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

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The Expansion of the Universe

In the Qur’an, which was revealed 14 centuries ago at a time when the science of astronomy was still primitive, the expansion of the universe was described like this:

“And it is We who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it.” (The Qur’an, 51:47)

This fact was proved also by observational data in 1929. While observing the sky with a telescope, Edwin Hubble, the American astronomer, discovered that the stars and galaxies were constantly moving away from each other. A universe where everything constantly moves away from everything else implied a constantly expanding universe. The observations carried out in the following years verified that the universe is constantly expanding. This fact was explained in the Qur’an when that was still unknown to anyone. This is because the Qur’an is the word of God, the Creator, and the Ruler of the entire universe.


While referring to the Sun and the Moon in the Qur’an, it is emphasized that each moves in a definite orbit.

“It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They swim along, each in an orbit.” (The Qur’an, 21:33)

It is mentioned in another verse, too, that the Sun is not static but moves in a definite orbit:

“And the sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.” (The Qur’an, 36:38)

These facts communicated in the Qur’an have been discovered by astronomical observations in our age

The Protected Roof

In the Qur’an, God calls our attention to a very interesting attribute of the sky:

“We made the sky a preserved and protected roof yet still they turn away from Our Signs..” (The Qur’an, 21:32)

This attribute of the sky has been proved by scientific research carried out in the 20th century.

The atmosphere surrounding the earth serves crucial functions for the continuity of life. While destroying many meteors big and small as they approach the earth, it prevents them from falling to earth and harming living things.

The Movement of Mountains

In one verse, we are informed that mountains are not motionless as they seem, but are in constant motion.

“You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds.” (The Qur’an, 27:88)

This motion of the mountains is caused by the movement of the Earth’s crust that they are located on. The Earth’s crust ‘floats’ over the mantle layer, which is denser. It was at the beginning of the 20th century when, for the first time in history, a German scientist by the name of Alfred Wegener proposed that the continents of the earth had been attached together when it first formed, but then drifted in different directions, and thus separated as they moved away from each other.

The Miracle in the Iron

ron is one of the elements highlighted in the Qur’an. In Sura Hadid, meaning Iron, we are informed:

“…And We sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many uses for mankind….” (The Qur’an, 57:25)

Modern astronomical findings have disclosed that the iron found in our world has come from the giant stars in outer space.

The Seas Not Mingling With One Another

One of the properties of seas that has only recently been discovered is related in a verse of the Qur’an as follows:

“He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through.” (The Qur’an, 55:19-20)

This property of the seas, that they come together yet do not mingle with one another at all, has only very recently been discovered by oceanographers. Because of the physical force called “surface tension”, the waters of neighboring seas do not mix. Caused by the difference in the density of their waters, surface tension prevents them from mingling with one another, just as if a thin wall were between them.

The Information Given About the Future in the Qur’an

Another astonishing piece of revelation that the Qur’an gives about the future is to be found in the first verses of Sura Rum, which refers to the Byzantine Empire, the eastern part of the later Roman Empire. In these verses, it is stated that the Byzantine Empire had met with a great defeat, but that it would soon gain victory.

“Elif, Lam, Mim. The Romans have been defeated in the lowest land, but after their defeat they will themselves be victorious in a few years’ time. The affair is God’s from beginning to end.” (The Qur’an, 30:1-4)

Everyone was expecting the Byzantine Empire to be destroyed. But right at that moment, the first verses of Sura Rum were revealed, announcing that Byzantium would triumph in a few years’ time. This victory seemed so impossible that Arab polytheists had gone so far as to make fun of these verses. They thought that the victory announced in the Qur’an would never come true.

Aound seven years after the revelation of the first verses of Sura Rum, in December 627 AD, a decisive battle between Byzantium and the Persian Empire was fought at Nineveh. And this time the Byzantine army unexpectedly defeated the Persians.

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