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The Holy Quran Challanges Atheism

 

Atheism is based on a false claim that the universe wasn't created and that it is eternal and will remain so.By Magdy Abdalshafy

This claim is now groundless and absurd because it has been scientifically proven that the universe has come into being as a result of a huge explosion known as "the Big Bang," and it is expanding and it won't keep expanding forever.

In his book, God: The Evidence, The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World, the American scholar Patrick Glynn from the George Washington University writes:

“The past two decades of research have overturned nearly all the important assumptions and predictions of an earlier generation of modern secular and atheist thinkers relating to the issue of God. Modern thinkers assumed that science would reveal the universe to be ever more random and mechanical; instead it has discovered unexpected new layers of intricate order that bespeak an almost unimaginably vast master design. Modern psychologists predicted that religion would be exposed as a neurosis and outgrown; instead, religious commitment has been shown empirically to be a vital component of basic mental health…”

 

In fact, the Glorious Qur’an has leveled a fatal blow to atheism because it refers to scientific facts that have been only found out in the last few decades. The total number of the Qur’anic verses is 6600 verses; about one thousand verses have scientific natures, add to this a huge number in the Prophet’s words. We should always bear in mind that the Glorious Qur’an is not a science book; it is a book of guidance that addresses every age according to its mentality, refuting the claims of atheism and undermining the atheism of every age according to the basics that they build on. For example:

There is a reference to the Big Bang in the Qur’an.

There is a reference to the expansion of the universe.

There is a reference to the gaseous state of the universe that followed the Big Bang.

There is a reference to how the universe will end (the Big crunch).

There is a reference to the supernova in the Qur’an.

There is a reference to the massive star-end; both pulsars and the black hole are given a special mention in the Qur’an.

There is a reference to the end of the sun-like stars as red giants.

There is a reference to the end of the sun and how it will swallow the moon and the nearby planets.

There is a reference to the resting place of the sun (science says that the sun and planets are moving swiftly towards a caertain black hole in the center of the galaxy).

There is a reference in the Qur’an to matter and anti-matter.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the movement of the moon.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the speed of light.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to formation of the cloud.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the ozone layer.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the metals(iron in particular) sent from massive stars to the earth.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the formation of clouds.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to spherical shape of the universe.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the motion of movement of stars and its locations

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the multitudes of moons and suns in the universe.

There is a reference to the geological age of the Earth in the Qur’an.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the cycle of the rain.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the kind of motion into the universe.

There is reference in the Qur’an to the seven layers of the Earth.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the mountains’ roots.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the mid-oceanic volcanism.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the deep currents in some sea and bioluminescent animals in the deep seas.

There is a reference to the shape of the human sperm.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the chromosomes.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the development of the human embryo.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the cell memory.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the nervous system.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the human DNA.

There is a reference to the size of the Earth in ancient geological time and how it got smaller and smaller.

There is a reference to the similitude of embryo of some animals and the human embryo and how human embryo changes into a human shape.

There is a reference in the Qur’an to the fact that not all the human sperms are necessary for fertilization.

There is a reference to the day layer that changes the sun invisible rays into visible rays.   

There is a reference to the barrier between two waters.

These are not all the scientific statements in the Holy Quran and the prophet's words.

By Magdy Abdalshafy

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