The Quran, the last revealed word of God, is the primary source of every Muslim’s faith and practice.
It deals with all the subjects which concern human beings: wisdom, doctrine, worship, transactions, law, etc.,
but its basic theme is the relationship between God and His creatures. At the same time,
it provides guidelines and detailed teachings for a just society, proper human conduct,
and an equitable economic system.
Al-Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. It took about 23 years for the complete revelation. The revelation was gradual and in parts.
Calling the Qur’an amazing is not something done only by Muslims, who have an appreciation for the book and who are pleased with it; it has been labeled amazing by non-Muslims as well. In fact, even people who hate Islam very much have still called it amazing.
The human being is created from “Nutfa” which means a minute quantity of liquid or a trickle of liquid which remains after emptying a cup or a bucket.
Fingerprints did not mean much to the people at the Prophet’s time. An Englishman by the name of Genn Ginsen, in 1856, found out that the pattern of lines at the tip of a person’s finger was something unique to the individual. Until 1856, men knew nothing about this characteristic of fingertips.
We often see goats, sheep and cows eat grass, and yet it rarely occurs to any of us to establish a link between this process and the milk and the dairy products we consume.
Nobody would disagree that health is one of God’s greatest blessings; in Islam it is the greatest blessing after that of faith, for the Prophet (pbuh) said, “After faith, no one was given anything better than well-being”.
Is the universe infinite? Or is it finite in a steady state? From the very beginning this has been a subject of debate between great minds. Hot debates and ratiocination of all kinds failed to clarify this dilemma.
For many centuries, humankind was unable to study certain data contained in the verses of the Qur’an because they did not possess sufficient scientific means. It is only today that numerous verses of the Qur’an dealing with natural phenomena have become comprehensible.
“As I grew older, the arrival of autumn every year brought with it a sense of depression held over from my youth. The coming of winter blanketed my heart with a darkness that seemed to be inescapable. Although the world was covered in white, my emotions were black and grim.
Of the estimated 50 million people infected with HIV worldwide, about half are men, most of whom have become infected through their penises. The inner surface of the foreskin, which is rich in HIV receptors, and the frenulum.
The Quran cannot be produced by any creature. It is the word of the Almighty God, the Originator of everything and the One Who encompasses everything with His knowledge.
Muslims perform five daily contact prayers (Salat) and voluntary prayers (Sunnah, Nafl) throughout the year and Taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan. This results in moderate physical exercise particularly to every muscle in the body.
The Sun is a shining glory (diya’) and the Moon a light (nur). This translation would appear to be more correct than those given by others, where the two terms are inverted.
The information the Qur’an provides on this subject mainly deals with the solar system. References are however made to phenomena that go beyond the solar system itself.
The importance of this question cannot be underestimated. Scriptures form the bedrock of a religion’s teachings and typically compel people to follow them on the assumption that they are of divine origin.
Having called modern concepts on the formation of the Universe to mind, reference was made to the evolution that took place, starting with primary nebula through to the formation of galaxies, stars
In contrast to the Old Testament, the Quran does not provide a unified description of the Creation. Instead of a continuous narration, there are passages scattered all over the Book which deal with certain aspects of the Creation and provide information on the successive events marking its development with varying degrees of detail.
The Quran is full of reflections on the Heavens. In the preceding chapter on the Creation, we saw how the plurality of the Heavens and Earths was referred to, as well as what the Quran calls an intermediary creation ‘between the Heavens and the Earth’, modern science has verified the latter.
Certainly sleep is one of the blessings from Allah. At the end of a busy day a person looks forward to sleeping and regaining enough energy for the next day.