Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Scientific Accuracy of Qur'an Amazes U of T Professor

This message is based on an article titled “Highlights of Human embryology in the Qur’an and Haidth” by Dr.Keith Moore, Professor of Anatomy and Chairman of the Department, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, 1982.

Dr. Moore points out that the study of how the human embryo develops in the mother’s womb could not progress significantly without the use of microscopes. Microscopes were not invented until the 17th century C.E., and were not used in this field of study until the 18th century. Therefore, when Dr. Moore studied certain statements in the Qur’an on this subject, he remarked, “ I was amazed at the scientific accuracy of these statements which were made in the 7th century C.E.,”

The Qur’an in 39:6 states that God made us in the wombs of our mothers in stages. Dr. Moore comments: “The realization that the embryo develops in stages in the uterus was not proposed until the1940’s, and the stages used nowadays were not adopted worldwide until the 19th century C.E.”

Furthermore, he says: “The idea that development results from a genetic plan contained in the chromosomes, of the zygote was not discovered until the end of the 19th century C.E. The verse from the Qur’an [80:18] clearly implies that the nutfa (i.e.
the initial drop of fluid) contains the plan or blueprint for the future characteristics and features of the developing human being.”

The Qur’an 23: 12-16 indicates that there is a lag or a gap between two of the early stages of growth. How does that compare with modern scientific knowledge? Remarkably! Says Dr. Moore: “It is well established that there is a lag or a delay in the development of
the embryo during the implantation… The agreement between the lag or gap in development mentioned in the Qur’an and the slow rate of change occurring during the second or third weeks is amazing. These details of human development were not described until about 40 years ago.”

Finally, Dr. Moore concludes by saying that the agreement he has found in the Qur’anic statements ‘may help to close the gap between science and religion which has existed for so many years.”

The above evidence shows that the Qur’an must be from God as it claims. The Qur’an says that you and every human being should consider this book with care: {Had it been from anyone other than God, you would have found much discrepancy in it} [Qur’an 4:82]


"What is Islam?” is the question you ask.
Answering this question is every Muslims task.
Describing Islam can be a lot,
But first I’ll tell you what Islam is not.

Islam is not Faraqan and terrorism.
Nor is it oppressing women and racism.
Islam doesn’t teach these things.
On the contrary it forbids them.

Islam isn’t focused on selling news papers and bean pies.
It’s not about drinking goats milk and having many wives.
Most people think Islam is just a religion.
But, it is actually a detailed way of living,
prescribed by Allah, the merciful, the forgiving.

Peace, submission, and morality,
Respect, kindness and charity.
And worshipping one God, the All Mighty,
This is Islam.

It demolishes the cloudiness and confusion in our brains.
Faith in God is one thing Islam sustains.
It makes clear our purpose of life, beginning and end.
People take our wealth and freedom, but our faith we must defend.


In the name of Allah we are born
In His name we live
and in His name we die


Our shadows prostrate to their Creator morning and evening
without our consent
Birds and animals usher in the times of prayer


Birds circumambulate the Ka'ba
while migrating birds stretch forth their wings
finding their way by Allah's Mercy


Only to feel unrest and leave once more
ever-searching, traveling discontent until they die


We, also wander
some blindly
while others see