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THE LEVIATHAN OF THE BIBLE AND THE HOTAMA OF THE QURAN

BY ALLAMA MUHAMMAD YOUSUF GABRIEL

The Bible stands in a peculiar, particular relation to the Quran, while the Quran stands in a peculiar, particular relation to the Bible. This fact may be observed from the point of view of theology, philosophy, and from the point of view of ethics and spiritualism. Both the books spring from the same source and may be seen to form a series in sequence. The Quran, however, being the subsequent and the last, has its form finished and complete. Here we intend to show in what relation the two books stand to each other in the field of science. We will here see in comparison the treatment of the phenomenon of atomism by the Quran, and the description of a certain natural phenomenon by the Bible. The Quran's description and characterization of the modern atomism and the atomic phenomenon may be seen to have been clearly and conspicuously scientific, so that the Quran has even named the atomic phenomenon exactly as atomic phenomenon, giving out exact characteristics of modern atomism and the atomic phenomenon, so that no scientist could have been more factual and more technical in the description. In the Bible I have found the characterization of some natural phenomenon by the name of Leviathan, described by God to Job as a specimen of the powerfulness and terribleness of God's natural phenomena. I will now quote the description of the Leviathan from the Bible. In it will be seen not only the two different standards that is of the Quran and the Bible in comparison but the description will be of real interest to the scientist due to such features of the Leviathan as could be seen in the bomb and other igneous devices of modern science in reference to the natural phenomena and man's control over the forces of nature. In the Bible in the 41st Chapter of Job : God says to Job:-

(1) Canst thou draw out Leviathan with a hook? Or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

(2) Canst thou put a hook into his nose? Or bore his Jaw through with a thorn?

(3) Will he make many supplications unto thee? Will he speak soft words unto thee?

(4) Will he make a covenant with thee? Will thou take him for a servant for ever?

(5) Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

(6) Shall the companions make a banquet of him? Shall they part him among the merchants?

(7) Canst thou fill his skin with barbed iron? Or his head with fish spear?

(8) Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do not more.

(9) Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him.

(10) None is so fierce that dare stir him up: Who then is able to stand before me?

(11) Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him: whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

(12) I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

(13) Who can discover the face of his garments? Or who can come to him with his double bridle?

(14) Who can open the doors of his face? His teeth are terrible round about.

(15) His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a closed seal.

(16) One is so near to another that no air can come between them.

(17) They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

(18) By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

(19) Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

(20) Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or cauldron.

(21) His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

(22) In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

(23) The flames of his flesh are joined together: They are firm in themselves: they cannot be moved.

(24) His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

(25) When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid; by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

(26) The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

(27) He esteemth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

(28) The arrow cannot make him flee; slingstones are turned with him into stubble.

(29) Darts are counted as stubble: He laughteth at the shaking of a spear.

(30) Sharpy stones are under him: He spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

(31) He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: He maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.

(32) He maketh a path to shine after him: One would think the deep to be hoary.

(33) Upon the earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.

(34) He belongeth all high things: He is a king over all the children of pride. (The Bible: JOB 41)

We will now apply these explanations to modern machines, bombs, furnaces and atomic bombs, to see with appropriateness do they fit.

The formidableness and terribleness of the natural phenomena as well as of the modern devices of science in reference to the natural forces may be seen in the following:-

"Canst thou draw out Leviathan with a hook? Or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down".

AND

"Canst thou put a hook into his nose? Or bore his Jaw through with a thorn?".

AND

"Will he make many supplications unto thee? Will he speak soft words unto thee?".

Now these above-mentioned characterizations of Leviathan invariably show the formidablenes of the natural phenomena, and of the power-driven machines. Yet, no doubt, man in the modern age of science, has captivated some of the natural forces, such as steam, electricity, fire etc. But the case of the atomic energy has appeared to be different. It is offering a great resistance to man's control, and it appears hardly possible that man will ever be able to claim complete control on the atomic phenomenon. Yet inspite of this, if man will persist in his endeavours to take the service of atomic phenomenon, he will not be able to enjoy long the services, because the atomic Leviathan will eventually destroy him. The Bible has a challenge in this respect. It says:-"Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do not more".

As regards the atomic power it might be quoted:-

"Behold the hope of him is in vain. Shall not one be cast down at the sight of him? None is so fierce that dare stir him up, who then is able to stand before me? Who hath prevented me that I should repay him? Whatsoever is under the whole is mine. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment? Or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the door of his face? His teeth are terrible round about".

And indeed the atomic phenomenon and its atomic bomb and its atomic radiation are there as a retribution of certain evils which the Quran has enumerated in the clearest of terms in its warning about he atomic hell. But read the following Biblic hints which could be applied to the modern machines and the conventional bombs, and the furnaces and the atomic bombs etc. regarding the design and functioning:-

"Who can open the doors of his face? His teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a closed seal. One is so near to another that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, they strick together, that they cannot be sundered. By his neesings light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning, out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostril goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or cauldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth".

And now imagine the first experiment of the atomic bomb standing around in anxiety about the working of the atomic bomb that they made the first time. Then by the detonation the atomic bomb explodes and the strong neck of the atomic bomb rises upward with terrible force in the form of a lofty column, and the experimenter's anxiety is turned into joy. Then read the Bible, it says:-

"In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him". And the other feature of the affair of the atomic explosion is as the Bible says: "When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves". And this fact may well be attested by those unfortunate Hiroshimites and Nagasakites among whom the atomic Leviathan had raised himself up. They also will confirm that" His heart is as firm as a stone: Yea, as hard as the piece of the nether millstone. The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold" the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. "He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood". The arrow cannot make him flee: Sling stones are turned with him into a stubble. Darts are counted as stubble: He laughteth at the shaking of a spear". The iron girdirs of the strong buildings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki could confirm the words of the Bible. "He esteemth iron as straw, and Brass as rotten wood". And indeed the experiments of the atomic bomb would attest the fact during their under-water burst as the Bible says" He maketh the deep to boil like a pot; he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment". And finally, any one who has seen a soaring rocket, or the supersonic air craft in flight, will recall to his mind the description: " He maketh a path to shine after him: One would think the deep to be hoary".

The Bible in this description of the Leviathan has provided an excellent specimen of its position in relation to the Quran as regards the root, reference ,age, stage, manner and matter. The Quran as may be seen has advanced into the heart of the modern field and has fixed its camera there to take and describe the pictures in a very minute and exact manner adopting the method, manner, language, process and the system of this modern age of science. The Quran appears to be championing the cause of all the scriptures of God. It is the fruit, Gospel the flower, the prophecies of the Mosaic Prophets the branches, the Pentateuch the stem, and the scriptures of Abraham the roots, of the Abrahamic religion of God's unity. The fruit naturally has all of the tree to the root of the tree. And mark that whereas the Bible in its Leviathan has confined itself to a general description of the natural phenomena, the Quran has approached the farthest confines to describe the atomic phenomenon, and has given the perfect scientific description thereof. Read Chapter Homaza.

THE QURAN PHENOMENALLY CHARACTERIZES THE HOTAMA

A miracle in the field of atomic science and atomism, a miracle undeniable, and the only irrefutable proof of Quran's divine original, and the only guidance to escape the atomic doom, indeed, Noah's Ark in this fiery deluge of atomism, and a redeemer of mankind from this temporal atomic hell as well as its original prototype the eternal atomic hell (Hotama) of the next world the causes of both these forms of atomic hell being identical ---- this 36 word prophecy of the Quran by the Grace of Merciful Allah is my own discovery with my three thousand page explanation of it. Read. The Quran says:-

"Woe to every backbiter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will remain with him for ever. Nay, for, verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama. And what could teach thee what Al-Hotama is? It is fire of Allah enkindled which leapeth up onto the hearts. It is (a fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns".

(Quran 104-Al-Homaza)

Observe now the description of this modern progress of Baconian atomism by the Quran:-

(1). BACKBITER AND DEFAMER

Atomism both ancient and modern is a doctrinal slander against divine religion. The spirit of critical rationalism, the distinguishing philosophical standard of this modern Baconian age against every premodern age, being perverted to critical slander, and permeating through every phase of human affair, has rendered this age as the age of columny with its intellectualized slander named propaganda. This age itself is the age of slander. See, slander everywhere slander, every-way slander.

(2). The Quran says "He amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it against the future". Observe this modern continuous, systematic, organized, ever-increasing, infinite and universal process of wealth-accumulation and increase, and its arrangement for future as distinct from the systems of every premodern age.

(3). The Quran says" He thinketh that his wealth will for ever remain with him". Observe man's faith in the continued eternity of this modern progress.

(4). The Quran says " Nay, for, verily he will be flung into Al-Hotama". And hell as the logical and scientific consequence of this Baconian progress has now appeared.

And now observe the distinguishing phenomena characteristics of atomic phenomenon against every other phenomenon, chemical, electrical, gravitational, in this passage of the Quran.

(i) The Quran says "hotama". Hotama literally means a crusher, and so is the atomic phenomenon. It crushes basic atomic structure irreparably. It destroys atomic nucleus. In no other phenomenon atomic nucleus is so much as touched. The atomic energy is generated by merely breaking the binding of the atomic nucleus. No other kind of energy is generated in this manner. Atomic Radiations follow the suit. They cause nuclear transmutations of atoms in inanimate matter while in living bodies they break a cell nucleus chromosomes irreparably. This atomic phenomenon is an obsolete, universal crusher. Both the basic building block of the universe, that is atom, and the basic unit of life that is cell nucleus are absolutely irreparably crushed. All the three manifestations of atomic bomb that is heat-flash, blast, and radiations are crushers. Heat-flash crushes the hearts of exposed persons; the atomic blast crushes structures, while radiations crush atomic nuclei and cell nuclei.

The appreciation of the term "Bremstrahlung" by the German physicists as highly descriptive when first coined by the Germans, for "continuous spectrum of rays" implied the realization of the crushing trait of atomic phenomenon by the Physicists, for, the term literally meant "breaking radiation". To this may be added Rutherford's surprise recorded in his diary after his famous experiment of Bombarding the Gold foil with Alpha Particles." It was the most incredible event that ever happened to me in my life. It was as incredible as if you fired a 15 inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you", Wrote Rutherford.

Observe the words like : "Bombarding, hitting, smashing, crushing, breaking" etc. in the standard text books of Atomic Physics, and mark the phrases like : "Target Concept, Direct Action, Indirect Action, Snapping the Cable with a Bullet, Breaking the Chromosomes" and sentences like "Radiations hit the cell like a sledge hammer and crush them", in the standard text books of Radio biology. And in the end, mark the phonetic as well as functional identity that exists between the "atoma" of the scientist and the "Hotama" of the Quran and wonder.

(ii) The Quran says" Hotama is fire". And so also is the Atomic Phenomenon exclusively a phenomenon of energy, and energy is fire. Atomic bomb also is fire. So also are Radiations. Becquerel, the discoverer of Radioactivity was the first to experience a burn on his skin next to the pocket in which he had carried a phial of Radium. The term "Cross Fire" is used in Radiotherapy.

(iii) The Quran says" Hotama is fire of Allah". The Atomic Hell has appeared as the result of the worldly ungodly philosophy of Baconian Atomism and its Baconian progress as retribution.

(iv) The Quran says" Hotama is a fire which leaps up onto the hearts". Atomic Phenomenon actually is the nuclear phenomenon, for, the atomic nucleus is involved. This again is the distinguishing feature of the Atomic Phenomenon, for, no other Phenomenon is nuclear. In no other phenomenon Nucleus is ever touched. Quran's description of Atomic Fire, that it is fire which leaps up on to the hearts or appears in the hearts is confirmed merely by uttering the word, "Nuclear" since the nucleus and heart are synonymous, and both the Orthodox Physicists and Standard Text Books of Atomic Physics frequently use the word Heart for Nucleus. Two examples only will suffice:-

(a) "Each fast particle comes from the breakup of the very Heart of a single atom --- The Nucleus --- of the Radioactive material". (Vide Physics-Physical Science Study Society Committee- IInd Edition --D.C. Heath and Company Lexinction Massachusetts. July 1965, page 130).

(b) " How many nuclear heart-beats are in the life-time of a Radioactive nucleus which lasts only billionth of a second". (Ibid, page 21, Short Problems)

Teller in 1939 spoke of taking energy from the heart of atom. The atomic radiations follow the suit and have their actions in the nuclei of atoms and cells. The most spectacular spectacle of atomic fire's leaping up over the hearts may be viewed in thermonuclear device wherein the fire produced by the inner fission device is being directed onto the nuclei: that is the Hearts of the outer fusile material. The term thermonuclear is the scientific version of the statement of the Quran namely, "A fire which leaps up onto the Hearts".

Radiations show a discernible preference for the Heart and all that is related to the Heart in a living body. They affect the coordination of the function at the level where it is beyond the control of the brain. The Bone-marrow and all the blood-forming organs are more sensitive to the effect of Radiation than the Brain, the nerves and the muscles. The blood relation of bone-marrow and blood-forming organs with heart is known. All the multi-cellular organisms are more sensitive to the effect of radiation than all the unicellular organisms. That the former have a more elaborate circulatory and respiratory system than the latter is well known. Known also is the blood relation of circulatory and respiratory system with heart. The action of radiation is retarded in the absence of Oxygen and the blood-relation of Oxygen with heart is known. Lastly the heat-flash of the atomic bomb explosion kills its victim through shock to the heart. And Wordsworth has an excellent little couplet to show the heart-atom relation. He laments:-

"To let a creed built in the heart of things

Dissolve before a twinkling atomy".

(Excursions)

(v) The Quran says "Hotama is a fire closed in on them". The atomic phenomenon shows peculiar and distinctive characteristic of encompassing. The inverted cauldron-like form of the atomic bomb explosion, the continuous series of enclosures of local and global type of radioactive fallout, the relentless tenacity of the bone-seeking radio-active materials settled in the bones, the appearance of cancers six to thirty-years after the actual exposure to radiation, the appearance of the effects in Anaphase inspite of the attack of Radiation on the cell in the resting stage of the cell, the encompassment of the whole body by the radiation even if only one organ of the body is irradiated, the survival of the lethally irradiated frogs for many months instead of dying in the usual time interval that of three to six weeks if kept in a dormant state at a low temperature just above freezing point, and the appearance of Radiation symptoms as soon as these irradiated frogs are warmed up, and the occurrence of their death thereafter in the usual time interval that of three to six weeks. Alexander Haddow's suggestion that the cancer-producing action of the cancer-producing substances might be the result of prolonged interference with normal growth, the encompassment by radiation of mankind to generations, even to their extinction through long-term radio-genetic effects, and the encompassment of this earth by radiation in the age of full-fledged atomic energy for peace are some of the facts which indicate the distinct encompassing features of atomic phenomenon.

(vi) The Quran says "In outstretched columns". Besides the symbolically distinctive feature of the outstretched column associated with the atomic bomb explosion, the atomic phenomenon has yet another side of this aspect, namely that the world of radio-activity may be regarded as a world of columns. The 4 cm rise of the Alpha particle would appear as a formidable column if the size of the particle is seen in comparison to the height it has assumed. A football rising in the same ratio to its size would disappear in the skies. The Cosmic Rays present a spectacle of amazing columns in showers, having heights that may cause man's imagination to reel.

(vii) The description of Hotama (the atomic hell) by the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam:-

"Allah will send angels equipped with covers of fire, and nails of fire, and columns of fire. They will cover the doomed with covers of fire, and will transfix them with nails of fire, and then will stretch the columns of fire upward above them. The entire phenomenon will be made so air-tight that not a whiff of delight will enter from without, nor a trace of agony will escape from within. Allah will forget them on his throne, and will cut them off from his mercy. The inmates of paradise will begin to enjoy the boons of Allah. The inmates of Hell will cease to cry for help, and the speech will come to an end. Their speech will then be (as the sound of) inhaling and exhaling.

(Quoted from Al-Jallalain)

Now the atomic bomb explosion is a cover of fire, radiations are nails of fire. The outstretched columns of fire miles high are a spectacle of atomic bomb explosion. No better description of atomic hell could be expected.

(viii) The Quran says "What could teach thee what Al-Hotama is?". This mode of interrogation implies terribleness of the Phenomenon according to the early commentators of the Quran. To this may be added the extreme complexity of the subject of atomic science. The same question today, namely, "What could teach thee what atomic science is"? could be put to the leading atomists, and their reply would invariably be, "Nothing", so meager is man's knowledge of atomic science and so complex is atomic science.

Allama Muhammad Yousuf Gabriel,

Yousuf_gabriel21@yahoo.com

www.oqasa.org

Quaid e Azam Street Nawababad Wah Cantt Distt Rawalpindi

Pakistan

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