Quran and the modern science
Al-quran ,the main source of the Islamic faith ,is a book believed by muslims ,to be of completely Divine origin .Muslims also believe that it contains guidance for all mankind.since the message of the quran is believed to be for all times,it should be relavent to every age.Does the quran pass this test ? In this booklet , We can give an objective analysis of the muslim belief regarding the divine origin of the quran,In the light of established scientific discoveries.
Every living thing is made of water
Consider the following quranic verse :
أَوَلَمْ يَرَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَنَّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ كَانَتَا رَتْقًا فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ الْمَاء كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ أَفَلا يُؤْمِنُونَ
Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation)before we clove them asunder ?We made from water every living thing.Will they not then believe ?(Al qur’an 21:30)
Only after advances have been made in science, do we now know that cytoplasm, the basic substance of the cell is made up of 80% water. Modern research has also revealed that most organisms consist of 50% to 90% water and that every living entity requires water for its existence.
Was it possible 14 centuries ago for any human being to guess that every living being was made of water ? Moreover would such a guess be conceivable by a human being in the deserts of Arabia where there has always been scarcity of water ?
The following verse refers to the creation of animals from water.
وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَابَّةٍ مِن مَّاء
‘And Allah has created every animal from water”(24:45)
The following verse refers to the creation of human beings from water.
وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ مِنَ الْمَاء بَشَرًا فَجَعَلَهُ نَسَبًا وَصِهْرًا وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ قَدِيرًا
“ It is he who has created man from water,Then has he established relashionships of lineage and marriage,for thy Lord has power (over all things) (Al qur’an 25:54)