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There are many scientific discoveries which we have came across recently but there are verses in the holy Qur'an that talk about these. A non muslim friend asked me that the scientific interpretation of the verses are just "in our head". Or he points out that we are finding meaning where there is none. I want a few verses that directly prove Qur'an to be true with the test of science and without ambiguity in the meaning.

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  • We should not assume Quran as proving facts of "Science" solely but Quran as showing us clear "Signs" and evidences.
    – Faqirah
    Jun 14 '16 at 1:51
  • Yeah then, it is a book of signs.
    – mobifz96
    Jun 14 '16 at 4:45
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First of all, I should say that: No, the Quran is not a book of science. It is a book of guidance. It teaches human beings how to live like human beings. It teaches human beings about the purpose of creation. It's not a book that teaches about science or directly predicts science. At times, it describes the creation of Allah in such a way that doesn't contradict science. At times, the description of a certain creation is so vivid that it make you think that it is a book of science. But at the end of the day, it is just a book of guidance that is meant to fascinate you with Allah's creation in order to bring you closer to the truth.

Nevertheless, since you asked, here are a few examples of verses that are solid proof that the Quran is the word of Allah

i) Embryology

"Then We developed the semen into a leech. Then We developed the leech into a lump. Then We developed the lump into bones. Then We clothed the bones with flesh. Then We produced it into another creature. Most Blessed is Allah, the Best of Creators." - Quran 23:14

For more info on how this verse is coherent to modern science, here is the link: http://www.speed-light.info/miracles_of_quran/human_embryo.htm

Please note that this verse is revealed so you would appreciate the intricacy of Allah's work. It is not meant as a prediction. If Quran was a book of science, the verse would be using the actual terms used by biologists today.

ii) Creation of the universe

After the Big Bang the universe was primarily Hydrogen, Helium and a tiny bit of Lithium. However when a gas is too hot it becomes ionized (loses the electrons) and becomes opaque (like today's smoke). In the beginning the universe was opaque to visible light (non-transparent). After 380,000 years the universe cooled enough and it became transparent to visible light. For other wavelengths it was opaque for a billion years. The Quran correctly said that at the beginning it was SMOKE, that is, a hot non-transparent gas:

Then He turned to the heavens, and it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth, "Come, willingly or unwillingly." They said, "We come willingly." - Quran 41:11

The Quran says that on the first day of creation, God made the heavens and the Earth meshed together, tight and compact (Big Bang), continues to expand it into the universe we know today.

Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens and the Earth were meshed together then We ripped them apart? And then We made of water everything living? Would they still not believe? - Quran 21:30

And the heaven, We built it with craftsmanship and We are still expanding. - Quran 51:47

Source: http://www.speed-light.info/miracles_of_quran/big_bang_crunch.htm

iii) Sex of baby

Females have XX chromosomes, that is, they can only give one X chromosome. But since males have XY chromosomes then men can either give the X or the Y chromosome. This means that it is actually the males who determine the sex of the baby (by giving either the X or the Y chromosome).

And that it is He who created the two kinds—the male and the female. From a sperm drop, when emitted. - Quran 53: 45-46

Source: http://www.speed-light.info/miracles_of_quran/sex_of_baby.htm

You can find more scientific miracles in http://www.speed-light.info/miracles_of_quran/index.html


Just to remind you, the Quran is not a book of science. It was never meant to predict science.

According to Nidhal Guessoum some works on miracles in Qur'an follow a set pattern and they generally begin with a verse from the Qur'an, for example, the verse "So verily I swear by the stars that run and hide . . ." (81:15-16) and quickly declare that it refers to black holes, or take the verse "I swear by the Moon in her fullness, that ye shall journey on from stage to stage" (84:18-19) and decide it refers to space travel, and so on. "What is meant to be allegorical and poetic is transformed into products of science".


Maurice Bucaille in his writings provides some interpretations of verses that he claimed to be in agreement with modern science and that had not been known in the past. Bucaille states that he has examined the degree of compatibility between the Qur'an and modern scientific data and that this study has led him to the conclusion that the Qur'an did not contain statements that contradicted modern science. He then argues that it is inconceivable that the scientific statements of the Qur'an could have been the work of man.

How to prove to a non-believer that Quran is the word of Allah

We know that all the prophets have performed miracles. But we weren't there to witness them. So we can't prove they they were real. The only miracle that exists today is the Quran. If you want to prove that the Quran is from Allah and not from a human being to a non-believer, I prefer you tell him/her about the linguistic miracles of the Quran. It is one of the reasons why the Quran is inimitable. No one can ever created a book that is similar to the Quran - not even a single surah.

The construction of the Arabic language used in the Quran is beyond human capability. It has no place in the Arabic language (or any language for that matter). It is simply un-classifiable. People have attempted to imitate the Quran for centuries and failed. Why? Because the Quran is not the words of human beings. It is the words of God. This phenomenon is mentioned in the Quran itself:

"And if you are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down to our servant, then produce a chapter of the like." (2:23)

"If men and Jin banded together to produce the like of this Qur'an they would never produce its like not though they backed one another."(17:88)

"Or do they say he has fabricated it? Nay! They believe not! Let them then produce a recital like unto it if they speak the truth."(52:34)

"Say, Bring you then ten chapters like unto it, and call whomsoever you can, other than God, if you speak the truth!"(11:13)

"Or do they say he has fabricated it? Say bring then a chapter like unto it, and call upon whom you can besides God, if you speak truly!"(10:38)

What does this prove? It proves that the Quran is a miracle within itself. No non-muslim can refute against this.

For more info on the linguistic miracle of the Quran, check out these links:

http://www.hamzatzortzis.com/essays-articles/exploring-the-quran/the-inimitable-quran/

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Miracle/ijaz.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjgLgTQe2zs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcMM3NyMyik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sjyyj4JwB8

And if you're into lengthy videos,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHz4eNssQYw

Good luck and may peace be with you.

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    -1 "verses that are solid proof" Science doesn't recognise 'proof's. The three scientific examples you give have all been widely refuted. And the final literary argument has nothing to do with science.
    – lemon
    Jun 11 '16 at 9:03
  • I went through a few links you provided. For a moment, I became the most irrational person, even though without any knowledge of Arabic I concluded that the examples you provided are refuted and ambiguous. Then I turned to CHRISTIANITY! Hundreds of scientific errors. My final conclusion was, "if you want to be very very critical of things you'll find that Qur'an has no errors, and if you start believing in it, you'll find Qur'an a compatible work of science (kind of) that never points in the wrong direction." And it surprised me how Qur'an satisfies both kinds people.
    – mobifz96
    Jun 11 '16 at 12:31
  • I'm starting to learn Arabic, so in time, I'll check the answer myself.
    – mobifz96
    Jun 11 '16 at 12:42
  • This is apologetics, not information about Islam.
    – G. Bach
    Feb 20 '17 at 9:17
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I want a few verses that directly prove Qur'an to be true with the test of science and without ambiguity in the meaning.

Presumably what you are looking for is a verse that satisfies the following conditions:

  1. When it's read, the meaning and the interpretation are the same (that's what unambiguous means). In other words, you don't have to project information onto the verse.
  2. The content of the verse could not possibly have been known at the time the Qur'an was written.
  3. The content is too specific to be coincidental/a lucky guess.

And I contend that you will not find any such examples. Indeed, all of the verses provided by curiosity fail these tests.

But I want to address a broader issue here. Believing in the results of science, and respecting science, is fundamentally different to embracing the scientific method. And the scientific method could never lead one to believe in the Qur'an (or, indeed, any other holy text), by its very construction.

So my answer to your question is no.

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  • Actually my friend seems to be really satisfied with curiosity's answer. My friend's into probability and statistics and he's actually calculating the randomness that can cause Qur'an to be scientifically accurate, and he's under a 10E-9 or something.
    – mobifz96
    Jun 11 '16 at 12:40
  • @mobifz96 But curiosity's answer fails to meet your own criterion of being unambiguous and serving as direct proof. Also, I invite your friend to share his calculations.
    – lemon
    Jun 11 '16 at 12:47
  • Curiosity's answer fails my "critical test" obviously, but his answer is satisfying my friend, both are different things. Btw that calculation thing will be posted on math.stackexchange.com, haha. Don't be too rigorous brother, understand the humour.
    – mobifz96
    Jun 11 '16 at 14:08
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Quran is not a book of science. Its a book of literature so it covers all aspects including some scientific facts.

Alot has been written and said on the topic of Quran and Science. You can find much stuff on this on internet.

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The Qu'ran is not a book of science. It's scripture. To look for scientific evidence in there is misguided. The Qu'ran itself establishes guidance for man in his relationship with the divine. This is why it mentions "clear signs" and "guidance". It's what it's there for.

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القران كتاب علوم وعلامات (آيات ) وليس كتاب أعجاز ومعجزات لان الله لم يخلق الكون بالمعجزات بل بالقوانين ولم يطلب منا اكتشاف الأعجاز بل طلب منا المشي في الأرض ومعرفة كيف بدا الخلق وان ننظر في السماوات والأرض وبالفعل قام بهذه الدعوات علماء ليسوا بمسلمين أمثال جاليليو ونيوتن وكيبلر وداروين وغيرهم والمعضلة الاساسية في إثبات ان القران كتاب علوم تكمن في اختيار المنهج الصحيح حيث لا تكفي علوم القران بل الادق انها لا تنفع في برهنة ذلك لأنها كلاسيكية وتفتقر الى المعرفة العلمية الداعمة واغلبها استنفذ مصدره مثل اسباب النزول والناسخ والمنسوخ وتفسير القدماء مثل جرير الطبري
اما من يستخدم الموضة الجديدة المسماة اعجاز القران فهو يسيء من حيث لا يدري يظن انه يحسن صنعا بل هو بذلك يفتح المجال لأعداء الاسلام للتمادي في غيهم حتى قام أحد المرتدين من بني جلدتنا بالقول انه ازعاج وليس اعجاز المنهج الضروري في إثبات علمية القران هو المنهج الرياضي والاحصائي وعلم الحساب (التفاضل والتكامل ) وقد قطعت شوطا كبيرا ولله الحمد في تحضير المنهج المذكور وتطبيقه واستخلاص النتائج وقد برهنت في كتابي ان القوانين الفيزيائية مثل الجاذبية والقوى النووية وقوانين الفلك مثل قانون بود وكذا الثوابت الفيزيائية مثل ثابت بلانك وثابت لاضمحلال للعناصر الكيميائية بل ان بنية ومكونات الجدول الدوري في نسخته النهائية (شاملا عناصر الدورة الثامنة ) مدرج في القران ولايزال الكتاب تحت التبييض واخترت له عنوان نظرية الهدهد في علم الاحاطة (قال أحطت بما لم تحط به ) وهو حلم كل الفيزيائيين منذ عهد أينشتاين حتى ستيفن هوكيين الذي يسمونه نظرية كل شيء لكن من منظور توحيدي شامل يؤمن ان الكون المنظور والكون المسطور لابد ان يتطابقان لانهما من مصدر واحد For non arabic dialect please : The Qur'an is a book of signs and also a book of sciences , but not a book of miracles , because God did not create the universe by miracles, but by laws, and he asked us to discover miracles, but he asked us to walk the earth and see what creation looked like and to look at the heavens and the earth, and indeed he made these calls by scholars who are not Muslims like Galileo, Newton, Kepler, Darwin and others. The main dilemma in proving that the Qur'an is a book of science lies in choosing the correct method where the sciences of the Qur'an are not enough, but the most accurate is that it does not benefit in proving this because it is classical and lacks the scientific knowledge supporting and most of it has exhausted its source such as the causes of descent and copier and the interpretation of the ancients like ibn jeerer Tafari
As for those who use the new fashion called The Miracle of the Quran, it offends in terms of not knowing that it is good, but it opens the way for the hostility of Islam to go too far in their absence until one of the apostates of our skin said that it is a nuisance and not a miracle of the necessary method in proving the scientific Quran is the mathematical , statistical and arithmetic (the calculus)
I have come a long way in preparing the said method and applying it and drawing conclusions, and I have proven in my book that physical laws such as gravity, nuclear powers, astronomy laws such as the Law of The Bod, as well as physical constants such as The Planck Constant and Radioactive decay for chemical elements, also the structure and components of the periodic table in its final version(including the elements of the eighth cycle) are listed in the Quran and the book is still under bleaching. And I chose for him the title of the theory of the guiding theory in the science of the surround (he said i surrounded what you did not put in) which is the dream of all the physicians since Albert Einstein even Stephen Hawking who called theory of every things but based on an unified view that universe and the Quran Ayat issued from the same source

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  • Read, ˹O Prophet,˺ in the Name of your Lord Who created—created humans from a clinging clot.1 Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous Who taught by the pen—taught humanity what they knew not.1 Mar 14 at 16:12
  • You make a lot of claims, but hardly support them by evidences.
    – ياsr
    Mar 14 at 16:22
  • I presented here the idea of ​​the book and its title only. As for the proofs, please wait for the book to be published Mar 15 at 14:46
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Science and religion try to answer different questions regarding creation, life, and nature. Science asks and tries to find out the answers to what? when? where? and how?

In contrast, religion tries to answer some of the what, but mainly the why? and most importantly who?

Let's take the Big Bang for example. By observation, hypothesis, peer review, and confirmation we have already learned when it happened (13.7 billion years ago) and how (physicists can now tell us how the big bang progressed from the first few milliseconds onward).

That being said, take the brightest scientists who have ever lived and ask them why the big bang happened and who did it?

Why are we here? Who created us and the universe? Science can never answer these 2 questions.

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