7 Reasons to Read the Glorious Qur'an
It dares you to disprove it. How? It says that humans cannot write a
book like this even if they pooled all their resources together and got
help also from the spirits. The Qur'an said this fourteen hundred years
ago and yet no one has been able to disprove it.. Billions of books have
been written, but not another one like the Qur'an.
It is the only religious sacred writing that has been in circulation for
such a long time and yet remains as pure as it was in the beginning. The
Qur'an was kept intact. Nothing was added to it, nothing was changed in
it, and nothing was taken away from it ever since its revelation was
completed 1400 hundred years ago.
The Qur'an is God's final revelation to humankind. God revealed the
Torah to Moses, the Psalms to David, the Gospel to Jesus, and finally
the Qur'an to Muhammad. Peace be upon Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad.
No other book will come from God to surpass His final revelation.
The Qur'an withstands the test of time and scrutiny. No one can dispute
the truth of this book. It speaks about past history and turns out
right. It speaks about the future in prophecies and it turns our right.
It mentions details of physical phenomena which were not known to people
at the time; yet later scientific discoveries prove that the Qur'an was
right all along. Every other book needs to be revised to accord with
modern knowledge. The Qur'an alone is never contradicted by a newly
discovered scientific fact.
5. Your Roadmap for Life and Afterlife
The Qur'an is the best guidebook on how to structure your life. No other
book presents such a comprehensive system involving all aspects of human
life and endeavor. The Qur'an also points out the way to secure
everlasting happiness in the afterlife. It is your roadmap showing how
to get to Paradise.
6. God's Gift of Guidance
God has not left alone. You were made for a reason. God tells you why he
made you, what he demands from you and what he has in store for you. If
you operate a machine contrary to it's manufacturer's specification you
will ruin that machine. What about you? Do you have an owner's manual
for yourself? The Qur'an is from your Maker. It is a gift for you to
make sure you function for success, lest you fail to function. It is a
healing from God. It satisfies the soul, and cleans the heart. It
removes doubts and brings peace.
7. Your Calling Card to Communicate with you Lord
Humans are social creatures. We love to communicate with other
intelligent life. The Qur'an tells us how to communicate with the source
of all intelligence and the source of all life, the One God. The Qur'an
tell us who God is, by what name we should address Him, and the way in
which to communicate with Him.
The Holy Quran
consists of 114 Surahs (Chapters). The second chapter is
the largest, while the latter chapters are smaller in
size. The Quran has been preserved in its original form
in Arabic throughout the centuries. The Arabic
recitation you will hear in this audio is the same that
was revealed to Prophet Muhammad [peace be on him] more
than fourteen hundred years ago. The Arabic in this
Quran audio is recited by Shakir Qasmi, and the English
translation is recited by Aslam Azhar. This English
translation was written by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall.
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In the Shade of the Qur'an (Fi Zilal al-Qur'an)
the well-known 20th Century tafsir written by
Syed Qutb, the Egyptian Muslim activist and major figure of the
Muslim Brotherhood. This online section consists of the
commentary from Surah 78 until the end of the Qur'an.
Neither the laws of probability nor the laws of
physics and chemistry offer any chance for the fortuitous
formation of life.
The Holy Qur'an on Astronomy.
Any other seventh century book making statements
the physical universe would surely contain mistakes.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Toronto.
Distinguished embryologist and the author of several medical
textbooks, including Clinically Oriented Anatomy (3rd
Edition) and The Developing Human (5th Edition, with
Investigations in to the 'alaqa
or leech-like stage.
was a former President of the Canadian Association of
Anatomists, and of the American Association of Clinical
Anatomists. He was honored by the Canadian Association
of Anatomists with the prestigious J.C.B. Grant Award
and in 1994 he received the Honored Member Award of the
American Association of Clinical Anatomists
outstanding contributions to the field of clinical
"For the past three years, I have worked with the
Embryology Committee of King
University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, helping them to interpret
the many statements in the Qur'an and Sunnah referring to human
reproduction and prenatal development. At first I was astonished
by the accuracy of the statements that were recorded in the 7th
century AD, before the science of embryology was established.
Although I was aware of the glorious history of Muslim
scientists in the 10th century AD, and some of their
contributions to Medicine, I knew nothing about the religious
facts and beliefs contained in the Qur'an and Sunnah."
At a conference in
Cairo he presented a research paper and stated:
"It has been a great pleasure for me to
help clarify statements in the Qur'an about human development.
It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad
from God, or Allah, because most of this knowledge was not
discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad
must have been a messenger of God, or Allah."
Professor Moore also stated
"...Because the staging of human embryos
is complex, owing to the continuous process of change during
development, it is proposed that a new system of classification
could be developed using the terms mentioned in the Qur'an and
Sunnah. The proposed system is simple, comprehensive, and
conforms with present embryological knowledge.
"The intensive studies of the Qur'an and Hadith in the
last four years have revealed a system of classifying human
embryos that is amazing since it was recorded in the seventh
century A.D... the descriptions in the Qur'an cannot be based on
scientific knowledge in the seventh century..."
E. Marshall Johnson
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and
Developmental Biology, and Director of the Daniel Baugh
Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia,
over 200 publications. Former President of the
Teratology Society among other accomplishments.
Professor Johnson began to take an interest in the
scientific signs in the Qur'an at the 7th Saudi Medical
Conference (1982), when a special committee was formed
to investigate scientific signs in the Qur'an and Hadith.
At first, Professor Johnson refused to accept the
existence of such verses in the Qur'an and Hadith.
But after a discussion with Sheikh Zindani he took an
interest and concentrated his research on the internal
as well as external development of the fetus.
"...in summary, the Qur'an describes not only the
development of external form, but emphasises also the internal
stages, the stages inside the embryo, of its creation and
development, emphasising major events recognised by contemporary
"As a scientist, I can only deal with things which I can
specifically see. I can understand embryology and developmental
biology. I can understand the words that are translated to me
from the Qur'an. As I gave the example before, if I were to
transpose myself into that era, knowing what I do today and
describing things, I could not describe the things that were
I see no evidence to refute the concept that this individual Muhammad
had to be developing this information from some place... so I
see nothing here in conflict with the concept that divine
intervention was involved in what he was able to write..."
Professor of Anatomy, and
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of
Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
editor of over 20 books, and has published over 181
scientific papers. Co-author of The Developing Human
(5th Edition, with Keith L. Moore). He received the
J.C.B. Grant Award in 1991. Professor Peraud presented
several research papers.
"It seems to me that Muhammad
was a very ordinary man, he couldn't read, didn't know how to
write, in fact he was an illiterate...
We're talking about 1400 years ago, you have some illiterate
person making profound statements that are amazingly accurate,
of a scientific nature...
I personally can't see how this could be mere chance, there are
too many accuracies and like Dr. Moore, I have no difficulty in
my mind reconciling that this is a divine inspiration or
revelation which lead him to these statements."
Joe Leigh Simpson
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
He is the
President of the American Fertility Society. He has
received many awards, including the Association of
Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology Public
Recognition Award in 1992. Like many others, Professor
Simpson was taken by surprise when he discovered that
the Qur'an and Hadith contain verses related to
his specialized field of study. When he met with Sheikh
Abdul-Majeed A.Zindani, he insisted on verifying the
text presented to him from the Qur'an and Hadith.
"... these Hadiths (sayings of Muhammad)
could not have been obtained on the basis of the scientific
knowledge that was available at the time of the 'writer'... It
follows that not only is there no conflict between genetics and
religion (Islam) but in fact religion (Islam) may guide science
by adding revelation to some of the traditional scientific
approaches... There exist statements in the Qur'an shown
centuries later to be valid which support knowledge in the
Qur'an having been derived from God."
Gerald C. Goeringer
Professor and coordinator of Medical Embryology in the
Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Georgetown
University, Washington DC, USA.
A.Zindani met with Professor Goeringer and asked him
whether in the history of embryology was there any
mention of the different stages of embryonic
development, or whether there existed any embryological
texts at the time of the Prophet. Sheikh Zindani also
asked his opinion regarding the terms the Qur'an uses to
describe the different phases of fetal development.
After several long discussions, he presented a study at
the 8th Saudi Medical Conference:
"...In a relatively few ayahs (Qur'anic verses)
is contained a rather comprehensive description of human
development from the time of commingling of the gametes through
organogenesis. No such distinct and complete record of human
development such as classification, terminology, and description
existed previously. In most, if not all instances, this
description antedates by many centuries the recording of the
various stages of human embryonic and fetal development recorded
in the traditional scientific literature."
Professor of the Department of
Geosciences, University of Mainz, Germany.
Kroner is one of the world's most famous geologists,
becoming well known among his colleague scientists for
his criticisms against the theories of some of the major
scientists in his field. Sheikh
A. Zindani met with him and presented several Qur'anic
verses and Hadith which he studied and commented
"Thinking where Muhammad
came from... I think it is almost impossible that he could have
known about things like the common origin of the universe,
because scientists have only found out within the last few years
with very complicated and advanced technological methods that
this is the case."
"Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics 1400
years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from
his own mind for instance that the earth and the heavens had the
same origin, or many others of the questions that we have
If you combine all these and you combine all these statements
that are being made in the Qur'an in terms that relate to the
earth and the formation of the earth and science in general, you
can basically say that statements made there in many ways are
true, they can now be confirmed by scientific methods, and in a
way, you can say that the Qur'an is a simple science text book
for the simple man. And that many of the statements made in
there at that time could not be proven, but that modern
scientific methods are now in a position to prove what Muhammad
said 1400 years ago."
Director of the Tokyo Observatory,
Abdul-Majeed A. Zindani presented a number of Qur'anic
verses describing the beginnings of the universe and of
the heavens, and the relationship of the earth to the
heavens. He expressed his astonishment, saying that the
Qur'an describes the universe as seen from the highest
observation point, everything is distinct and clear.
"I say, I am very much impressed by finding true
astronomical facts in Qur'an, and for us modern astronomers have
been studying very small piece of the universe. We have
concentrated our efforts for understanding of very small part.
Because by using telescopes, we can see only very few parts of
the sky without thinking about the whole universe. So by reading
Qur'an and by answering to the questions, I think I can find my
future way for investigation of the universe."
Professor Armstrong works for NASA and is also Professor of
Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Armstrong was asked a number of questions about Qur'anic
verses dealing with his field of specialisation. He was
eventually asked, "You have seen and discovered for
yourself the true nature of modern Astronomy by means of
modern equipment, rockets, and satellites developed by
man. You have also seen how the same facts were
mentioned by the Qur'an fourteen centuries ago. So what
is your opinion?"
"That is a difficult question which I have
been thinking about since our discussion here. I am impressed at
how remarkably some of the ancient writings seem to correspond
to modern and recent Astronomy. I am not a sufficient scholar of
human history to project myself completely and reliably into the
circumstances that 1400 years ago would have prevailed.
Certainly, I would like to leave it at that,
that what we have seen is remarkable, it may or may not admit of
scientific explanation, there may well have to be something
beyond what we understand as ordinary human experience to
account for the writings that we have seen."
Professor of Oceanography,
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Hay is one of the best known marine scientist in the
USA. Sheikh cAbdul-Majeed A. Zindani met with
him and asked him many questions about the marine
surface, the divider between upper and lower sea, and
about the ocean floor and marine geology.
"I find it very interesting that this sort of
information is in the ancient scriptures of the Holy Qur'an, and
I have no way of knowing where they would have come from. But I
think it is extremely interesting that they are there and this
work is going on to discover it, the meaning of some of the
And when he was asked about the source
of the Qur'an, he replied, "Well, I would
think it must be the divine being."
Professor of Marine Geology teaching
at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Zindani presented to Prof. Rao many verses dealing with
his area of specialisation, and asked: "What do you
think of the existence of the scientific information in
the Qur'an? How could Prophet Muhammad have known about
these facts fourteen centuries ago?"
"It is difficult to imagine that this type of
knowledge was existing at that time, around 1400 years back. May
be some of the things they have simple idea about, but to
describe those things in great detail is very difficult. So this
is definitely not simple human knowledge. A normal human being
cannot explain this phenomenon in that much detail. So, I
thought the information must have come from a supernatural
Professor of Marine Geology, Japan.
Zindani asked him a number of questions in his area of
specialization, and then informed him of the Qur'anic
verses and Hadith which mention the same
phenomena he spoke of. One of the questions was
concerning mountains. Sheikh Zindani asked him about the
shape of mountains; and whether they were firmly rooted
in the earth. "What is your opinion of what you have
seen in the Qur'an and the Sunnah with regard to the
secrets of the Universe, which scientists only
"I think it seems to me very, very mysterious,
almost unbelievable. I really think if what you have said is
true, the book is really a very remarkable book, I agree."
Chairman of the
Department of Anatomy and is the former Dean of the faculty of
Medicine, University of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tejasen studied various articles concerning the Qur'an
and modern embryology. He spent four days with several
scholars, Muslims and non-Muslims, discussing this
phenomenon in the Qur'an and Hadith. During the
8th Saudi Medical Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia he
stood up and said:
"In the last three years, I became interested in
the Qur'an... From my studies and what I have learned throughout
this conference, I believe that everything that has been
recorded in the Qur'an fourteen hundred years ago must be the
truth, that can be proved by the scientific means.
Since the Prophet Muhammad
could neither read nor write, Muhammad
must be a messenger who relayed this truth which was revealed to
him as an enlightenment by the one who is eligible creator. This
creator must be God, or Allah.
I think this is the time to say La ilaha illa Allah,
there is no god to worship except Allah (God), Muhammad
rasoolu Allah, Muhammad
is Messenger of Allah...
The most precious thing I have gained from coming to this
conference is La ilaha illa Allah, and to have become Muslim."
Dr. Maurice Bucaille
Born in 1920, former
chief of the Surgical Clinic, University of Paris, has for a
long time deeply interested in the correspondences between the
teachings of the Holy Scriptures and modern secular knowledge.
He is the
author of a best-seller, "The Bible, The Qur'an and
Science" (1976). His classical studies of the
scriptural languages, including Arabic, in association
with his knowledge of hieroglyphics, have allowed him to
hold a multidisciplinary inquiry, in which his personal
contribution as a medical doctor has produced conclusive
arguments. His work, "Mummies of the Pharaohs -
Modern Medical Investigations" (St. Martins Press,
1990), won a History Prize from the Académie Française
and another prize from the French National Academy of
His other works include: "What is the Origin of Man"
(Seghers, 1988), "Moses and Pharaoh, the Hebrews
in Egypt", (NTT Mediascope Inc, 1994); and "Réflexions
sur le Coran" (Mohamed Talbi & Maurice Bucaille,
After a study which
lasted ten years, Dr. Maurice Bucaille addressed the French
Academy of Medicine in 1976 concerning the existence in the
Qur'an of certain statements concerning physiology and
reproduction. His reason for doing that was that :
"...our knowledge of these disciplines is
such, that it is impossible to explain how a text produced at
the time of the Qur'an could have contained ideas that have only
been discovered in modern times."
"The above observation makes the hypothesis advanced by those
who see Muhammad
as the author of the Qur'an untenable. How could a man, from
being illiterate, become the most important author, in terms of
literary merits, in the whole of Arabic literature?
How could he then pronounce truths of a scientific nature that
no other human-being could possibly have developed at that time,
and all this without once making the slightest error in his
pronouncement on the subject?"
 al-Zindani, Abdul-Majeed A,
This is the Truth
(video tape). Scientific Signs of the Qur'an and Sunnah containing
interviews with various scientists. Available in Arabic, English,
French, Urdu and Turkish. A full English transcript of this video with
illustrations is also available: Al-Rehaili, Abdullah M.,
This is the Truth,Muslim
World League, Makkah al-Mukarrammah, 1995. Also available on the web at:
 Moore, Keith L. and al-Zindani,
Abdul-Majeed A., The
Developing Human with Islamic Additions,
Third Edition, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1982, with Dar Al-Qiblah
for Islamic Literature, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1983, page viiic. Limited
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A, The Qur'an and
Modern Science - Correlation Studies,
Islamic Academy for Scientific Research, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Reprinted
by World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), USA., 1990, ISBN
0-9627236-0-6. Collection of papers presented at a symposium sponsored
by the Muslim Students Association, University of Illinois, May 1990.
 Moore, Keith L.; Johnson, E.
Marshall; Persaud, T.V.N.; Goeringer, Gerald C.; Zindani, Abdul-Majeed
A.; and Ahmed
A, Human Development
as Described in the Qur'an and Sunnah,
Commission on Scientific Signs of the Qur'an and Sunnah, Muslim World
League, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia, 1992, ISBN 0-9627236-1-4.
Collection of papers that were originally presented in the First
International Conference on Scientific Signs of the Qur'an and Sunnah,
held in Islamabad, Pakistan, 1987, and after some modifications and
development, presented in their present form in Dakar, Sengal in July
Our Lord! Relieve us of the torment, for we do
really believe. (44:12)
The Written Representation of the Recited Text
of the Qur'ân by Professor M A S Abdel Haleem
The Qur'ân As Literature.
Professor Mustansir Mir introduces the often
aspect of the Qur'ân i.e., the Qur'ân as literature and
illustrates this aspect with some interesting examples.
Qur'ânic Story of Joseph: Plot, Themes, and Characters.
This article deals with the literary aspects and
of the Qur'ânic story of Joseph. The Qur'ânic story
is neatly structured on the analogy of the literary-rhetorical
device of al-laff wa 'l-nashr 'alâ 'l-'aks
(involution and evolution in reverse).
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Mobile Qur'an (Yasin) 1.0 (Palm OS 3.5)
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you to read Surah Yasin (36) from the Holy Qur'an.