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THE FUNCTION OF MOUNTAINS The Qur'an draws attention to a very important geological function of mountains. We placed firmly embedded mountains onrepparttar earth, so it would not move under them… (The Qur'an, 21:31) As we have noticed, it is stated inrepparttar 127692 verse that mountains haverepparttar 127693 function of preventing shocks inrepparttar 127694 Earth. This fact was not known by anyone atrepparttar 127695 timerepparttar 127696 Qur'an was revealed. It was in fact brought to light only recently as a result ofrepparttar 127697 findings of modern geology. According to these findings, mountains emerge as a result ofrepparttar 127698 movements and collisions of massive plates formingrepparttar 127699 Earth's crust. When two plates collide,repparttar 127700 stronger one slides underrepparttar 127701 other,repparttar 127702 one onrepparttar 127703 top bends and forms heights and mountains. The layer beneath proceeds underrepparttar 127704 ground and makes a deep extension downward. That means that mountains have a portion stretching downwards, as large as their visible parts onrepparttar 127705 Earth. In a scientific text,repparttar 127706 structure of mountains is described as follows: Where continents are thicker, as in mountain ranges,repparttar 127707 crust sinks deeper intorepparttar 127708 mantle.4 In a verse, this role ofrepparttar 127709 mountains is pointed out by a comparison with "pegs": Have We not maderepparttar 127710 earth as a bed andrepparttar 127711 mountains its pegs? (The Qur'an, 78:6-7) Mountains, in other words, clenchrepparttar 127712 plates inrepparttar 127713 Earth's crust together by extending above and beneathrepparttar 127714 Earth's surface atrepparttar 127715 conjunction points of these plates. In this way, they fixrepparttar 127716 Earth's crust, and prevent it from drifting overrepparttar 127717 magma stratum or among its plates. Briefly, we may liken mountains to nails that keep pieces of wood together. This fixing function ofrepparttar 127718 mountains is described in scientific literature byrepparttar 127719 term "isostasy". Isostasy meansrepparttar 127720 following: Isostasy: general equilibrium inrepparttar 127721 Earth's crust maintained by a yielding flow of rock material beneathrepparttar 127722 surface under gravitational stress.5 This vital role of mountains, that was discovered by modern geology and seismic research, was revealed inrepparttar 127723 Qur'an centuries ago as an example ofrepparttar 127724 supreme wisdom in God's creation. We placed firmly embedded mountains onrepparttar 127725 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 seerepparttar 127726 mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds. (The Qur'an, 27:88) This motion ofrepparttar 127727 mountains is caused byrepparttar 127728 movement ofrepparttar 127729 Earth's crust that they are located on. The Earth's crust 'floats' overrepparttar 127730 mantle layer, which is denser. It was atrepparttar 127731 beginning ofrepparttar 127732 20th century when, forrepparttar 127733 first time in history, a German scientist byrepparttar 127734 name of Alfred Wegener proposed thatrepparttar 127735 continents ofrepparttar 127736 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 ofrepparttar world's most famous geologists, becoming well known among his colleague scientists for his criticisms againstrepparttar 127691 theories of some ofrepparttar 127692 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 likerepparttar 127693 common origin ofrepparttar 127694 universe, because scientists have only found out withinrepparttar 127695 last few years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this isrepparttar 127696 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 thatrepparttar 127697 earth andrepparttar 127698 heavens hadrepparttar 127699 same origin, or many others ofrepparttar 127700 questions that we have discussed here...

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