Quran will lead to Paradise

Surprising Miracles In The Quran

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. Quran is the source of guidance in right faith (iman) and righteous action. Allah says:

یَوۡمَ نَطۡوِی السَّمَآءَ کَطَیِّ السِّجِلِّ لِلۡکُتُبِ ؕ کَمَا بَدَاۡنَاۤ اَوَّلَ خَلۡقٍ نُّعِیۡدُہٗ ؕ وَعۡدًا عَلَیۡنَا ؕ اِنَّا کُنَّا فٰعِلِیۡنَ

“Remember the day when We shall roll up the heavens like the rolling up of written scrolls by a scribe. As We began the first creation, so shall We repeat it — a promise binding upon Us; We shall certainly perform it.” (Surah Al-Anbya 21:105)

Quran tells us that the Author of the Quran is the Author of the universe. The same God who reveals Himself through His Work also reveals Himself through His Word. 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. Allah says:

هُوَ الَّذِي يُصَوِّرُكُمْ فِي الْأَرْحَامِ كَيْفَ يَشَاءُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

“He (is) the One Who shapes you in the wombs how(ever) He wills. (There is) no god except Him, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Surah ‘Al-Imran 3:6)

In the Quran, Allah instructs us to reflect on His creation and our surroundings. He says that no one can understand His Ayah or grasp the concepts except the people of understanding. We are encouraged not to read the Quran as just a book, but to delve deeper into its verses and reach their true meanings. If we were skilled in the language of the Quran, we would have tasted the delight of this Book and discovered its miracles of it.

The Quran is a source of guidance, the ultimate manifestation of God’s grace for mankind:

  1. Quran is a material and spiritual guide for individuals and the community
  2. Quran contains all kinds of principles of creed, deeds and ethics
  3. Quran is a guide for all classes of people living in any place
  4. Quran is a miracle in terms of its words and meaning
  5. Quran teaches forgive those who did wrong to you
  6. Quran acts as the first source of Islamic Shariah
  7. Quran is accomplished by dint of knowledge
  8. Quran translated the book of the universe
  9. Quran contains all kinds of principles
  10. Quran is the strongest rope of Allah
  11. Quran is the last scripture revealed by Allah
  12. Quran is clear light, wise dhikr and the true way
  13. Quran protects souls who obey it from being ruined
  14. Quran focuses divine light on each and every object 
  15. Quran is a miracle in terms of its words and meaning
  16. Quran  is insistently stated that the Quran is a miracle
  17. Quran contains all information about what will happen
  18. Quran is the whole of not only meaning but also words
  19. Quran distinguishes between the truth and the falsehood
  20. Quran is a reminder of the wisdom and the straightest path

‏إِنَّا خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَنَ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ أَمْشَاجٍۢ نَّبْتَلِيهِ فَجَعَلْنَهُ سَمِيعًۢا بَصِيرًا ‎

” We created the human being from a fertilized ovum to test him, and We gave him hearing and sight..” (Surah Al-Insan 76:2)

A miracle is something that cannot be explained by science or logic but can only be explained by divine intervention. Contrary to the popular criticism that the Quran was a Book of the past or that its teachings are not applicable today, we see that this 1400-year-old Book explained concepts that became known to us only recently. This in itself is one of the miracles of the Quran.

Here are some of these scientific miracles revealed in the Quran together:

  • Mountains – Holding Down the Earth: The Earth that we live on is in a constant state of motion. We do not feel it because Allah placed gigantic mountains to hold it down. “And we placed within the Earth firmly set mountains, lest it should shift with them…” [
  • (Quran 21:31)
  • Sky – A Protective Covering: Scientists did not know that the sky was a protected ceiling until the 20th century. Allah designed a mechanism that ensures only harmless rays reached the Earth. This mechanism is what we know as the ‘ozone layer. Scientists discovered this layer in the year 1913. “And We made the sky a protected ceiling, but they, from its signs, are turning away.” (Quran 21: 32)
  • Orbits – A Specific Path for Each Celestial Body: Allah mentioned this fact in the Quran when telescopes and other scientific equipment were not even invented. “And it is He who created the night and the day and the Sun and the Moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.” (Quran 21: 33)
  • Rain – Coming Down in Decided Proportion: Every second, 16 million tons of water evaporates from the Earth, which means the same amount must be replaced by means of rain. “And who sends down rain from the sky in measured amounts, and We revive thereby a dead land…” (Quran 43:11)
  • The Quran on Human Embryonic Development: God speaks about the stages of man’s embryonic development. “We created man from an extract of clay. Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah (chewed substance)…” (Quran 23:12-14)
  • The Quran on the Origin of the Universe: The illuminating stars we see at night were, just as was the whole universe, in that ‘smoke’ material. “Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke…” (Quran 41:11)
  • The Quran on the Cerebrum: Cerebrum is responsible for planning, motivating, and initiating good and sinful behaviour and is responsible for the telling of lies and the speaking of truth. “Let him beware. If he does not stop, We will take him by the naseyah a lying, sinful naseyah.” (Quran, 96:15-16)
  • The Quran on Seas and Rivers: Quran mentions that there is a barrier between two seas that meet and that they do not transgress. “He released the two seas, meeting [side by side]; Between them is a barrier [so] neither of them transgresses.” (Quran 55:19-20)
  • The Quran on Clouds: “Have you not seen how God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain come out of it….” (Quran 24:43)
  • The Miracle of Iron: “And We also sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many uses for mankind…” (Quran 57:25)
  • The Quran on the Expanding Universe and the Big Bang Theory: Big Bang theory states that all the matter in the universe came into existence from one single extremely hot and dense point. “And the heaven We created with might, and indeed We are (its) expander.” (Quran 51:47)
  • Production of Milk: The blood collects and transports the substances formed by digested food to organs. This process is initiated by blood coming into contact with the contents of the intestines on their walls. “And indeed, for you, grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies – between excretion and blood – pure milk, palatable to drinkers.” (Surah Nahl 16:66)
  • Honey Bee: Queen’s only task is to lay eggs i.e reproduction. No other female is able to mate and reproduce. “And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.” (Surah Nahl 16:68-69)
  • Time Dilation And Relativity: Mankind stayed on Earth for a brief period and secondly since their death they would not feel anything just as we don’t feel. “The angels and the Spirit will ascend to Him during a Day, the extent of which is fifty thousand years.” (Quran 70:4)

The Quran itself demonstrates its divine origin. Among these miracles found in the Quran are “everything, from relativity, quantum mechanics, Big Bang theory, black holes and pulsars, genetics, embryology, modern geology, thermodynamics, even the laser and hydrogen fuel cells. 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 Quran was revealed.

The virtues and characteristics of the Quran are stated as follows in verses:

  • “He (God) is the Originator of the heavens and the earth…” (Quran 6:101)
  • “God is He who raised up the heavens without any support…” (Quran, 38:2)
  • “[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling…” (Quran 2:22)
  • ”And this is a Book We have sent down and blessed, so follow it and have fear of God so that hopefully you will gain mercy.” (Quran, 6:155)
  • ”And the sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.” (Quran, 37:38)
  • ”No indeed! Truly it (the Qur’an) is a reminder, and whoever will pay heed to it.” (Qur’an, 80:11-12)

وَ رَبُّکَ یَخۡلُقُ مَا یَشَآءُ وَ یَخۡتَارُ ؕ مَا کَانَ لَہُمُ الۡخِیَرَۃُ ؕ سُبۡحٰنَ اللّٰہِ وَ تَعٰلٰی عَمَّا یُشۡرِکُوۡنَ

“And thy Lord creates whatever He pleases and selects. It is not for them to select. Glorified be Allah, and far is He above all that they associate with Him.” (Surah Al-Qasas 28:69)

The Quran, as a divine holy book, is protected by Allah (Jalla Jalaluhu) and thus it has been kept intact since the time of its revelation and will remain in this state until the end of time. Every generation of mankind unveils a layer or more of scientific knowledge according to the state of science in their time.  Allah stated in the Quran that He shall protect it from being lost or corrupted: Allah says:

الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنَ الشَّجَرِ الْأَخْضَرِ نَارًا فَإِذَا أَنتُم مِّنْهُ تُوقِدُونَ

“He, Who produces for you fire out of the green trees when behold! You kindle therewith.” (Surah Ya-Sin 36: 80)

Only Allah knows the complete and absolute meanings of each and every verse of the Quran. The Quran is the last holy book revealed from Allah to mankind as guidance and as an everlasting miracle. Since it is an everlasting miracle, then every generation of human beings who reads it will discover new meanings in it according to the state of science and technology in their time, so they witness by themselves that the one who revealed the Quran is the Creator of everything.