Holy Quran on Observations Relating to Nature
One of the unique features of the Quran is that though it is 1400
years old it does not ascribe anything to nature which has been proved
wrong by later research. Many passages refer to recent scientific findings,
whereas others point to phenomena which are still awaiting research.
Only a few passages have been chosen to illustrate some of the implications
of the very numerous references to nature contained in the Quran.
42:30 And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth,
and of whatever living creatures He has spread forth in both. And He
has the power to gather them together when He pleases.
6:99 And He it is Who has produced you from a single person and there
is for you a home and a lodging. We have explained the Signs in detail
for a people who understand.
4:2 O ye people! fear your Lord, Who created you from a single soul
and created therefrom its mate, and from them twain spread many men
and women; and fear Allah, and fear Him particularly respecting ties
of relationship. Verily, Allah watches over you.
3:7 He it is Who fashions you in the wombs as He wills; there is no
God but He, the Mighty, the Wise.
14:20 Dost thou not see that Allah created the heavens and the earth
in accordance with the requirements of wisdom? If He please, He can
do away with you, and bring a new creation.
27:89 And thou seest the mountains which thou thinkest to be firmly
fixed, but they shall pass away like the passing of the clouds - the
work of Allah Who has made everything perfect. Verily, He knows full
well what you do.
22:6 O people, if you are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then
consider that We have indeed created you from dust then from a sperm-drop,
then from clotted blood, then from a lump of flesh, partly formed and
partly unformed, in order that We may make Our power manifest to you.
And We cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed term;
then We bring you forth as babes; then We rear you that you may attain
to your age of full strength. And there are some of you who are caused
to die prematurely and are others among you who are driven to the worst
part of life with the result that they know nothing after having had
knowledge. And thou seest the earth lifeless, but when We send down
water thereon, it stirs and swells, and grows every kind of beauteous
16:9 And He has created horses and mules and asses that you may ride
them, and as a source of beauty. And He will create what you do not
67:2 Blessed is He in Whose hand is the kingdom and He has power over
67:3 Who has created death and life that He might try you - which
of you is best in deeds; and He is the Mighty, the Most Forgiving,
67:4 Who has created seven heavens in harmony. No incongruity canst
thou see in the creation of the Gracious God. Then look again: Seest
thou any flaw?