Scientists Declaration about The Holy Quran and Islam-Professor Armstrong

Written by Professor Armstrong

Prof. Armstrong was asked a number of questions about Qur'ânic verses dealing with his field of specialisation. He was eventually asked, "You have seen and discovered for yourselfrepparttar true nature of modern Astronomy by means of modern equipment, rockets, and satellites developed by man. You have also seen howrepparttar 127694 same facts were mentioned byrepparttar 127695 Qur'an fourteen centuries ago. So what is your opinion?"

"That is a difficult question which I have been thinking about since our discussion here. I am impressed at how remarkably some ofrepparttar 127696 ancient writings seem to correspond to modern and recent Astronomy. I am not a sufficient scholar of human history to project myself completely and reliably intorepparttar 127697 circumstances that 1400 years ago would have prevailed.


Written by Harun yahya

THE ROUNDNESS OF THE EARTH He has createdrepparttar Heavens andrepparttar 127693 Earth for Truth. He wrapsrepparttar 127694 night up inrepparttar 127695 day, and wrapsrepparttar 127696 day up inrepparttar 127697 night. (The Qur'an, 39:5)

Inrepparttar 127698 Qur'an,repparttar 127699 words used for describingrepparttar 127700 universe are quite remarkable. The Arabic word that is translated as "to wrap" inrepparttar 127701 above verse is "takwir". In English, it means "to make one thing lap over another, folded up as a garment that is laid away". (For instance, in Arabic dictionaries this word is used forrepparttar 127702 action of wrapping one thing around another, inrepparttar 127703 way that a turban is put on.) The information given inrepparttar 127704 verse aboutrepparttar 127705 day andrepparttar 127706 night wrapping each other up includes accurate information aboutrepparttar 127707 shape ofrepparttar 127708 world. This can be true only ifrepparttar 127709 earth is round. This means that inrepparttar 127710 Qur'an, which was revealed inrepparttar 127711 7th century,repparttar 127712 roundness ofrepparttar 127713 world was hinted at. It should be remembered, however, thatrepparttar 127714 understanding of astronomy ofrepparttar 127715 time perceivedrepparttar 127716 world differently. It was then thought thatrepparttar 127717 world was a flat plane and all scientific calculations and explanations were based on this belief. The verses ofrepparttar 127718 Qur'an, however, include information that we have learned only inrepparttar 127719 past century. Sincerepparttar 127720 Qur'an is God's word,repparttar 127721 most correct words were used in it when it comes to describingrepparttar 127722 universe.

THE PROTECTED ROOF Inrepparttar 127723 Qur'an, God calls our attention to a very interesting attribute ofrepparttar 127724 sky: We maderepparttar 127725 sky a preserved and protected roof yet still they turn away from Our Signs.. (The Qur'an, 21:32) This attribute ofrepparttar 127726 sky has been proved by scientific research carried out inrepparttar 127727 20th century. The atmosphere surroundingrepparttar 127728 earth serves crucial functions forrepparttar 127729 continuity of life. While destroying many meteors big and small as they approachrepparttar 127730 earth, it prevents them from falling to earth and harming living things. In addition,repparttar 127731 atmosphere filtersrepparttar 127732 light rays coming from space that are harmful to living things. Interestingly,repparttar 127733 atmosphere lets only harmless and useful rays– visible light, near ultraviolet light, and radio waves pass through. All of this radiation is vital for life. Near ultraviolet rays, which are only partially let in byrepparttar 127734 atmosphere, are very important forrepparttar 127735 photosynthesis of plants and forrepparttar 127736 survival of all living beings. The majority ofrepparttar 127737 intense ultraviolet rays emitted fromrepparttar 127738 sun are filtered out byrepparttar 127739 ozone layer ofrepparttar 127740 atmosphere and only a limited–and essential–part ofrepparttar 127741 ultraviolet spectrum reachesrepparttar 127742 Earth. The protective function ofrepparttar 127743 atmosphere does not end here. The atmosphere also protectsrepparttar 127744 earth fromrepparttar 127745 freezing cold ofrepparttar 127746 space, which is about minus 270oC. It is not onlyrepparttar 127747 atmosphere that protectsrepparttar 127748 Earth from harmful effects. In addition torepparttar 127749 atmosphere,repparttar 127750 Van Allen Belt, a layer caused byrepparttar 127751 magnetic field ofrepparttar 127752 Earth, also serves as a shield againstrepparttar 127753 harmful radiation that threatens our planet. This radiation, which is constantly emitted byrepparttar 127754 Sun and other stars, is deadly to living things. Ifrepparttar 127755 Van Allen belt did not exist,repparttar 127756 massive outbursts of energy called solar flares that frequently occur inrepparttar 127757 Sun would destroy all life on Earth. Dr. Hugh Ross has this to say onrepparttar 127758 importance of Van Allen Belts to our lives:

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