The general notion pertaining to religion is that it is a set of religious dogmas, which tell the follower of the particular religion about how to conduct business and spend life. Thus, for most of the people religion is just one part of life and its representation is not in all parts of life. This might be true for other religions, but Islam is different from all in this regard and is a complete code of life. The reflection of Islam can be found in every aspect of the life of a Muslim, whether it is the social, political, economic, anthropological or any other aspect of life. Among the various factors, the thing that makes Islam the best religion for the contemporary life of today’s world is the fact that it is in complete resonance with science which is a primitive tool for the people of today for judging something. The statements that are found in Quran which were revealed 1400 years ago are being proven by science at present. Many of the verses of Quran that were revealed at that time were proven by science almost a thousand years later. The lines below discuss some facts that have their mention in Quran and were later proved by science.
The Creation of Life: In Quran, Allah Almighty says: “…We made every living thing from water. Will they not believe?” (21:30) In this ayah of Quran, Allah Almighty holds water as the basic element of the creation of every living thing. The same thing is proved by science where it tells that every living thing comprises of cells and these cells consist of 80% cytoplasm, which in simple terms is explained as water. Therefore, science proves the very same fact which Quran mentioned 1400 years ago which might have seemed odd for the people of that time as there was no science to prove it then, but today everyone accepts this fact. The Presence of Iron: For the people of today iron is a metal that is found on earth. However, it is the scientists who have come to find the original source of iron as per which iron is not a metal of this earth rather it came from space. Quran says about iron in the following way: “…… We sent down Iron, in which is (material for) mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind.” (57:25) From this ayah it is clear that the metal iron was sent down by Allah Almighty, hence it is not something of this world that grew or formed in it. According to scientists, billions of years ago meteoroids hit earth and these meteoroids came with the metal iron which then dispersed and immersed in different parts of the earth. Hence, in this regard as well, the saying of Quran predates scientific factual discovery. The Protection Of Sky: In Quran, Allah Almighty says: “We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs!” (21:32) In this ayah, Allah Almighty mentions sky as a protective ceiling for people and calls it as a sign. It might not have been clear to the people of those days however, people of today who have access to science can agree with the fact that the sky actually does serve as a protective shield for life on earth. Science tells that it is the presence of sky that protects the earth from the harmful radiation of the rays of earth and it is again the sky that serves as a protective blanket to keep the temperature of the earth moderate during nights. If it were not there then radiation would have caused havoc and the freezing temperatures at night would have extinguished life on earth. Therefore, the followers of science cannot refute the mention of this fact in Quran. Function of Mountains: In Quran, Allah Almighty says: “Did We not make the earth a resting place? And the mountains as stakes?” (78:6-7) From this ayah it can be inferred that mountains are like stakes, which go deep down in the earth. This claim of Quran has been also proven right by science according to which the mountains are not merely above the surface; rather they have roots deep down below as well. The best example of this can be the highest peak in the world Mount Everest. According to scientists, Mount Everest that is 9km above the surface has its roots almost 125km below the surface thus the metaphor of stake in Quran actually gets a scientific backing. Expansion of Universe: In Quran, Allah Almighty says: “And it is We who have built the Universe with (Our creative) power and keep expanding it.” (51:47) In this ayah, Allah Almighty refers to the expansion of the universe. According to this ayah, the universe has not been the same since its existence; it continues and will continue on changing. This fact was proven by science a hundred years ago when the astronomers found out that the universe is not stagnant, rather it is expanding with the passage of time, thus concurring with the claim of Quran. Conclusion: In a nutshell, there are many more verses of Quran that are put to test by science. By far science has concurred with Quran and has found every claim of it true. The testing goes on and the time is not far when all the claims of Quran regarding universe and life will be considered scientific facts.