About the Qur’anic manuscript discovered in Birmingham

Tests reveal ‪#‎Quran‬ manuscript is among oldest in the world, says UK university…

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Here’s a really informative graphic comparing the Qur’anic manuscript discovered in Birmingham with the modern day Qur’an… and they’re practically identical!

Allahu akbar, in the very city where the Prime Minister of the UK attacked orthodox Muslims for being extreme, is the very city in which Allah (swt) allowed for this miracle to emerge. A miracle, in that this proves the preservation of the Qur’an to be true – a feat that’s beyond human ability to reproduce. Now the Islamophobes and skeptics have a dilemma, being as many have made careers off the unfounded assertion that the Qur’an was compiled much later, or has been subject to change. This manuscript appears to fly in the face of both claims.

And look at the section that has been preserved…

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On Pre-Islamic Poetry & The Qur’an

On Pre-Islamic Poetry & The Qur’an

Qasim Iqbal & M S M Saifullah

© Islamic Awareness, All Rights Reserved.

Last Modified: 9th September 1999

 


Assalamu-`alaikum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:

1. Introduction

It has been a source of faith and pride for Muslims over the centuries in that the Holy Qur’an is the preeminent word of the Almighty, inimitable in style and absolute in nature. This conviction is as strong for believers of today as it has been for believers of the past. As the tradition of truth is distinguished from falsehood, the authenticity of the Qur’an has been challenged today as it has been in the past. Though the petty points of criticism have changed over the years, the archetype has remained quite the same since the very beginning. Time and again, these issue has been put to rest, only to be exhumed by depraved charlatans.

One such issue regards the question of pre-Islamic poetry in the Arabian Peninsula. The pagan Arabs of the pre-Islamic period were a proud and boastful people who were characterized by epic tales, heart-rending poetry, and eloquent prose. Indeed, their literary excellence had intoxicated them with glaring arrogance and self-worship. And then, with the revelation of Prophet Muhammad(P) , the Arabs had found a contest for their genius – The Holy Qur’an. Suddenly, their pride had been undermined by something even greater than anything they could have ever dreamed of, a book that had never been matched in beauty, wisdom, and structure, and which has remained unchallenged right to the present day. For the Arabs, the question must have found it’s time; can a more powerful book exist other than the one whose pen belongs to the Almighty himself?

In the previous century, attempts were made to discredit the established power of the Holy Qur’an by suggesting that the Muslims fabricated the poetry of the pagan Arabs after the revelation of the Qur’an. Should this be the case, those madmen whose blood boils with hatred against Islam would find some consolation in the dishonour of the Qur’an, no matter how shallow, how weak. It had to be an Arab, Taha Husayn, who sensationalized these Orientalist ideas in Egypt, 1927. Husayn’s 15 minutes saw their end when his fabulous ideas were shattered by erudite Muslim scholarship.

Recently Husayn’s ideas have been given new life by the Internet marauder, “P. Newton”. Newton’s entire argument concerning the pre-Islamic poetry boils down to the paragraph which says:

So it is not only Taha Hussein who believed that the so called “pre-Islamic poetry” is a fabricated work, there are also some respectable contemporary scholars who think that there is something fishy about this so called pre-Islamic poetry.

In this paper, we intend to examine the authenticity of the pre-Islamic poetry of the Arabs in light of genuine, contemporary scholarship. Such an examination will provide the grounds on which to determine the worth of such pompous, missionary censure, such as:

…there are also some respectable contemporary scholars who think that there is something fishy about this so called pre-Islamic poetry.

Toby Lester, writing in an article in the Atlantic Monthly, claims in a rather authoritative manner that:

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The Quran on Human Embryonic Development

 

The Quran on Human Embryonic Development

 

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موقع دين الإسلام

 

2013 – 1434

The Quran on Human Embryonic Development

 

In the Holy Quran, God speaks about the stages of man’s embryonic development:

“We created man from an extract of clay.  Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed.  Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah (chewed substance)…” (Quran 23:12-14)

Literally, the Arabic word alaqah has three meanings: (1) leech, (2) suspended thing, and (3) blood clot.

In comparing a leech to an embryo in the alaqah stage, we find similarity between the two[1]  as we can see in figure 1. Also, the embryo at this stage obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech, which feeds on the blood of others.[2]

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Figure 1: Drawings illustrating the similarities in appearance between a leech and a human embryo at the alaqah stage. (Leech drawing from Human Development as Described in the Quran and Sunnah, Moore and others, p. 37, modified from Integrated Principles of Zoology, Hickman and others.  Embryo drawing from The Developing Human, Moore and Persaud, 5th ed., p. 73.)

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The Quran on Deep Seas and Internal Waves

 

The Quran on Deep Seas and Internal Waves

القرآن والبحار العميقة والموجات الداخلية

[ إنجليزي – English ]

 

 

 

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موقع دليل الإسلام

 

 

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موقع دين الإسلام

 

 

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The Quran on Deep Seas and Internal Waves

 

God has said in the Quran:

“Or (the unbelievers’ state) is like the darkness in a deep sea.  It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds.  Darknesses, one above another.  If a man stretches out his hand, he cannot see it….” (Quran 24:40)

This verse mentions the darkness found in deep seas and oceans, where if a man stretches out his hand, he cannot see it.  The darkness in deep seas and oceans is found around a depth of 200 meters and below.  At this depth, there is almost no light (see figure 1).  Below a depth of 1000 meters there is no light at all.[1]  Human beings are not able to dive more than forty meters without the aid of submarines or special equipment.  Human beings cannot survive unaided in the deep dark part of the oceans, such as at a depth of 200 meters.

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Some Miracles of the Qur’an (2/2)

Muhammad al-Sayed Muhammad

Published On: 24/2/2013 A.D. – 13/4/1434 H

The Muslims were able to develop such a huge empire because they carried out the teachings and instructions of Islam, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His prophet (Peace be upon him).

Allah’s promise that He made to the Muslims in His Glorious Qur’an was fulfilled because Almighty Allah is the most trustworthy when He makes a promise.

Allah said,

“We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).” [Surah Al-Hijr, 15: 9]

Over long centuries past, many misled people have tried to distort the Qur’an, but because Allah took over its protection and preservation, they have consistently failed.

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Some Miracles of the Qur’an (1/2)

1- The eloquence of the Qur’an –  the beauty of its meanings, the accurateness of its structure, the loftiness of its goals and its challenge to the Arabs to produce even one of its verses—all of this makes it a lasting miracle. Although the Arabs were well-known for their eloquence and literary sophistication, they did not dare to accept the challenge. That is because the Qur’an is not a human effort; it is the Words of Allah, the Glorious Creator.

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Revelation And Scripture Before The Qur’an

God’s Communication with Man
God communicated with man. This is the key concept of revelation upon which all religious belief if more than a mere philosophical attempt to explain man’s relationship with the great ‘unknown’, the ‘wholly other’ is founded. There is no religious belief, however remote it may be in time or concept from the clear teachings of Islam, which can do without or has attempted to do without God’s communication with man.
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Top Scientists Comments on Scientific Miracles in the Quran

 

my response to “the Massive Islam Campaign – 2008” Compagne

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* Quran : Top Scientists Comments on Scientific Miracles in the Quran *
download the holy quran:

http://www.islamway.com/SF/quran/

The Qur’an contains many references to astronomy.

“The heavens and the earth were ordered rightly, and were made subservient to man, including the sun, the moon, the stars, and day and night. Every heavenly body moves in an orbit assigned to it by God and never digresses, making the universe an orderly cosmos whose life and existence, diminution and expansion, are totally determined by the Creator.” [Qur’an 30:22]

These references, and the injunctions to learn, inspired the early Muslim scholars to study the heavens. They integrated the earlier works of the Indians, Persians and Greeks into a new synthesis.

Ptolemy’s Almagest (the title as we know it today is actually Arabic) was translated, studied and criticized. Many new stars were discovered, as we see in their Arabic names – Algol, Deneb, Betelgeuse, Rigel, Aldebaran. Astronomical tables were compiled, among them the Toledan tables, which were used by Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Kepler.

Also compiled were almanacs – another Arabic term. Other terms from Arabic are zenith, nadir, Aledo, azimuth.

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