We did not create the heavens and the earth just to play. We created them for a specific purpose, but most of them do not know. 44:38-39

What is the Quran?
The Quran is the final scripture sent from God, which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the 7th Century. The Quran is unique as it confirms and supersedes all previous scriptures. It has been preserved in its original Arabic language and its divine structure is unlike any other book on earth.

This Quran could not possibly be authored by other than God. It confirms all previous messages and provides a fully detailed scripture. It is infallible for it comes from the Lord of the worlds. 10:37

..Then We revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. Quran 5:48

How do we know the Quran is the word of God?
The Quran provides us with countless facts that modern scientists have recently proven to be true. The accuracy of these facts are undeniable and could not possibly have been known at a time when virtually no technology was invented. The Quran is also a numerically structured book which proves its authenticity. Every word and letter in the Quran is placed in accordance with a mathematical design that is clearly beyond human ability.

The Origin of the Universe
Then He took hold of the sky while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, "Come willingly or unwillingly." They said, "We come willingly." 41:11

The deliberate use of the word 'smoke' in 41:11 provides an accurate piece of scientific knowledge. Modern theory of cosmology tells us that approximately 300,000 years after the Big Bang, the universe was like a smoke-filled chamber consisting of hydrogen. From this smoke, the stars and galaxies started to form.

  • The Quran states a very accurate claim considering this could not be observed before the invention of advanced technology of the 20th Century.

The Big Bang Theory

Have the disbelievers not seen that the heavens and the earth were joined together then We ripped them apart, and from water We made all living things? Will they not believe? 21:30

This glorious verse is an example of the Quranic verses containing very accurate scientific content. When we consider the words in 21:30, with the word 'heavens' signifying 'space' and the word 'earth' signifying matter, we read a scientific description of what happened in the Big Bang; the event which brought about the creation of the universe.

  • The Big Bang Theory was first introduced by Alexander Friedmann and Georges Lemaître in the 1920's, suggesting an explosive origin to the universe that brought space, matter and time into existence. This was detailed in the Quran 14 centuries earlier.
  • ..and from water We made all living things? Will they not believe? 21:30

    It is now an established fact that every living thing requires water to survive. Most organisms are made up of 50% – 90% water. This verse was revealed over 1400 years ago in the dry Arabian deserts where there was a shortage of water! The author of the Quran was distinctly conscious of the cell-structures of all living things.

    The Expansion of the Universe

    We have constructed the universe with might and We are expanding it. 51:47

    Until the early 20th Century, the only view prevailing in the world of science was that 'the universe has a constant nature and it has existed since infinite time'. However modern research, observations, and calculations carried out with advanced technology reveal that the universe actually had a beginning and that it constantly 'expands'.

    • This was not known before the technology was invented to observe this, but 14 Centuries ago it was detailed in the Quran.

    Human Embryonic Development

    We created the human being from an extract of clay. 23:12

    Then We made him a tiny drop of semen in a secure lodging. 23:13

    Then We created from the tiny drop of semen an aalaqah (leech-like structure), then We created from the aalaqah a mudghah (chewed-shaped lump), then We created from the mudghah bones, then We covered the bones with flesh, then We produced him as another creation. So blessed be God, the best of creators. 23:14

    The words ˜aalaqah" and ˜mudghah" carry great scientific content. The word "aalaqah" literally means ˜something that clings", like a leech or a bloodsucker. This is an appropriate description of the human embryo from days 7-24 when it clings to the endometrium of the uterus, in the same way that a leech clings to the skin.

    ..then We created from the aalaqah a mudghah.. 23:14
    The word "mudghah" literally means ˜chewed substance or chewed lump". Towards the end of the fourth week, the human embryo looks like a chewed lump of flesh, not different from the marks on a chewing gum. The chewed appearance results from the somites which resemble teeth marks. The somites represent the beginnings (primordial) of the vertebrae. - A. Muhammad

    • The stages of embryonic development were only known after the invention of the microscope and ultrasound technology, which was invented in the late 1590's. Incredibly, nine centuries earlier, the Quran details the complete stages of the embryo.

    O people, if you have any doubt about resurrection, (remember that) we created you from dust, and subsequently from a tiny drop, which turns into a hanging (embryo), then it becomes a fetus that is given life or deemed lifeless. We thus clarify things for you. We settle in the wombs whatever we will for a predetermined period. We then bring you out as infants, then you reach maturity. While some of you die young, others live to the worst age, only to find out that no more knowledge can be attained beyond a certain limit.. 22:5

    In these first three months the embryo goes through organogenesis and develops body organs, its heart beats after the fourth week, brain waves can be monitored after six weeks, and by the eighth week all major body parts are present. At the end of the first trimester, the embryo has matured into a fetus. The miscarriage rate drops enormously after the embryo becomes a fetus. “..then it becomes a fetus that is given life or deemed lifeless.” God truly is the Almighty Creator of the human being and He controls all things, including who of the women will miscarry and who will give birth.

    He created you from a single self, then from it He created its mate. He brought down to you eight pairs of livestock. He creates you in your mothers' wombs, creation after creation, in three realms of darkness. Such is God your Lord. To Him belongs the sovereignty. There is no other god besides Him, so how come you deviate? 39:6

    The phrase "three realms of darkness" was not fully understood and was taken to be merely a poetic phrase, however it is now understood to contain very accurate scientific information. The three separate realms of darkness which enclose the foetus are: (l) the anterior abdominal wall; (2) the uterine wall; and (3) the amniochorionic membrane. - A.Muhammad

    Professor Keith Moore, one of the world's prominent scientists in the fields of anatomy and embryology confirms the accuracy of the Quran: "Muhammad could not have known these facts about human development in the 7th Century, because most of them were not discovered until the 20th Century. Muslims and others are justified in concluding that these facts could have only been revealed to Muhammad by the One Known, who knows all about us, not only about how were developed, but about how we live and function." - Keith Moore FULL VIDEO HERE

    The Cerebrum
    An unbeliever forbade Prophet Muhammad from praying at Mecca, so God says in the Quran: No! If he does not stop, We will take him by the forehead, a lying, sinful forehead! 96:15

    A book entitled Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology explains "The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area."
    "..This is a region of association cortex...In relation to its involvement in motivation, the prefrontal area is also thought to be the functional center for aggression...."

    • This area of the cerebrum is responsible for planning, motivating, and initiating good and sinful behavior and is responsible for the telling of lies and the speaking of truth. Therefore, it is accurate to describe the front of the head as lying and sinful.
    • Scientists have only discovered the functions of the prefrontal area in the last sixty years, according to Professor Keith L. Moore.

    Seas and Oceans

    He is the One who merges the two seas; one is fresh and palatable, while the other is salty and undrinkable. And He separated them with a formidable, inviolable barrier. 25:53

    He separates the two seas where they meet. A barrier is placed between them, to prevent them from transgressing. 55:19-20

    We can observe a barrier between two seas that meet, which is truly miraculous. Modern science has discovered that each sea has its own temperature, salinity, and density, and there is a formidable barrier that divides them. Although there are large waves, tides and strong currents, the partition between the two seas remains uninterrupted. Photo of 'the place where two oceans meet' in the Gulf of Alaska.

    • Only recent technology and advanced equipment to measure temperature, salinity, density, oxygen dissolubility etc. invented in the early 21st Century has been able to confirm this.
    • This is a divine proof that God authored the Quran, and He is the Creator.


    Do you not realize that God drives the clouds, then gathers them together, then piles them on each other, then you see the rain coming out of them?..24:43

    There are certain steps connecting types of wind and clouds to shape and form clouds accordingly. One kind of rain cloud is the cumulonimbus cloud, and meteorologists have determined their formation: First, small pieces of clouds (cumulus clouds) are pushed by the wind to an area where they meet, where they join together to form a large cloud. As the small clouds join together, updrafts within the larger cloud increase. The updrafts near the centre of the cloud are stronger than those near the edges, which cause the cloud body to grow vertically, so the cloud piles up. The top of these vertical clouds stretch into cooler regions of the atmosphere where water and hail form and grow larger and larger; falling as rain or hail when they become too heavy for the updrafts to support them.

    • Meteorologists have only recently been able to determine these details of cloud formation, structure and function through advanced equipment to study wind and its direction, humidity and its variations, and levels of atmospheric pressure.


    Have we not made the earth habitable, and the mountains stabilizers? 78:6

    And He placed stabilizers (mountains) on earth, lest it tumbles with you, as well as rivers and roads, that you may be guided. 16:15

    Professor Emeritus Frank Press, former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, is one of two authors of Earth. His book refers to mountains having underlying roots embedded under the surface of the ground.

    For example, Mount Everest, with a summit of approximately 9km above the surface of the earth, has a root deeper than 125km, giving mountains an important role beneath ground level. Image from Anatomy of the Earth by Cailleux.

    • The recent theory of plate tectonics suggests that mountains work as stabilizers for the the earth, which specialists have just begun to understand by observing the structure of tectonic plates.
    • This research only started in the late 1960's, thirteen centuries after the Quran was revealed.

    Coastal Erosion

    Have they not seen how We take hold of the land and reduce it at its edges? God issues the judgment and none can return His judgement. His reckoning is swift. 13:41

    The words in 13:41 give an accurate scientific description of coastal erosion. This is a natural process which causes the receding of land at coast lines. Coastal erosion occurs through wave action and other natural elements. - A.Muhammad

    Oxygen Diminishes Towards the Sky

    Whomever God wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission. And whomever He wills to send astray, He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky. God thus places a curse upon those who refuse to believe. 6:125

    Centuries after the revelation of the Quran, we learned that the proportion of oxygen diminishes as we climb towards the sky. As elevation rises, atmospheric pressure goes down as the atmosphere becomes thinner. Therefore, the amount of oxygen entering the blood stream decreases and it becomes harder to breathe. This oxygen deficiency occurs at heights of 3,000-4,500 metres. Someone at a height of 5,000-7,500 metres may faint due to breathing difficulties. When a certain height is reached, it finally becomes impossible for a human being to breathe at all.

    • This is now a known fact, but was outlined in the Quran over 1400 years ago.

    Sky's Protection

    We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs! 21:32

    The sky plays a crucial role in protecting the earth. The sky protects the earth from the lethal rays of the sun. It also acts like a blanket wrapped around the earth, to protect it from the freezing cold of space. The temperature just above the sky is approximately -270oC. If this temperature was to reach earth then the planet would freeze over instantly. The sky also protects life on earth by warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect), and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. These are some of the protective purposes of the sky.

    • The protective properties of the sky were discovered by scientific research conducted in the 20th century.

    Sun's Orbit

    It is He who created night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each floating in its orbit. 21:33

    In 1512 the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus' suggested theory was that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system, and that the planets revolve around it. The belief that the Sun is stationary was widespread amongst astronomers until the 20th century. It is now a well-established scientific fact that the Sun is floating in its orbit, as well as the moon.

    • The Quran would have been wrong according to astronomers just a couple of decades ago, but now it has now been proven to be accurate.

    Moon Phases

    The moon we designed to appear in stages, until it becomes like an old curved sheath. 36:39

    The sun is never to catch up with the moon - the night and the day never deviate - each of them is floating in its own orbit. 36:40

    11 Planets in our Solar System

    Recall that Joseph said to his father, ˜O my father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun, and the moon; I saw them prostrating before me."12:4

    Astronomers and scientists until recently could only observe 9 planets, Venus, Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. This was taught in schools until the early 2000's, when high power telescope images from the satellites picked up two small orbiting planets behind Pluto. These two and Pluto have now been put into the category of "dwarf planets", but are still orbiting planets within our solar system, making a total of 11.

    • The Holy Quran correctly claims that there were 11 planets in our solar system, as well as the sun and moon. A very accurate claim considering there were no telescopes to observe planets in the 7th Century.

    Everything in Pairs

    And of everything We created a pair, perhaps you will take heed. 51:49

    The phrase "of everything We created a pair" has been misinterpreted to mean that God created a male and female of all living things. Due to this erroneous interpretation the sceptics of the Quran immediately jumped in to describe the Quran as scientifically inaccurate, and thus cannot be the word of God! They cite the example of organisms which are exclusively parthenogenetic (one sex) like members of the Monera Kingdom. However, the words in 51:49 do not speak of the male and the female but of a much broader arrangement. The key word and pointer to the correct understanding is the word "everything". This word confirms that God is speaking about the creation of "everything" in the universe and not just plants or animals.

    The science of Quantum Mechanics tells us that for every elementary particle in the universe a corresponding partner called anti-matter was also created. Matter and Anti-Matter is the pair God speaks about in the creation of everything. - A.Muhammad

    Female Bees

    Your Lord revealed to the bees: Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then kuli from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow. From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. 16:68

    The Quran refers to bees that generate the honey are females. The word "eat" in Arabic: "Kuli" is for females; "Kul" is for males. The Quran uses "Kuli" (females). The worker bees who gather pollen and make the honey, are actually all females.

    • This is only a recent discovery. It is impossible for this fact to have been known during the time the Quran was revealed.
    • We now also know that honey contains healing properties, another divine proof.

    Pain Receptors

    We shall send those who reject Our revelations to the (Hell) Fire. When their skins have been burned away, We shall replace them with new ones so that they may continue to feel the pain: God is Almighty, All-Wise.4:56

    For a long time it was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was dependent on the brain. However it has been discovered that there are pain receptors present in the skin. The accuracy of the Quran is astonishing and any sincere believer can recognise that this scripture is from the One Who created us.

    • This is a fairly recent discovery for Biology, yet it was detailed in the Quran 1400 years before this testing equipment was established.

    We now have overwhelming scientific evidence to verify the facts in the Quran are true. It is impossible to deny the accuracy of these facts, and since they were detailed in the Quran centuries before the technology was invented, this is divine proof that God authored the Quran and He is the Initiator, the Creator. Now we do not need to rely on blind faith. The truth stands clear from falsehood, and people with sincerity in their hearts will recognise that this is the truth.

    The book is, without a doubt, a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. 32:2

    There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. 2:256

    Instead, it is Our plan to support the truth against falsehood, in order to defeat it.. 21:18

    Those who argue against our proofs will find that they have no basis. 42:35