Religion of Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Source: Husseini Yushau BabalWiaz
…Evidence, not faith or believe -Part 2
"I think it seems to me very, very mysterious, almost unbelievable. I really think if what you have said is true, the book (Al-Qur'an)is really a very remarkable book, I agree."
--- Professor Siaveda, Professor of Marine Geology, Japan.
"..It seems to me that Muhammad was a very ordinary man, he could not read, did not know how to write, in fact he was an illiterate(unlettered)...making profound statements(in the Qur'an) that are amazingly accurate, of scientific nature…"
--- Professor T.V.N. Persaud, Professor of Anatomy of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Fellow readers, I think last week, Graham in his rejoinder claimed he predicted I would use the holy Qur'an in my rebuttal, which he claims is not good enough as source of my evidence about the existence of God. Well, this second rebuttal will elaborate instances where the very "scientific community" that he is vouching and advocating for (unsuccessfully, though) as "The Real Prophets", have confirmed and vindicated the Qur'an as they see it being on the same wavelength with their theories and discoveries, both in lecture halls and laboratories.
Here are some few of those statements, which will conclude with direct quotations from Graham's very scientists, who appeared diametrically opposed to Graham's prophesy attribution toward them as they confirm the authenticity and validity of the Qur'an as a divine miracle!
Qur'anic Perspective on the Existence of God
"Their messengers said; Is there a doubt about God, the creator of heavens and earth?" --- Qur'an chapter14:10
Analysis: According to an American scientist, Reg Whittaker, who wrote in his book, "The End of Privacy-The Century of Intelligence." , "When the switch is thrown to activate the (first ever) ultimate super computer in 1946, the first question fed into it is the age-old question that obsessed humanity: 'Is there a God?"(Then upon this question) the sky darkened, thunder rumbled, and the answer comes back,( in a twinkle of an eye), "Now there is(a God!)" It is clear that, Allah had instantly and instantaneously decided to knock sense in the 'forefather' of Graham, Ros and their kith and kin atheists by facilitating these phenomena, just to remind them of His existence. Instead of glorifying Him, the brain behind their so-called powerful brains who enabled them to invent this computer." No wonder Hal Borland once said, "For his learning and sophistication, man still instinctively reaches toward that force beyond (God)…Only arrogance can deny (His) existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand, in every tuft of grass, in every opening bud, there it is."
Qur'anic Perspective on the Creation of Mankind
"When your Lord drew forth the children of Adam- From their lions-Their descendants, and made them Testify concerning themselves…Am I not your Lord(Who cherishes and sustains you)? They said: ”Yea! We do testify!" (This), lest you should say on the Day of Judgment: "Of this we were never mindful."
"He(man) is created from a drop (of sperm) emitted. Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs: Surely(God) is able to bring him back(to life)!" --- Qur'an chapter 75 verse 37.
Analysis: A Catholic scientist, Spalanzani, said on BBC world documentary, Discovery in May 2010, that, "God at the creation (from the beginning) had placed all the future eggs inside the first human(Adam)." Scientists belief that, a man's seed is the quintessence of his body. It proceeds from his lions, i.e., from his back between the hip-bones and his ribs. His back-bone is the source and symbol of his strength and personality. In the spinal cord and in the brain is the directive energy of the central nervous system, and this directs all action , organic and psychic. The spinal cord is continuous with the Medulla Oblonganta(The lowermost portion of the vertebrate brain, continuous with the spinal cord) in the brain. The creator (Allah) who can mingle the forces of psychic and physical muscular action in the creation of man, as explained in the last note, can surely give a new open out in the Hereafter….And according to Dr. Chris of BBC Naked Scientist program, scientists have discovered the mechanism that actually starts sperm swimming once they get out of the male and inside the female. He said; sperm spend most of their time…trying to conserve their energy so that when they get inside the female of any species they would be able to utilize this energy for the adventurous journey to fertilize an egg. Hence this scientific analysis coincides directly with the Qur'anic verse above that declared 1400 years ago that, man was a product of sperm.
Qur'anic Perspective on Causes and Consequences of Global Warming?
"Corruption (destruction and mischief) has appeared on land and sea because of that which people's hands have caused so that He (Allah) may let them taste a part of that which they have done on order that they may returned." ---Qur'an chapter 30 verse 41
Analysis: Scientists have spent decades figuring out what is causing global warming. They've looked at the natural cycles and events that are known to influence climate. But the amount and pattern of warming that's been measured can't be explained by these factors alone. The only way to explain the pattern is to include the effect of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by humans. To bring all this information together, the United Nations formed a group of scientists called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. The IPCC meets every few years to review the latest scientific findings and write a report summarizing all that is known about global warming. Each report represents a consensus, or agreement, among hundreds of leading scientists.
One of the first things scientists learned is that there are several greenhouse gases responsible for warming, and humans emit them in a variety of ways. Most come from the combustion of fossil fuels in cars, factories and electricity production. The gas responsible for the most warming is carbon dioxide, also called CO2. Other contributors include methane released from landfills and agriculture (especially from the digestive systems of grazing animals), nitrous oxide from fertilizers, gases used for refrigeration and industrial processes, and the loss of forests that would otherwise store CO2. And it is very obvious that, human activities on land and in the sea that cause this global warning or climate change, hence the Qur'an, which mentioned that over 1400 years ago has been vindicated big time!
How "The Real Prophets"[scientists] are getting impressed by the Qur'an
T.V.N Persaud, a Professor of Anatomy and co-author of , "The Developing Human" with Professor Keith Moore was fascinated after reading the Qur'an and this is what he said: "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(unlettered)...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."
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, Pennsylvania, USA, also stated that, ""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."
Gerald, C. Goeringer, Professor and Co-ordinator of Madical Embryology in the Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, also remarked that, "...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."
Alfred Kroner, Professor of the Department of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Germany pointed out that, "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 discussed here...
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."
Yushidi Kusan, Director of the Tokyo Observatory, also said: "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 Amstrong, works for NASA and he is also Professor of Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, he observed regarding the Qur'an that, "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."
William Hay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, said: "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 passages."
And when he was asked about the source of the Qur'an, he replied, "Well, I would think it must be the divine being."
Duraj Rao, Professor of Marine Geology at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi, Jeddah stated that: "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 source."
Professor Siavada, Professor of Marine Geology, Japan, observed that: "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."
In fact I can go on and on to mention numerous scientists who after understanding the Qur'an, even went the extra-mile to convert to Islam. Please Graham and readers, follow these links to watch how Atheists and even members of other faiths are fast embracing Islam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGImNxW37Tc, An Atheist who converted to Islam talks about the "Purpose of Life", very interesting please watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiRsyes_q8o "From Atheism to Islam", please watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyCod0rRJVg Another Atheist explaining why he chose
Islam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JPYg1Nz9S0 Another Atheist sister explaining her conversion story. You can see as many as possible.
Graham and Ros and the rest of your team, the custodians of Atheism in Ghana, your smear campaign against Islam and Allah, would not make any impact and enable people to reject Islam. Remember that Napoleon Bonaparte, a prominent figure in history predicted the recent exponential soaring and surging nature of the Islamic faith, when he wrote in his book, "The Genuine Islam" that: "I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today." In fact, Napoleon Bonaparte appears to have been vindicated by this powerful statement over eight decades ago, in the sense, currently(not only in Europe), Islam is the fastest growing religion in the all the continent and the world at large. It has been estimated that, 68000 people are becoming Muslims every 24 hours, making the religion fast soaring and surging with a whopping(over) 1.5 billion of the world population currently. It has been discovered that, Muslims are found in 204 out 238 countries in the world. And 1 out of every 5 people on earth is a Muslim. According to a Chicago University study, around to 300 to 400 people convert to Islam every day, in the US. Over the last few years, Muslim population had increase 235% in Europe. How come so many people convert to Islam when it is perceived as an 'extremist' ideology…And out of the people who convert to Islam in the US, 70% are women, and mostly single women. Why do 'independent' women belonging to most 'democratic' and 'free' society where women are the most liberated in the World, convert to a religion that is perceived to be suppressing women and not offering then any rights.
In the United Kingdom and France, about 100, 000 people converted in the last decade in each country Germany (usually 4000 a year) and many other places around the world. And interestingly the name Muhammad is the most popular name in London……According to the Guinness Books of the World Records, Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion by number of conversion each year: "Although the religion began in Arabia, by 2002, 80% of all believers in Islam lived outside the Arab world. In the period 1990-2000, approximately 12.5 million more people converted to Islam than to Christianity…According to the New York Times, 25% of Americans are coverts to Islam. And another report indicates that there are 1209 mosques and Islamic centers throughout the United States. In Britain, around 10,000-2000 people convert to Islam per year…Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, reported that, "For the first time in history, we(Catholics) are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us."…The church of England was reported to have said that, Christianity is declining 50% faster than it is previously thought. In Russia, Islam is the second largest faith and fastest growing, it has more than ten million followers. In China, Muslims are estimated to be around 100 to 200 million and growing fast. I will conclude with this verse for you Graham and Ros and all other Atheists to reflect on how Allah describes the like of you guys in Qur'an chapter 7 verse 179, over 1400 years ago, knowing very well that, people like you would rise up one day and challenge His existence. "Many are the Jinns and men We(Allah) have made for Hell: They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle,- nay more misguided: for they are heedless(of warning)."
Husseini Yushau BabalWiaz, is the Research & Outreach Coordinator at Center for Media & Peace Initiative, New York, Author of three Books, including "Not good without God", a rebuttal to a Harvard University Atheist Chaplain's book, "Good without God", and a Tutor in Arabic & Islamic Studies in New York. [email protected]
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