Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Scientists Declaration about The Holy Quran and Islam-Durja Rao

Author: Durja Rao

Sheikh Zindanî presented to Prof. Rao many verses dealing with his area of specialisation, and asked: ""What do you think of the existence of the scientific information in the Qur'ân? How could Prophet Muhammad have known about these facts fourteen centuries ago?""

""It is difficult to imagine that this type of knowledge was existing at that time, around 1400 years back. May be some of the things they have simple idea about, but to describe those things in great detail is very difficult. So this is definitely not simple human knowledge. A normal human being cannot explain this phenomenon in that much detail. So, I thought the information must have come from a supernatural source.""

""I find it very interesting that this sort of information is in the ancient scriptures of the Holy Qur'ân, and I have no way of knowing where they would have come from. But I think it is extremely interesting that they are there and this work is going on to discover it, the meaning of some of the passages.""

And when he was asked about the source of the Qur'ân, he replied, ""Well, I would think it must be the divine being.""

""That is a difficult question which I have been thinking about since our discussion here. I am impressed at how remarkably some of the ancient writings seem to correspond to modern and recent Astronomy. I am not a sufficient scholar of human history to project myself completely and reliably into the circumstances that 1400 years ago would have prevailed.

Certainly, I would like to leave it at that, that what we have seen is remarkable, it may or may not admit of scientific explanation, there may well have to be something beyond what we understand as ordinary human experience to account for the writings that we have seen.""

""I say, I am very much impressed by finding true astronomical facts in Qur'ân, and for us modern astronomers have been studying very small piece of the universe. We have concentrated our efforts for understanding of very small part. Because by using telescopes, we can see only very few parts of the sky without thinking about the whole universe. So by reading Qur'ân and by answering to the questions, I think I can find my future way for investigation of the universe.""

About the author: Professor of Marine Geology teaching at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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