BY SHAIKH FAISAL10 June 2013 (Morning Dars)
Notes written by AT6
Say (O Muhammad SAW to them) : "Believe in it (the Qur'an) or do not believe (in it). Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it (the Jews and the Christians like 'Abdullah bin Salam and Salman Al-Farisi), when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration." (Al-Isra 17:107)
Allah is saying whether you believe in the Quran or you don't believe in it, it is the haq.
Those who were given knowledge before know the Quran is the truth when they hear it.
This means that not all of the bible is corrupted.
Abdullah bin Salam, who was a Jew, and Salman Al-Farisi, who was a Christian, both embraced Islam.
This is because when they hear the haq they are able to recognise it.
An example of something that can be recognised by the people of the previous scriptures when they read the Quran is the number of keepers of the hellfire which is 19.
And We have set none but angels as guardians of the Fire, and We have fixed their number (19) only as a trial for the disbelievers, in order that the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) may arrive at a certainty [that this Quran is the truth as it agrees with their Books i.e. their number (19) is written in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] and the believers may increase in Faith (as this Quran is the truth) and that no doubts may be left for the people of the Scripture and the believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) and the disbelievers may say: "What Allah intends by this (curious) example ?" Thus Allah leads astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none can know the hosts of your Lord but He. And this (Hell) is nothing else than a (warning) reminder to mankind. (74:31)
The Quran is an amazing book and it is amazing from many different angles.
It is the greatest miracle of Muhammad (SAW)
We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Quran) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? (41:53)
The tafseer of this ayah (41:53) is that the Quran contains scientific facts which no scientist in the world can refute.
It is impossible to reconcile the bible with science.
The bible says the rabbit chew its cud.
And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. (Leviticus 11:6)
This is the biggest lie under the heavens.
You don't need to reconcile the Quran with science because there is no contradiction between the two.
The Quran is Allah's revelation and science is Allah's creation and there is no conflict between the two.
There are many Christian scientists who embraced Islam.
Certain Quranic verses caused them to embrace Islam.
The Christian scientists are impressed with a subject in the Quran which is called embryology.
They are asking how it is possible for Muhammad, who was illiterate and who lived in Makkah at a time when there was no access to microscopes, to reveal so much information on embryology.
Dr Keith Moore embraced Islam because of this.
Dr Keith Moore came to the conclusion that the only explanation for there to be so many details on embryology in the Quran is that Allah revealed it to Muhammad.
Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge) (and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman). (Al-Mu'minun 23:13)
Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators. (Al-Mu'minun 23:14)
Allah is hereby talking about the stages of the embryo and how it is developed in the womb.
1. Nutfah (sperm mixed with ovum)
2. Alaqah (the clot)
3. Mudgha (lump of flesh)
These are the three stages that the embryo goes through.
When it becomes a mudgha Allah gives it its soul
How was it that Muhammad was able to discuss the development of the foetus with such minute details?
This is why Dr Keith Moore took his shahada.
The only logical explanation is that this knowledge came from Allah.
Muhammad was living in the desert and he didn't have access to microscopes or ultrasounds.
These things weren't available in the 7th century.
Dr Keith Moore is saying that the only explanation for this is that Allah revealed this information to Muhammad.
This is an amazing verse of the Quran.
Embryology in the Qur’an by Dr Keith L. Moore- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upa4BSH7ua4
Another verse of the Quran which the scientists find amazing is surah 16:15.
Allah told you that the mountains are pegs to keep the earth still so it doesn't wobble with you.
And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you, and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves. (An-Nahl 16:15)
This fact amazes the scientists today.
Another verse where Allah spoke about the mountains is surah 79:32
And the mountains He has fixed firmly; (An-Nazi'at 79:32)
This is another verse of the Quran that doesn't cease to amaze the scientists.
Another verse that amazes the scientists is surah 21:30
Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (Al-Anbiya 21:30)
The Quran is saying that the big bang took place but Allah created the bang.
Allah addresses the kuffar in the verse where He talks about the big bang.
You only came up with the big bang theory recently.
This theory was made mention of in the Quran more than 1400 years ago.
You put a spin on the theory by saying that the world came about by accident.
The first argument the Islamic scholars use against those who say the world came about by accident is the Sun.
If the Sun was too close to us we would die from the severity of the heat.
If the Sun was too far away from us we would freeze to death from the intense cold.
We see that the Sun is meticulously and accurately situated above our heads in order to sustain life on earth.
This is the first argument you use to checkmate an atheist.
If the world had come about by accident, the Sun would have been either too close to us or too far away from us
This is because accidents have no accuracy.
An atheist has no feet to stand on.
The other ayah that doesn't cease to amaze the modern day scientists is surah 55:19-21.
He has let loosed the two seas (the salt water and the sweet) meeting together. (Ar-Rahman 55:19)
Between them is a barrier which none of them can transgress. (Ar-Rahman 55:20)
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny? (Ar-Rahman 55:21)
The scientists are amazed at how Muhammad was able to bring a book with so many scientific facts which no other scientists are able to refute.
This is why so many scientists are embracing Islam.
The beauty of the Quran is not just in science; it is also in linguistics.
The experts in the Arabic language are saying the Quran has no spelling mistakes and no grammatical errors.
How is it possible for a man who is unlettered to bring a book with no spelling mistakes and no grammatical errors?
This is why the Quran is the greatest miracle of Muhammad.
Not only is it the greatest miracle, it is the greatest living miracle
Muhammad was totally illiterate but the grammar used in the Quran was superior to the grammar of the experts of his time, i.e. the poets.
The other beauty of the Quran is that it has accurate predictions.
During the time of the Prophet, the Romans and the Persians were getting ready for a big war.
The Romans were Christians and the Persians were fire worshipping pagans.
The sahabas were cheering for the Romans since the Christians are closer to Islam than the pagans.
The pagan Persians won the war.
Quraysh were teasing the Muslims because the pagans of Persia won the war.
The Muslims were sad especially Abu Bakr.
Allah revealed surah 30:1-4.
AlifLamMim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. (Ar-Rum 30:1)
The Romans have been defeated. (Ar-Rum 30:2)
In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. (Ar-Rum 30:3)
Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians), (Ar-Rum 30:4)
The purpose of revealing these ayahs was to bring comfort to the Muslims when they were sad because the Persians won the war and Quraysh were teasing the Muslims.
Within 3-9 years the Romans are going to make a comeback and defeat their Persian enemies who were pagans.
This is a prediction of the Holy Quran.
Who laughs last laughs best.
When the Christians make a comeback and defeat the Persians the Muslims are going to rejoice.
The Muslims defeated the kuffar of Quraysh at the battle of Badr around the same time that the Christian Romans defeated the pagan Persians and the Muslims rejoiced.
Now the Muslims are able to laugh at the kuffar.
That is a prediction of the Quran.
The Quran is not just amazing for its scientific facts and its linguistics; it is also amazing for its predictions
You will never appreciate the Quran until someone gives you the tafseer of it.
A scientific fact which amazes the scientists is in surah 96:16.
A lying, sinful forelock! (Al-'Alaq 96:16)
Allah talks about the lying, sinful forelock.
This verse amazes the scientists because the brain surgeons recently discovered that the section of your brain which you use to concoct a lie is the front section of your brain.
This is why this verse amazes the scientists.
How could Muhammad know this?
This is another verse which amazes the scientists.
Another Quranic verse which amazes the scientists is surah 29:41.
The likeness of those who take Auliya' (protectors and helpers) other than Allah is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider's house; if they but knew. (Al-'Ankabut 29:41)
This verse amazes the scientists because Allah uses the word ittakhathat (she built)
This verb comes in the female form.
This means it is the female spider whose task it is to build the web, not the males.
This fact was discovered recently but the Quran mentioned this more than 1400 years ago
Another Quranic verse which amazes the scientists is surah 16:68.
And your Lord inspired the bee, saying: "Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. (An-Nahl 16:68)
Allah uses the female version of the verb again.
The Quran is saying that the female bees build the hive, not the males
The scientists say the first class honey is the one from the mountains.
The second class honey is the one from trees.
The third class honey is the one from what man erects meaning from the boxes that people make.
If your branch of knowledge is science, you will embrace Islam if you are sincere.
If your branch of knowledge is linguistics, you will embrace Islam if you are sincere.
If your branch of knowledge is comparative religion, you will embrace Islam if you are sincere.
Whatever branch of knowledge you specialise in, you will embrace Islam if you are sincere.
You will recognise the haq when you read the Quran.
If you are proud and arrogant like Nimrod, Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab, you won't embrace Islam.
When the Rasool sent his sahabas to Abyssinia, Quraysh sent people to bring them back.
They told the Negus to send the sahabas back.
They said that the sahabas rebelled against their forefathers.
The Negus said he has to hear the sahabas out.
Quraysh brought the Negus expensive gifts to bribe him to send the sahabas back to Makkah to be persecuted.
When Ja'far ibn Abi Taalib recited Surah Maryam for the Negus, the Negus cried.
When the Negus realised there is a chapter in the Quran talking about the immaculate conception of Mary, he shed tears and so did others in the palace.
The Negus realised the Quran confirms what is in his book.
He realised that the Quran is kalaamullah (the speech of Allah)
When people realise that the Quran is kalaamullah they will humble themselves like the Negus.
It is because of this Allah said in surah 41:53 that He will show them the signs.
We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur'an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? (Fussilat 41:53)
The Quran will be used to confound you.
The Quran will be used for you or against you.
On the authority of Abu Malik al-Harith bin al-Harith al-Asharee (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Purity is half of iman (faith). ‘al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah)’ fills the scales, and ‘subhan-Allah (how far is Allah from every imperfection) and ‘al-hamdulillah (praise be to Allah)’ fill that which is between heaven and earth. And the salah (prayer) is a light, and charity is a proof, and patience is illumination, and the Qur’an is a proof either for you or against you. Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or causing its ruin." [Sahih Muslim (1/203) No. 223]
Why didn't you, the expert in science, embrace Islam?
Why didn't you, the Arabic linguist, embrace Islam?
Why didn't you embrace Islam when the Quran brought you the haq?