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Concerning the birth of Jesus (peace be upon him) Allah says thru chapter Mary in the Noble Quran (which is translated as follows) ;
''and mention in the Book the story of Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place toward the east. And she placed a screen to seclude herself from them. Then we sent to her our spirit Gabriel, and he appeared before her as a well- proportioned man.
She said : Indeed I seek refuge from you in Allah the most Gracious. So leave me if you fear Allah. He said : I am only a messenger from your Lord, to announce to you the gift of a righteous son. She said: How shall I have a son while no man has touched me, neither have I been unchaste! He said; So it will be. Your Lord said: It is easy for Me, and we shall make of him a miracle for mankind and a Mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained. So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a remote place. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree.
She said: Ah! Would that I had died before this and had become a thing forgotten and out of sight! Thin he ( the baby) cried to her from below her, saying: Grieve not! your Lord has placed a rivulet beneath you. And shake the trunk of the palm tree toward you, it will drop on you fresh ripe- dates. So eat and drink and be consoled. And if you meet any human, say: I have vowed a fast to Allah the Most Gracious, so I shall not speak this day to any human. Then she brought him (the baby) to her people, carrying him.
They said: O Mary! Indeed you have come with an amazing (unprecedented) thing. O sister of Aaron! Your father was not a man of evil not was your mother an unchaste woman. Then she pointed to him.
They said: How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?
He (the child) said: I am indeed a slave of Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a prophet. And He has made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me prayer and Charity as long as I live. And (He has made me) dutiful to my mother, and not arrogant (and) unblessed. And peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I shall die, and the day I shall be raised to life!
Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of truth about which they dispute. It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! When he decrees a thing, He says to it only: Be! And it is. And ( Jesus said): Verily Allah is my Lord and your lord. So worship Him (Alone). This is the Right path.
By Magdy Abd Al-Shafy Abd AL-gawad
Every Holy Book must include within its verses definitive proofs that testify to its divine source ; these proofs must fit every generation mentality and in the same time it should remain tact.
Among the many miracles of the Holy Quran is the scientific miracle though there are many other miracles that are equally important. Though the Holy Quran revealed in time where nothing but superstition is prevalent on a generous prophet who was unlettered in a place in a desert where only few scattered tribes are here and there ,it is replete with verses that talks about scientific facts that are completely in agreement with what science says. it addresses the human mind through hundreds of scientific verses according to its scientific evolution and its culture thus refuting any claim of atheism or any iota of doubt , it unfetters the human mind and soul that have been long cramped with the unsubstantiated claims of atheism over the span of history.
The scientific verses in the Holy Quran reinforce the belief in Allah(SWT) in the hearts of Moslems and show how Great and Mighty Allah(SWT) is and that the whole of the universe is under His control and nothing to escape His will.
Unlike science books that are replete with equations and dry scientific facts , its scientific wording is matchless ,it has emotional impact which leaves its listener willingly submitting himself to his Lord, so exhilarated with his being servant to Allah(SWT) ,it moves barren eyes to tears and softens petrified hearts and fills you with ecstasy. Allah(SWT) says in this regard what means:
If We had caused this Quran to descend upon a mountain, thou (O Muhammad) verily hadst seen it humbled, rent asunder by the fear of Allah. Such similitudes coin We for mankind that haply they may reflect.(59:21)
And also Allah(SWT) says in this regard in another place:
Say: Believe therein or believe not, lo! those who were given knowledge before it, when it is read unto them, fall down prostrate on their faces, adoring, Saying: Glory to our Lord! Verily the promise of our Lord must be fulfilled.They fall down on their faces, weeping, and it increaseth humility in them.(15:109)
Cosmogonies between Quran and Science .
Among the many scientific miracles that Quran refers to is :
(1)The big bang
(2)The gaseous state of the universe
(3)The expansion of the universe
(4))The big crunch
Before we talk about these scientific references in Qu'ran , we find it necessary to talk about what science says about these scientific discoveries then listen to what the Holy Quran says in this regard. So how science explains the beginning of creation( The Big Bang).
Before the twentieth century, astronomers could only assume that the universe had existed forever without change, or that it was created in its present condition by divine action at some arbitrary time.
Foremost among the theories that explain the beginning of the universe is the theory of the Big Bang which is the most acceptable one for many scientific reasons , according to this theory , all forms of matters and energy of the observable and unobservable universe were once squashed in a well-closed up mass of infinite heat and density where no laws of physics that we know can apply , then a huge explosion happened leaving a huge ball of radiations and primordial particles and soon a huge cloud of gas was formed and gradually the heat began to decrease and the creation of galaxies began to form.
There are a lot of pieces of evidence, foremost among these are:
(1)Evidence that the universe may be evolving did not begin to accumulate until the 1920s.Before that time , calculations , studies and observations had begun and it was only before 1929 that the efforts of scientists were crowned by the discovery of the American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble ;while he was studying far galaxies through his giant telescope , he noticed that light coming from distant galaxies is redshifted , this means that galaxies are traveling a way from us and from each other at high velocities that approach the speed of light , This has been considered the most important astronomical discovery of the century, in fact the Holy Quran refers to the expansion of the universe as we will show.
(2) Very early in its history, the whole Universe was very hot. As it expanded, this heat left behind a "glow" that fills the entire Universe. The Big Bang theory not only predicts that this glow should exist, but that it should be visible as microwaves (part of the Electromagnetic spectrum) and this is the Cosmic Microwave Background which has been accurately measured and is very good evidence that the Big Bang theory is correct.
(3) Mixture of elements:As the Universe expanded and cooled down, some of the elements that we see today were created. The Big Bang theory predicts how much of each element should have been made, and what we see in very distant galaxies and old stars is just right.
Does the Holy Quran mention the Big Bang ?
Prior to science and more than fourteen hundred years ago , The Holy Quran explains the beginning of the creation of the universe. Allah says in the Holy Quran what means
"Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth Were joined together (sewn together) (as one Unit of Creation and then We unstitched (clove them ) and that We made from water every living thing? So will they not believe? (Qur'an, 21:30) "
First, the verse starts with a prophecy that has come true; it states that those who will discover how the universe came into being will be among the disbelievers and that prophecy was fulfilled because those who discovered this fact were not Moslems .The Holy Quran uses just two words to describe all that has been written about the Big Bang and as we will see that these two words are even more accurate than the scientific words. The verse starts with a call to the disbelievers who based their atheism on the claim that universe is eternal to think over again and understand what science-by the grace of Allah(SWT)- will discover concerning the creation of the universe , it emphatically states that disbelievers will discover how the creation come into being , the word " Will" means that this will happen in the future …it is so wonderful that the Quran predicts whom will discover .To those who still suspect the prophethood of this great prophet , we say what benefit can they get by claiming such a thing that time , if it is false claim , can completely raze it to the ground?
On reading the verse again you won't rack your mind to understand its meanings , the holy Quran uses just two words to describe how the universes was created :
Didn't the disbeliever see that the heavens and the earth were (Ratk)
The Holy Quran depicts how the universe was like before coming into being and even use a different word other than the word “universe” to depict it as it wasn't a universe yet , The Holy Quran uses the Arabic word (Ratk) to depict the universe before being a universe , this word , strikingly , signifies the same description that scientists use when they talk about the universe before being a universe , the Quranic word " (Ratk) means in English" well-closed up mass or elements interwoven together, mixed in each or blended" . Remember that science says that all forms of matter and energy were squashed in well-closed up mass ( singularity point or primarily nebula)
So the Holy Quran and science are in complete agreement concerning the shape of the universe before being a universe. If you still confused about the meaning of the Arabic Quranic word and the words that science uses look at this table
Quranic word: Ratak
Meaning in English: well-closed up mass or elements interwoven together, mixed in each or blended"
Science words : A well-closed up mass where all forms of matters and energy were squashed.
The Arabic word" Fatak" means " unstitch , clove asunder , tearing apart or destroying the structure of things that are sewn to one another , and that what science says , science uses the word explosion which gives the same meaning .
. The word is used to describe the beginning of creation in the Holy Quran ; itis ,along with all its implication , is in conformity with the meanings of the Big Bang .
In other words , when we think about the first moments of the Big Bang, we see that the entire matter of the universe was collected at one single point. In other words, everything-including "the heavens and earth" which were not created yet were in an interwoven and inseparable condition. Then, this point exploded violently, causing its matter to disunite.
Quranic word: Fatak
Meaning in English: unstitch , clove asunder , tearing apart or destroying the structure of things that are sewn to one another
Science words : Explosion
Who told Mohummed these accurate scientific facts that science only reached this century ?!!!
What benefits could he get by claiming things like this if he is imposter ?!!!
How can he be sure that science won't come some day to refute these claims , if he had been imposter ?!!!
These scientific facts that are in the Quran testify to Mohummed true prophethood and testify to the divine source of the Holy and refute the atheistic claims.
. If that prophet had been imposter or counterfeiter , how did he dare to indulge himself in matters that didn't concern the people of his age?!!!
Fatak or big bang- which is more expressive?
Unlike the meanings of the big bang , the Quranic words denote system , wisdom , creativity while the words Big Bang , a term coined by scientists , implies random chaos .
Here you can understand the miraculous use of the word in the Holy Quran , Allah says in the Holy Quran in this regard what means what means " Say: if the ocean were ink (wherewith to write out) the words of my Lord, sooner would the ocean be exhausted than would the words of my Lord, even if we added another ocean like it, for its aid.” ( AL-Kahf:109)
Allah ,also, says in the Holy Quran in this regard what means" And if all the trees on earth were pens and the Ocean (were ink), with seven Oceans behind it to add to its (supply), yet would not the Words of Allahbe exhausted (in the writing): for Allahis Exalted in power, full of Wisdom. ( Lokman :27)
A major part of the Prophet’s mission was to bring peace to the world. One of the ways in which he strove towards this end was to attempt to convince people that all men and women, albeit inhabiting very different regions of the world, and different from one another in color, culture and language, et cetera, were in fact blood brothers and sisters. His message was crucial, for a proper relationship of love and respect can be established only if that is how human beings regard one another. To inculcate such feelings, the Prophet would preach to his followers, "You are all Adam’s offspring and Adam was made of clay." And in his prayers to his Creator, he said, "O Lord, all Your servants are brothers."
The Prophet would exhort his followers to live in peace with their fellow men, saying, “A true believer is one with whom others feel secure,” one who returns love for hatred. He used to teach the believers that anyone who would return love only when love was given belonged on a lower ethical plane. The true believer never reasons that only if people treat him well that he will treat them well in return. He is accustomed rather to doing good to those who mistreat him, and to refrain from harming those who do him injury. The Prophet himself set the example. All his recorded words and actions reveal him as a man of great gentleness, kindness, humility, good humor and excellent common sense, with a great love for all people and even for animals.
Despite his position as leader, the Prophet never believed himself to be greater or better than other people. He never made others feel small, unwanted or embarrassed. He urged his followers to behave kindly and humbly, releasing slaves whenever possible, and giving in charity — especially to very poor people, orphans and prisoners — without any thought of reward.
He told the people that "every religion has some special characteristic, that of Islam being modesty." In the absence of such a virtue, no community can have lasting peace. The Prophet’s own modesty, coupled with great strength of character, is depicted in a well-known story of an old Makkan woman who hated the Prophet. Every morning when the Prophet passed by her house, she would empty a basket of rubbish on his head from the upper story of her house. He never once remonstrated with her about this.
One day, when the Prophet passed through this area, no rubbish fell on his head. Thinking that the old woman must be ill, he went upstairs to inquire how she was, and found her ill in bed. When she discovered that the Prophet had come to see her, she began to weep, "I ill-treated you, and now you come to inquire after my health!" Ultimately, she became one of his followers. What strength of character, what patience and tolerance the Prophet evinced in refusing to be provoked, preferring rather to show kindness and magnanimity to one who had wished him ill.
His was a high moral character, so that even if badly treated by others, he went on returning good for evil. People harmed him, yet he would pray for them. He would remain patient in the face of oppression and, regardless of the provocation, he would refrain from becoming incensed. In setting this example, his aim was to fashion souls that were God-oriented, that found Allah so great that everything else paled into insignificance. He wanted everyone to have such boundless peace of mind that nothing could disturb him. Such balanced individuals would never then become prey to worldliness. Totally free from negative reaction, they would then be able to turn everything in this world, whether material or spiritual, into food for more profound thought, rather than into pretexts for rash and vengeful action
The essence of this philosophy is expressed in one of the Prophet’s sayings: "Nine things the Lord has commanded me: Fear of Allah in private and in public; justness, whether in anger or in calmness; moderation in both poverty and affluence; that I should join hands with those who break away from me; and give to those who deprive me; and forgive those who wrong me; and that my silence should be meditation; and my words be remembrance of Allah; and my vision be keen observation."
Throughout the first thirteen years of his Mission, Prophet Muhammad preached in Makkah, but it was in the face of bitter opposition from the Makkans. When it became impossible for him to stay there, he left for Madinah. Wars were waged against him, but he showed his antagonists that the power of peace was far greater than that of war. The peace treaty of al-Hudaybiyyah is a clear example of this, when the Prophet agreed to every demand his antagonists made on the sole assurance that peace would subsequently prevail.
His life’s experience ranged from penury to prosperity, from defeat to success, yet whatever the degree of well-being or hardship, he steadfastly trod the path of moderation. At all times and right till the end, he remained a patient and grateful servant of the Almighty, bringing his message of peace and tolerance to mankind.