Microscopes were not invented until the 17th century, and were not used in this field of study until the 18th century.
Dr. Keith Moore, Professor of Anatomy and Chairman of the Department, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, wrote an article entitled “Highlights of Human Embryology in the Koran and the Hadith” in 1982.
Dr. Keith MooreIn it, he pointed out that when he studied certain statements in the Qur’an on this subject, “I was amazed at the scientific accuracy of these statements which were made in the 7th century CE.”
The Qur’an (39:6) states that God created 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 discussed or illustrated until the 15th century.
In the Quran, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) 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 the miracles of it.
Contrary to the popular criticism that the Quran was a Book of the past or its teachings are not applicable today, we see that this 1400 years old Book explained concepts that became known to us only recently. This in itself is one of the miracles of the Quran.
Even though the miracle of numbers present in the Quran is already known among many Muslims and scholars, it continues to be something extraordinary. As an example, we have decided to translate and reproduce this article from “Islam and Science”.
we live in an age of materialism. People believe that matter, energy and the laws of nature are all that exist. They see no place for God when they examine the discoveries of science. They tell us that God is an outdated belief, only there to serve ancient superstitions.
The Quran presents a different outlook. It 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.
This is not a mere claim. The Quran itself demonstrates its divine origin. One of the ways it does this is through its description of scientific phenomena.
God, knowing that atheist scientists in this age would lead people astray, revealed verses that detail major scientific phenomena. From the tongue of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, an illiterate man in the Arabian wilderness, came descriptions of natural phenomena that have only now been confirmed.
Fourteen centuries ago, God sent down the Qur’an 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 Qur’an and the superior wisdom in it are definite evidence that it is the word of God. In addition, the Qur’an 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 were stated in the Qur’an 1,400 years ago.
The Quran (Koran, the book of Islam) contains scientific knowledge that could not have been known 1400 years ago. It ranges from basic arithmetics to the most advanced topics in astrophysics. You are invited to go through those miracles and judge for yourself.
Subhan Allah another Linguistic Miracle that would leave you Amazed and stunned!! How Perfect is Quran, and how little justice we have done to spread its Message and Truth! May Allah swt enable us to live upto it!
Quran’s Challenge for a Literary Equivalent to God’s Words remains unmatched even after One and a Half Millenium. And now using the most modern of Technological means of communication available to us, The Linguistic Miracles are being re-told so that anyone and everyone can enjoy these Linguistic Miracles of The Divine Book. May Allah Swt Accept it from Us.