The Scientific Miracles in Quran
The Expansion of the Universe
Allah has supported His last Prophet Muhammad with many miracles and much evidence which proves that he is a true Prophet sent by Allah. Also, Allah has supported His last revealed book, the Holy Quran, with many miracles that prove that this Quran is the literal word of Allah, revealed by Him, and that it was not authored by any human being. The Quran is the literal word of Allah, which He revealed to His Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel.
The Quran was memorised by Muhammad, who then dictated it to his Companions. They, in turn, memorised it, wrote it down, and reviewed it with the Prophet Muhammad. Moreover, the Prophet Muhammad reviewed the Quran with the Angel Gabriel once each year and twice in the last year of his life. From the time the Quran was revealed, until this day, there has always been a huge number of Muslims who have memorized all of the Quran, letter by letter.
Some of the Muslim have even been able to memorise all of the Quran by the age often. Not one letter of the Quran has been changed over the centuries. The Quran, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago, mentioned facts only recently discovered or proven by scientists. This proves without any doubt that the Quran must be the literal word of God, revealed by Him to the Prophet Muhammad, and that the Quran was not authored by Muhammad or by any other human being. This also proves that Muhammad is truly a prophet sent by God. It is beyond reason that anyone fourteen hundred years ago would have known these facts discovered or proven only recently with advanced equipment and sophisticated scientific methods.
the expansion of the universe was described in the Quran:
AND IT IS WE WHO HAVE BUILT THE UNIVERSE WITH [OUR CREATIVE] POWER AND KEEP EXPANDING IT. [51:47]
The fact that the universe is expanding was discovered in the last century. The physicist Stephen Hawking in his book ‘A Brief History of Time’ wrote, ‘The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.’. The Quran mentioned the expansion of the universe even before the invention of the telescope!
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Fourteen centuries ago, God sent down the Quran to mankind as a book of guidance. He called upon people to be guided to the truth by adhering to this book. From the day of its revelation to the day of judgement, this last divine book will remain the sole guide for humanity. The matchless style of the Quran and the superior wisdom in it are definite evidence that it is the word of God. In addition, the Quran has many miraculous attributes proving that it is a revelation from God. One of these attributes is the fact that a number of scientific truths that we have only been able to uncover by the technology of the 20th century was stated in the Qur’an 1,400 years ago.
Of course, the Quran is not a book of science. However, many scientific facts that are expressed in an extremely concise and profound manner in its verses have only been discovered with the technology of the 20th century. These facts could not have been known at the time of the Quran’s revelation, and this is still more proof that the Quran is the word of God.
In order to understand the scientific miracle of the Quran, we must first take a look at the level of science at the time when this holy book was revealed. In the 7th century, when the Quran was revealed, Arab society had many superstitious and groundless beliefs where scientific issues were concerned. Lacking the technology to examine the universe and nature, these early Arabs believed in legends inherited from past generations. They supposed, for example, that mountains supported the sky above. They believed that the earth was flat and that there were high mountains at its both ends. It was thought that these mountains were pillars that kept the vault of heaven high above.
However, all these superstitious beliefs of Arab society were eliminated with the Quran. In Sura Sad, verse 2, it was said: “God is He who raised up the heavens without any support…”(The Qur’an, 38:2). This verse invalidated the belief that the sky remains above because of the mountains. In many other subjects, important facts were revealed at a time when no one could have known them.
The Quran, which was revealed at a time when people knew very little about astronomy, physics, or biology, contains key facts on a variety of subjects such as the creation of the universe, the creation of the human being, the structure of the atmosphere, and the delicate balances that make life on earth possible. Now, let us look at some of these scientific miracles revealed in the Qur’an together.
From the moment of the big bang, the universe has been constantly expanding at a great speed. Scientists compare the expanding universe to the surface of a balloon that is inflated. Astronomers discovered that the stars and galaxies were constantly moving away from each other. A universe where everything constantly moves away from everything else implied a constantly expanding universe.
The observations carried out in the following years verified that the universe is constantly expanding. This fact was explained in the Quran when that was still unknown to anyone. This is because the Quran is the word of God, the Creator, and the Ruler of the entire universe.