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Monday, August 14, 2006

The Qur'an on mountains

Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu,

I pray that the readers of this blog are in good health and imaan insha'Allah. Sister Amatullah requested me to do a post whilst she was away, however I have had limited access to the internet, alhamdulilah I have had the chance to connect.

I decided to title this post 'The Qur'an on mountains', as this has been one of the posts that I have wanted to write for some time. Many of us are unaware that the Qur'an contains many miracles about the dunya, and many of us are aware that infact recent discoveries are not so 'recent' but have been discovered over 1400 years ago, subahan'Allah. This in itself is proof that the Qur'an is the actual word of Allah and it has not been written by man.

The book entitled Earth is a basic refernce textbook that can be found in many universities over the world. One of its two authors is Profesor Emeritus Frank Press. He was the science advisor to former US president Jimmy Carter, and for 12 years was the President of the National Academy of Sciences. In his book he describes mountains to have underlying roots. These roots are deeply embedded in the ground, thus, mountains have a shape like a peg.

This is how the Qur'an has described mountains. Allah said:
"Have We not made the earth as a bed and the mountains as pegs?" [Qur'an 78:6-7]

Modern earth scientists have proven that mountains have deep roots under the surface and that these roots can reach several times their elevation above the surface of the ground. So the most suitable word to describe mountains on the basis of this information is the word 'peg', since most of a porperly set peg is hidden under the surface of the ground.

Mountains also have an important role to play in stablising the crust of the earth. They hinder the shaking of the earh. Allah has said in the Qur'an: "And He has set firm mountains in the earth so that it would not shake with you" [Qur'am 16:15].

Likewise, the modern theory of plate tetonics hold that mountains work as stabilisers for the earth. This knwoledge about the role of mountains as stabilisers for the earth has just begun to be understood in the framework of pltae tetonics since the late 1940's.

Could anyone during the time of the Prophet Muhammad salialahualayhi wassalam have known the true shape of mountains? Could anyone imagine that the solid massive mountain which he sees before him actually extends deep into the earth and has a root, as scientists affirm? Modern geology has quite obviously confirmed the truth in Allah subhana wa ta'ala's words.
Subhana'Allah, this is yet but one of the many miracles of the Qur'an.

Duaas greatly requsted for muslims all over the world.
Wassalamualaykum warahmatullah.
~Umm Zahra~


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