Science and the Koran


In today’s society we find much fighting and feuding not only between the different denominations of Christianity but between religions as well. For the last 1400 years there has been a battle of the gods going on between Christianity and Islam. Christianity claims to be a religion of love and Islam the religion of peace, neither of which has proven true over the centuries nor in current world affairs. Their have been clashes between these religions more than once as shown in history.

One such battle between these religions is each claims to have the true word of God. Christians argue it is their God which provides the true word of God. However, errors in the Bible have been proven time and time again through conflicts of facts within its pages, thereby questioning it as any word of God. Quick to point this out is the religion of Islam in its struggle to be the predominant religion in the word. The Koran (Qur’an) claims to be the word of Allah; however, as we explore some problems with the Koran we see by the word of Allah, the Koran is also in error and therefore can not be the word of any God either.

The errors within the Bible have already been brought to light elsewhere on this site. Now we will explore the problems with the Koran. Sura 4:82 states: Do they not ponder on the Qur’an? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.
It is in this phrase that the Koran can be proven false through ihe discrepancies within its pages. Errors concerning scientific fact and history are exposed in the pages of the Koran and making it false and not the word of Allah. One such statement is: Sura 27:18-19 Solomon overhears a “conversation of ants”.
Based on our knowledge about the mode of ant communications and its complexity we know this is scientifically impossible.

The Koran also explains, Un-scientifically, how man is created as follows:
Sura 22:5 says “We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then from a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed … and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes.”
Sura 23:13-14 repeats this idea by saying God “placed him as (a drop of) sperm (nutfah) in a place of rest, firmly fixed; then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood (alaqa); then out of that clot We made a (foetus) lump (mudghah), then We made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then We developed out of it another creature.”

The setting and rising of the sun according to the Koran:
Sura 18:86 “Till, when he [the traveller Zul-qarnain] reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it going down into a muddy spring.”
Sura 18:90 “Till, when he reached the rising-place of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had appointed no shelter from it.”

Now we know why stars were created according to the Koran.
Sura 67:5 “And We have (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with lamps, and we have made such (Lamps as) missiles to drive away Satans,
Sura 37:6-8 “We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars, (for beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious Satans. (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side.

Did you know that man controls night and day as well as the sun and the moon.
Sura 14:33 “And He has made subject to you the sun and the moon, both diligently persuing their courses; and the night and the day has He (also) made subject to you.”

So we can see from the above quotes from the Koran that it is NOT the word of God. Many more problems are contained with in the pages of the Koran. Do some research and you will find them and it is not necessary to reproduce them all on this site. Discrepancies between the Koran and the Bible also abound, but for that to be the case; would one or the other not have to be true? I suggest that both contain ancient history to some degree but that does not make them totally true. As we have seen both Books contain fabrications of scientific fact and prove themselves to be in error. Both are filled with miraculous events that are hard to rationalize in ones mind.

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24 Responses

  1. Found the article very informative but have to admit that the comments are much more fun to read! I’m always amazed at the lengths people will go to to “explain” their religion. If God wanted mankind to follow a written text He would have skipped the parables and symbolism and written it in a very simple format. Indeed we humans can be like sheep to a slaughter and be so gullible as to believe just about anything.

    • Exactly there would be no interpretation necessary. I agree that the more words it take to describe your religion the less likely it is to be valid. Make the lie big and repeat it often and they will believe. LOL

  2. and one more thing (soryy I can’t stop finding flaws in your arguments).
    In 14:33 (surat Ibrahim), you misinterpreted the verse, actually you misunderstood the word “sakhar” which means “to be of service unto you” and not “be under your control”, so your interpretation that man can control day and night is wrong, it’s actual meaning is that god made day and night at our service, like a gift to us so we can make use of it, because (as you can imagine) a lot of things would’ve been impossible if we only had day or anly had night 🙂

    • I took these from an authorized English translation of the Koran> If you find fault with them take them up with the author of the translation not me.

  3. and one more point.
    Let’s imagine we’re now 2000 years in the past, we don’t know black holes we don’t know how humans are born, so mainly we knew much less than we know now, there are some explanations in the quran to certain things that we discovered to be true later in time (i just can’t remember the examples right now), why can’t this be the case right now ?
    There are a lot of things that we still don’t know, both on the micro (sub-atomic) and macro (universe) level, so why can’t the explanations inthe Quran that you are unable to understand now be just things that we are still about to discover some time in the future ?
    We muslims consider the Quran to be a Mircale itself because it has these explanations of things in life and the universe that nobody knew about when they first heard the Quran !

    • How convienent that you can not site any examples. Like the setting of the sun in muddy spring, wait a miniute I lived in the mountains so it crashed behind them and burnt itself out and darkness fell upon the Earth. Get real now. Problem with miracles are they have little fact to back them up.

      You may believe what you will but stick to the facts and not what you want the facts to be or as you interpret them.

      • Sorry I just did 🙂

    • there are some explanations in the quran to certain things that we discovered to be true later in time (i just can’t remember the examples right now), why can’t this be the case right now ?

      Here are some examples:

      Al Qura’an [21:30]:

      Do not the disbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were a closed-up mass, then We opened them out? And We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?

      The Big bang, making of heavy elements out of hydrogen etc etc.

      Al Qura’an [41:11]:

      Then He turned to the heaven while it was something like smoke, and said to it and to the earth: ‘Come ye both of you, willingly or unwillingly.’ They said, ‘We come willingly.’

      In modern terms, asteroids hitting the earth, which science now proves were an important aspect of bringing life to earth.

      • That does not address the examples I gave, finish them before moving on.

        • I gave you a link to read, I suppose you didn’t look up your case in there.

    • First of all Islam is not 2000 years old but a little over 1400 years old.

      So you agree that the Koran is the fabrication of man and not the word of any god, for if it was would that god not know exactly how it created or done something. The word of any god would not be open for interpretation, rather it would be concise and final would it not?

  4. I just wanted to comment on something you said in one of your comments: “If any god was to give instructions to man it would be clear and concise and not subject to interpretation”
    If you look at the formal old Arabic you’ll find that it’s a very expressive language, long ago, the Arabs didn’t need any translation or explanation to understand the Quran, every verse has a precise and accurate meaning, but now days some people interpret it differently (like the Shei’a) because their understanding of the old Arabic is weak.
    The vague-ness you see in some of the explanations (like how humans are born) is due to the lack of scientific term for these things back then, imagine yourself trying to explain the word “fetus” and “sperm” to people 2000 years ago, I’m sure you’ll find it an extremely hard task to find the right words !

    • If that is the case then why was the interpretation fouled up to begin with? As I say take it up with the author of the translation and not me. The fact remains that the explanations are unscientific and should have been presented as such and not as fact. Simple really. Besides the formation of the human was taken from the current Greek explanation of the time, so you have a scapegoat if you wish.

  5. I understand, according to you, a compilation of some texts that talk about God by some men can be to deceive people into following those ‘Holy men’

    Is that what your point is?

  6. Like the Bible their are many translations of it, the Koran is no different. You fail to comment on the other “scientific” facts as exposed in the Koran. Do you wish to comment on those also, or do you agree that these appear in the Koran, remembering there are many translations available?

    Where does the sun rise and where does it set?
    What about man controlling celestial bodies of the sun and moon?

    How many Satan’s have there been driven away by the star missles?

    I think the point has been made that the Koran does not present the truth, but is a fabrication of man.

    • Dear blogger, you got to have an open mind about Holy scriptures and study deep with concentration. Only then can you realize the context and the meanings of them.

      I am humbly asking you to read the references (which I have given to you in the previous posts ‘Tafseer’)

      Once you have gone through the Tafseer (explanation) then if you still have questions I will be happy to clarify.

      Please do some research if you seek knowledge

      • I see you should open the mind to rationalize what the Koran really says because what is written within its pages is reall not what it says. So if the sky is Blue you must believe that it is pink. If one must interpret every passage to make it say what you want it to say instead of what it does say then it is not necessary to even have the Holy Book in the first place. That makes no sense at all now does it.

        Is it necessary to have apologist in Islam Like it is in Christianity to explain what it REALLY says and not what it DOES say?

        • I am being perfectly rational, infact I bet you wouldn’t have had met any Muslim or Christian or any other religious person who believes in Evolution. Qura’an supports the theory though Darwin’s theory is a bit incomplete.

          I believe in Big bang and that the earth was made 14 billion years ago, it is supported 100 % by Qura’an.

          The fact that life started gradually in form of unicellular organisms is also supported by my Holy book. The fact that Jesus was a Human, Prophet Muhammad was a human AND NONE of these men ascended in the sky. I am a Muslim who do not believe in the ‘super naturals’.

          And by the way, Qura’an does give a hint of string theory too (more than 4 dimensions)

          Therefore I am sorry if I do not fulfill your apologist criteria. What you need to understand that if Qura’an says the sky is #0000FF, you should not take it literally, instead try to find out what it really meant and what was the pretext/logic of that notion.

          • First let me say you would lose your bet. Like I said earlier it is of no use and not the word of any god if one has to interpret the Koran to make it say what they want it to say. If any god was to give instructions to man it would be clear and concise and not subject to interpretation. That is the problem with all the “Holy Books” they are subject to the interpretation of man. Oh and you do fulfill the criteria for an apologist by your very statements in that you say I know what is written but let me tell you ehat it really says or what was meant. That is sad but it is understandable.

            It is good to hear you do not buy into the super natural and miracles. The creation stories are similar to those in Christianity but a little far fetched as most are in any “Holy Book”. The creation story in the Koran is NOT Scientifically possible as I said Previously. Understand that you are free to believe as you will, I just do not buy into it or any other religion I have studied nor should any religion try to convert others to their way of thinking or their “Holy Books” GThat is one of the major problems in the worl today. And by the way ALL religions are in the minority with none being any better or mor true thn another.

            • While you ‘claim’ to be logical, your narrow mind is evident in your previous comment. If you don’t understand the point of religion, then perhaps you have to open your heart too.

              What you do not understand is man has a religion in any way, to me even atheism is a religion. It’s God is science and logic (whereas it is completely far from that). In no way I mean to offend you, but if you claim if there is no God, then please try to prove it to me and I will put forward some (intellectual and logical) questions in your reply, I hope this exercise will make us go deep into each other’s ideas.

              • I am a Deist and believe in god, Just not in the context of the “Revealed” Religions. I also adhere to the Big Bang Theory and in evolution, again NOT in the context of any so called “Revealed” religion. God reveals its self in Nature, its laws, and the universe NOT in any “Holy Book”. Do we now understand each others position regarding religion?

  7. One such statement is: Sura 27:18-19 Solomon overhears a “conversation of ants”.

    Where? It is not in my translation.

    he Koran also explains, Un-scientifically, how man is created as follows:
    Sura 22:5 says “We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then from a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed … and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes.”

    If you follow ‘science’ you may as well know how evolution started. First (living) creatures were made out of clay, then they evolved egg fertilizing techniques and so on. What your scientists are finding out today was all revealed in the Qura’an 1400 years ago.

    Now for the rest you should really read detailed commentary of Qura’an

    Find it here: http://www.alislam.org/quran/

    • Sura An-Naml [The Ant] (27):18-19 At length, when they came to a valley of ants, one of the ants said: “O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it.”

      So he smiled, amused at her speech; and he said: “O my Lord! so order me that I may be grateful for Thy favours, which Thou has bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may work the righteousness that will please Thee: And admit me, by They Grace to the ranks of Thy Righteous Servants.”

      • http://www.alislam.org/quran/tafseer/?page=1968&region=E1

        Do read this

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