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Quran Is Far Ahead of Modern Science, Says Scholar
Khaleej Times ^ | 3 July 2014 | Ahmed Shaaban

Posted on 07/06/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Dr Hamid Al Naimi says many recent discoveries made by modern science are mentioned in the Quran, which was revealed over 1,400 years ago.

The universe is expanding, and will come to an end and die like all creatures. This was one of the many miraculous facts of our universe — mentioned in the Holy Quran — chronicled in the third lecture of the cultural programme of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award held on Tuesday night.

The lecture, which was attended by Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, traced the journey of the universe as mentioned in the Quran.

The audience listening to Prof Dr Hamid Al Naimi’s lecture held on Tuesday night as part of the cultural programme of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award. — Supplied photos

Eminent Iraqi scholar Professor Dr Hamid Al Naimi, Acting Provost of the Sharjah University, showed how the Holy Quran is far ahead of modern science in uncovering facts. Many recent discoveries made by modern science are mentioned in the Quran, which was revealed over 1,400 years ago.

Referring to the Big Bang theory, which was first proposed in 1927, Dr Al Naimi cited verse 21/30 of the Quran: “Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them?”

Elaborating the verse, Dr Al Naimi said: “Almighty Allah says the universe was ‘one entity’ of material and energy that ‘He separated’ into atoms and electrons — the big bang — then into nebulas of gas and dust, out of which the gravity formed galaxies with billions of stars in them, and our sun is just one of these stars.”

Dr Al Naimi, who is also the Dean of the College of Science, said the earth, which is considered a living creature by geologists, is the only livable planet that Allah has prepared for all species.

“The earth, (which is) not extremely hot or cold like other planets, is protected by 27 shields, including the atmosphere and a magnetic power, as (mentioned) in verse 16/81 (of the Quran): ‘And Allah has made for you, from that which He has created, shadows’,” he said.

Citing verse 51/7, he said: “‘(I swear) by the heaven, which comprises interwoven pathways.’ Science has proved that there is no single space in the universe and all objects are tightly woven. The so-called space is actually filled with gas and dust, and each object is swimming in a definite orbit giving balance to the universe, as affirmed in verse 36/40: ‘It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit, is swimming.’”

Dr Al Naimi said the observable universe comprises billions of galaxies, and the nearest of these to ours is 9.4 trillion km far. “Each galaxy contains 100 billion stars, and our sun, which was created five billion years ago, is one. How could such an enormous universe may be created from chaos?”

Dr Al Naimi said the universe is expanding as affirmed by the Quran in verse 51/47: ‘And We have built the heaven with (Our) Hands and surely We are indeed extending (it) wide.’ “This proves the first big bang. Indeed, the universe is extending.”

The universe, Dr Al Naimi said, will die an “undeniable death” and cited verse 53/1: ‘I swear by the star when it falls down.’

“These falling and dying stars turn into black holes, which prevent anything from escaping and sweep the universe with its gravity as mentioned in verse 81/15-16: ‘I swear by the fading stars, which run fast, disappear and sweeps (other objects)’.

“The universe, just like living beings, is growing old and ‘running’ towards its end as mentioned in verse 21/104: ‘The (Dooms) Day when We shall fold the heaven like a scroll rolled up for books. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it, (That is) a promise binding upon Us. Indeed, We shall do it.”


TOPICS: Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: muslim; quran; science

1 posted on 07/06/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Kinda strange that they can’t get out of the dark ages?


2 posted on 07/06/2014 2:59:33 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

What about chapter 18 that has Dhul-Qarnain finding the setting place of the sun and he finds that it sets in a muddy spring? Super scientific, that.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 2:59:50 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: nickcarraway

Muslim science, another oxymoron.

Listen to the Islamic sermon on “the fly” if you don’t
believe it.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 3:01:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Quran 18:86: “Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a spring of dark mud”


5 posted on 07/06/2014 3:02:31 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: mountainlion

ROFLMAO!!!!!


6 posted on 07/06/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Have you ever been to that spring? I wish I had a house there.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 3:05:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Liberals have something in common with Muslims: each believes its dogma has settled all scientific questions and so there is no need for further debate.

Also, both are wrong.

8 posted on 07/06/2014 3:05:06 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: tet68

Oh?


9 posted on 07/06/2014 3:09:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: mountainlion

Odd that they are so advanced but can not build or invent anything w/o the help of the infidels. Oh, wait; sorry I forgot that they have invented new ways to kill and maim people. Sorry; I stand corrected.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: nickcarraway
Quran Is Far Ahead of Modern Science

I'll believe that after I find out it says about man-made Global Warming.

Meanwhile, if you ask me, the Qu'ran is Qu'rap.

11 posted on 07/06/2014 3:11:41 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: nickcarraway

The Koraan is nothong more than a plagarized version of severla other works..like the Bible...it states nothinh new....and if Moslems were so smart and ingenious, why are most illerate and living in the dirt...wwhen was the last time a Moslem invented something for mankind’s improvement?

This guy is disillusional...just lime the US Press corp


12 posted on 07/06/2014 3:11:43 PM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: nickcarraway
Dr Hamid Al Naimi says many recent discoveries made by modern science are mentioned in the Quran, which was revealed over 1,400 years ago.

They are sandwiched in right between where it says its OK to deflower a 6 year old girl for your own pleasure and the place where it says its OK to blow yourself up in order to kill others.

13 posted on 07/06/2014 3:14:21 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nickcarraway

The Quran is scientific? Just like a stopped clock is correct twice every 24 hours.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 3:15:17 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh yes...after all, it is SO scientific to treat women as property and kill others who don’t bow to a pagan moon god.


15 posted on 07/06/2014 3:15:34 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway; All
Where's the First Muslim, on the Moon?
How many Scientific Scholars are Muslim?
..compare that w/ how many Jewish Scholars?
Hmmmm...

If the Muslims care about the life around them, instead
of killing fellow Humans, they might make their
HellHoles into something actually habitable.
Islam is a cult; based on Death/Murder, why
make, when you can Steal, murder & loot?


16 posted on 07/06/2014 3:18:36 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: nickcarraway

yeah sure it did
http://it.tmcnet.com/news/2006/04/27/1617799.htm


17 posted on 07/06/2014 3:21:19 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: logic101.net
they have invented new ways to kill and maim people.

Nope. All they've done is figure out how to adapt inventions of others to the purpose.

9/11 used no Muslim inventions. They didn't even invent the boxcutters.

18 posted on 07/06/2014 3:24:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: nickcarraway

The early Bibles weren’t in Arabic because most all of them were illiterate.

The Quran wasn’t written by Muhammad because even he was illiterate. It was written over 100 years after his death.

They’re still living in the dark ages. If not for us finding oil in the middle east, their greatest industry would be weaving rugs.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 3:30:15 PM PDT by boycott
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To: nickcarraway

Yep, tons of good advice in there. Like using animal droppings as bandages on wounds, using a Koran as a pillow to reduce a fever and cure contagious diseases, and pruning and sewing up girls naughty bits.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 3:30:42 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Maceman
...the Qu'ran is Qu'rap.

Thanks.

I'm stealing that.

I'm always looking for more colorful ways to denigrate the qu'ran.

21 posted on 07/06/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: boycott
their greatest industry would be weaving rugs.

Yes, but their rugs can fly ... no easy feat.

22 posted on 07/06/2014 3:39:53 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: nickcarraway

Camel doots.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 3:40:23 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway

Shouldn’t Dr Hamid Al Naimi be off somewhere having relations with a goat or camel, instead of straining his brain to do “science”?


24 posted on 07/06/2014 3:50:47 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: nickcarraway

The Quran is???????? Really? On what planet?


25 posted on 07/06/2014 3:55:24 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: nickcarraway

We are supposed to believe that Islam is responsible for great advances in mathematics, sciences, architecture, culture and so on. Moooslims point to these achievments but never mention that other people made those advances before they were conquered by the sword. Islam is nothing more than a vile cult of death and its followers are damned to hell.


26 posted on 07/06/2014 4:12:55 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I was thinking of the IED’s They may have introduced some minor changes to the devices....


27 posted on 07/06/2014 4:33:30 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: nickcarraway

Isa 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the globe of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as locusts: he that stretcheth out the heavens as nothing, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.


28 posted on 07/06/2014 4:53:13 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: logic101.net

Get your point. But improvising new ways to use inventions made by others isn’t the greatest evidence of creativity.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Darksheare
it is SO scientific to treat women as property and kill others who don’t bow to a pagan moon god.

Actually, science, as such, has nothing at all to say about either of those practices.

30 posted on 07/06/2014 4:57:33 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, you guys are so effin brilliant, modernity has escaped you

What in the name of Allah do you guys every invent, creat or manufacture that is of any use?

Your flying carpets don’t even work anymore.

Everything under Allah is so much drek.

your god is not one of love but, of a system to subjugate fellow humans.

sim, sim, sala bim....

see? Nothin....


31 posted on 07/06/2014 5:03:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: boycott
It was written over 100 years after his death.

Possible. The Muslim belief is that it was compiled in its present form about 20 years after Mo died. Modern skeptical scholars are (of course!) skeptical, with some claiming that it wasn't compiled for a century or even several.

To my mind, their claims sound a lot like the "higher criticism" of the Bible. Seems likely to me the Koran was assembled in basically its present form while many of those who had known Mo were still around.

32 posted on 07/06/2014 5:04:51 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s got to be the heat and the sun exposure. These people are proof positive that no one should drink from puddles.


33 posted on 07/06/2014 5:05:19 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Sherman Logan

But in the mind of a Muslim, the Quran and science are inseparable.
So in their mind, since the Quran flat out states that women are mentally inferior, it must be true.
I dunno, plenty of smart women doctors out there..
...and bowing to a pagan moon god doesn’t seem to do much civilisation and culture wise.


34 posted on 07/06/2014 5:13:54 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

Where did they find this copy of the Quran in the Fiction. Section of the Ljbrary?


35 posted on 07/06/2014 5:29:10 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: nickcarraway; All

Galadari Printing and Publishing Co. L.L.C is the publishing house of one of the leading English Dailies in the UAE. Khaleej Times is the first English newspaper to be launched in the UAE in 1978.

Why are you so interested in what the UAE papers have to say??? It is not as if they are a reliable news source at all. Moreover why do you care what an idiot preacher of hatred thinks about modern science? It only proves the backwardness of this ‘religion’ in general


36 posted on 07/06/2014 5:34:09 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: the_daug
Isa 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the globe of the earth...

Revisionism!

King James has it as "the circle of the earth", and I put my trust in King James and his translators. "The Bible is a flat earth book through and through." ... read that somewhere ... "important safety tip."

37 posted on 07/06/2014 6:37:24 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: nickcarraway

Hmm.. Didn’t the Vikings and the Egyptians, The Greeks, Romans, Indians, Neanderthals, and all sorts of others make vague predictions and stuff about the world also?


38 posted on 07/06/2014 9:38:25 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: nickcarraway

Then why’re y’all so damn stupid?


39 posted on 07/06/2014 9:46:13 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nickcarraway

Then why’re y’all so damn stupid?


40 posted on 07/06/2014 9:47:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: dr_lew

Douay Rheimes bible is what I used. If you look at earth from a great heights then earth looks like a circle.


41 posted on 07/06/2014 10:21:30 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: BunnySlippers
Then why’re y’all so damn stupid?

'Cause that great scientist Mohammed didn't tell them not to marry their cousins.

42 posted on 07/06/2014 10:37:02 PM PDT by DeFault User
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