Scientists Declaration about The Holy Quran and Islam-Professor ArmstrongWritten 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 yourself true nature of modern Astronomy by means of modern equipment, rockets, and satellites developed by man. You have also seen how same facts were mentioned by 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 of 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 into circumstances that 1400 years ago would have prevailed.
CAUTION! QURA'AN IS NOT JUST A BOOK .....READ TO LEARN THE MIRACLES OF QURA'AN part2Written by Harun yahya
THE ROUNDNESS OF THE EARTH He has created Heavens and Earth for Truth. He wraps night up in day, and wraps day up in night. (The Qur'an, 39:5)
In Qur'an, words used for describing universe are quite remarkable. The Arabic word that is translated as "to wrap" in 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 for action of wrapping one thing around another, in way that a turban is put on.) The information given in verse about day and night wrapping each other up includes accurate information about shape of world. This can be true only if earth is round. This means that in Qur'an, which was revealed in 7th century, roundness of world was hinted at. It should be remembered, however, that understanding of astronomy of time perceived world differently. It was then thought that world was a flat plane and all scientific calculations and explanations were based on this belief. The verses of Qur'an, however, include information that we have learned only in past century. Since Qur'an is God's word, most correct words were used in it when it comes to describing universe.
THE PROTECTED ROOF In Qur'an, God calls our attention to a very interesting attribute of sky: We made sky a preserved and protected roof yet still they turn away from Our Signs.. (The Qur'an, 21:32) This attribute of sky has been proved by scientific research carried out in 20th century. The atmosphere surrounding earth serves crucial functions for continuity of life. While destroying many meteors big and small as they approach earth, it prevents them from falling to earth and harming living things. In addition, atmosphere filters light rays coming from space that are harmful to living things. Interestingly, 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 by atmosphere, are very important for photosynthesis of plants and for survival of all living beings. The majority of intense ultraviolet rays emitted from sun are filtered out by ozone layer of atmosphere and only a limited–and essential–part of ultraviolet spectrum reaches Earth. The protective function of atmosphere does not end here. The atmosphere also protects earth from freezing cold of space, which is about minus 270oC. It is not only atmosphere that protects Earth from harmful effects. In addition to atmosphere, Van Allen Belt, a layer caused by magnetic field of Earth, also serves as a shield against harmful radiation that threatens our planet. This radiation, which is constantly emitted by Sun and other stars, is deadly to living things. If Van Allen belt did not exist, massive outbursts of energy called solar flares that frequently occur in Sun would destroy all life on Earth. Dr. Hugh Ross has this to say on importance of Van Allen Belts to our lives: