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Why Islam is the true religion of God.

Ever since the dawn of mankind, we have sought to understand nature and our place in it. In this quest for the purpose of life many people have turned to religion. Most religions are based on books claimed by their followers to be divinely inspired, without any proof. Islam is different because it is based upon reason and proof.
There are clear signs that the book of Islam, the Quran, is the word of God and we have many reasons to support this claim:
· There are scientific and historical facts found in the Quran which were unknown to the people at the time, and have only been discovered recently by contemporary science.
· The Quran is in a unique style of language that cannot be replicated, this is known as the 'Inimitability of the Quran.'
· There are prophecies made in the Quran and by the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, which have come to be pass.
This article lays out and explains the scientific facts that are found in the Quran, centuries before they were 'discovered' in contemporary science. It is important to note that the Quran is not a book of science but a book of 'signs'. These signs are there for people to recognise God's existence and affirm His revelation. As we know, science sometimes takes a 'U-turn' where what once scientifically correct is false a few years later. In this article only established scientific facts are considered, not just theories or hypothesis.

Scientific Facts in the Quran

The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century.
Science at the time was primitive, there were no telescopes, microscopes or anything even close to the technology we have today. People believed that the sun orbited the earth and that the sky was held up by big pillars at the corners of a flat earth. Within this backdrop the Quran was revealed, and it contains many scientific facts on topics ranging from astronomy to biology, geology to sociology.
Some people may claim that the Quran was changed as new scientific facts were discovered but this cannot be the case because it is a historically documented fact that the Quran is preserved in its original language[1]. The Quran was written down and memorised by people during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad. One of the copies of the Quran which was written a few years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad is preserved in a museum in Uzbekistan. This copy is over 1400 years old and is exactly the same as the Arabic Quran that we have today[2].
The following are nine scientific facts found in the Quran:

1. Origin of Life

Water is essential for all living things. We all know that water is vital to life but the Quran makes a very unusual claim:
We made every living thing from water? Will they not believe? (Quran 21:30)
In this verse water is pointed out as the origin of all life. All living things are made of cells. We now know that cells are mostly made up of water[3]. For example, 80% of the cytoplasm (basic cell material) of a standard animal cell is described as water in biology textbooks.
The fact that living things consist mostly of water was discovered only after the invention of the microscope. In the deserts of Arabia, the last thing someone would have guessed is that all life came from water.

2. Iron

Iron is not natural to the earth. It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space. This may sound strange but it's true. Scientists have found that billions of years ago the earth was stuck by meteorites. These meteorites were carrying Iron from distant stars which had exploded[4].
The Quran says the following on the origin of Iron:
"We sent down Iron with its great inherent strength and its many benefits for humankind." (Quran 57:25)
God uses the words 'sent down' for Iron. It is clear from the verse that Iron is not an earthly material, but was sent down for the benefit of humanity. The fact that Iron came down to earth from outer space is something which could not be known by the primitive science of the 7th century.

3. Sky's Protection

The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. If the sky did not exist then the sun's radiation would have killed off all life on earth. It also acts like a blanket wrapped around the earth, to protect it from the freezing cold of space. The temperature just above the sky is approximately -270oC. If this temperature was to reach earth then the planet would freeze over instantly. The sky also protects life on earth by warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect), and reducing temperature extremes between day and night[5]. These are some of the many protective functions of the sky.
The Quran asks us to consider the sky in the following verse:
"We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs!" (Quran 21:32)
The Quran points to the sky's protection as a sign of God. The protective properties of the sky were discovered by scientific research conducted in the 20th century.

4. Mountains

The Quran draws our attention to a very important characteristic of mountains:
"Did We not make the earth a resting place? And the mountains as stakes?" (Quran 78:6-7)
The Quran indicates that mountains have deep roots by using the word stakes to describe them. In fact mountains do have deep roots, and the word stakes is an accurate description for them. A book titled 'Earth' by Geophysicist Frank Press explains that mountains are like stakes, and are buried deep under the surface of the earth. Mount Everest (pictured below), the height of which is approximately 9 km above ground, has a root deeper than 125 km.
The fact that mountains have deep 'stake' like roots was not known, until after the development of the theory of plate tectonics in the beginning of the 20th century.[6]

5. Expansion of the Universe

At a time when the science of Astronomy was still primitive, the expansion of the universe was described in Quran:
"And it is We who have built the Universe with [Our creative] power and keep expanding it." (Quran 51:47)
The fact that the universe is expanding was discovered in the last century. The physicist Stephen Hawking in his book 'A Brief History of Time' writes, "The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.".
The Quran mentioned the expansion of the universe even before the invention of the telescope!

6. Sun's Orbit

In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the planets revolve around it. The belief that the Sun is stationary was widespread amongst astronomers until the 20th century. It is now a well-established scientific fact that the Sun is not stationary, but is moving in an orbit around the centre of our Milky Way galaxy[7].
The Quran mentions the orbit of the Sun:
"It is He who created night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each floating in its orbit." (Quran 21:33)
The Quran would have been wrong according to astronomers just a couple of decades ago. But we now know that the Quranic account of the Sun's motion is consistent with modern Astronomy.

7. The Ocean

The Quran uses imagery to covey its deep meanings, here it describes the state of the unbelievers as:
"Darkness out in a deep ocean which is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds, layers of darkness, one upon the other. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. Those God gives no light to, they have no light." (Quran 24:40)
It is commonly thought that waves only occur on the surface of the ocean. However oceanographers have discovered that there are internal waves that take place below the surface of the ocean. These waves are invisible to the human eye, and can only be detected by specialist equipment[8]. The Quran mentions darkness in a deep ocean above which are waves, above which are waves, then clouds above that. This description is not only remarkable because it describes the internal waves in the ocean, but also because it describes darkness deep in the ocean. A human being can dive no more than 70 metres without breathing equipment. Light is present at that depth, but if we go down 1000 metres it is completely dark[9]. 1400 years ago there were no submarines or specialist equipment to discover internal waves or the darkness deep inside the oceans.

8. Lying and Movement

There was a cruel oppressive tribal leader named Abu Jahl who lived during the time of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him. God revealed a verse of the Quran to warn him:
"No Indeed! If he does not stop, We will seize him by the forehead, his lying, sinful forehead." (Quran 96:15-16)
God does not call this person a liar, but calls his forehead (the front part of the brain) 'lying' and 'sinful', and warns him to stop.
This verse is significant for two reasons. The first is that the front part of our brain is responsible for voluntary movement[10].This is known as the frontal lobe. A book titled 'Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology' which includes the results of research on the functions of this area states: The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area[11]. The part of the brain that is responsible for movement is said to be seized if the man does not stop.
Secondly, numerous studies have shown that this same region (frontal lobe) is responsible for the lying function of the brain[12]. One such study at the University of Pennsylvania in which volunteers were asked questions during a computerized interrogation, it was found that when the volunteers were lying there was significantly increased activity in the prefrontal and premotor cortices (frontal lobe region)[13].
The front part of the brain is responsible for movement and lying. The Quran links movement and lying to this area. These functions of the frontal lobe were discovered with medical imaging equipment which was developed in the 20th century.

9. Pain Receptors

For a long time it was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was dependent on the brain. However it has been discovered that there are pain receptors present in the skin[14]. Without these pain receptors, a person would not be able to feel pain.
Consider the following verse on pain:
"We shall send those who reject Our revelations to the (Hell) Fire. When their skins have been burned away, We shall replace them with new ones so that they may continue to feel the pain: God is Almighty, All-Wise." (Quran 4:56)
God tells the people who reject his message that when they are in Hell and their skins are burnt off (so they can't feel any pain), he will give them new skins so that they continue to feel the pain.
The Quran makes it clear that pain is dependent upon on the skin. The discovery of pain receptors in the skin is a fairly recent discovery for Biology.

Conclusion

These are just some of the many scientific facts found in the Quran. It is important to note that the Quran is not a book of science, but that it is consistent with science. To claim that scientific facts in the Quran are due to coincidence would be irrational. The best explanation is that God revealed this knowledge to the Prophet Muhammad.
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls. It relates to our feelings, wants and needs. The Quran informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter. And that rejection of his message will lead to depression in this life and Hellfire after death.
"We shall show them Our signs in the Universe and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is the witness of all things?" (Quran 41:53)
m***@gmail.com
2015-05-01 18:33:20 UTC
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Why Islam is the true religion of God.
Ever since the dawn of mankind, we have sought to understand nature and our place in it. In this quest for the purpose of life many people have turned to religion. Most religions are based on books claimed by their followers to be divinely inspired, without any proof. Islam is different because it is based upon reason and proof.
· There are scientific and historical facts found in the Quran which were unknown to the people at the time, and have only been discovered recently by contemporary science.
· The Quran is in a unique style of language that cannot be replicated, this is known as the 'Inimitability of the Quran.'
· There are prophecies made in the Quran and by the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, which have come to be pass.
This article lays out and explains the scientific facts that are found in the Quran, centuries before they were 'discovered' in contemporary science. It is important to note that the Quran is not a book of science but a book of 'signs'. These signs are there for people to recognise God's existence and affirm His revelation. As we know, science sometimes takes a 'U-turn' where what once scientifically correct is false a few years later. In this article only established scientific facts are considered, not just theories or hypothesis.
Scientific Facts in the Quran
The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century.
Science at the time was primitive, there were no telescopes, microscopes or anything even close to the technology we have today. People believed that the sun orbited the earth and that the sky was held up by big pillars at the corners of a flat earth. Within this backdrop the Quran was revealed, and it contains many scientific facts on topics ranging from astronomy to biology, geology to sociology.
Some people may claim that the Quran was changed as new scientific facts were discovered but this cannot be the case because it is a historically documented fact that the Quran is preserved in its original language[1]. The Quran was written down and memorised by people during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad. One of the copies of the Quran which was written a few years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad is preserved in a museum in Uzbekistan. This copy is over 1400 years old and is exactly the same as the Arabic Quran that we have today[2].
1. Origin of Life
We made every living thing from water? Will they not believe? (Quran 21:30)
In this verse water is pointed out as the origin of all life. All living things are made of cells. We now know that cells are mostly made up of water[3]. For example, 80% of the cytoplasm (basic cell material) of a standard animal cell is described as water in biology textbooks.
The fact that living things consist mostly of water was discovered only after the invention of the microscope. In the deserts of Arabia, the last thing someone would have guessed is that all life came from water.
2. Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth. It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space. This may sound strange but it's true. Scientists have found that billions of years ago the earth was stuck by meteorites. These meteorites were carrying Iron from distant stars which had exploded[4].
"We sent down Iron with its great inherent strength and its many benefits for humankind." (Quran 57:25)
God uses the words 'sent down' for Iron. It is clear from the verse that Iron is not an earthly material, but was sent down for the benefit of humanity. The fact that Iron came down to earth from outer space is something which could not be known by the primitive science of the 7th century.
3. Sky's Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. If the sky did not exist then the sun's radiation would have killed off all life on earth. It also acts like a blanket wrapped around the earth, to protect it from the freezing cold of space. The temperature just above the sky is approximately -270oC. If this temperature was to reach earth then the planet would freeze over instantly. The sky also protects life on earth by warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect), and reducing temperature extremes between day and night[5]. These are some of the many protective functions of the sky.
"We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs!" (Quran 21:32)
The Quran points to the sky's protection as a sign of God. The protective properties of the sky were discovered by scientific research conducted in the 20th century.
4. Mountains
"Did We not make the earth a resting place? And the mountains as stakes?" (Quran 78:6-7)
The Quran indicates that mountains have deep roots by using the word stakes to describe them. In fact mountains do have deep roots, and the word stakes is an accurate description for them. A book titled 'Earth' by Geophysicist Frank Press explains that mountains are like stakes, and are buried deep under the surface of the earth. Mount Everest (pictured below), the height of which is approximately 9 km above ground, has a root deeper than 125 km.
The fact that mountains have deep 'stake' like roots was not known, until after the development of the theory of plate tectonics in the beginning of the 20th century.[6]
5. Expansion of the Universe
"And it is We who have built the Universe with [Our creative] power and keep expanding it." (Quran 51:47)
The fact that the universe is expanding was discovered in the last century. The physicist Stephen Hawking in his book 'A Brief History of Time' writes, "The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.".
The Quran mentioned the expansion of the universe even before the invention of the telescope!
6. Sun's Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the planets revolve around it. The belief that the Sun is stationary was widespread amongst astronomers until the 20th century. It is now a well-established scientific fact that the Sun is not stationary, but is moving in an orbit around the centre of our Milky Way galaxy[7].
"It is He who created night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each floating in its orbit." (Quran 21:33)
Where does the Sun rest?

A token unto them is night. We strip it of the day, and lo! they are in darkness. And the sun runneth on unto a resting-place for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
Qur'an 36:37-38

http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Scientific_Errors_in_the_Quran
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The Quran would have been wrong according to astronomers just a couple of decades ago. But we now know that the Quranic account of the Sun's motion is consistent with modern Astronomy.
7. The Ocean
"Darkness out in a deep ocean which is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds, layers of darkness, one upon the other. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. Those God gives no light to, they have no light." (Quran 24:40)
It is commonly thought that waves only occur on the surface of the ocean. However oceanographers have discovered that there are internal waves that take place below the surface of the ocean. These waves are invisible to the human eye, and can only be detected by specialist equipment[8]. The Quran mentions darkness in a deep ocean above which are waves, above which are waves, then clouds above that. This description is not only remarkable because it describes the internal waves in the ocean, but also because it describes darkness deep in the ocean. A human being can dive no more than 70 metres without breathing equipment. Light is present at that depth, but if we go down 1000 metres it is completely dark[9]. 1400 years ago there were no submarines or specialist equipment to discover internal waves or the darkness deep inside the oceans.
8. Lying and Movement
"No Indeed! If he does not stop, We will seize him by the forehead, his lying, sinful forehead." (Quran 96:15-16)
God does not call this person a liar, but calls his forehead (the front part of the brain) 'lying' and 'sinful', and warns him to stop.
This verse is significant for two reasons. The first is that the front part of our brain is responsible for voluntary movement[10].This is known as the frontal lobe. A book titled 'Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology' which includes the results of research on the functions of this area states: The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area[11]. The part of the brain that is responsible for movement is said to be seized if the man does not stop.
Secondly, numerous studies have shown that this same region (frontal lobe) is responsible for the lying function of the brain[12]. One such study at the University of Pennsylvania in which volunteers were asked questions during a computerized interrogation, it was found that when the volunteers were lying there was significantly increased activity in the prefrontal and premotor cortices (frontal lobe region)[13].
The front part of the brain is responsible for movement and lying. The Quran links movement and lying to this area. These functions of the frontal lobe were discovered with medical imaging equipment which was developed in the 20th century.
9. Pain Receptors
For a long time it was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was dependent on the brain. However it has been discovered that there are pain receptors present in the skin[14]. Without these pain receptors, a person would not be able to feel pain.
"We shall send those who reject Our revelations to the (Hell) Fire. When their skins have been burned away, We shall replace them with new ones so that they may continue to feel the pain: God is Almighty, All-Wise." (Quran 4:56)
God tells the people who reject his message that when they are in Hell and their skins are burnt off (so they can't feel any pain), he will give them new skins so that they continue to feel the pain.
The Quran makes it clear that pain is dependent upon on the skin. The discovery of pain receptors in the skin is a fairly recent discovery for Biology.
Conclusion
These are just some of the many scientific facts found in the Quran. It is important to note that the Quran is not a book of science, but that it is consistent with science. To claim that scientific facts in the Quran are due to coincidence would be irrational. The best explanation is that God revealed this knowledge to the Prophet Muhammad.
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls. It relates to our feelings, wants and needs. The Quran informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter. And that rejection of his message will lead to depression in this life and Hellfire after death.
"We shall show them Our signs in the Universe and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is the witness of all things?" (Quran 41:53)
GSI
2015-05-02 00:36:33 UTC
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Why Islam is the true religion of God.
Scientific Facts in the Quran
1. Origin of Life
Water is essential for all living things. We all know that water is
2. Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth. It did not form on the earth but
came down to earth from outer space. This may sound strange but it's
true. 3. Sky's Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky protects
the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. If the sky did not exist
then the 4. Mountains
5. Expansion of the Universe
At a time when the science of Astronomy was still primitive, the
"
6. Sun's Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that
the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the
7. The Ocean
The Quran uses imagery to covey its deep meanings, here it describes
8. Lying and Movement
There was a cruel oppressive tribal leader named Abu Jahl who lived
during the time of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of 9.
Pain Receptors
Conclusion
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also
contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls. It
relates to our feelings, wants and needs. The Quran informs us that we
have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us
to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.
There is no "Paradise in the hereafter".
This is the same bullshit the Catholics are selling.
Catholicism is a LIE, and Islam is a LIE.
I see NO evidence of Spiritual wisdom in the Quran.
v***@aol.com
2015-05-02 20:48:11 UTC
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Why Islam is the true religion of God.
Scientific Facts in the Quran
1.  Origin of Life
2.  Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth.  It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space.  This may sound strange but it's true.  3.  Sky's Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth.  The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun.  If the sky did not exist then the 4.  Mountains
5.  Expansion of the Universe
"
6.  Sun's Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the 
7.  The Ocean
8.  Lying and Movement
There was a cruel oppressive tribal leader named Abu Jahl who lived during the time of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of 9.  Pain Receptors
Conclusion
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls.  It relates to our feelings, wants and needs.  The Quran informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.  
There is no "Paradise in the hereafter".
This is the same bullshit the Catholics are selling. 
Catholicism is a LIE, and Islam is a LIE. 
I see NO evidence of Spiritual wisdom in the Quran. 
All metals came to earth from outer space. Some earlier than others. Remember the Big Bang, which brought the planets, and metals were brought in when meteors crashed here and there. Why all the planets ended up round I don't know.

However this is a secular viewpoint. I'm not sure how seriously one should believe this as science can't even determine the age of the moon or stars. Or how the dinosaur became extinct.
m***@gmail.com
2015-05-02 21:30:02 UTC
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Post by BV BV
Why Islam is the true religion of God.
Scientific Facts in the Quran
1.  Origin of Life
2.  Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth.  It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space.  This may sound strange but it's true.  3.  Sky's Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth.  The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun.  If the sky did not exist then the 4.  Mountains
5.  Expansion of the Universe
"
6.  Sun's Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the 
7.  The Ocean
8.  Lying and Movement
There was a cruel oppressive tribal leader named Abu Jahl who lived during the time of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of 9.  Pain Receptors
Conclusion
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls.  It relates to our feelings, wants and needs.  The Quran informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.  
There is no "Paradise in the hereafter".
This is the same bullshit the Catholics are selling. 
Catholicism is a LIE, and Islam is a LIE. 
I see NO evidence of Spiritual wisdom in the Quran. 
All metals came to earth from outer space. Some earlier than others. Remember the Big Bang, which brought the planets, and metals were brought in when meteors crashed here and there. Why all the planets ended up round I don't know.
Round? Maybe, two-fold, everything is rotating and gravity pushes in from all sides equally.
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However this is a secular viewpoint. I'm not sure how seriously one should believe this as science can't even determine the age of the moon or stars. Or how the dinosaur became extinct.
v***@aol.com
2015-05-02 21:34:27 UTC
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Post by BV BV
Why Islam is the true religion of God.
Scientific Facts in the Quran
1.  Origin of Life
2.  Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth.  It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space.  This may sound strange but it's true.  3.  Sky's Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth.  The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun.  If the sky did not exist then the 4.  Mountains
5.  Expansion of the Universe
"
6.  Sun's Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the 
7.  The Ocean
8.  Lying and Movement
There was a cruel oppressive tribal leader named Abu Jahl who lived during the time of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of 9.  Pain Receptors
Conclusion
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls.  It relates to our feelings, wants and needs.  The Quran informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.  
There is no "Paradise in the hereafter".
This is the same bullshit the Catholics are selling. 
Catholicism is a LIE, and Islam is a LIE. 
I see NO evidence of Spiritual wisdom in the Quran. 
All metals came to earth from outer space. Some earlier than others. Remember the Big Bang, which brought the planets, and metals were brought in when meteors crashed here and there. Why all the planets ended up round I don't know.
Round? Maybe, two-fold, everything is rotating and gravity pushes in from all sides equally.
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However this is a secular viewpoint. I'm not sure how seriously one should believe this as science can't even determine the age of the moon or stars. Or how the dinosaur became extinct.
So if you fell down an imaginary shaft from one side of the world to the opposite, you would stop falling when you reach the center of the earth and just bounce around?
Michael Christ
2015-05-03 02:01:36 UTC
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Post by BV BV
Why Islam is the true religion of God.
Scientific Facts in the Quran
1. Origin of Life
Water is essential for all living things. We all know that water is
2. Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth. It did not form on the earth but
came down to earth from outer space. This may sound strange but it's
true. 3. Sky's Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky
protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. If the sky did
not exist then the 4. Mountains
5. Expansion of the Universe
At a time when the science of Astronomy was still primitive, the
"
6. Sun's Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that
the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the
7. The Ocean
The Quran uses imagery to covey its deep meanings, here it describes
8. Lying and Movement
There was a cruel oppressive tribal leader named Abu Jahl who lived
during the time of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of 9.
Pain Receptors
Conclusion
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it
also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls. It
relates to our feelings, wants and needs. The Quran informs us that
we have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead
us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.
There is no "Paradise in the hereafter".
This is the same bullshit the Catholics are selling.
Catholicism is a LIE, and Islam is a LIE.
I see NO evidence of Spiritual wisdom in the Quran.
All metals came to earth from outer space. Some earlier than others.
Remember the Big Bang, which brought the planets, and metals were
brought in when meteors crashed here and there. Why all the planets
ended up round I don't know.
Round? Maybe, two-fold, everything is rotating and gravity pushes in from
all sides equally.
Post by v***@aol.com
However this is a secular viewpoint. I'm not sure how seriously one
should believe this as science can't even determine the age of the moon
or stars. Or how the dinosaur became extinct.
So if you fell down an imaginary shaft from one side of the world to the
opposite, you would stop falling when you >reach the center of the earth
and just bounce around?
How interesting! I would hazard a guess and say, yes. I can imagine
bouncing around a bit at first arrival but then coming to a halt in the
middle. The question is, is which way is up? :-). Gravity is something
that astounds me, the fact that you could be standing on the South Poll and
still be looking up?

There must be something in our brains that God told them to compensate for
or something. Or is gravity a thought only, like 'time', just something we
call something we don't or can't understand.




Michael Christ
GSI
2015-05-02 23:41:59 UTC
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Conclusion
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also
contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls.  It
relates to our feelings, wants and needs.  The Quran informs us that we
have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us
to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.  
There is no "Paradise in the hereafter".
This is the same bullshit the Catholics are selling. 
Catholicism is a LIE, and Islam is a LIE. 
I see NO evidence of Spiritual wisdom in the Quran. 
All metals came to earth from outer space. Some earlier than others.
Remember the Big Bang, which brought the planets, and metals were
brought in when meteors crashed here and there. Why all the planets
ended up round I don't know.
"All metals came to earth from outer space."
This is nonsense. The Earth is from "outer space", just like everything
else. Everything is from "outer space". The way in which the Earth was
created is no different than the way that everything was created.

The Earth has a core of iron: (from Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_core

"The Earth's inner core is the Earth's innermost part and according to
seismological studies, it is a primarily solid ball with a radius of about
1220 kilometers, or 760 miles (about 70% of the Moon's radius).
It is believed to consist primarily of an iron–nickel alloy and to be
approximately the same temperature as the surface of the Sun:
approximately 5700 K (5400 °C)."

This core is a ball of Iron-Nickel that is 1520 MILES in DIAMETER !!
Such an enormous mass of metal did not "fall from space", and
somehow end up in the center of the planet.
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However this is a secular viewpoint. I'm not sure how seriously one
should believe this as science can't even determine the age of the moon
or stars. Or how the dinosaur became extinct.
v***@aol.com
2015-05-03 12:09:33 UTC
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Post by BV BV
Conclusion
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also
contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls. It
relates to our feelings, wants and needs. The Quran informs us that we
have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us
to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.
There is no "Paradise in the hereafter".
This is the same bullshit the Catholics are selling.
Catholicism is a LIE, and Islam is a LIE.
I see NO evidence of Spiritual wisdom in the Quran.
All metals came to earth from outer space. Some earlier than others.
Remember the Big Bang, which brought the planets, and metals were
brought in when meteors crashed here and there. Why all the planets
ended up round I don't know.
"All metals came to earth from outer space."
This is nonsense. The Earth is from "outer space", just like everything
else. Everything is from "outer space". The way in which the Earth was
created is no different than the way that everything was created.
The Earth has a core of iron: (from Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_core
"The Earth's inner core is the Earth's innermost part and according to
seismological studies, it is a primarily solid ball with a radius of about
1220 kilometers, or 760 miles (about 70% of the Moon's radius).
It is believed to consist primarily of an iron-nickel alloy and to be
approximately 5700 K (5400 °C)."
This core is a ball of Iron-Nickel that is 1520 MILES in DIAMETER !!
Such an enormous mass of metal did not "fall from space", and
somehow end up in the center of the planet.
Post by v***@aol.com
However this is a secular viewpoint. I'm not sure how seriously one
should believe this as science can't even determine the age of the moon
or stars. Or how the dinosaur became extinct.
You're taking theories and making them facts. 'Scientists believe' or 'scientists estimate' cannot be taken as facts. These are merely summations that scientists argue about constantly.

It sounds like meteors, loaded with iron, hit the earth while the earth was still developing, thus the iron was deeply embedded near the core. Gold, silver, uranium, etc., impacted later and thus is found nearer the surface. Man, in his 'wisdom', chose to use these precious metals to make his money and his wars.
ElderChild
2015-05-02 19:12:03 UTC
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Why Islam is the true religion of God.
Ever since the dawn of mankind, we have sought to understand nature and our place in it. In this quest for the purpose of life many people have turned to religion. Most religions are based on books claimed by their followers to be divinely inspired, without any proof. Islam is different because it is based upon reason and proof.
· There are scientific and historical facts found in the Quran which were unknown to the people at the time, and have only been discovered recently by contemporary science.
· The Quran is in a unique style of language that cannot be replicated, this is known as the 'Inimitability of the Quran.'
· There are prophecies made in the Quran and by the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, which have come to be pass.
This article lays out and explains the scientific facts that are found in the Quran, centuries before they were 'discovered' in contemporary science. It is important to note that the Quran is not a book of science but a book of 'signs'. These signs are there for people to recognise God's existence and affirm His revelation. As we know, science sometimes takes a 'U-turn' where what once scientifically correct is false a few years later. In this article only established scientific facts are considered, not just theories or hypothesis.
Scientific Facts in the Quran
The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century.
Science at the time was primitive, there were no telescopes, microscopes or anything even close to the technology we have today. People believed that the sun orbited the earth and that the sky was held up by big pillars at the corners of a flat earth. Within this backdrop the Quran was revealed, and it contains many scientific facts on topics ranging from astronomy to biology, geology to sociology.
Some people may claim that the Quran was changed as new scientific facts were discovered but this cannot be the case because it is a historically documented fact that the Quran is preserved in its original language[1]. The Quran was written down and memorised by people during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad. One of the copies of the Quran which was written a few years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad is preserved in a museum in Uzbekistan. This copy is over 1400 years old and is exactly the same as the Arabic Quran that we have today[2].
1. Origin of Life
We made every living thing from water? Will they not believe? (Quran 21:30)
In this verse water is pointed out as the origin of all life. All living things are made of cells. We now know that cells are mostly made up of water[3]. For example, 80% of the cytoplasm (basic cell material) of a standard animal cell is described as water in biology textbooks.
The fact that living things consist mostly of water was discovered only after the invention of the microscope. In the deserts of Arabia, the last thing someone would have guessed is that all life came from water.
2. Iron
Iron is not natural to the earth. It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space. This may sound strange but it's true. Scientists have found that billions of years ago the earth was stuck by meteorites. These meteorites were carrying Iron from distant stars which had exploded[4].
"We sent down Iron with its great inherent strength and its many benefits for humankind." (Quran 57:25)
God uses the words 'sent down' for Iron. It is clear from the verse that Iron is not an earthly material, but was sent down for the benefit of humanity. The fact that Iron came down to earth from outer space is something which could not be known by the primitive science of the 7th century.
3. Sky's Protection
The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. If the sky did not exist then the sun's radiation would have killed off all life on earth. It also acts like a blanket wrapped around the earth, to protect it from the freezing cold of space. The temperature just above the sky is approximately -270oC. If this temperature was to reach earth then the planet would freeze over instantly. The sky also protects life on earth by warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect), and reducing temperature extremes between day and night[5]. These are some of the many protective functions of the sky.
"We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs!" (Quran 21:32)
The Quran points to the sky's protection as a sign of God. The protective properties of the sky were discovered by scientific research conducted in the 20th century.
4. Mountains
"Did We not make the earth a resting place? And the mountains as stakes?" (Quran 78:6-7)
The Quran indicates that mountains have deep roots by using the word stakes to describe them. In fact mountains do have deep roots, and the word stakes is an accurate description for them. A book titled 'Earth' by Geophysicist Frank Press explains that mountains are like stakes, and are buried deep under the surface of the earth. Mount Everest (pictured below), the height of which is approximately 9 km above ground, has a root deeper than 125 km.
The fact that mountains have deep 'stake' like roots was not known, until after the development of the theory of plate tectonics in the beginning of the 20th century.[6]
5. Expansion of the Universe
"And it is We who have built the Universe with [Our creative] power and keep expanding it." (Quran 51:47)
The fact that the universe is expanding was discovered in the last century. The physicist Stephen Hawking in his book 'A Brief History of Time' writes, "The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.".
The Quran mentioned the expansion of the universe even before the invention of the telescope!
6. Sun's Orbit
In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus put forward his theory that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the planets revolve around it. The belief that the Sun is stationary was widespread amongst astronomers until the 20th century. It is now a well-established scientific fact that the Sun is not stationary, but is moving in an orbit around the centre of our Milky Way galaxy[7].
"It is He who created night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each floating in its orbit." (Quran 21:33)
The Quran would have been wrong according to astronomers just a couple of decades ago. But we now know that the Quranic account of the Sun's motion is consistent with modern Astronomy.
7. The Ocean
"Darkness out in a deep ocean which is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds, layers of darkness, one upon the other. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. Those God gives no light to, they have no light." (Quran 24:40)
It is commonly thought that waves only occur on the surface of the ocean. However oceanographers have discovered that there are internal waves that take place below the surface of the ocean. These waves are invisible to the human eye, and can only be detected by specialist equipment[8]. The Quran mentions darkness in a deep ocean above which are waves, above which are waves, then clouds above that. This description is not only remarkable because it describes the internal waves in the ocean, but also because it describes darkness deep in the ocean. A human being can dive no more than 70 metres without breathing equipment. Light is present at that depth, but if we go down 1000 metres it is completely dark[9]. 1400 years ago there were no submarines or specialist equipment to discover internal waves or the darkness deep inside the oceans.
8. Lying and Movement
"No Indeed! If he does not stop, We will seize him by the forehead, his lying, sinful forehead." (Quran 96:15-16)
God does not call this person a liar, but calls his forehead (the front part of the brain) 'lying' and 'sinful', and warns him to stop.
This verse is significant for two reasons. The first is that the front part of our brain is responsible for voluntary movement[10].This is known as the frontal lobe. A book titled 'Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology' which includes the results of research on the functions of this area states: The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area[11]. The part of the brain that is responsible for movement is said to be seized if the man does not stop.
Secondly, numerous studies have shown that this same region (frontal lobe) is responsible for the lying function of the brain[12]. One such study at the University of Pennsylvania in which volunteers were asked questions during a computerized interrogation, it was found that when the volunteers were lying there was significantly increased activity in the prefrontal and premotor cortices (frontal lobe region)[13].
The front part of the brain is responsible for movement and lying. The Quran links movement and lying to this area. These functions of the frontal lobe were discovered with medical imaging equipment which was developed in the 20th century.
9. Pain Receptors
For a long time it was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was dependent on the brain. However it has been discovered that there are pain receptors present in the skin[14]. Without these pain receptors, a person would not be able to feel pain.
"We shall send those who reject Our revelations to the (Hell) Fire. When their skins have been burned away, We shall replace them with new ones so that they may continue to feel the pain: God is Almighty, All-Wise." (Quran 4:56)
God tells the people who reject his message that when they are in Hell and their skins are burnt off (so they can't feel any pain), he will give them new skins so that they continue to feel the pain.
The Quran makes it clear that pain is dependent upon on the skin. The discovery of pain receptors in the skin is a fairly recent discovery for Biology.
Conclusion
These are just some of the many scientific facts found in the Quran. It is important to note that the Quran is not a book of science, but that it is consistent with science. To claim that scientific facts in the Quran are due to coincidence would be irrational. The best explanation is that God revealed this knowledge to the Prophet Muhammad.
Just like the Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls. It relates to our feelings, wants and needs. The Quran informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following God's guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter. And that rejection of his message will lead to depression in this life and Hellfire after death.
"We shall show them Our signs in the Universe and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is the witness of all things?" (Quran 41:53)
TRUTH IS! "GOD has no religion"!

Simply, The Faithful ARE Family.......

However religion was, and is yet needful for disobedient and gainsaying(contradicting and opposing GOD) people who would rather have a man than GOD speak to and rule over them!

Come out from among them and be separate!
GSI
2015-05-02 23:16:35 UTC
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TRUTH IS! "GOD has no religion"!
This is the truth. The real God knows NOTHING about religion,
ANY RELIGION.
The real God is not a person, or being of any kind.
The real God is not something separate from you.

Religion is mostly an invention of mankind. Throughout
history, a very small number of people have a direct experience
of God. We call those people prophets, or Messiahs. They try to
teach others how to have the same experience. Eventually their
words are misinterpreted and re-written to create a "religion",
complete with "religious leaders" who live in palaces and travel
in their own private jets.
Post by ElderChild
Simply, The Faithful ARE Family.......
However religion was, and is yet needful for disobedient and gainsaying
(contradicting and opposing GOD) people who would rather have a man
than GOD speak to and rule over them!
The real God is not a person or being, and pays no attention to
what anyone says or thinks about God.
The real God does not "rule over" anyone.
Post by ElderChild
Come out from among them and be separate!
If you "separate", then you oppose God.
The real God is Oneness.
Those who experience the real God, know that we are all the
children of the Kingdom, regardless of what we believe.
If you "separate", then you are dividing the world into the
"right" people and the "wrong" people. This is in opposition
to the real truth, which is that we are all One.
To "separate" is to be a small-minded person. The real truth
is great beyond belief.
Michael Christ
2015-05-03 10:50:36 UTC
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Only a fool looks at creation and says God is not personal!
Wake up, GSI.

Your philosophy is empty and dead.





Michael Christ
GSI
2015-05-03 19:49:56 UTC
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Only a fool looks at creation and says God is not personal!
Wake up, GSI.
Your philosophy is empty and dead.
Michael Christ
Enjoy your egocentric fantasy world.
Ike
2015-07-13 04:43:57 UTC
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Post by BV BV
Why Islam is the true religion of God.
It's not.

Does that end your confusion?

Ike
James
2015-07-15 21:21:28 UTC
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Post by BV BV
Why Islam is the true religion of God.
It's not.
Does that end your confusion?
Ike
You are correct. True religion was started by God many moons ago in
the OT. Christianity was started in the first century by its leader,
Jesus Christ. The Muslim religion was started around 600 YEARS LATER!

No Islam is not the true religion. God is not literally dealing with
Islam the same way He did in the OT. Thus their religion only comes
from men, not from God.
Ike
2015-07-16 21:14:46 UTC
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Post by Ike
Post by BV BV
Why Islam is the true religion of God.
It's not.
Does that end your confusion?
Ike
You are correct. True religion was started by God many moons ago in
the OT. Christianity was started in the first century by its leader,
Jesus Christ. The Muslim religion was started around 600 YEARS LATER!
No Islam is not the true religion. God is not literally dealing with
Islam the same way He did in the OT. Thus their religion only comes
from men, not from God.
Islam has nothing to do with God, period.

Ike

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