CAUTION! QURA'AN IS NOT JUST A BOOK .....READ TO LEARN THE MIRACLES OF QURA'AN part3Written by Harun yahya
THE FUNCTION OF MOUNTAINS The Qur'an draws attention to a very important geological function of mountains. We placed firmly embedded mountains on earth, so it would not move under them
(The Qur'an, 21:31) As we have noticed, it is stated in verse that mountains have function of preventing shocks in Earth. This fact was not known by anyone at time Qur'an was revealed. It was in fact brought to light only recently as a result of findings of modern geology. According to these findings, mountains emerge as a result of movements and collisions of massive plates forming Earth's crust. When two plates collide, stronger one slides under other, one on top bends and forms heights and mountains. The layer beneath proceeds under ground and makes a deep extension downward. That means that mountains have a portion stretching downwards, as large as their visible parts on Earth. In a scientific text, structure of mountains is described as follows: Where continents are thicker, as in mountain ranges, crust sinks deeper into mantle.4 In a verse, this role of mountains is pointed out by a comparison with "pegs": Have We not made earth as a bed and mountains its pegs? (The Qur'an, 78:6-7) Mountains, in other words, clench plates in Earth's crust together by extending above and beneath Earth's surface at conjunction points of these plates. In this way, they fix Earth's crust, and prevent it from drifting over magma stratum or among its plates. Briefly, we may liken mountains to nails that keep pieces of wood together. This fixing function of mountains is described in scientific literature by term "isostasy". Isostasy means following: Isostasy: general equilibrium in Earth's crust maintained by a yielding flow of rock material beneath surface under gravitational stress.5 This vital role of mountains, that was discovered by modern geology and seismic research, was revealed in Qur'an centuries ago as an example of supreme wisdom in God's creation. We placed firmly embedded mountains on earth, so it would not move under them... (The Qur'an, 21:31)
THE MOVEMENT OF MOUNTAINS In one verse, we are informed that mountains are not motionless as they seem, but are in constant motion. You will see mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds. (The Qur'an, 27:88) This motion of mountains is caused by movement of Earth's crust that they are located on. The Earth's crust 'floats' over mantle layer, which is denser. It was at beginning of 20th century when, for first time in history, a German scientist by name of Alfred Wegener proposed that continents of earth had been attached together when it first formed, but then drifted in different directions, and thus separated as they moved away from each other.
Scientists Declaration about The Holy Quran and Islam-Alfred Kroner Written by Alfred Kroner
Professor Kroner is one of world's most famous geologists, becoming well known among his colleague scientists for his criticisms against theories of some of major scientists in his field. Sheikh cAbdul-Majeed A. Zindanī met with him and presented several Qur'ānic verses and Hadīth which he studied and commented upon.
"Thinking where Muhammad came from... I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like common origin of universe, because scientists have only found out within last few years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this is case."
"Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics 1400 years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind for instance that earth and heavens had same origin, or many others of questions that we have discussed here...