Matters mentioned in Qur’an that have not been proven by Science yet

Posted on March 8, 2010


Matters mentioned in Qur’an that have not been proven by Science yet

Day-by-Day Modern Scientific Discoveries are proving Qu’ran to be the Word of Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) and are bringing more light to the revealed Qur’anic Verses, as opposed to what we understood in the past (based on our limited Advancements and Knowledge). Especially, to note the fact that Qur’an has hints/signs/ mentioned in it about many aspects of the creation, which only a creator would know.

So, our inability to understand a verse or get a direct meaning of some of the verses, at this point of time in the modern day scientific discoveries (whereby Science is still growing and has not gone so far yet) does not necessarily make the Qur’an or Verse(s) of it old-aged or unacceptable. Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) says in the Noble Qur’an:

“And indeed We have fully explained to mankind, in this Qur’an, every kind of similitude, but most of mankind refuse (the truth and accept nothing) but disbelief.” [11]

Dr. Zakir Naik clarifies this issue in his own style (for Non-Muslims; as a Muslim has to base his faith in them):

“I have a logical belief. I base my logical belief saying… ‘That suppose there are scientific facts mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, out of which say approximately 80% have been proved to be 100% correct. 80% of the scientific facts mentioned in the Qur’an have been proved by Science till today to be 100% correct. The remaining 20 % is ambiguous – unknown. Not even 0.001% have been proved false. Even if one verse is proved false , the Qur’an is not the word of Allah (SWT). So of these 20 % I say goes in the ambiguous slot … unknown. So my logic says … ‘When 80% is 100% correct, the remaining 20% is ambiguous, out of which not even 0.001% has been proved wrong, all are unknown – my logic says when 80% is correct, even those 20% will be InshAllah correct. It is not a blind belief – it is a logical belief.”

Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala), the 6 pillars of Faith and matters not known to Mankind (Unseen Matters revealed in the Qur’an and Sunnah) are a mandate for Muslims to believe in, which a Non-Muslim or an Atheist would not accept, and thus establish the disbelief. And so does Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) mention in the following verse of the Noble Qur’an:

“And he whom Allah guides, he is led aright; but he whom He sends astray, for such you will find no Auliya’ (helpers and protectors), besides Him, and We shall gather them together on the Day of Resurrection on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf; their abode will be Hell; whenever it abates, We shall increase for them the fierceness of the fire.” [12]

[11] The Noble Qur’an, Surah al-Isra’ Ch.17, Verse 89

[12] The Noble Qur’an, Surah al-Isra’ Ch.17, Verse 97

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