Who was talking to Muhammad (PBUH)?
26 February, 2007
By Ahmer Muzammil
Was Muhammad (PBUH) a true prophet of God? Is Quran a fabrication of his (PBUH) mind? Did a superior deity spoke to him (PBUH)? All these questions have been raised time and again throughout history, some times because of genuine curiosity and sometimes out of bigotry. Previous Prophets were given miracles in order so they can establish good by showing to their nation that they were authentic messengers from the owner and creator of this universe. Muhammad (PBUH) however was given Quran which didn't really look like a miracle at the time, it was just harmless verses but as the human civilization progressed, Quran established itself as an amazing miracle in itself.
Keep in mind that Holy Quran was revealed to an Unlettered Arab, who didn't have any formal education, nor did he have access to history books. Knowledge of established & recorded history however can not be presented as a proof of prophet-hood by claiming ignorance to history. But knowledge & specific hints to future events and scientific discoveries that materialized hundreds of years after Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) passed away surely can be presented as a testament to his (PBUH) true prophet-hood. In this piece I will make an attempt to present some of the mind boggling events and discoveries that Quran hinted at 1500 years ago which eventually came to fruition hundreds of years later just in the last century.
Allah SWT says in Quran "I swear by heaven with its cyclical systems" (Quran 86:11). The word "Heaven" appears in Quran in several places, it can mean the sky above our heads as well as the universe. A characteristic of these heavenly bodies is that they rotate around their own axes as well as rotating together in the system that they are a part of. It's common knowledge that the human race at the time of the revelation of Quran didn't have access to powerful telescopes with which they can study these celestial objects millions of miles away. It was hundreds of years later that scientists and astrologists discovered the rotation of galaxies. It was therefore impossible for an unlettered businessman of Arabia in the middle of nowhere to tell the world that space had its "Oscillating Orbits" (Quarn, 51:7), unless that man was being addressed by the creator and owner of this universe. Its worth a quandary, isn't it?
Allah SWT says in Quran "You will see the mountains and reckon them to be solid (Stationary), but they go past like clouds-the handiwork of Allah who gives to everything its solidity". Recently we have discovered that the mountains that look to the naked eye stationary as they can be in fact do shift. How did Muhammad (PBUH) knew?
Allah swt says in Quran "He(Allah) has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through". (Quran 55:19-20). Haroon Yahya, famous Islamic scholar says that "this property of the seas, that is, that they meet and yet do not intermix, has only very recently been discovered by oceanographers. Because of the physical force called "Surface Tension", the waters of neighboring seas do not mix. This phenomenon is 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 was separating them". In an era 1500 years ago where physics or oceanography wasn't as evolved and surface tension wasn't an established scientific phenomenon, who was it that was sharing this information, which was way ahead of its time, with an unlettered man of Arabia?
Allah SWT says in Quran "Allah created every [living] creature from water. Some of them go on their bellies, some of them on two legs, and some on four. Allah creates whatever he wills. Allah has power over all things." (Quran 24:45). In another verse Allah SWT says "Do those who disbelieve not see that the heavens and the earth were sewn together and then we unstitched them and that we made from water every living thing? So will they not believe?" (Quran, 21:30) and then again in Surah 25 verse 54 Allah swt says "And it is he who created human beings from water and then gave them relations by blood and marriage. Your Lord is all powerful". Ladies and gentleman an obvious observation of a human being 1500 years ago in the deserts of Arabia should have been that living creatures are made up of mostly bones and flesh. Haroon Yahya quotes encyclopedia when he writes in his work that "Water is the main component of Organic matter. 50-90% of the weight of living beings consists of water. Furthermore, 80% of the cytoplasm (basic cell material) of a standard animal cell is described as water in modern day biology books." The analysis of cytoplasm and the biological discoveries of water's presence in human bodies happened hundreds of years later. Who was it that told Muhammad (PBUH)?
Allah swt says " It is he who created everything on the earth for you and then directed HIS attention up to heaven and arranged it into seven regular heavens. He has knowledge of all things." (Quran 2:29). In another place "Then he turned to heaven when it was smoke. In two days he determined them as seven heavens and revealed, in every heaven, its own mandate." (Quran 41:11-12). Again I will quote the good sir Haroon yahya who has this to say "The word "heavens" which appears in many verses in Quran, is used to refer to the sky above the earth, as well as the entire universe. Given this meaning of the word, it is seen that the Earth's sky or the atmosphere, is made up of seven layers.
He goes on to say "Today it's known that the world's atmosphere consists of different layers that lie on top of each other. Based on the criteria of chemical contents or air temperature, the definitions made have determined the atmosphere of the earth as seven layers. According to the "Limited Fine Mesh Model (LFMMII)", a model of atmosphere used to estimate weather conditions for 48 hours, the atmosphere is also 7 layers." According to the modern geological definitions the seven layers of atmosphere are as follows:
Quran says "Do you not see how he (Allah) created seven heavens in layers" (Quran 71:15) and then again "He (Allah) who created seven heavens in layers" (Quran 67:3), my question again is an obvious one, who was telling all of this to Muhammad (PBUH) 1500 years ago?
The word land appears in Quran about 13 times and Sea about 32. The aggregate of these two is 45. If you divide 45 by 13 and 32 respectively then the respective answers would be 28.88888888889 and 71.11111111111. Amazingly enough now we know that land makes up 28.8% of the entire earth and sea makes up about 71.11111111%. Is this a coincidence as well or was Muhammad (PBUH) in communication with Allah SWT?
I have chosen to illustrate only 7 or 8 out of hundreds of scientific miracles of Quran. This is not my discovery nor am I under any illusion that these will forever quite the haters. Some of them will hate because that's how they put food on the table, some of them are just too dense to grasp what's obvious, and for a group of people it's the only way they can feel a sense of intellectuality and individuality by pretending to be renegades when in fact they are just being stubborn. A new survey has found that every year 34000 Americans majority of whom are college graduate single white women, are converting to Islam. Question worth asking is why? Why not Hinduism or Judaism, or any other ism for that matter, why Islam? Especially after all the smashing coverage we get at FOX and CBN. And since we are asking questions, who was talking to Muhammad (PBUH)?