Q. Asalam Allaikum brother Zakir – my name is Sanya, I am a revert Muslim. The question is – In your lecture you mentioned the scientific facts from the Qur’an, which have been established – Can you mention a few Qur’anic verses which Science has not confirmed?

A. (Dr. Zakir): Sister has posed a question that , I have mentioned in  my talk, the Scientific facts  which Science has already established , it is mentioned  in the Holy Qur’an. Can I mention some few points in the Qur’an, which Science has not established. For example the Qur’an says in Surah Shura, Ch.  42, Verse No. 29, it says… ‘It is Allah who has  created the Heavens and  the Earth, and put creatures… living creatures throughout them’ Qur’an says there is life besides this earth. Allah has put living creatures throughout the heavens and the earth – there is no scientific evidence… established scientific evidence, that there is life besides this earth. Recently, they have been sending Rockets and Space Ships to different planets… different satellites, etc. And now  just a couple months earlier, we read in the newspapers that they got certain material from Mars – which gives proof that life can be there in Mars. And in.. I think day before yesterday’s paper, I read in  ‘Times of India’, that they have found water in the Moon – may be a comet crashed and there is a big crater, and the water  has been frozen to ice. So in future it will be easier to do investigation – we do not have to take water from planet Earth to Moon. Water is already present there – we can use that water and it will save a lot of trouble. Science is saying there are high possibilities of life being there – besides earth. But since Qur’an says I believe in it. May be after one or two years, they may discover there is life besides this earth – or may be after fifty years. Today Scientists – they have given various views – how will our earth end? Some Scientists have given description – that the mountains will fall down. Some Scientists say the mountain and rock will become smooth when the earth is destroyed – Some people say the ocean will swell up. Some people say the universe will go in a black hole … Several. Qur’an too gives a description about the Day of Judgement – how will our creation end. Many of them match with the theories of Science – theories not established facts. Example, the Qur’an says in Surah Ahkaf, Ch. 46, Verse No. 3, ‘It is Allah who has created the Heavens and the Earth for a limited period of time’. And Allah will surely give you an indication that this creation will be destroyed  and gives various signs in the Qur’an. For example, if you read Surah Qiyamah, Ch. 75, Verse No.8 and 9, it says that… ‘the Moon will be burried in darkness – the Sun and the Moon will join together, before the world… our ends’. If you read Surah Takwir, Ch. 81, Verse No. 1 , 2, 3 and & Verse No. 6,  it says that… ‘The sun will be folded up, the stars will fall down, the ocean will swell up, the mountains will fall down in utter ruin’. Qur’an says in Surah Infitar, Ch. 82, Verse No. 1, 2 and 3, it says… ‘the sky will be left asunder the star will be scattered, the mountains will be fallen down’. Various signs,  how will the earth end is given. These are scientific points mentioned in the Qur’an, which Science has not established yet. For example, the Holy Qur’an also says in Surah Ambiya, Ch. 21, Verse No. 104, that… ‘As We created this creation…We will roll up the Heavens like a scroll is rolled up, and as we created the early creation, We shall create a new creation’. So Qur’an says…‘there is one more creation that is going to be created after the world is destroyed – Science does not know about that. Qur’an says the first man on the earth was Adam (Alai Salam) – Science has not discover that yet. Qur’an speaks about soul – Science has not established that human beings have got soul. The Holy Qur’an also speaks about Jinns, about Spirits, about Angels – Science has not been able to discover that. Qur’an speaks about life after death – Science has not discovered that. Qur’an speaks about ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell’ – Science has not discovered  about   that. But you may ask me the question – Brother Zakir, you have given such a good lecture, speaking about scientific facts – And you believe in ‘Jinns’, you believe in ‘Angels’, you believe in ‘Soul’, you believe in life after death are not you illogical? I will say… ‘No , I am not illogical’- I have got a logic why I believe. I do not blindly believe in life after death, in the ‘Soul’, in  ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell’, in ‘Jinns’ and ‘Spirits’– I have a logical belief. I base my logical belief saying… ‘That suppose there are scientific facts mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, out of which say approximately 80% have been proved to be 100% correct. 80% of the scientific facts mentioned in the Qur’an have been proved by Science till today to be 100% correct.The remaining 20 % is ambiguous – unknown. Not even 0.001% have been proved false. Even if one verse is proved false , the Qur’an is not the word of Allah (SWT). So of these 20 % I say goes in the ambiguous slot … unknown. So my logic says … ‘When 80% is 100% correct, the remaining 20% is ambiguous, out of which not even 0.001% has been proved wrong, all are unknown – my logic says when 80% is correct, even those 20% will be InshAllah correct. It is not a blind belief – it is a logical belief.

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