41: 54 " WE will show them Our Signs in farthest regions of the earth and among their own people until it becomes manifest to them that it is the truth....."
The TWO main sources of our religion ISLAM are, the Qur'an and the Sunnah (Prophet Doctrine). The Qur'an wasn't intended to answer every single question that we might have, and that's why Almighty Allah has sent us his messenger Mohammad (PBUH) to teach us and show us the right path. Both Qur'an and Sunnah go together hand in hand. Many disbelievers ignore this simple fact, and every time they read the Qur'an, and I don't think they know how, and don't understand something, they immediatly sound the horns . They never bother to refer back to the Sunnah and seek more answers and clarification.
The Prophet (PBUH) said: " I have left two things among you, that if you would hold tight to them you will never get distracted from the right path: The Book of Allah (Qur'an), and his Prophet Doctrine (Sunnah)."
Our mission is not to prove or disprove the Qur'an. Both Qur'an and Sunnah comprise our faith and our great and beautiful religion of Islam. Disbelievers are always tend to argue, thinking that by arguing too much about Islam, they'll get somewhere! Well, argue as much and as loud as you can, we really don't give a crap about your argument. The truth is out there and Allah is watching.
The more I read the arguments and claims presented by various anti-islamic eites, the more I feel they don't understand what "the Heck they're talking about"!. Disbelievers are always tend to be quick in their judgments.
Origin of Man:
86: 5 "So let man consider of what he is created.
86: 6 He is created of a gushing fluid,
86: 7 Which issues forth from between the Backbone and the Ribs."
Eventhough Yusuf Ali translated the words "Sulb wa-Tara'ib" as the Backbone and the Ribs, the Qur'an was not really being specific about Backbone and Ribs. I looked up the "Qurtobi" tafseer in this regard, and the tafseer was very reasonable. The Qurtobi said the Arabic words "Sulb wa-Tara'ib" means that the Sperm consists of Chromosomes that gets obtained from all over the body. For clarity, the Scrotum is not responsible for producing the Sperms as some claim. The Scrotum is Only a Pouch that contains the Testes that is the vehicle in sperm production. What is the Raw Material for the sperm and where does it come from? Well! we can spend days talking about this subject, but to sum things up:
The Sperm consists of Chromosomes that contain DNA and Genetics. After the sperm joins the egg, these Genetics always occur in pairs: half of each person's Genes come from the Father and half from the Mother. That's why kids look alike their parents or their relatives, or even if the looks are not the same, but at least the blood type or hair or even the Nose could be similar.........
We took our question to Houston Medical Center, and talked to many different Doctors about the Human Reproduction System. Firstly, The Doctors were shocked for the fact that such data or even subject could've been existed or brought up 1400 years a go. And when I recited to the Doctors the following Qur'anic Verses, they fully agreed on their contents:
23: 14 "Then WE placed him as a drop of sperm in a safe depository;
23: 15 Then WE fashioned the sperm into a clot; then WE fashioned the clot into a shapeless lump; then WE fashioned bones out of this shapeless lump; Then WE clothed the bones with flesh; Then WE developed it into another creation. So blessed be ALLAH, the Best of creators."
For clarity, the order of the Human Reproduction in the Qur'an is 100% right. Eventhough Yusuf Ali said that the Clot is a congealed blood, I went back to different tafseers and the "Qurtobi" gave this tafseer: The Clot mentioned in the aya is referred to the Cell, which in our present time we refer to it as the "Ovum". The Ovum is the Female Reproductive Cell that gets fertilized by the Male Sex Cell. The fertilized Ovum then goes to the Uterus and then the Embryo gets developed. As the Embryo grows, the Bone Tissues develop and serve "primarily" as the main source of the Mineral Salt for the Embryo and nothing else. Later on, the flesh develop and the bones grow more and more to protect other vital organs......Allah is so great in his creation.
7: 54 " Surely, your Lord is ALLAH, who created the heavens and the earth in six periods, then HE settled Himself firmly on the Throne. HE makes the night cover the day, which it pursues swiftly, And HE created the sun and the moon and the stars - all made subservient by HIS command. Verily, HIS is the creation and the command. Blessed is ALLAH, Lord of the worlds."
Everybody knows that the Universe is Dark by its nature. Just watch the Space Shuttle in Outer Space and you'll see what I'm talking about. The Sun is Earth's main source of light, and as soon as the Sunset occurs in observance to Earth rotation, the Darkness will be drawn as a Veil over the day. While this is happening, and if you look toward the East you should notice the Darkness, and if you look toward the West you should notice the light. As the time passes by, the Darkness will take over the light. This sequence has been taking place for millions of years In a rapid succession. You don't have to be a scientist to really figure that out, especially for us who have wealth of information about Space.
This is a known fact and a hard evidence that Earth is a Circular in Shape, and this fact was revealed to the 7th century Muslim.
36: 39 " And for the moon WE have appointed stages, till it becomes again like an old dry twig of a palm-tree. "
This is not poetic. We all heard about the Phases of the Moon. Haven't we all seen a Full Moon, or perhaps a Half Moon, or may be a Crescent, and finally No Moon. The Latter, No Moon is what the Qur'an indicated as "Al-Irjoon Al-Qadeem", where in the No Moon phase, especially in the Arabic month, the Moon is invisible........
Where the Sun goes at night:
36: 38 " And the sun is moving on to its determined goal. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing God."
Very simple.....The reference is to the Sun's Orbit...Period. Has nothing to do with the expansion of the Universe. We will elaborate on the Universe expansion later on......
Where the Sun stays at night:
18: 86 " Until when he reached the Sunset of the sun, he found it setting as if in a pool of murky water, and near it he found a people. WE said, `O Dhu'l Qarnain, you may punish them, or treat them with kindness."
For this particular Verse I would use the "Qurtobi" translation which really makes sense. The Qurtobi said: During "Thul-Qarnian" travel he came upon a people, and the time was near Sunset. The Qurtobi continues to say that the Sun was Hot. For clarity: the word "Ain-Hami'a" means the Sun was very hot. So there is no fiction in this verse. Both Yusuf Ali and Pikthal translated the Verse exactly word for word, but they couldn't translate the expression...
Does the Sun orbit the Earth:
36: 40 " It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day. All of them float smoothly in an orbit."
Again, this is not poetic. Since the birth of Islam, Disbelievers had the same claim that the Prophet is a Poet. No matter where we live at, and no matter what time we live in, the Disbelievers are the same in their claims and their accusations. In the above verse, Allah is simply stating a scientific fact to people in the 7th century about the Orbits. The Sun has its own Orbit, and the Moon has its own Orbit. In other words, the Sun and the Moon will Never meet each other, Nor they'll crash into each other. Is that hard to understand?????
In the same Verse " Nor can the night can outstrip the day". This verse is stating two scientific facts. 1) The perfect Balance that Allah has established for Earth, and 2) Earth having a Circular shape. Period.
Comets and Meteors:
55: 33 " O company of jinn and men ! if you have power to break through the confines of the heavens and the earth, then break through them. But you cannot break through save with authority.
55: 34 Which, then, of the favours of your Lord will ye twain, deny ?"
Qur'an never implied that the Jinn are evil spirit. The Jinn are another life form, and just like humans they indeed have the choice to do Good or Bad. But Terry is clearly misfalsifying the facts about the Jinn. Anyway, in the above verse Allah extended the challenge to both Humans and Jinn that if they want to go through this universe they won't be able to do so without Allah's will or permission. For clarity: the Arabic word "tan-fithu" means to go through or "to penetrate", and the Arabic word "Sultan" means Allah's will or Allah's permission or order or Power. There is no indication the Qur'an is implying anything about Humans going to the Moon or even to Mars.
The Power of Man to control his environment:
16: 12 " And HE pressed into service for you the night and the day and the sun and the moon; and the stars too have been pressed into service by HIS command. Surely, in that are Signs for a people who use their understanding. "
Allah never said that the Man has the power to control the environment. The Arabic word "Sa-khara" means to make accessible, or to make something work for you. In other words Allah "Sa-khara" or made the Sun shine its light on Earth and without burning us. Allah "Sakhara" or made the Moon visible to us so we can track the time, the months, and also to find our way at night, etc....Allah "Sa-khara" or made the Sea possible for us to ride the powerful waves and to travel by Sea to different destinations using Boats, and of course to go fishing.
There are hundreds of examples on how Allah made things accessible and easy for us on Planet Earth, but in no way the Qur'an indicates or even hints about us, the Humans, having the Power to control such phenomena.........NO BODY CAN CHALLENGE THE WORD OF ALLAH.
Archeology and contradictions in the Qur'an:
Potiphar vs. Aziz:
The arguement is that this is a mistake since the name Aziz is an Arabic name and there is no way an Egyptian Leader or a person would have such name at that time. Very simple argument, and here is the answer: The word "Aziz" in Arabic means "dear", and also it is used as an expression just like the word Mayor, or the word Governor, or Minister, etc., and the word Aziz has never been considered or used as a name until recent history. The word "Aziz" in the Qur'an was used as an expression the person who was in charge of the Treasury in Egypt, and of course he was the one who bought Yousef, and his real name was in Arabic " Itiphar Ben Rohayeb" and I believe the name in English is Potiphar. Later on, Yousef earned the "Aziz" nick name since he became in charge of the Treasury in Egypt......
Crucifiction in Egypt:
7:123-124 "Said Pharaoh: believe ye in him before I give you permission? Surely this is a trick which ye have planned in the city to drive out its people: but soon shall ye know (the consequences). Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides and I will cause you all to be crucified."
Alexander the Great:
18:86. "Until when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it in a spring of murky water; near it he found a people. We said, O'Zul–qarnain, either punish them or show them kindness."
"Zul–qarnain" may was young when he passed a way, and so did the Prophet Jesus (PBUH). Age has nothing to do with anything especially when Allah's will has to be fulfilled.......