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in response to reader comment: Is there "science in the Qur'an?"

Submitted by Hafiz Ahmed (Sudan), Oct 28, 2006 at 04:30

as for the first ayyah:

IN the time of prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H.) people thought that Sun goes around earth-although prophet Muhammed lived in a tottaly isolated area of science -,and in this ayyah it is clearly stated that the mountains move, if we don't see how do they move that means the whole earth is moving-you must be an outsider to a specific system to notice it's movement.

second as for the second one:

A famous French oceanographer, J. Cousteau, gives the following account as a result of his studies in water barriers: "We studied the assertions by certain researchers about barriers separating seas, and noticed that the Mediterranean Sea had its own salinity and density and housed autochthonous fauna and flora. Then we examined the water of the Atlantic Ocean and discovered features entirely different from those of the Mediterranean Sea. According to our expectations, these two seas that merged in the strait of Gibraltar should present similar characteristics in terms of salinity, density and other properties. The two seas presented different features even though they were adjacent. This greatly puzzled us. An incredible barrier prevented the two seas from coming together. The same sort of a barrier had also been observed in Bab Al-Mandab in the Gulf of Aden connecting with the Red Sea.

Subsequent to our observations, further researchers made it clear that the seas which had different characteristics had some barriers." This fact that astounded oceanographers was revealed 14 centuries ago in the Quran. This aspect, not visible to the naked eye and appearing to be in conflict with the properties of water known to man, was first revealed to men in the Arabian peninsula, men who were not at all experienced in any sense with oceanography.

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