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.
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
"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
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
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:
And if you're into lengthy videos,
Good luck and may peace be with you.
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:
- 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.
- The content of the verse could not possibly have been known at the time the Qur'an was written.
- 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.
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.