  

All that we have seen in this work shows us one clear fact: The Qur'an, this extraordinary book which was revealed to the Seal of the Prophets, Muhammad (saas), is a source of inspiration and true knowledge. The book of Islam-no matter what subject it refers to-is being proved as Allah's Word as each new piece of historical, scientific or archaeological information comes to light. Facts about scientific subjects and the news delivered to us about the past and future, facts that no one could have known at the time of the Qur'an's revelation, are announced in its verses. It is impossible for this information, examples of which we have discussed in detail in this book, to have been known with the level of knowledge and technology available in 7th century Arabia. With this in mind, let us ask:

Could anyone in 7th century Arabia have known that our atmosphere is made up of seven layers?

Could anyone in 7th century Arabia have known in detail the various stages of development from which an embryo grows into a baby and then enters the world from inside his mother?

Could anyone in 7th century Arabia have known that the universe is "steadily expanding," as the Qur'an puts it, when modern scientists have only in recent decades put forward the idea of the "Big Bang"?

Could anyone in 7th century Arabia have known about the fact that each individual's fingertips are absolutely unique, when we have only discovered this fact recently, using modern technology and modern scientific equipment?

Could anyone in 7th century Arabia have known about the role of one of Pharaoh's most prominent aids, Haman, when the details of hieroglyphic translation were only discovered two centuries ago?

Could anyone in 7th century Arabia have known that the word "Pharaoh" was only used from the 14th century B.C. and not before, as the Old Testament erroneously claims?

Could anyone in 7th century Arabia have known about Ubar and Iram's Pillars, which were only discovered in recent decades via the use of NASA satellite photographs?

The only answer to these questions is as follows: the Qur'an is the Word of the Almighty Allah, the Originator of everything and the One Who encompasses everything with His knowledge. In one verse, Allah says, "If it had been from other than Allah, they would have found many inconsistencies in it." (Qur'an, 4:82) Every piece of information the Qur'an contains reveals the secret miracles of this divine book.

The human being is meant to hold fast to this Divine Book revealed by Allah and to receive it with an open heart as his one and only guide in life. In the Qur'an, Allah tells us the following:

This Qur'an could never have been devised by any besides Allah. Rather it is confirmation of what came before it and an elucidation of the Book which contains no doubt from the Lord of all the worlds. Do they say, "He has invented it"? Say: "Then produce a sura like it and call on anyone you can besides Allah if you are telling the truth." (Qur'an, 10:37-38)

And this is a Book We have sent down and blessed, so follow it and have fear of Allah so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (Qur'an, 6:155)

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A selection of other statements regarding the Qur'an  

Everything made so much sense. This is the beauty of the Qur'an; it asks you to reflect and reason... When I read the Qur'an further, it talked about prayer, kindness and charity. I was not a Muslim yet, but I felt the only answer for me was the Qur'an and Allah had sent it to me.286 (Yusuf Islam [Cat Stevens], former British pop star)

I am not a Muslim in the usual sense, though I hope I am a "Muslim" as "one surrendered to God," but I believe that embedded in the Quran and other expressions of the Islamic vision are vast stores of divine truth from which I and other occidentals have still much to learn, and "Islam is certainly a strong contender for the supplying of the basic framework of the one religion of the future."287 (From the book Islam and Christianity Today)

The essential and definite element of my conversion to Islam was the Qur'an. I began to study it before my conversion with the critical spirit of a Western intellectual... There are certain verses of this book, the Qur'an, revealed more than thirteen centuries ago, which teach exactly the same notions as the most modern scientific researches do. This definitely converted me.288 (Ali Selman Benoist, France, Doctor of Medicine)

I have read the Sacred Scriptures of every religion; nowhere have I found what I encountered in Islam: perfection. The Holy Qur'an, compared to any other scripture I have read, is like the Sun compared to that of a match. I firmly believe that anybody who reads the Word of Allah with a mind that is not completely closed to Truth, will become a Muslim.289 (Saifuddin Dirk Walter Mosig)

The strength of the Koran is that a Muslim, or anyone, can open it to any page and get a message dealing with life's meaning.290 (The well-known theologian John Esposito)

I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Qur'an which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.291 (French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte)

Tony Blair: "Qur'an Inspired Me"


The British Prime Minister Tony Blair says that he has read the whole Qur'an three times. In his statements, he often mentioned his admiration for the Qur'an's moral teaching. On March 29, 2000, the BBC reported on Blair's admiration for the Qur'an in a feature entitled "Blair: Qur'an Inspired Me." He was reported to have said that Islam was a good and peaceful religion, that he owned two copies of the Qur'an, and that he was quite inspired by it:

If you read the Koran, it is so clear… the concept of love and fellowship as the guiding spirits of humanity.292

Two or three days before the 9/11 attacks, the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday published an article in which Blair said that former US president Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea had given him a copy of the Qur'an as a gift, that he had begun to read it and that it given him courage in times of difficulty.293 After the attacks, Blair once again said in an interview on Al-Jazeera television that had read the Qur'an. He also added:

I read the message of the Koran, insofar as it can be translated. And I read about Islam and I enjoy doing that. And I think that I have learned things about the Koran that I never knew before and I think a lot of Christians would be interested.294

Time magazine described Blair as "long-time student of the Koran" in one article about him.295

A speech by Bill Clinton which described how influenced he was by the Qur'an


In his last year in the White House, former US President Bill Clinton received a number of Muslims during Ramadan. At the meeting, which began with a reading from the Qur'an, Clinton used verses from the Qur'an in his own address and frequently stated his interest in Islam:

And I thought it was particularly moving that Imam read the passage from the Koran that said that Allah created nations and tribes that we might know one another, not that we might despise one another. There's a wonderful passage in the Hebrew Torah, which warns people never to turn aside the stranger, for it is like turning aside the most high God. And the Christian Bible says that people should love their neighbor as themselves. But it's quite wonderful to say that Allah created the nations and tribes that they might know one another better... Let me say, also, that there is much that the world can learn from Islam. It is now practiced by one of every four people on Earth. Americans are learning more in our schools and universities. Indeed, I remember that our daughter took a course on Islamic history in high school and read large portions of the Koran, and came home at night and educated her parents about it, and later asked us questions about it... So I ask you again to rededicate yourselves in this coming year to making sure that others in this country truly understand and appreciate the faith you embrace, its practices, its beliefs, its precepts and its inclusive humanity... The Koran also teaches, in addition, to the fact that we should do unto others as we wish to have done to us, and reject for others what we would reject for ourselves, but we should also make a commitment to live in peace…296

George W. Bush:


"It's [the Qur'an is] a very thoughtful gift."

On 26 September 2001, President George W. Bush held a substantive meeting with American Muslim leaders, and said that "the teachings of Islam are the teachings of peace and good." During this meeting, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), presented a copy of the Holy Qur'an to President Bush. During a brief press conference after the meeting, the President expressed his pleasure saying:

And I want to thank you very much for the-the gift you gave me, Imam, the Koran. It's a very thoughtful gift. I say, "Thank you very much for the gift." He said, "It's the best gift I could give you, Mr. President." I appreciate that very much.297

On September 17, 2001, President Bush visited the Washington Islam Center mosque, one of the oldest in the United States. In his speech, he emphasized that Islam is a religion of peace and that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have nothing to do with the teachings of Islam or the sincere Muslims of the world, all of whom deplore terrorism. Bush stated that those who inflict harm on innocent and civilian Muslims are just as in the wrong as those who carry out terrorist attacks. At this crowded meeting, covered live by a large number of domestic and international television stations, President Bush read the following verse from the Qur'an:298

"In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. For that they rejected the signs of Allah and held them up to ridicule." (Qur'an, 30:10)

287. W. Montgomery Watt, Islam and Christianity Today (London: 1983), ix.
289. Ibid.
290. John Esposito, quoted in Jacqueline Blais’ “People Want to Know, So Koran is Best Seller,” USA Today, 27 November 2001.
291. Napoleon Bonaparte, quoted in Christian Cherfils’ Bonaparte et Islam (Bonaparte and Islam) (Paris, France: 1914), 125.
292. BBC News, 29 March 2000.
293. “Blair Kuran’a Merak Salmis” (Blair is Interested in the Qur’an), Milliyet, 11 September 2001.
294. Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Interview with Al-Jazeera, 9 October 2001,
295. Travels With Tony, Time 158, 12 November 2001, no. 20.
298. “Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.,” 17 September 2001,

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Comments about the Qur'an from various scholars  

Some Comments on the Literary Excellence and Inimitability of the Qur'an

... the Meccans still demanded of him a miracle, and with remarkable boldness and self confidence Mohammad appealed as a supreme confirmation of his mission to the Koran itself. Like all Arabs they were the connoisseurs of language and rhetoric. Well, then if the Koran were his own composition other men could rival it. Let them produce ten verses like it. If they could not (and it is obvious that they could not), them let them accept the Koran as an outstanding evident miracle.247(The well-known Arabist Hamilton Gibb of the University of Oxford)

As a literary monument the Koran thus stands by itself, a production unique to the Arabic literature, having neither forerunners nor successors in its own idiom. Muslims of all ages are united in proclaiming the inimitability not only of its contents but also of its style.248 (Well-known Arabist Hamilton Gibb)

The influence of the Koran on the development of Arabic Literature has been incalculable, and exerted in many directions. Its ideas, its language, its rhymes pervade all subsequent literary works in greater or less measure. Its specific linguistic features were not emulated, either in the chancery prose of the next century or in the later prose writings, but it was at least partly due to the flexibility imparted by the Koran to the High Arabic idiom that the former could be so rapidly developed and adjusted to the new needs of the imperial government and an expanding society.249 (Well-known Arabist Hamilton Gibb)

Whenever [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] was asked a miracle, as a proof of the authenticity of his mission, he quoted the composition of the Qur'an and its incomparable excellence as proof of its divine origin. And, in fact, even for those who are non-Muslims nothing is more marvellous than its language with such apprehensible plenitude and a grasping sonority… The ampleness of its syllables with a grandiose cadence and with a remarkable rhythm have been of much moment in the conversion of the most hostile and the most sceptic.250 (From Paul Casanova's article, "L'Enseignement de I'Arabe au College de France" [The Arab Teaching at the College of France])

It [the Qur'an] is a literal revelation of Allah, dictated to [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] by Gabriel, perfect in every letter. It is an ever-present miracle witnessing to itself and to [Prophet] Muhammad [saas], the Prophet of Allah. Its miraculous quality resides partly in its style, so perfect and lofty that neither men nor Jinn could produce a single chapter to compare with its briefest chapter, and partly in its content of teachings, prophecies about the future, and amazingly accurate information such as [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] could never have gathered of his own accord.251 (From Harry Gaylord Dorman's book, Towards Understanding Islam)

All those who are acquainted with the Qur'an in Arabic agree in praising the beauty of this religious book; its grandeur of form is so sublime that no translation into any European language can allow us to appreciate it.252 (From Edward Montet's Traduction Francaise du Coran [French Translation of the Qur'an])

The Qur'an in its original Arabic dress has a seductive beauty and charm of its own Couched in concise and exalted style, its brief pregnant sentences, often rhymed, possess an expressive force and explosive energy which it is extremely difficult to convey by literal word for word translation.253 (From John Naish's book,The Wisdom of the Qur'an)

The Koran is universally allowed to be written with the utmost elegance and purity of language, in the dialect of Koreish, the most noble and polite of all Arabians… The style of the Qur'an is generally beautiful and fluent,… and in many places, specifically where the majesty and attributes of God are described, sublime and magnificent… He succeeded so well, and so strangely captivated the minds of his audience, that several of his opponents thought it the effect of witchcraft and enchantment.254 (From George Sale's book, The Koran: The Preliminary Discourse)

A miracle of purity of style of wisdom and of truth.255 (From Rev. R. Bosworth Smith's book, Mohammed and Mohammadanism)

It [the Qur'an] has a rhythm of peculiar beauty and a cadence that charms the ear. Many Christian Arabs speak of its style with warm admiration, and most Arabists acknowledge its excellence… indeed it may be affirmed that within the literature of the Arabs, wide and fecund as it is both in poetry and in elevated prose, there is nothing to compare with it.256 (From Alfred Guillaume's book, Islam)

Some Comments on the Divine Nature of the Qur'an and Its Effect on People

On the whole we find in it a collection of wisdom which can be adopted by the most intelligent of men, the greatest of philosophers and the most skilful of politicians… But there is another proof of the Divinity of the Qur'an; it is the fact that it has been preserved intact through the ages since the time of its Revelation till the present day… Read and reread by the Muslim world, this book does not rouse in the faithful any weariness, it rather, through repetition, is more loved every day. It gives rise to a profound feeling of awe and respect in the one who reads it or listens to it… Therefore, above all, what caused the great and rapid diffusion of Islam was through the fact that this Book… was the book of Allah…257 (From Laura Veccia Vaglieri's book, Apologie de I'Islamisme)

The Koran abounds in excellent moral suggestions and precepts, its composition is so fragmentary that we cannot turn to a single page without finding maxims of which all men must approve. This fragmentary construction yields texts, and mottoes, and rules complete in themselves, suitable for common men in any of the incidents of life.258 (From John William Draper's book, A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe)

It must be acknowledged, too, that the Koran deserves the highest praise for its conceptions of the Divine nature in reference to the attributes of Power, knowledge and universal Providence and Unity-that its belief and trust in the one Allah of Heaven and Earth is deep and fervent-and that… it embodies much of the noble and deep moral earnestness, and sententious oracular wisdom, and has proved that there are elements in it on which mighty nations and conquering… Empires can be built up.259 (From the preface of The Koran, translated from the Arabic by Rev. J. M. Rodwell)

Here, therefore, its merits as a literary production should perhaps not be measured by some preconceived maxims of subjective and aesthetic taste, but by the effects which it produced in [Prophet] Muhammad's [saas] contemporaries and fellow countrymen. If it spoke so powerfully and convincingly to the hearts of his hearers as to weld hitherto centrifugal and antagonistic elements into one compact and well-organized body, animated by ideas far beyond those which had until now ruled the Arabian mind, then its eloquence was perfect, simply because it created a civilized nation out of savage tribes…260 (A statement of Dr. Steingass, quoted in T. P. Hughes' Dictionary of Islam)

In making the present attempt… to produce something which might be accepted as echoing however faintly the sublime rhetoric of the Arabic Koran, I have been at pains to study the intricate and richly varied rhythms which-apart from the message itself-constitute the Koran's undeniable claim to rank amongst the greatest literary masterpieces of mankind… This very characteristic feature-"that inimitable symphony," as the believing Pickthall described his Holy Book…-has been almost totally ignored by previous translators; it is therefore not surprising that what they have wrought sounds dull and flat indeed in comparison with the splendidly decorated original.261 (From Arthur J. Arberry's book, The Koran Interpreted)

A totally objective examination of it [the Qur'an] in the light of the 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 [Prophet] Muhammad's [saas] 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 Qur'anic Revelation its unique place, and forces the impartial scientist to admit his inability to provide an explanation which calls solely upon materialistic reasoning.262 (Dr. Maurice Bucaille, former chief of the Surgical Clinic, University of Paris)

… [T]he Qur'an has invariably kept its place as the fundamental starting point… A creed so precise, … so accessible to the ordinary understanding might be expected to possess and does indeed possess a marvellous power of winning its way into the consciences of men.263 (Edward Montet, a French intellectual)

... We have a book absolutely unique in its origin, in its preservation… on the Substantial authority of which no one has ever been able to cast a serious doubt.264 (From Rev. Bosworth Smith's book, Muhammad and Muhammadanism)

… the Qur'an is explicit in the support of the freedom of conscience.265 (From James Michener's article, "Islam: The Misunderstood Religion")

Sense of justice is one of the most wonderful ideals of Islam, because as I read in the Qur'an I find those dynamic principles of life, not mystic but practical ethics for the daily conduct of life suited to the whole world.266 (From a lecture on "The Ideals of Islam" quoted in the book Speeches and Writings of Sarojini Naidu)

We must not be surprised to find the Qur'an the fountainhead of the sciences. Every subject connected with heaven or earth, human life, commerce and various trades are occasionally touched upon, and this gave rise to the production of numerous monographs forming commentaries on parts of the holy book. In this way the Qur'an was responsible for great discussions, and to it was indirectly due to the marvellous development of all branches of science in the Muslim world… This again not only affected the Arabs but also induced Jewish philosophers to treat metaphysical and religious questions after Arab methods. Finally, the way in which Christian scholasticism was fertilised by Arabian theosophy need not be further discussed.

Spiritual activity once aroused within Islamic bounds was not confined to theological speculations alone. Acquaintance with the philosophical, mathematical, astronomical and medical writings of the Greeks led to the pursuance of these studies. In the descriptive revelations [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] repeatedly calls attention to the movement of the heavenly bodies, as parts of the miracles of Allah forced into the service of man and therefore not to be worshipped. How successfully Moslem people of all races pursued the study of astronomy is shown by the fact that for centuries they were its principal supporters. Even now many Arabic names of stars and technical terms are in use. Medieval astronomers in Europe were pupils of the Arabs.

In the same manner the Qur'an gave an impetus to medical studies and recommended the contemplation and study of Nature in general.267 (From Prof. Hartwig Hirschfeld's book, New Researches into the Composition and Exegesis of the Qur'an)

The Koran admittedly occupies an important position among the great religious books of the world. Though the youngest of the epoch-making works belonging to this class of literature, it yields to hardly any in the wonderful effect which it has produced on large masses of men. It has created an all but new phase of human thought and a fresh type of character. It first transformed a number of heterogeneous desert tribes of the Arabian peninsula into a nation of heroes, and then proceeded to create the vast politico-religious organizations of the Muhammadan world which are one of the great forces with which Europe and the East have to reckon today.268 (From G. Margoliouth's introduction to The Koran, translated from the Arabic by Rev. J. M. Rodwell)

However often we turn to it [the Qur'an]…, it soon attracts, astounds, and in the end enforces our reverence… Its style, in accordance with its contents and aim is stern, grand, terrible-ever and anon truly sublime-Thus this book will go on exercising through all ages a most potent influence.269 (A saying of Goethe quoted in T. P. Hughes' book, Dictionary of Islam)


… There are too many accuracies [in the Qur'an] and, like Dr. Moore, I have no difficulty in my mind that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to these statements.270 (Dr. T. V. N. Persaud, Professor of Anatomy, Pediatrics and Child Health, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences at the University of Manitoba)

… 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.271 (Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Molecular and Human Genetics)

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… So I see nothing here in conflict with the concept that divine intervention was involved in what he [Prophet Muhammad (saas)] was able to write.272 (Dr. E. Marshall Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Thomas Jefferson University)

In a relatively few aayahs [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.273 (Gerald C. Goeringer, Associate Professor of Medical Embryology at Georgetown University)

It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Qur'an about human development. It is clear to me that these statements must have come to [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] from God, or Allah, because most of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] must have been a messenger of God, or Allah.274 (Dr. Keith L. Moore, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Toronto. Distinguished embryologist and the author of several medical textbooks)

... Because the staging of human embryos is complex, owing to the continuous process of change during development, it is proposed that a new system of classification could be developed using the terms mentioned in the Qur'an and Sunnah. The proposed system is simple, comprehensive, and conforms with present embryological knowledge.275 (Dr. Keith L. Moore, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Toronto)

The intensive studies of the Qur'an and Hadith in the last four years have revealed a system of classifying human embryos that is amazing since it was recorded in the seventh century A.D... the descriptions in the Qur'an cannot be based on scientific knowledge in the seventh century... 276 (Dr. Keith L. Moore, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Toronto)

I think it is almost impossible that he [Prophet Muhammad (saas)] 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… 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.277(Alfred Kroner, Professor of the Department of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Germany. One of the world's most famous geologists)

If you combine all these and you combine all these statements that are being made in the Qur'an in terms that relate to the earth and the formation of the earth and science in general, you can basically say that statements made there in many ways are true, they can now be confirmed by scientific methods... And that many of the statements made in there at that time could not be proven, but that modern scientific methods are now in a position to prove what [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] said 1400 years ago.278 (Alfred Kroner, Professor of the Department of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Germany)

I say, I am very much impressed by finding true astronomical facts in Qur'an, and for us modern astronomers have been studying very small piece of the universe. We have concentrated our efforts for understanding of 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 Qur'an and by answering to the questions, I think I can find my future way for investigation of the universe.279 (Professor Yushidi Kusan, Director of the Tokyo Observatory, Tokyo, Japan)

Certainly, I would like to leave it at that, that what we have seen is remarkable, it may or may not admit of scientific explanation, there may well have to be something beyond what we understand as ordinary human experience to account for the writings that we have seen.280 (Professor Armstrong, Professor of Astronomy serving with NASA)

It is difficult to imagine that this type of knowledge was existing at that time, around 1400 years back. May be some of the things they have simple idea about, but to describe those things in great detail is very difficult. So this is definitely not simple human knowledge. A normal human being cannot explain this phenomenon in that much detail. So, I thought the information must have come from a supernatural source.281 (Prof. Dorja Rao, Professor of Marine Geology at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

… I believe that everything mentioned in the Qur'an 1400 years ago is true and can be proven by scientific methods… This must be by inspiration from God, or Allah, Who knows all science. Thus, I believe that this is the time to say: "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."282 (Prof. Tejatat Tejasen, Head of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology, University of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

The Qur'an came several centuries ago, confirming what we discovered. This indicates that the Qur'an is the word of God.283 (Prof. Joly Sumson, Professor in Gynecology and Obstetrics)

It [the Qur'an] discusses the past, the recent period, and the future. I do not know the cultural level of the people in the period of [Prophet] Muhammad [saas] and I do not know their scientific level. If it is as we know about the low scientific level in this ancient period, and the absence of technology, then there is no doubt that what we are reading nowadays in the Qur'an is a light from God. He inspired it in [Prophet] Muhammad [saas]. I had made research into the early history of civilization in the Middle East in order to know if there was such perfect information as this. If there was no other information like the Qur'anic information in that ancient period, this strengthens the faith that God sent [Prophet] Muhammad [Prophet]; He sent to him a little amount from His large science, which we have discovered only in recent time. We are hoping for continuous dialogue in the subject of science with the Qur'an in the field of geology.284 (Prof. Palmar, one of the major scientists in geology in the USA)

After a discussion about the function of mountains for the fixing of the earth:

I believe that this [the Qur'an's information] is very very strange, it is nearly impossible, I believe truly that if what you are saying is right, thus, this book [the Qur'an] is very valuable to be noticed, I agree with you.285 (Professor Syawda, a Japanese scientist famous in Japan and internationally in the field of oceanic geology.)

247. H. A. R. Gibb, Islam-A Historical Survey (Oxford University Press: 1980), 28.
248. H. A. R. Gibb, Arabic Literature-An Introduction (Oxford at Clarendon Press: 1963), 36.
249. Ibid., 37.
250. Paul Casanova, “L’Enseignement de I’Arabe au College de France” (The Arab Teaching at the College of France), Lecon d’overture, 26 April 1909.
251. Harry Gaylord Dorman, Towards Understanding Islam (New York: 1948), 3.
252. Edward Montet, Traduction Francaise du Coran (French Translation of the Qur’an), Introduction (Paris: 1929), 53.
253. John Naish, M. A. (Oxon), D. D., The Wisdom of the Qur’an (Oxford: 1937), preface viii.
254. George Sale, The Koran: The Preliminary Discourse (London & New York: 1891), 47-48.
255. Rev. R. Bosworth Smith, Mohammed and Mohammadanism,
256. Alfred Guillaume, Islam (Penguin Books: 1990 [Reprinted]), 73-74.
257. Laura Veccia Vaglieri, Apologie de I’Islamisme (Apology for Islamism), 57-59.
258. John William Draper, A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe I (London: 1875), 343-344.
259. Rev. J. M. Rodwell, M. A., The Koran (London: 1918), 15.
260. Dr. Steingass, quoted in T. P. Hughes' Dictionary of Islam, 528.
261. Arthur J. Arberry, The Koran Interpreted (London: Oxford University Press: 1964), x.
262. Maurice Bucaille, The Qur’an and Modern Science, 1981, 18.
263. Edward Montet, Paris, 1890; Quoted by T. W. Arnold in The Preaching of Islam (London: 1913), 413-414.
264. Reverend Bosworth Smith in Muhammad and Muhammadanism (London: 1874).
265. James Michener in “Islam: The Misunderstood Religion,” Reader’s Digest, May 1955, 68-70.
266. Lectures on “The Ideals of Islam,” Speeches and Writings of Sarojini Naidu (Madras: 1918), 167.
267. Hartwig Hirschfeld, Ph. D., M. R. AS., New Researches into the Composition and Exegesis of the Qur’an (London: 1902), 9.
268. G. Margoliouth, Introduction to J. M. Rodwell's, The Koran (New York: Everyman's Library: 1977), vii.
269. Goethe, quoted in T. P. Hughes' Dictionary of Islam, 526.
270. Video tape entitled This is the Truth,
271. Ibid.
272. Ibid.
273. Ibid.
274. Video tape entitled This is the Truth,
275. Ibid.
276. Ibid.
277. Ibid.
278. Ibid.
279. Ibid.
280. Ibid.
281. Ibid.
283. Ibid.
284. Ibid.
285. Ibid.

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The inimitability of the Qur'an  

We have so far considered the miraculous characteristics of the Qur'an from the scientific and historical points of view. In addition to these, the Qur'an also possesses an astounding, inimitable style from the literary perspective.

It first needs to be stated that the exposition in the Qur'an addresses all human groupings from all ages. No matter what the reader's education and cultural level, the Qur'an is written in a clear, comprehensible language which can be understood by everyone. In one verse, Allah reveals the following about the Qur'an:

We have made the Qur'an easy to remember… (Qur'an, 54:22)

Despite having such an easily comprehensible style, it has never been possible to imitate the Qur'an from any point of view. Some of the verses in which Allah draws attention to the inimitable nature of the Qur'an are:

If you have doubts about what We have sent down to Our servant, produce another sura equal to it, and call your witnesses, besides Allah, if you are telling the truth. (Qur'an, 2:23)

Do they say, "He has invented it"? Say: "Then produce a sura like it and call on anyone you can besides Allah if you are telling the truth." (Qur'an, 10:38)

One of the reasons that the Qur'an is described as miraculous stems from the fact that, as emphasized in the verses above, nothing like it can ever be written by human endeavour: The greater the scale of that impossibility, the greater the size of the miracle which we see before our very eyes. Therefore, the fact that the style of the Qur'an has been incapable of imitation by even one out of the billions of people down the centuries is one of the proofs of its miraculous nature. In his book, The Construction of the Bible and the Qur'an, F. F. Arbuthnot makes the following comment about the Qur'an:

From the literary point of view, the Koran is regarded as a specimen of the purest Arabic, written on half poetry and half prose. It has been said that in some cases grammarians have adopted their rules to agree with certain phrases and expressions used in it, and that though several attempts have been made to produce a work equal to it as far elegant writing is concerned, none has as yet succeeded.245

The words employed in the Qur'an are exceedingly special, both in terms of meaning and also of fluency and effect of style. However, those who are unwilling to believe that the Qur'an is a holy book in which Allah has revealed His commandments and prohibitions, have come up with a variety of excuses as to why they should not follow it. They have attempted to take refuge from its beauty by turning to denial. Allah reveals the following about the deniers' descriptions of the Qur'an:

We did not teach him poetry nor would it be right for him. It is simply a reminder and a clear Qur'an so that you may warn those who are truly alive and so that the Word may be carried out against the disbelievers. (Qur'an, 36:69-70)

The Superior Nature of the Rhyming Scheme in the Qur'an

Prof. Adel M. A. Abbas' book, Science Miracles


Another of the elements which make the Qur'an inimitable stems from its literary structure. Despite being in Arabic, the Qur'an bears no similarity to the forms used in Arabic literature.

The rhyming system in the Qur'an is known as "rhymed prose" and linguists describe the use of this rhyme in the Qur'an as a miracle. In his book Science Miracles, a work prepared to demonstrate that the Qur'an is a linguistic miracle, the well-known British scientist Professor Adel M. A. Abbas carried out a wide-ranging study of the letters and rhyming scheme used in the Qur'an by means of graphics and diagrams. Some rather striking facts were established in this book with regard to the rhyming system in the Qur'an.

As we know, 29 Suras in the Qur'an begin with one or more symbolic letters. These letters are known as "muqatta'ah-letters" or "initial letters." Fourteen of the 29 letters in Arabic comprise these initial letters: Qaf, Sad, Ta, Ha, Ya, Sin, Alif, Lam, Mim, Kaf, 'Ayn, Nun, Ra, Ha.

Of these letters, when we look at the use of the letter "Nun" in Surat al-Qalam we see rhyming with the letter "Nun" in 88.8% of the verses. 84.6% of Surat ash-Shu'ara', 90.32% of Surat an-Naml and 92.05% of Surat al-Qasas are rhymed with "Nun."

When applying these studies to the whole Qur'an, 50.08% is rhymed with the letter "Nun." To put it another way, more than half the verses in the Qur'an end with the letter "Nun." In no literary work of comparable length has it been possible to rhyme with a single sound in more than half the text. This applies to all languages, not just to Arabic.

Distribution of verses ending with the letter "Nun" from those suras beginning with initial letters:

Verse number
Name of Sura
Number of letter “Nun”
al ‘Imran
Ta Ha
Ya Sin

The above table shows the distribution of verses ending with the letter “Nun” in those Suras beginning with initial (symbolic) letters.

When a general examination of the rhyme scheme in the Qur'an is made, we see that around 80% of the rhymes consist of just three sounds (n, m, a) consisting of the letters Alif, Mim, Ya and Nun.246 Excluding the letter "Nun," 30% of the verses are rhymed with "Mim," "Alif" or "Ya."

The four most frequently employed sounds in rhymes:

Verse number
Proportion (%)

The above table shows the proportional distribution of the four letters comprising 79.92% of the rhyme system in the Qur’an.

The following verses are just a few of the many examples of rhymes using these four letters.

Surat al-Muminun
1. Qad aflaha almu/minoona

2. Allatheena hum fee salatihim khashiAAoona

3. Waallatheena hum AAani allaghwi muAAridoona

4. Waallatheena hum lilzzakati faAAiloona

5. Waallatheena hum lifuroojihim hafithoona

6. ... aw ma malakat aymanuhum fa-innahum ghayru maloomeena

7. ... faola-ika humu alAAadoona

8. Waallatheena hum li-amanatihim waAAahdihim raAAoona

9. Waallatheena hum AAala salawatihim yuhafithoona

10. Ola-ika humu alwarithoona

11. ... hum feeha khalidoona

12. Walaqad khalaqna al-insana min sulalatin min teenin

13. Thumma jaAAalnahu nutfatan fee qararin makeenin

14. ... fatabaraka Allahu ahsanu alkhaliqeena

15. Thumma innakum baAAda thalika lamayyitoona

16. Thumma innakum yawma alqiyamati tubAAathoona

17. ... wama kunna AAani alkhalqi ghafileena

Surat an-Nahl

1. ... wataAAala AAamma yushrikoona

2. ... annahu la ilaha illa ana faittaqooni

3. ... taAAala AAamma yushrikoona

4. ... fa-itha huwa khaseemun mubeenun

5. ... wamanafiAAu waminha ta-kuloona

6. Walakum feeha jamalun heena tureehoona waheena tasrahoona

Surat al-An'am

1. ... thumma allatheena kafaroo birabbihim yaAAdiloona

2. ... thumma antum tamtaroona

3. ... wayaAAlamu ma taksiboona

4. ... illa kanoo AAanha muAArideena

5. ... fasawfa ya/teehim anbao ma kanoo bihi yastahzi-oona

6. ... waansha/na min baAAdihim qarnan akhareena

7. ... in hatha illa sihrun mubeenun

8. ... thumma la yuntharoona

9. ... walalabasna AAalayhim ma yalbisoona

10. ... ma kanoo bihi yastahzi-oona

Surat ar-Rum

6. ... walakinna akthara alnnasi la yaAAlamoona

7. ... wahum AAani al-akhirati hum ghafiloona

8. ... wa-inna katheeran mina alnnasi biliqa-i rabbihim lakafiroona

9. ... walakin kanoo anfusahum yathlimoona

10. ... an kaththaboo bi-ayati Allahi wakanoo biha yastahzi-oona

11. ... thumma ilayhi turjaAAoona

12. ... yublisu almujrimoona

13. ... wakanoo bishuraka-ihim kafireena

14. Wayawma taqoomu alssaAAatu yawma-ithin yatafarraqoona

15. ... fahum fee rawdatin yuhbaroona

Surah Yunus

26. ... ola-ika as-habu aljannati hum feeha khalidoona

27. ... ola-ika as-habu alnnari hum feeha khalidoona

28. ... waqala shurakaohum ma kuntum iyyana taAAbudoona

29. ... in kunna AAan AAibadatikum laghafileena

30. ... wadalla AAanhum ma kanoo yaftaroona

31. ... faqul afala tattaqoona

32. ... faanna tusrafoona

33. ... annahum la yu/minoona

34. ... faanna tu/fakoona

Surat al-‘Ankabut

6. ... inna Allaha laghaniyyun AAani alAAalameena

7. ... walanajziyannahum ahsana allathee kanoo yaAAmaloona

8. ... faonabbi-okum bima kuntum taAAmaloona

9. ... lanudkhilannahum fee alssaliheena

10. ... awa laysa Allahu bi-aAAlama bima fee sudoori alAAalameena

11. ... walayaAAlamanna almunafiqeena

12. ... innahum lakathiboona

13. ... walayus-alunna yawma alqiyamati AAamma kanoo yaftaroona

14. ... faakhathahumu alttoofanu wahum thalimoona

Surat an-Naml

12. ... innahum kanoo qawman fasiqeena

13. ... hatha sihrun mubeenun

14. ... faonthur kayfa kana AAaqibatu almufsideena

15. ... min AAibadihi almu/mineena

16. ... inna hatha lahuwa alfadlu almubeenu

17. ... fahum yoozaAAoona

18. ... sulaymanu wajunooduhu wahum la yashAAuroona

19. ... waadkhilnee birahmatika fee AAibadika alssaliheena

245. F. F. Arbuthnot, The Construction of the Bible and the Koran (London: 1985), 5.
246. Dr. Adel M. A. Abbas, Anne P. Fretwell, Science Miracles, No Sticks or Snakes (Beltsville, Maryland, USA: Amana Publications: 2000), 13.

Surat an-Nisa’

23. ... inna Allaha kana ghafooran raheeman

24. ... inna Allaha kana AAaleeman hakeeman

25. ... waAllahu ghafoorun raheemun

26. ... waAllahu AAaleemun hakeemun

27. ... an tameeloo maylan AAatheeman

Surat al-Ma’ida

22. ... fa-in yakhrujoo minha fa-inna dakhiloona

23. ... fatawakkaloo in kuntum mu/mineena

24. ... inna hahuna qaAAidoona

25. ... faofruq baynana wabayna alqawmi alfasiqeena

26. ... fala ta/sa AAala alqawmi alfasiqeena

27. ... qala innama yataqabbalu Allahu mina almuttaqeena

28. ... innee akhafu Allaha rabba alAAalameena

29. ... wathalika jazao alththalimeena

30. ... faqatalahu faasbaha mina alkhasireena

31. ... faasbaha mina alnnadimeena

Surat al-A'raf

2. ... wathikra lilmu/mineena

3. ... qaleelan ma tathakkaroona

4. ... fajaaha ba/suna bayatan aw hum qa-iloona

5. ... ith jaahum ba/suna illa an qaloo inna kunna thalimeena

6. ... walanas-alanna almursaleena

7. ... wama kunna gha-ibeena

8. ... faola-ika humu almuflihoona

9. ... bima kanoo bi-ayatina yathlimoona

10. ... qaleelan ma tashkuroona

11. ... lam yakun mina alssajideena

Surat at-Tawba

7. ... inna Allaha yuhibbu almuttaqeena

8. ... waaktharuhum fasiqoona

9. ... innahum saa ma kanoo yaAAmaloona

10. ... waola-ika humu almuAAtadoona

11. ... wanufassilu al-ayati liqawmin yaAAlamoona

12. ... laAAallahum yantahoona

13. ... ahaqqu an takhshawhu in kuntum mu/mineena

14. ... wayashfi sudoora qawmin mu/mineena

Surat al-Baqara

62. ... wala khawfun AAalayhim wala hum yahzanoona

63. ... waothkuroo ma feehi laAAallakum tattaqoona

64. ... lakuntum mina alkhasireena

65. ... faqulna lahum koonoo qiradatan khasi-eena

66. ... wamawAAithatan lilmuttaqeena

67. ... aAAoothu biAllahi an akoona mina aljahileena

68. ... faifAAaloo ma tu/maroona

69. ... baqaratun safrao faqiAAun lawnuha tasurru alnnathireena

Surat al ‘Imran

130. ... waittaqoo Allaha laAAallakum tuflihoona

131. Waittaqoo alnnara allatee oAAiddat lilkafireena

132. ... laAAallakum turhamoona

133. ... oAAiddat lilmuttaqeena

134. ... waAllahu yuhibbu almuhsineena

135. ... walam yusirroo AAala ma faAAaloo wahum yaAAlamoona

136. ... waniAAma ajru alAAamileena

137. ... faonthuroo kayfa kana AAaqibatu almukaththibeena

138. ... wamawAAithatun lilmuttaqeena

139. ... waantumu al-aAAlawna in kuntum mu/mineena

140. ... waAllahu la yuhibbu alththalimeena

Surat al-Anbiya’

5. ... falya/tina bi-ayatin kama orsila al-awwaloona

6. ... afahum yu/minoona

7. ... in kuntum la taAAlamoona

8. ... wama kanoo khalideena

9. ... waahlakna almusrifeena

10. ... afala taAAqiloona

11. ... waansha/na baAAdaha qawman akhareena

12. ... hum minha yarkudoona

Surat an-Nur

47. ... wama ola-ika bialmu/mineena

48. ... fareequn minhum muAAridoona

49. Wa-in yakun lahumu alhaqqu ya/too ilayhi muthAAineena

50. ... bal ola-ika humu alththalimoona

51. ... waola-ika humu almuflihoona

52. ... faola-ika humu alfa-izoona

53. ... inna Allaha khabeerun bima taAAmaloona

54. ... wama AAala alrrasooli illa albalaghu almubeena

55. ... faola-ika humu alfasiqoona

Surat al-Hijr

5. ... wama yasta/khiroona

6. ... innaka lamajnoonun

7. ... in kunta mina alssadiqeena

8. ... wama kanoo ithan munthareena

9. ... wa-inna lahu lahafithoona

10. Walaqad arsalna min qablika fee shiyaAAi al-awwaleena

11. ... kanoo bihi yastahzi-oona

12. Kathalika naslukuhu fee quloobi almujrimeena

13. ... waqad khalat sunnatu al-awwaleena

14. ... feehi yaAArujoona

15. ... nahnu qawmun mashooroona

The formation of rhymed prose with just two or three sounds in a poem of 200-300 lines may give that work an important quality, sufficient for it to be described as a masterpiece by literary critics today. However, bearing in mind the length of the Qur'an, the information it contains and its wise exposition, the extraordinary manner in which its rhymed prose system is used becomes even clearer and more beautiful. The Qur'an indeed contains an ocean of information relating to a wide variety of subjects. They include: religious and moral guidance, lessons from the lives of the peoples of the past, the message of the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, the physical sciences and historical accounts of important events. But all of this, although wonderful in itself, is delivered with the most fantastic literary rhythm and excellence. It is simply not possible for so much rhymed prose by use of so few sounds in the Qur'an, with its varied and knowledgeable subject matter, to be achieved by human endeavour. From that point of view, it is not surprising that Arab linguists describe the Qur'an as "very definitely inimitable."

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Some of the scientific information referring to numbers in the Qur’an (This chapter is based on Ömer Çelakıl's Kur'an-ı Kerim'in Sırları [Merkez Gazete Dergi Basım Press, 2003] and Kur'an-ı Kerim'in Şifresi [Sınır Ötesi Press 2002])



The Hour (of Doomsday) has drawn near and the Moon has split. (Surat al-Qamar, 1)

The word “Qamar” means “Moon,” and the word “Moon” appears in the first verse of Surat al-Qamar. There are 1390 verses from that verse to the end of the Qur’an. The year 1390 in the Islamic calendar corresponds to 1969 AD, the date of the lunar landings. This, one of the greatest landmarks in human history, was indicated 14 centuries beforehand. (Allah knows the truth.)

In addition, the word “inshakka,” meaning “split,” is used in this verse. The word is derived from the root “shakka,” meaning “to plow, dig up, to turn the soil...” In the same way, the Apollo 11 spacecraft that went to the Moon also took specimens of lunar dust back to Earth. In that sense, the term “the Moon has split” is consistent with developments in the present day.

Number of verses from the first verse of Surat al-Qamar to the end of the Qur’an = 1390
Date of the lunar landings (Islamic calendar) = 1390


The word “Qamar,” referred to as a heavenly body in the Qur’an and meaning “Moon” appears 27 times. The elliptical orbit of the Moon around the Earth also takes 27 days. But this is not a number that someone looking from Earth could determine. Because since there is a 29-day between full moons, it used to be thought it took the Moon 29 days to travel around the Earth. The fact is, however, that as the Moon revolves around the Earth, the Earth is also travelling round the Sun. Because of the movement of the Earth, the Moon completes its orbit with a 2-day delay. This is another reference in the Qur’an consistent with modern astronomical findings. (Allah knows the truth.)

Number of times the word "Moon" appears in the Qur’an = 27
Time it takes the Moon to travel round the Earth (in days) = 27


The ratio of the appearances of the words "sea" and “land" in the Qur’an is identical to the ratio between sea and land in modern science. The continents had not yet been discovered at the time the Qur’an was sent down, and it was impossible to determine the ratio between the land and sea. Even such a large continent as America was only discovered in the 15th century. 

The word "land" appears 13 times in the Qur’an, while “sea” appears 32 times. These numbers total 45. If we divide the number of references to land in the Qur’an, 13, by 45, the result is 28.8888888889%. When we divide the number of references to sea in the Quran, 32, by 45, the result is 71.1111111111%. these ratios are the exact ones that apply between water and dry land on Earth.

The repetition of these words in the Qur’an may be an indication that the Earth is 71% covered in water and 29% in dry land. (Allah knows the truth.) It has only been possible to arrive at this ratio in the present day, thanks to satellite photos and computer calculations.

Number of times the word “land” appears in the Qur’an = 13
Number of times the word “sea” appears in the Qur’an = 32
Proportion of dry land to sea covering the Earth = 13/45 = 29%
Proportion of sea to dry land on Earth = 32/45 = 71%


"Sirius", the brightest star in the night sky, appears as “Shi’ira,” meaning “star” in verse 49 of Surat an-Najm:

That it is He Who is the Lord of Sirius [Shi’ira]. (Surat an-Najm, 49)

The fact that the word “Sirius,“ or “Shi’ra” in Arabic, appears only in the 49th verse is particularly noteworthy. Because, based on the irregularities in Sirius’ orbit, scientists discovered it is actually a binary star. Therefore, Sirius is actually two stars, known as Sirius A and Sirius B. One feature of Sirius B is that is cannot be seen by telescope.

The stars in Sirius system follow a course toward one another in the shape of a bow, and hang in the sky by approaching one another every 49.9 years. These scientific data have been unanimously confirmed by the astronomy departments at the universities of Harvard, Ottawa and Leicester.1 Yet this scientific fact that only emerged toward the end of the 20th century was miraculously referred to in the Qur’an 1400 years ago. This miracle appears when we read verses 9 and 49 of Surat al-Najm together.

That it is He Who is the Lord of Sirius. (Surat an-Najm, 49)

He was two bow-lengths away or even closer. (Surat an-Najm, 9)

The term "kane kabe kavseyni ev edna,” in verse 9 of Surat al-Najm, translated as “two bow-lengths away or even closer,” may be a reference to these two stars drawing closer to one another in their courses. (Allah knows the truth.) This scientific fact, which could not possibly have been known at the time of the revelation of the Qur’an, proves once again that the Qur’an is the word of our Almighty Lord.

The star Sirius appears in the Surah called an-Najm, meaning “Star.” The stars comprising Sirius approach one another in their courses once every 49.9 years. This astronomic phenomenon is indicated in verses 49 and 9 of Surat an-Najm.


Iron is one of the elements mentioned in the Qur’an. Allah says this in the Surah called “al-Hadid,” or “Iron:” 

... And We sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many uses for mankind, ... (Surat al-Hadid, 25)

The word "enzelna," meaning “to send down,” may also be thought of in the figurative sense of being placed at the service of human beings. But bearing in mind the true meaning of the word, which is “physically descending from the sky,” used for rain and solar rays, then the verse can be seen to contain a hugely significant scientific miracle. Because modern astronomical findings have revealed that the iron on Earth came from giant stars in outer space.2 (For details see, Miracles of the Qur’an, 4th edition, Harun Yahya)

In addition, Surat al-Hadid also refers to the chemical symbol for iron. Because verse 15, in the exact middle of the Surah, begins with the Arabic letter "Fe," which is how iron is known to chemists.

In addition, the number emerging from a numerological [abjad] calculation of the words “al-Hadid,” the 57th Surah of the Qur’an, is the same as the number of the Surah: "57." A calculation of the word "hadid" alone produces the number 26. And this corresponds to the number of iron in the periodic table. The Qur’an, which contains the revelation of our Omniscient Lord, refers both to the formation of iron and to its atomic number. (Allah knows the truth.)

Al-Hadid is the 57th Surah of the Qur’an, and the numerical value of the words al-Hadid is also 57. 
The value of the word "hadid" alone is 26, and this is also the atomic number of iron.

365 DAYS

The word "day, “yavm” in Arabic appears 365 times in the Qur’an. It also takes the Earth 365 days to orbit the Sun.

The fact that the word “day” appears 365 times in the Qur’an is very important in terms of its providing information about the Earth’s orbit hundreds of years ago. The repetition of the word “day” 365 times may be a reference to the 365-day relationship between the Earth and Sun. (Allah knows the truth.)

The word “day (yavm)" appears 365 times in the Qur’an.
It takes the Earth 365 days to orbit the Sun.


The genetic make-up of human beings and other living things depends on their chromosomes and the genetic data in these chromosomes in DNA. Gender is dependent on the 23rd chromosome pair. In other words, the difference between a man and a woman stems from the 23rd chromosome pair. If a person’s 23rd chromosome id expressed in the form XX she is female, and if in the form XY, then he is male.

The Qur’an makes reference to the 23rd chromosome that determines the difference between male and female thus: The word “man” and the word “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. This discovery about chromosomes made only recently was reported hundreds of years beforehand in the Qur’an by way of the number 23, that which concerns the basic difference between male and female. (Allah knows the truth.)

The words “man” and “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. 
The 23rd chromosome is the main element that determines an individual’s gender.


The first ever satellite, "Sputnik 1," was launched in 1957. Verse 19;57 (Surah Maryam, 57) of the Qur’an amazingly refers to rising and being raised.

We raised him up to a high place. (Surah Maryam, 57)

The term "Refa'nahu" in this verse is derived from the verb “refea,” meaning “to raise, lift up or elevate.” On the other hand, the word "aliyyen" in the verse bears the meaning of “high, very high” in addition to “great.” When we consider this verse by itself, therefore, it means “being raised into a very high place.” In that respect, verse 19:57 may be a reference to the launching into the sky of the spacecraft Sputnik 1 in 1957. (Allah knows the truth.)

Verse 19:57 of the Qur’an speaks of “raising to a high place.”
"Sputnik 1," the first unmanned satellite, was launched in 1957.


All the bees in the world have the same number of chromosomes, and that never changes. Male and female animals generally have the same number of chromosomes. But the bee is slightly different. Because the male bee has 16 single chromosomes and the female bee 16 pairs.3

The bee is thus different in this respect, that of chromosome number. This difference is indicated in the Qur’an thus: (Allah knows the truth.) The Surah “Nahl,” meaning bee, is the 16th Surah of the Qur’an. And 16 is the number of chromosomes these animals possess.

Surat an-Nahl, meaning “Bee,” is the 16th Surah. 
The bee has 16 chromosomes.


1 (Leicester edu dept of Physics & astronomy); (University of Ottowa); (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

2 Dr. Mazhar, U. Kazi, 130 Evident Miracles in the Qur’an, Crescent Publishing House, New York, 1997, p. 110-111;; from Prof. Zighloul Raghib El-Naggar’s speech.

3 Malcolm T. Sanford, APIS /Apicultural Information and ISsues from IFAS/University of Florida, Vol. 14, no. 4, April 1996;

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Numbers of significance in the Qur'an  

This section contains the results of various calculations performed on Surahs in which numerical terms appear. The same numbers obtained as a result of different calculations in the relevant Surah are extremely noteworthy. This article discusses various types of calculation such as the numbers of syllables and letters in the Surahs, the types of letter and their numerological values [abjad], and reveals surprising similarities in the numbers emerging. The calculations in this section are not open to discussion; everyone can arrive at the same figures by performing the same calculations. 

In addition to the sublime wisdom and knowledge of the Holy Qur'an in terms of meaning, it also contains very rich and extraordinary numerical references. In verse 29 of Surat an-Naba' our Lord says "... We have recorded all things in writing." And verse 28 of Surat al-Jinn reads "... (Allah) has counted the exact number of everything." These miraculous numerical references obtained from the Holy Qur'an are also manifestations of our Almighty Lord's title of "Al-Muhsey," or "He Who knows the number of everything, even if it is infinite".


And when We allotted to Moses forty nights. Then you adopted the Calf when he had gone and you were wrongdoers. (Surat al-Baqara, 51)

  • 40 is the number of letters to the end of the verse from the term "arbaAAeena laylatan," meaning "40 nights."
  • The numerological value [abjad] of the dotted letters up to "arbaAAeena laylatan " is 40. (By minor abjad calculation)
  • This subject first appears in the Qur'an in verse 40 of Surat al-Baqara.
  • Number of syllables in verse 40 in which the subject begins is 40. 1


  • In addition to verse 51 of Surat al-Baqara, which explicitly concerns "arbaAAeena laylatan" (40 nights), this also appears in verse 142 of Surat al-A'raf. It also appears figuratively in verses 143 and 155 of Surat al-A'raf.

a) The Surahs between these verses are: "al-Baqara", "Al-Imr'an", "an-Nisa", "al-Ma'ida", "al-An'am" and "al-A'raf."
b) The names "al-Baqara", "Al-Imr'an", "an-Nisa", "al-Ma'ida", "al-An'am" and "al-A'raf" also contain 40 letters.


And when Moses was looking for water for his people, We said, 'Strike the rock with your staff.' Then twelve fountains gushed out from it and all the people knew their drinking place. 'Eat and drink of Allah's provision and do not go about the earth corrupting it.' (Surat al-Baqara, 60)

  • Number of words in the verse until the expression "ithnata AAashrata" meaning "twelve" is 12.
  • Number of dotted letters until the expression "infajarat minhu ithnata AAashrata AAaynan" meaning "the twelve fountains gushed out from it [the rock]"; 12.
  • Number of types of letter used in the term "infajarat minhu ithnata AAashrata AAaynan" 12.2


And when you said to the believers, 'Is it not enough for you that your Lord reinforced you with three thousand angels, sent down?' (Surat al-Imr'an, 124)

  • The abjad value of the term "thalathati alafin mina almala-ikati," meaning "three thousand angels," is 3,000. (By major abjad calculation)


Yes indeed! But if you are steadfast and guard against evil and they come upon you suddenly, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels, clearly identified. (Surat al-Imr'an, 125)

  • The abjad value of the letters up to the first letter of the term "almala-ikati," meaning "angels," is 5,000. (By minor abjad calculation)


Allah made a covenant with the tribe of Israel and We raised up twelve leadersfrom among them. Allah said, 'I am with you. If you establish salat and pay zakat, and believe in My Messengers and respect and support them, and make a generous loan to Allah, I will erase your wrong actions from you and admit you into Gardens with rivers flowing under them. Any of you who are unbelievers after that have gone astray from the right way.' (Surat al-Ma'ida, 12)

  • Number of letters up to the term "ithnay AAashara naqeeban," meaning "twelve leaders:" 12.
  • Number of repetitions of the letters in the name "Ma'ida" (the name of the Surah) from the beginning of the verse to the term "ithnay AAashara " (twelve): 12.3
  • Verse number: 12.
  • The abjad value of the first and last letters of the verse is 12.4 (By minor abjad calculation)


We set aside thirty nights for Moses and then completed them with ten, so the appointed time of his Lord was forty nights in all. Musa said to his brother Harun, 'Be my khalif among my people. Keep order and do not follow the way of the corrupters.' (Surat al-A'raf, 142)

  • Number of syllables from "thalatheena laylatan," meaning 30 nights," to the end of the clause: 30.5
  • Number of syllables used after "thalatheena laylatan " (30 nights) to the end of the verse: 30.6
  • Number of syllables from the word "thalatheena" (30) to the end of the clause: 30.7
  • Number of time the muqatt'at letters [unique combinations of letters that begin a number of Surah in the Qur'an] in the Surah (alif, lam, mim, sad) are used in the verse from the word "thalatheena " (30) to the end of the verse: 30.8
  • Number of dotted letters up to the word "Aashr" (10): 10.
  • Number of undotted letters from the word "Aashr" (10) to the end of the clause: 10.
  • The word "Aashr" (10) appears 10 pages from the end in Surat al-A'raf.
  • The letters "alif, lam, mim and sad," the muqatt'at letters in the Surah, are used 10 times before the word "Aashr" (10).9
  • 10 types of letter are used in the term "waatmamnaha biAAashrin" meaning "and then completed them with ten."10


We divided them up into twelve tribes–communities. We revealed to Moses, when his people asked him for water: 'Strike the rock with your staff.' Twelve fountains flowed out from it and all the people knew their drinking place. And We shaded them with clouds and sent down manna and quails to them: 'Eat of the good things We have provided you with.' They did not wrong Us; rather it was themselves they wronged. (Surat al-A'raf, 160)

  • The letters in the term "ithnatay AAashrata" (twelve) appear 12 times up to "isnetey ashrate."11
  • 12 types of letter are used from the term "ithnatay AAashrata " (twelve) to the end of the clause.12
  • The letters in " ithnatay AAashrata " (twelve) appear 12 times between it and the end of the clause.13
  • 12 letters comprise the words "ithnatay AAashrata " (twelve) and "isneta aşrate" (twelve).14
  • 12 types of letter are used in the clause in which it appears before the term "ithnata AAashrata AAaynan " (twelve fountains).15


There have been twelve months with Allah in the Book of Allah, from the day He first created the heavens and earth. Four of them are forbidden. That is the True Religion. So do not wrong one another during them. However, fight the idolaters totally just as they fight you totally, and know that Allah is with those who guard against evil. (Surat at-Tawba, 36)

  • There are 12 syllables up to the term " ithna AAashara" (twelve). 
  • There are 12 dotted letters from the term "ithna AAashara" (twelve) to the end of the clause.


You can ask forgiveness for them, or not ask forgiveness for them. Even if you asked forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah still would not forgive them. That is because they have rejected Allah and His Messenger. Allah does not guide deviant people. (Surat at-Tawba, 80)

  • Total number of letters from the term "sabAAeena marratan " (seventy times) to the end of the verse: 70.16
  • The abjad value of the letter types used from the term "sabAAeena marratan" (seventy times) to the end of the clause is 70.17 (By minor abjad calculation).
  • There are 70 undotted letters in this verse.18


It is He Who appointed the sun to give radiance, and the moon to give light, assigning it phases so you would know the number of years and the reckoning of time. Allah did not create these things except with truth. We make the Signs clear for people who know. (Surah Yunus, 5)

A month in the Islamic calendar can only have 29 or 30 days. (There is no other possibility.)

  • A lunar month is 29 or 30 days. There are 29 letters in the verse up until the term "qaddarahu manazila litaAAlamoo AAadada alssineena waalhisaba," meaning "the number of years and the reckoning of time."
  • The abjad value of "al-Qamar," meaning "moon," is 29. (By minor abjad calculation)

We made the night and day two Signs. We blotted out the Sign of the night and made the Sign of the day a time for seeing so that you can seek favour from your Lord and will know the number of years and the reckoning of time. We have made all things very clear. (Surat al-Isra', 12)

One year according to the Hijri calendar lasts 354 or 355 days. (There is no other possible figure.)

  • The abjad value of the letters up to the term "litaAAlamoo AAadada alssineena waalhisaba," meaning "so you will know the number of years and the reckoning of time," is 354.  (By minor abjad calculation)


Or do they say, 'He has invented it?' Say, 'Then produce ten invented suras like this, and call on anyone you can besides Allah if you are telling the truth.' (Surah Hud, 13)

  • Variety of letters used in the clause up to the word "AAashri" (ten): 10.19
  • Number of dotted letters in the verse up to the word "AAashri" (ten): 10.20
  • Number of syllables in the verse up to the expression "biAAashri suwarin mithlihi muftarayatin," meaning "then produce ten invented suras like this:" 10.21
  • Number of dotted letters up to the term "qul fa/too biAAashri suwarin mithlihi muftarayatin," meaning "Say, 'then produce ten invented suras like this':" 10.
  • "Number of letters in the term "AAashri suwarin mithlihi ," meaning "ten suras like this:" 10.
  • Number of letters from the term "AAashri suwarin mithlihi " (ten suras like this) to the end of the verse: 10.
  • Variety of letters used in the term "biAAashri suwarin mithlihi," meaning "ten suras like this:" 10.22
  • The letters in the term "AAashri suwarin " (ten suras) appear 10 times up to "AAashri suwarin ".23


Yusuf told his father, 'Father! I saw eleven bright stars, and the sun and moon as well. I saw them all prostrate in front of me.' (Surah Yusuf, 4)

  • There are 11 letters in the term "ahada AAashara kawkaban," meaning "eleven stars." 
  • There are 11 words up to the term "ahada AAashara kawkaban " (eleven stars).
  • The letters in the term "ahada AAashara kawkaban " (eleven stars) appear 11 times up to "ahada AAashara kawkaban ". 24


He created man from a drop of sperm and yet he is an open challenger! (Surat an-Nahl, 4)

There are some 100 trillion cells in an adult human body. The cells all possess the same genetic structure. That genetic structure is also present in the chromosomes in the cell nucleus. There are 23 pairs, or 46 chromosomes, in a human cell; 23 from the mother and 23 from the father. These chromosomes also contain DNA molecules in which the characteristics of the person are recorded. The scientific world only learned that there are 46 chromosomes in the human cell in the second half of the 20th century.

The words "manayyin" and "nutfatan" in the Qur'an refer to different things (Surat al-Qiyama, 37). "Manayyin" is used to refer to the whole and "nutfatan" to a component thereof.

* The word "nutfatan" appears in different forms below, such as nutfatin, nutfata or nutfatan, depending on its use in the sentence or grammatical rules. But the meaning does not change.

  • The abjad value of the word "nutfatin" (nutfa) is 23. (By minor abjad calculation)
  • Variety of letters used in the Surah up to the word "nutfatin:" 23.25
  • Abjad value of the letters used in the verse up to the word "nutfatin:" 23.26(By minor abjad calculation)
  • Number of dotted letters in the Surah up to the word "nutfatin:" 46.

Then formed the drop into a clot and formed the clot into a lump and formed the lump into bones and clothed the bones in flesh; and then brought him into being as another creature. Blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators! (Surat al-Muminun, 14)

  • Abjad value of the word "nutfata:" 23. (By minor abjad calculation)
  • Number of letters in Surat al-Muminun from "nutfatan" in verse 13 to "nutfata" in verse 14 is 23.
  • Abjad value of the variety of letters used in the verse up to the term "nutfata:" 46.27 (By minor abjad calculation)
  • Abjad value of the letters belonging to the term "nutfata" up to "nutfata:" 46.28 (By minor abjad calculation)
  • Number of letters belonging to the term "nutfata" up to "nutfata:" 46.

Allah created you from dust and then from a drop of sperm and then made you into pairs. No female becomes pregnant or gives birth except with His knowledge. And no living thing lives long or has its life cut short without that being in a Book. That is easy for Allah. (Surat al-Fatir, 11)

  • Abjad value of the term "nutfatin:" 23. (By minor abjad calculation)
  • Variety of letters used from "nutfatin" to the end of the verse: 23.29

It is He Who created you from earth, then from a drop of sperm, then from a clot of blood, then He brings you out as infants, then so you may achieve full strength, then so you may become old men –though some of you may die before that time– so that you may reach a predetermined age and so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (Surah Ghafir, 67)

  • The abjad value of "nutfatin" is 23. (By minor abjad calculation).
  • Number of dotted letters from the word "nutfatin" to the end of the clause: 23.
  • The word "nutfatin" is the 23rd in the verse.
  • There are 23 types of letter in this verse.30
  • The abjad value of the dotted letters up to the word "nutfatin" in the verse is 46. (By minor abjad calculation)
  • There are 46 dotted letters in this verse.

… out of a sperm-drop when it spurted forth; (Surat an-Najm, 46)

  • The abjad value of the word "nutfatin" is 23. (By minor abjad calculation)
  • The letters in the term "nutfatin" appear 46 times up to "nutfatin".31
  • The verse containing the term "nutfatin" is the 46th.

We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing and seeing. (Surat al-Insan, 2)

  • The abjad value of the word "nutfatin" is 23. (By minor abjad calculation)
  • The abjad value of the letters from the word "nutfatin" to the end of the clause is 23. (By minor abjad calculation)

Was he not a drop of ejaculated sperm? (Surat al-Qiyama, 37)

  • There are 23 types of letter between verse 35 of Surat al-Qiyama and verse 2 of Surat al-Insan.32
  • There are 23 words having letters from the clause "nutfa" in verse 37 of Surat al-Qiyama up to "nutfa" in verse 2 of Surat al-Insan.33


Your Lord revealed to the bees: 'Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.' From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. (Surat an-Nahl, 68-69)

The honey bee fills the hexagonal cells it builds with honey. The hexagon is the ideal shape for comb construction. For example, if the cells in the combs were pentagonal or octagonal etc., then all their edges would not weld together perfectly, and parts of the comb would therefore remain used. But through the inspiration of Allah, bees store the greatest possible amount of honey by building their combs in the form of hexagons.

  • These are the only verses of the Qur'an that mention bees, honey and honeycombs. The abjad value of these verses is 720.  (By minor abjad calculation) 
  • The total internal angles of the comb add up to 720 degrees.
  • Every cell in the comb is a hexagon. Each internal angle in the cell is 120 degrees.
  • The number of clause (clauses) in Surat an-Nahl until this matter is discussed is 120.


Do you consider that the Companions of the Cave and Ar-Raqim were one of the most remarkable of Our Signs? (Surat al-Kahf, 9)

  • The abjad values of "as-haba alkahfi," meaning "The Companions of the Cave," is 238.  (By minor abjad calculation)
  • The number of syllables in the Surah up to the term "as-haba alkahfi" (Companions of the Cave) is also 238.34
  • The variety of letters used in the verse up to the term "as-haba alkahfi" (Companions of the Cave) is 7.35
  • The number of words from "as-haba alkahfi" (Companions of the Cave) to the end of the verse is 7. 
  • Our Lord's name "Allah" is repeated 7 times in the story of the Companions of the Cave in the Surah.
  • "As-haba alkahfi" (Companions of the Cave) is in the 7th clause on the page.
  • This verse is the 7th from the top of the page.

They stayed in their Cave for three hundred years and added nine. (Surat al-Kahf, 25)

In revealing how long the Companions spent in the cave, the Qur'an says "They stayed in their Cave for three hundred years and added nine." (Surat al-Kahf, 25) In interpreting this verse, commentators say that the Companions of the Cave slept for 300 solar years or 309 years by the lunar calendar.

  • The number of syllables up to "sineena waizdadoo," meaning "number of years" is exactly 309.36
  • There are 309 undotted letters in the Surah up to the term "sineena waizdadoo".

Then We woke them up again so that we might see which of the two groups would better calculate the time they had stayed there. (Surat al-Kahf, 12)

  • This verse reveals that the reason the Companions of the Cave were woken was to establish which of the two groups would most accurately calculate how long they had been asleep. The number of syllables before this verse is exactly 309.37

They stayed in their Cave for three hundred years and added nine. (Surat al-Kahf, 25)

The way that the Qur'an does not directly state that the Companions of the Cave spent 309 years in the cave but also adds an additional 9 years is exceedingly wise. This mode of expression thus draws attention to the difference between the solar and lunar years. (Allah knows the truth.)

The solar year refers to the Earth's revolution around the Sun, and 365.242217 complete revolutions of the Earth constitute a solar year. A lunar year consists of 354.36768 days, the time in which the Moon orbits the Earth 12 times. There is thus a difference of 10.874537 days between the solar and lunar years; 100 solar years is thus equivalent to 103 lunar years.

In order to determine the equivalent of 300 solar years in terms of lunar years, we need to add on 9 more years – just as in the verse.

  • The total of all the numbers in this Surah up to this verse is 300. (300 by the Gregorian calendar equates to 309 years by the Islamic calendar.)
  • There are 309 pages from this page, the last to refer to the Companions of the Cave and their sleep, and the end of the Qur'an.

That was the situation when we woke them up so they could question one another. One of them asked, 'How long have you been here?' They replied, 'We have been here for a day or part of a day.' They said, 'Your Lord knows best how long you have been here. Send one of your number into the city with this silver you have, so he can see which food is purest and bring you some of it to eat. But he should go about with caution so that no one is aware of you. (Surat al-Kahf, 19)


Put your hand inside your shirt front. It will emerge pure white, yet quite unharmed – one of nine Signs to Pharaoh and his people. They are a people of deviators.' (Surat an-Naml, 12)

  • Number of syllables from the term "tisAAi ayatin," meaning "nine Signs," to the end of the clause: 9.
  • The letters in "tisAAi ayatin " (nine Signs) appear 9 times up to the term "tis'i ayatin."
  • Number of words from "tisAAi ayatin " (nine Signs) to the end of the verse: 9.
  • "TisAAi ayatin " (nine Signs) appears on the 9th page from the end of the Surah.
  • The variety of undotted letters in the verse up to the word "tisAAi," meaning 9, is 9.
  • The number of undotted letters from the word "tisAAi" (9) to the end of the clause: 9.38
  • "TisAAi" (9) is the ninth word from the end of the verse.
  • The abjad value of the muqatt'at letters (ta, sin) in the Surah is 9. (By minor abjad calculation)


There was a group of nine men in the city causing corruption in the land and not putting things right. (Surat an-Naml, 48)

  • The letters in the term "tisAAatu rahtin," meaning "nine men," appear 9 times between the expression and the end of the verse.39
  • There are 9 dotted letters between the term "tisAAatu rahtin " (9 men) and the end of the verse.
  • Nine undotted letters are used from the term "tisAAatu rahtin " (9 men) and the end of the verse.40
  • The abjad value of the muqatt'at letters (ta, sin) in the term "tisAAatu rahtin " (9 men) is 9.41  (By minor abjad calculation)
  • There are 9 verses in the story of the people of Shelah and Thamud.42


This brother of mine has ninety-nine ewes and I have only one. He said, "Let me have charge of it," and got the better of me with his words.' (Sura Sad, 23)

  • The subject of the 99 ewes begins at verse 21. There are 99 syllables from the beginning of the reference to the Prophet David (pbuh) – from verse 17, to verse 21.43
  • The matter of the 99 ewes begins being described in verse 22. The matter of the 99 ewes begins with the 2nd clause of verse 22, and this clause is the 99th from the end of the Surah.
  • There are 99 syllables from the 2nd clause of verse 22 to the term "niAAajihi," meaning "his ewes," in verse 24.
  • The abjad value of the letters at the end of the verse up to the end of verse 23 containing the term "tisAAun watisAAoona naAAjatan," meaning 99 ewes, is 99.44 (By the minor abjad calculation.)
  • The abjad value of the term "hatha akhee lahu tisAAun watisAAoona naAAjatan," meaning "this brother of mine has 99 ewes," is 99'dur.  (By minor abjad calculation)


He Who created the seven heavens in layers. You will not find any flaw in the Creation of the All-Merciful. Look again – do you see any gaps? (Surat al-Mulk, 3)

  • The variety of letters used in the term "sabAAa samawatin," meaning "seven heavens," is 7.45
  • Number of letters in the verse up to the term "sabAAa samawatin " (seven heavens): 7.
  • The letters in the word "seb'a" (7) appear seven times from the word "sabAAa " to the end of the verse.46
  • The letters in the word "seb'a" (7) appeat 7 times in the verse up to the word " sabAAa ".47
  • There are 7 syllables from the word "sabAAa " (7) to the end of the clause.


By the dawn and ten nights, (Surat al-Fajr, 1-2)


  • The letters in the term "layalin AAashrin," meaning "ten nights" appear 10 times in the Surah up to this term.48
  • There are 10 dotted letters in the Surah up to the term "layalin AAashrin " (10 nights).



This section is based on Ahmet Maraşlı's book Kuran'da Sırlı Diziliş [Mysterious Aligning in the Qur'an ], (Okul Press, Istanbul, 2003).

1 Stopping at the end of the verse.

2 alif, nuun, faa, jiim, raa, taa, miim, ha, thaa, ayn, shiin, yaa

3 miim: 3, alif: 8, daal: 1, taa: 0

4 waaw, laam

5 Stopping at the end of the clause.

6 thaa: 0, laam: 9, yaa: 10, nuun: 5, taa: 6, laam-alif: 2

7 Stopping at the end of the clause.

8 alif: 11, laam: 11, miim: 7, saad: 1, laam-alif: 2

9 alif: 4, laam: 3, miim: 3, saad: 0

10 waaw, alif, taa, miim, nuun, ha, baa, ayn, shiin, raa

11 alif: 2, thaa: 1, nuun: 2, taa: 2, yaa: 1, ayn: 2, shiin: 1, raa: 1

12 alif, thaa, nuun, taa, yaa, ayn, shiin, raa, sin, baa, taa, miim

13 alif: 3, thaa: 1, nuun: 2, taa: 2, ayn: 2, shiin: 1, raa:1

14 The orthographic difference here is a grammatical one stemming from the form of the word in the sentence.

15 faa, alif, nuun, baa, jiim, sin, taa, miim, ha, thaa, ayn, shiin

16 laam-alif: 2

17 siin, baa, ayn, yaa, nuun, miim, raa, taa, faa, laam, ghaayn, alif, ha

18 laam-alif: 2

19 qaaf, laam, faa, alif, taa, waaw, baa, ayn, shiin, raa

20 alif: 5, laam: 3, raa: 2

21 Stopping at the sejavend taa. [Sejavend: subdivision marks in the Qur'an for reading in accordance with meaning].

22 baa, ayn, shiin, raa, siin, waaw, miim, thaa, laam, ha

23 ayn, shiin, raa, siin, waaw

24 alif: 7, haa: 0, daal: 0, ayn: 0, shiin: 0, raa:1, kaaf: 0, waaw: 1, baa: 2

25 alif, ta, yaa, miim, raa, laam, ha, faa, siin, ayn, jiim, waaw, baa, haa, nuun, shiin, kaaf, zaay, daal, thaal, qaaf, kha, daad. laam-alif two. Besmele included or excluded.

26 kha, laam, qaaf, alif, nuun, sin, miim     

27 thaa, miim, kha, laam, qaaf, nuun, alif, taa, faa, taa

28 nuun: 3, taa: 0, faa: 3, taa: 4

29 nuun, taa, faa, taa, thaa, miim, jiim, ayn, laam, kaaf, alif, zaay, waaw, haa, yaa, dad, baa, haa, raa, qaaf, saad, thaal, siin, laam-alif two

30 ha, waaw, alif, laam, thaal, yaa, kha, qaaf, kaaf, miim, nuun, taa, raa, baa, thaa, taa, faa, ayn, jiim, ghaayn, shiin, daal, sin, laam-alif two.

31 nuun: 23, taa: 1, faa: 9, taa: 13.

32 miim, nuun, yaa, thaa, kaaf, alif, ayn, laam, qaaf, taa, faa, kha, siin, waaw, jiim, ha, zaay, thaal, raa, baa, daal, haa, shiin. Besmele included or excluded.

33 Besmele included.

34 Besmele included.

35 alif, miim, haa, sin, baa, taa, nuun

36 Besmele included.

37 Besmele included.

38 siin, ayn, alif, laam, yaa, raa, waaw, miim, ha

39 taa: 2, sin: 2, ayn: 1, raa: 2, ha: 1, taa: 1

40 siin, daal, waaw, yaa, alif, laam, raa, saad, haa, laam-alif two

41 taa: 1, sin: 1

42 From the verse 45 to verse 53: 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53.

43 Stopping at the sejavend "miim", "taa" and "jiim".

44 Raa, qaaf, saad, baa, baa, daal, qaaf, baa, baa, baa, baa, daal, baa, baa, qaaf, baa, baa, qaaf, baa, baa, baa, taa, baa

45 siin, baa, ayn, miim, waaw, alif, taa

46 siin: 2, baa: 3, ayn: 2

47 laam-alif two

48 laam: 3, yaa: 1, alif: 2, ayn: 1, shiin: 1, raa: 2

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Some of the chemical elements indicated in the Qur'an  

(This section is based on Ömer Çelakıl's book "Building Blocks of the Universe in the Holy Qur'an" and contains calculations the accuracy of which has been confirmed.)

The entire universe, the Earth we live on and all living and inanimate entities are made up of various combinations of elements. Although the atoms that comprise the elements are all made up of the same particles, they possess different characteristics. What essentially makes the elements different from one another is their atomic numbers, the number of protons in their nuclei, in other words. There is one proton in hydrogen, the lightest element, 2 in helium, the next lightest, 79 in gold, 8 in an oxygen atom and 26 in iron. The property that differentiates gold from iron, or iron from oxygen is merely this difference in the number of protons in their atoms. The air we breathe, the human body, any plant or animal or planet in space, living or inanimate, sweet or sour, solid or liquid, absolutely everything, is made up of protons, neutrons and electrons as proofs in Allah's sublime Creation. (For details see The Miracle of the Atom [Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd])

"Hadid" the name of one of the Surah in the Qur'an means "iron," one of the elements. Other elements and their atomic numbers and masses are also indicated in this Surah. (Allah knows the truth.) To put it another way, Surat al-Hadid, which bears the name iron, contains information about the atoms making up the matter in the universe, given 1,400 years ago.  The provision of this information, at a time when the elements and their atomic numbers had not been discovered, is yet another miracle of the Qur'an. 

The sequence of the Arabic letters in Surat al-Hadid are such that they represent expressions containing our Lord's commands and advice on the one hand and indications concerning atoms on the other.

*  This study was conducted taking the Arabic letter "Ra" as the "R" in Western alphabets or "Mim" as the letter "M." The sequence of the letters representing the element is not considered. It is sufficient for the letters to appear side by side.  Because the letters in the element Kr, for example, do not represent another element by the name of "Rk." 


Scientists have identified 92 natural elements. Artificial elements have also been obtained by various experiments in recent times, but these are seldom found on Earth. To date, the existence of 110 elements has been verified by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

RADON = 86Rn

The element Radon (Rn) was discovered by the German chemist Friedrich E. Dorn in 1900, hundreds of years after the revelation of the Qur'an.  The element is rarely found in nature. Radon is radioactive element and used in medical treatments.

Number of letters from the beginning of the verse until the letters "Rn" appear: 86 
Atomic number of the element "Rn": 86

(Surat al-Hadid, 22)



Zirconium (Zr) was discovered by the German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789. Reference to this element, used in the cores of nuclear reactors, hundreds of years beforehand in the Qur'an, is a great miracle.  
There are 40 letters between the first time that the letters "Z" and "R" appear together and the beginning of the verse. The atomic number of Zirconium, chemical symbol Zr, is 40. There are also 91 letters between the first time the letters "Z" and "R" come together and the end of the verse. And that number is the atomic weight of Zirconium.  

Number of letters between the beginning of the verse and the letters Zr: 40 
Atomic number of the element "Zr": 40

(Surat al-Hadid, 13)



The element Tantalum (Ta) was discovered by the Swedish chemist Anders Ekeberg in 1802. It is a very hard element with a very high melting point. It is therefore used in such areas as electrics and electronics.  In addition, since this element does not react with bodily fluids, it is also employed in medicine. This element, discovered centuries after the revelation of the Qur'an, is one of the rarest in nature.

There are 73 letters from the beginning of the verse to the first time the letters "T" and "A" appear together. That figure is the atomic number of Tantalum.

Number of letters between the beginning of the verse and the letters "Ta": 73 
Atomic number of the element "Ta": 73

(Surat al-Hadid, 16)



The element Fluorine (F) was discovered by the French chemist Henri Moissan in 1886. There are 9 letters between the beginning of the verse and the first appearance of the letter "F" in Surat al-Hadid.

Number of letters between the beginning of the verse and the letter "F": 9 
Atomic number of the element "F": 9

(Surat al-Hadid, 1)



Oxygen is one of the most common elements on Earth, and was discovered in the 1770 by two scientists separate from each other: the Swiss Carl Scheele and Joseph Priestley from Britain.

There are 8 letters from the beginning of the verse to the first letter "O" in Surat al-Hadid. "O" is represented by the letter Alif in Arabic. The symbol of Oxygen is "O" and its atomic number 8.

Number of letters between the beginning of the verse and the letter "O": 8 
Atomic number of the element "O": 8

(Surat al-Hadid, 1) 



The French scientist Paul Lecoq de Boisbaudran discovered the element Samarium (Sm) in 1879.

In the Surah the letters "S" and "M" first come together after 62nd letter. These letters appear together as "M" and "S." But there is no element bearing the abbreviation Ms, the reverse of Sm.  

Number of letters from the beginning of the verse to the letters "Sm": 62 
Atomic number of the element "Sm": 62

(Surat al-Hadid, 15)



The British chemist Sir Humphrey Davy first obtained the element Potassium (K) using electrolysis in 1807. Potassium is a requirement for plants and animals and also the human body, and is plentiful in nature. It also has a wide field of application, from making explosives to medicine.

There are 39 letters between the beginning of Surat al-Hadid and the first appearance of the letter "K," that figure is being the element's atomic mass. In addition there are 19 letters between the beginning of the verse and here. And it is notable that this is the atomic number of the element K.

Number of letters between the beginning of the verse and the letter "K": 39 
Atomic mass of the element "K": 39

(Surat al-Hadid, 2)



The element Sulfur (S) is found in high levels in the bodies of living things and the soil. There are 32 letters in Surat al-Hadid up to the first letter "S". That figure is also the atomic mass of the element Sulfur.

Number of letters between the beginning of the verse and the first appearance of the letter "S": 32 
Atomic mass of the element "S": 32

(Surat al-Hadid, 4)

* The conjunction "and" is not included in the calculation.


ERBIUM = 167Er

The element Erbium (Er) was discovered by the Swedish chemist Carl Gustaf Mosander in 1843. The letters "E" and "R" first appear together 167 letters after the beginning of the verse. Erbium has an atomic mass of 167.  

Number of letters from the beginning of the verse to the letters "Er": 167 
Atomic mass of the element "Er": 167

(Surat al-Hadid, 4)




The Australian scientist Carl F. Auer von Welsbach succeeded in obtaining the element Neodymium (Nd) in 1885.

There are 60 letters between the first time the letters "N" and "D" appear together in Surat al-Hadid and the end of the verse. That figure is the atomic number of the element Nd.  

Number of letters between the letters "Nd" and the end of the verse: 60 
Atomic number of the element "Nd": 60

(Surat al-Hadid, 19)



The element Vanadium (V) was discovered in 1801 by the Mexican scientist Andres Manuel del Rio and by the Swedish chemist Nils Gabriel Sefstrom in 1830. Vanadium is one of the fundamental elements in the body. There are 23 letters to the end of the verse from the letter V. That figure represents the atomic number of Vanadium.  

Number of letters from the letter "V" to the end of the verse: 23 
Atomic number of the element "V": 23

(Surat al-Hadid, 1)



The French chemist Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran discovered the element Gallium (Ga) in 1875 using spectral bands.

Gallium is used in such spheres as electronics and medicine.

There are 69 letters to the end of the verse from the point at which the letters "G" and "A" appear together in Surat al-Hadid. And 69 is the atomic number of Gallium.  

Number of letters to the end of the verse from the letters "Ga": 69 
Atomic number of the element "Ga": 69

(Surat al-Hadid, 27)



Nitrogen (N), discovered by the Scottish scientist Daniel Rutherford in 1772, makes up 78% of the atmosphere.  It is also present in the Sun and various stars. Nitrogen occupies an important place in the structures of living things and is found in such vital components as protein and nucleic acid.

There are 14 letters from the letter "N" in Surat al-Hadid to the end of the verse. 14 is also the atomic number of Nitrogen. There are 7 letters between the second and third letters "N." And 7 is the atomic number of Nitrogen.  

Number of letters from the letter "N" to the end of the verse: 14 
Atomic number of the element "N": 14

(Surat al-Hadid, 3)



Bismuth (Bi) is one of the elements referred to in the Qur'an hundreds of years ago. (Allah knows the truth.) A rare element, Bismuth is used in a wide range of fields, from medicine to nuclear reactors and from cosmetics to electric circuits.
In Surat al-Hadid, there are 83 letters between the points where the letters "B" and "I" appear together.

Number of letters between the letters "Bi": 83 
Atomic number of the element "Bi": 83

(Surat al-Hadid, 7-8)



Chromium (Cr) was discovered in 1797 by Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin. There are a total of 24 words between the first and second appearances, consecutively, of the letter C and R in Surat al-Hadid. It is noteworthy in that context that the atomic number of Chromium is 24.  

Number of words between the letters "Cr": 24 
Atomic number of the element "Cr": 24

(Surat al-Hadid, 4)



The element Astatine (At) was discovered by 3 scientists in 1940. As with other elements, its atomic number appearing in the Surah is one of the miracles of the Quran. There are 85 letters between the second and third appearances side by side of the letters A and T, which represent Astatine. That figure is at the same time the atomic number of Astatine.

Letters between the letters "At": 85 
Atomic number of the element "At": 85

(Surat al-Hadid, 1-3)



The Swedish chemist Johan August Arfwedson discovered the element Lithium (Li) in 1817. This element represents some 0.002% of the Earth's crust. Lithium is required by industry and used in a wide range of fields, such as manufacturing batteries, freezers and artificial rubber and also in medicine.
There are 6 words between the first time the letters "L" and "I" appear side by side in Surat al-Hadid and the beginning of the verse. That figure is also the atomic number of Lithium.  

Number of words between the beginning of the verse and the letters "Li": 6 
Atomic mass of the element "Li": 6

(Surat al-Hadid, 10)



The Dutch physicist Dirk Coster and the Hungarian chemist Georg de Hevesy discovered the element Hafnium (Hf) in 1923. Particular use is made of it in nuclear reactors. The element is also found in the Sun's atmosphere.  
There are 178 words between the beginning of Surat al-Hadid and where the letters "H" and "F" appear consecutively. Hafnium's atomic mass is 178.

Number of words from the beginning of the Surah until the letters "Hf": 178 
Atomic mass of the element "Hf": 178

(Surat al-Hadid, 11)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.


INDIUM = 114In

The element Indium (In) was first discovered in 1863 by the scientists Hieronymus Theodor Richter and Ferdinand Reich. Discovered hundreds of years after the revelation of the Qur'an, Indium is found in very small quantities in nature.
There are 114 words from the beginning of Surat al-Hadid to where the letters "I" and "N" appear side by side. That figure is also the atomic mass of Indium.

Number of words between the beginning of the Surah and the appearance of the letters "In": 114 

Atomic mass of the element "In": 114 
(Surat al-Hadid, 8)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Non-radioactive Strontium was first discovered in Scotland in 1790 by Adair Crawford and William Cruikshank.
There are 87 words between the beginning of Surat al-Hadid and where the letters "S" and "R" appear together. 87 is the atomic mass of Strontium.

Number of words between the beginning of the Surah and the letters "Sr": 87 
Atomic mass of the element "Sr": 87

(Surat al-Hadid, 7-8)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Discovered in 1899 by the French scientist Andre Debierne, Actinium (Ac) is a rare, radioactive element.  This element, which emits blue rays in the dark, is whitish-silver in color. The way that this element, discovered hundreds of years after the revelation of the Qur'an, was foretold to people so long ago is a sign of the Omniscience of our Lord. 
There are 89 words from the beginning of Surat al-Hadid to the first time the letters "A" and "C" appear together. That figure is also the atomic number of the element Actinium.

Number of words from the beginning of the Surah to the letters "Ac": 89 
Atomic number of the element "Ac": 89 
(Surat al-Hadid, 7)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Thorium (Th) is a radioactive element discovered in 1828 by the Swedish chemist Jons Jacob Berzelius. It is used as a source of energy in nuclear devices.
The atomic number of the element Thorium is 90. There are 90 words between the beginning of Surat al-Hadid and the first time the letters "T" and "H" appear side by side.

Number of words between the beginning of the Surah and the letters "Th": 90 
Atomic number of the element "Th": 90

(Surat al-Hadid, 7)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Lutetium (Lu) was discovered in 1907 by Auer von Welsbach and Georges Urbain. There are 71 words from the beginning of Surat al-Hadid to the letters L and U that represent the element. The atomic number of Lutetium (Lu) is also 71.

Number of words from the beginning of the Surah to the letters "Lu": 71 
Atomic number of the element "Lu": 71

(Surat al-Hadid, 5)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



The element pure nickel (Ni) was first isolated in 1751 by the Swedish scientist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt. Harder than iron, nickel is also highly resistant to rust and decay. Nickel is used in many fields, from high-resistance industrial equipment to metal coins.  
There are 58 letters between the first time the letters "N" an "I" appear in Surat al-Hadid and the end of the verse. That figure is also the atomic mass of Nickel.

Number of words between the end of the verse and the letters "Ni": 58 
Atomic mass of the element "Ni": 58

(Surat al-Hadid, 27)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Beryllium (Be) was discovered by Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin in 1798. This element, which is rare in nature, is used in nuclear devices, rockets and space vehicles.
There are 9 words between where the letters "B" and "E" appear together and the end of the verse, and that figure also constitutes the atomic mass of Beryllium.

Number of words between the letters "Be" and the end of the verse: 9 
The atomic mass of the element "Be": 9

(Surat al-Hadid, 10)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Humphry Davy discovered the element Sodium (Na) in 1807, using electrolysis. Sodium atoms are found in a great many objects, from the salt we eat to the stars in space.  The sodium atoms in the cells in the human body perform a vital function. The presence of a certain amount of sodium in the human body is essential for a normal flow of water between cells and bodily fluids, tissue formation and muscle contraction.
There are 11 words between the point where the letters "N" and "A" occur together in Surat al-Hadid and the end of the verse. That figure is identical to Sodium's atomic number.  

Number of words between the letters "Na" and the end of the verse: 11 
Atomic number of the element "Na": 11

 (Surat al-Hadid, 9)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



The element niobium (Nb) was discovered by the British chemist Charles Hatchett in 1801. This element, which is rare in nature, is used in nuclear reactors and materials resistant to high wavelength radiation.   
The number of words between the places in Surat al-Hadid where the letters, 41, is also that of Niobium's atomic number. 

Number of words between the letters "Nb": 41 
Atomic number of the letter "Nb": 41

(Surat al-Hadid, 4 and 8)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



The element Magnesium (Mg) was discovered by the British chemist Sir Humphry Davy. Magnesium, discovered centuries after the revelation of the Qur'an, is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust.  It appears in many places, from sea water to the human body. It is an element of vital importance to living things.

There are 12 words between the places in Surat al-Hadid where the letter Mg appear together. That figure, 12, is also the atomic number of Magnesium.

Number of words between the letters "Mg" in the Surah: 12 
Atomic number of the element "Mg": 12

(Surat al-Hadid, 20-21)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Dysprosium (Dy) was discovered in 1886 by the French scientist Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran. Its atomic mass is 162. The number of words between the places in Surat al-Hadid where the letters "Dy" appear together is also 162.

Number of words between the letters "Dy" in the Surah: 162 
Atomic mass of the element "Dy": 162

(Surat al-Hadid, 2 and 11)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.


ZINC = 65Zn

The metal Zinc (Zn) appears in many structures, from the Earth's crust to living things. For example, it performs vitally important functions by serving in enzymes and blood cells in the human body.
There are 65 words between the places in Surat al-Hadid where the letters Zn appear together. The atomic mass of Zinc is also 65.

The number of words between the letters "Zn" in the Surah: 65 
The atomic mass of the element "Zn": 65 
(Surat al-Hadid, 2 and 11)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



The Swedish scientist Carl Wilhelm Scheele first obtained the element Chlorine (Cl) in 1774, centuries after the revelation of the Qur'an. Chlorine is most used in killing bacteria in drinking water and in swimming pools. Chlorine is used in a wide range of fields, from drug manufacture to paints, and from petrol products to cleaning products.

There are 35 words between the first and last time the letters "C" and "L" appear together. That figure is also the atomic mass of Chlorine.  

Number of words between the first and last letters "Cl" in the Surah: 35 
Atomic mass of the element "Cl": 35 
(Surat al-Hadid, 4 and 6)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



Carbon (C) occupies an extremely important place in the structure of living things and exists in very different substances. Carbon atoms are present in very different compounds, from the carbon dioxide released during respiration to diamond.

There are 12 words between the first and last letters "C" in Surat al-Hadid. That figure also corresponds to the atomic mass of Carbon.  

Number of words between the first and last letters "C" in the surat: 12 
The atomic mass of the element "C": 12

(Surat al-Hadid, 4)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.


CERIUM = 140Ce

Cerium (Ce) was discovered in 1803 by the geologist Wilhelm von Hisinger and chemist Jons Berzelius, both from Sweden, and, independently of them, by the German chemist Martin Klaproth.
There are 140 words between the first and last occurrences, side by side, of the letters "C" and "E" in Surat al-Hadid. 140 is also the atomic mass of the element Cerium.

Number of words between the first and last letters "Ce" in the Surah: 140 
Atomic mass of the element "Ce": 140

(Surat al-Hadid, 5 and 7)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.



The element Krypton (Kr) was discovered by the British chemists Morris W. Travers and Sir William Ramsay in 1898.

There are 83 words between the first and last occurrences, side by side, of the letters "K" and "R" in Surat al-Hadid.

Number of words between the first and last letters "Kr" in the Surah: 83 
Atomic mass of the element "Kr": 83

(Surat al-Hadid, 7 and 11)
* The conjunction "and" was not included in the calculation.

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The invention of television  

Television transmissions take place by electromagnetic waves travelling at the speed of light reaching our homes. Television waves are so fast that live transmissions from many kilometers away can be made almost instantaneously. Surat an-Naml of the Qur’an describes how the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) had the throne of a queen in a far-distant country brought to him instantaneously in a miraculous manner, in a manner reminiscent of the above technology:

He who possessed knowledge of the Book said, ‘I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.’ And when he saw it standing firmly in his presence, he said, ‘This is part of my Lord's favor to test me to see if I will give thanks or show ingratitude... (Surat an-Naml, 40)

This verse immediately puts one in mind of teleportation or image transmission (television). Some letters in Surat an-Naml in which this phenomenon is described come together in a mysterious manner to comprise the word “television.”


The letters that constitute the word television appear side by side, from left to right, in verse 17 of Surat an-Naml, which refers to the Prophet Solomon (pbuh). The word television is written and pronounced in more or less the same way in Turkish, English, Arabic and other languages.

Looking at the sequence of letters here and the passages cited, we see a miracle that cannot possibly be explained in terms of chance. At the same time, each one of these instances is a sign for those who study the Qur’an that still grater mysteries may lie concealed within it.

In one verse, our Almighty Lord says this of the Holy Qur’an:

If all the trees on earth were pens and all the sea, with seven more seas besides, was ink Allah’s words still would not run dry. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surah Luqman, 27)

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The duration of rotation of Venus and Mars Venus and Mars are the names of the closest and second-closest planets to the Earth. In the Qur’an, the letters that make up the present-day names of these planets are set out in such a way as to indicate the speed of their rotation. 

The letters that make up the name Venus (Waaw-Alif-Nuun-Alif-Shiin in Arabic) appear side by side in verse 72 of Surat al-Anfal. The next sequence of letters spelling out the word Venus appears in verse 3 of Surah Hud.  There are 243 verses between these two. It takes Venus exactly 243 days to revolve around its own axis. In other words, the revolution starts all over again after 243 days. The letters comprising the word Venus appear 243 verses after their first appearance in the Qur’an. 

The same sequencing applies to Mars. The letters that comprise the word Mars (Miim-Alif-Raa-Shiin in Arabic) first appear side by side in verse 44 of Surat al-Mu’minun. The next time the sequence appears is in verse 45. In other words, they appear just verse later. It takes the planet Mars just 1 day to revolve around its own axis.


The letters comprising the word Venus appear side by side from right to left in verse 72 of Surat al-Anfal. 

The letters comprising the word Venus appear side by side from right to left in verse 3 of Surah Hud. 


The letters comprising the word Mars appear side by side from right to left in verse 44 of Surat al-Mu’minun.

The letters comprising the word Mars appear side by side from right to left in verse 45 of Surat al-Mu’minun.

The time it takes Mars and Venus to revolve is information belonging to modern astronomy. These periods were discovered by astronomers hundreds of years after the revelation of the Qur’an.  The names Venus and Mars used in modern astronomy appear as al-Merrikh and az-Zuhra in order in Arabic. Different societies had different names for these planets at the time of the revelation of the Qur’an. The way that the names Venus and Mars appear in such a secret way in the Qur’an is therefore miraculous. 

These extraordinary sequences in the Qur’an once again confirm that the Qur’an is the revelation of Almighty Allah. In Surat as-Sajda Almighty Allah states:

The revelation of the Book, without any doubt of it, is from the Lord of the worlds. Or do they say, ‘He has invented it’? No indeed! It is the truth from your Lord to warn a people to whom, before you, no warner came, so that hopefully they will be guided.” (Sur as-Sajda, 2-3)

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The retina: the layer of the eye  


The retina is a layer of the eye that contains cells that allow us to see. At the time of the revelation of the Qur’an, this layer that made sight possible was unknown and the term retina was not in use. Yet the letters that comprise the word “retina” appear side by side in only one place in the Qur’an, in verse 8 of Surah Fatir. This verse also refers to “seeing,” for which reason there is a strong possibility that it refers to the retina. (Allah knows the truth.)

And what of him the evil of whose actions seem fine to him so that he sees them as good? Allah misguides whoever He wills and guides whoever He wills. So do not let yourself waste away out of regret for them. Allah knows what they do… (Surah Fatir, 8)


* The Arabic alphabet consists of consonants alone. The letter alif is used to influence the way words are read.

This verse, which contains the word “retina” that makes sight possible, refers to the Arabic verb “raa,” meaning “to see.” Verse 19 contains the sentence "The blind and seeing are not the same." Damage to the retina can lead to permanent blindness. Verse 20 refers to "nor are darkness and light." That term is highly significant in terms of the formation of the retina’s light-sensitive calls. All these terms regarding sight are very rare in the Qur’an. The fact that the word “retina” appears only in these verses out of thousands, is another of Allah’s miracles in the Qur’an.

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Underground energy resources: Petrol  

Petrol, the one of the most important sources of energy, was first referred to by that name in a book titled De Re Metallica (On the Nature of Minerals), published in 1556 by the German Georgius Agricola. There are also important references to this important energy resource, named only many hundreds of years later, in the Qur’an. (Allah knows the truth.)

The letters that comprise the word “petrol” appear side by side in only one verse of the Qur’an. The Arabic words "fee thulumati al-ardi" in verse 59 of Surat al-An’am, meaning “the darkness of the earth,” appear in the same verse and suggest the subterranean formation of petrol.  

.... He knows everything in the land and sea. No leaf falls without His knowing it. There is no seed in the darkness of the earth, and nothing moist or dry which is not in a Clear Book. (Surat al-An’am, 59)

The word petrol, which began being used hundreds of years after the revelation of the Qur’an, is written or read pretty much the same in different languages, such as Turkish, English and Arabic…



* There is no letter "P" in Arabic, the letter "Be" being used as its equivalent.

When scientists describe how petrol is formed, they refer to it emerging after a long period of time from plant and animal remains. Another verse of the Qur’an that suggests this reads:

He Who brings forth green pasture, then makes it blackened stubble. (Surat al-A’la, 4-5)

(For a more detailed account, see Harun Yahya, Allah's Miracles in the Qur’an, Vol. 1, 8th edition, July 2006)

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The ozone layer  

The word "ozone" is written and read in just about the same way in Arabic, Turkish and other foreign languages.  The letters that comprise the word ozone appear side by side in verse 6 of Surat al-Jinn. Moreover, the verses that follow refer to the “protective” nature of the sky:

We tried, as usual, to travel to heaven in search of news but found it filled with fierce guards and meteors. (Surat al-Jinn, 8)

The “guards” in the sky is highly compatible with the ozone layer of the atmosphere. Because it is the protective layer in the sky, keeping harmful rays away from the Earth.

The appearance side by side of the letters that comprise the world ozone, and in the above verse that refers to the “protective” nature of the sky, cannot be explained by chance. This is a miracle created in the Qur’an by our Lord.

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Quantum physics At the time of the revelation of the Qur’an, quantum physics and atomic sub-articles were unknown. But in terms of both the facts indicated by and the sequences of letters within the Qur’an, it contains indications of all past and future sciences.  Another example of this can be seen in verses 37 and 39 of Surat al-Kahf, in which the names and weights of these fundamental particles are indicated in a miraculous manner. (Allah knows the truth.)

The letters that make up the word “neutron” (the Arabic letters Nun-Te-Re-Nun) appear consecutively in only two verses in the whole of the Qur’an. One of these is in verse 18:39, which itself expresses the "neutron mass = 1839 me."

As we have seen, verse 39 of Surat al-Kahf contains references to both the name of the neutron and, in terms of the verse number, of the neutron mass. (Allah knows the truth.) These letters appear consecutively in none of the other thousands of verses, and only in verse 18:39 does the word “neutron” appear. 


The same thing applies to the “proton.” The letters comprising the word “proton” (the Arabic letters Be-Re-Te-Nun) appear in relatively greater numbers in the Qur’an compared to the neutron. Only in verse 37 of Surat al-Kahf, verse 18:37, in other words, do the letters comprising the word consecutively from left to right.  The proton mass is "1836-1837 me" and is generally taken as "1837 me." Therefore, the number of this verse is a direct reference to the mass of the proton, "1837 me." (Allah knows the truth.)



* There is no letter "P" in Arabic, the letter “Be” being used instead.

The words "neutron" and "proton" are written essentially the same way in Turkish, English, Arabic and other languages. Another verse that refers to these particles that comprise atoms reads as follows:

… Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on Earth or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (Surah Yunus, 61)

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