Preface:Honorable spectators, Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatoo Allah Wa Barakatoh (May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you), welcome to a new episode of our show: “We will show them Our Signs” which tackle the inimitability of the noble Quran and Sunnah.
Thank you Mr. Mo’taz and May Allah reward you.
Dr. Nabulsi, we tackled through many previous episodes the term “The scientific inimitability of the noble Quran”, how lovely that you explain to the spectators more about the long-term goal of the inimitability of the noble Quran?
Allah sends His messengers with method in order to grant people safety and happiness:Dr. Nabulsi
In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord (The One and Only) of the worlds. Blessings and peace be upon our master, Prophet Muhammad, the Truthful and the Faithful.
In fact, Allah created man, honored him, bestowed the free will upon him, and assigned man to worship Him, but some people go astray, become heedless and follow their desires, which leads them to misery in worldly life and in the hereafter.
Hence, since Allah is Merciful and He is the Lord of the worlds, He sent His messenger to people and provided him with a divine method through which they can guarantee their safety and happiness.
When man gets on intimate terms with dissoluteness and when he becomes familiar with acting according to his desires without any limitations, conditions, laws, systems, values or principles, this man is deemed heedless and it is natural for him to lie:
﴾And those who disbelieve, say: "You (O Muhammad) are not a Messenger." ﴿
The prophet’s miracle is continuous because He was sent to all nations:Now, how would Allah testify before His creations that the messenger he sent to them and who said: “I am the messenger of Allah”, is actually His messenger? The Almighty Allah says:
﴾No vision can grasp Him﴿
Knowing that fact, how would Allah testify? Allah’s testimony in the life of previous prophets was through His tangible miracles which He bestowed them with. Take for example our Master Moses:
﴾Then [Musa (Moses)] threw his stick and behold! it was a serpent, manifest! ﴿
What he did was beyond the magicians’ abilities.
﴾And he drew out his hand, and behold! it was white (with radiance) for the beholders.﴿Our Master Moses PBUH also struck the sea with his stick, so it parted, and each separate part became like the huge firm mass of a mountain.
﴾And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).﴿Mohammad PBUH was sent to all nations till the end of the days, thus his miracle should be continuous as well unlike the miracles of earlier prophets which were like matchsticks that are lit one time only and then they are put out and they turn into news that are believed by the believers and disbelieved by the disbelievers.
The scientific indications in the Quran:In the Quran, which Allah took over the mission of protecting, there are more than 1300 indications about(or references to ) scientific facts that were unknown to people of early Islam, or to the people who lived after 100 years, 200 years, 500 years or 1000 years, yet these facts were unfolded 1400 years later. Allah says:
﴾ We will show them Our Signs in the universe ﴿“Will” indicates the future, and thus the miracles of the prophet PBUH are the scientific ones which I call “the scientific breakthroughs.”
﴾ And even if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they were to continue ascending thereto, They would surely say: "Our eyes have been (as if) dazzled. Nay, we are a people bewitched." ﴿
This is a scientific inimitability of Quran. This Ayah was descended 1400 years ago indicating that the outer space is dark and this darkness starts after passing the earth’s atmosphere. This indication confirms that the noble Quran is sent by the Creator of the universes. These indications are Allah’s testimonies that this man (Mohammad PBUH) is the messenger of Allah.
Let me clarify one thing here; is there any difference between the miracle and the scientific inimitability?
Difference between the miracle and the Scientific inimitability:Dr. Nabulsi
﴾Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him] [Tafsir Qurtubi, Vol. 10, Page 204] Who took His slave (Muhammad ) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem) ﴿
The miracle breaks the universal code like when our prophet ascended to the space in the journey of Me’raj, but the inimitability is when a constant law is discovered by scientists and is indicated by the noble Quran 1400 years earlier, so this is the difference between the two.
What you have mentioned right now makes me move to another question. This astronaut was in total darkness in space and this scientific fact was mentioned in the Quran 1400 years earlier, so are you saying that all recent scientific theories are mentioned in the noble Quran?
Most unfolded scientific facts have indications in the Quran:Dr. Nabulsi:
Einstein’s relativity theory, is compressed and mentioned in an Ayah:Dr. Nabulsi:
﴾And verily, a day with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you reckon.﴿
Arabs, who are addressed in the Ayah, use the lunar calendar, and they are counting the years by the moon’s year.
The moon turns around the earth once per month, now pay attention and this is to young students who went to school and studied mathematics, the moon turns around the earth once every month and if we took the center of the earth and the center of the moon and drew a straight line between the two, this line according to architects and mathematicians is the half diameter of a circle equals to the moon orbit around the earth, and it is easy to calculate that: half diameter of the earth plus half diameter of the moon plus the distance between the two equals half diameter of the moon’s orbit around the earth, if we multiply that by 2, we will get the diameter of the orbit, and if we multiply that by 3.14 we will get the circumference of the orbit, and if we multiply that by 12 (the months of a year) then multiply that by 1000 years (any junior high student can do that by a calculator) we will have the distance that the moon travels in 1000 years and this number will be in kilometers.
And as you know speed equals the distance divided by the time, isn’t that true?
So if we divided the distance that the moon traversed in its journey around the earth in 1000 years using the recent seconds, how many hours in a day? 24.
And we multiply 24 by 60 minutes and by 60 seconds, that means depending on how much distance the moon travels around the earth in 1000 years, equals the same distance that the light travels in one day, so if we divided this number by how many seconds the one thousand years are, we would get the speed of light which is precisely 299752.
So the distance that the moon traverses in 1000 years equals the distance that the light traverses in one day.
﴾And verily, a day with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you reckon.﴿
This giant theory, which changed all the concepts of physics and chemistry, is compressed and mentioned in an Ayah
﴾ We will show them Our Signs in the universe ﴿Mr. Mo’taz:
Greatness of Allah reflected in creating mankind “birth”:Dr. Nabulsi
﴾Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed male and female discharge semen drops). Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open opponent. And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: "Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?" Say: (O Muhammad) "He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!"﴿
These Ayahs indicate the Greatness of Allah, and this is the story of creating man which we observed by our bare eyes or through telescopes and microscopes.
﴾So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.﴿