The unmatched, powerful language of the Quran was the most convincing argument for it’s divine origin to the Arabs when it was revealed. If the Quran is a book for all humanity and for all times as it claims, how can a non-Arab speaker be convinced today, in the era of science and technology?
The answer is by simply looking at the:
- scientific information found in the Quran
- mathematical structure of its Verses
Two points need to be made here:
- We will only discuss the above two briefly. Going into depth will require another book!
- The Quran is not a book of science, but it contains scientific information that was unknown 1400 years ago. Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad could not even read or write, so the question arises, what could be the only source of that information. The answer is God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
Source of Scientific Information Found in the Quran
One of the most well studied areas is embryonic development mentioned in the Quran much of which was unknown to scientists until only recently.
Professor Emeritus Keith L. Moore is one of the world’s most prominent scientists in the fields of anatomy and embryology. Dr. Moore is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. In 1984, he received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada, the J.C.B. Grant Award from the Canadian Association of Anatomists. He has directed many international associations, such as the Canadian and American Association of Anatomists and the Council of the Union of Biological Sciences.
During a conference, Professor Moore stated:
“....Because the staging of human embryos is complex, owing to the continuous process of change during development, it is proposed that a new system of classification could be developed using the terms mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah. The proposed system is simple, comprehensive, and conforms with present embryological knowledge. The intensive studies of the Quran and hadeeth in the last four years have revealed a system for classifying human embryos that is amazing since it was recorded in the seventh century A.D.
Although Aristotle, the founder of the science of embryology, realized that chick embryos developed in stages from his studies of hen’s eggs in the fourth century B.C., he did not give any details about these stages. As far as it is known from the history of embryology, little was known about the staging and classification of human embryos until the twentieth century. For this reason, the descriptions of the human embryo in the Quran cannot be based on scientific knowledge in the seventh century.
The only reasonable conclusion is: these descriptions were revealed to Muhammad from God. He could not have known such details because he was an illiterate man with absolutely no scientific training.”
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The scientific information contained in the Quran was unknown 1400 years ago by the testimony of a top non-Muslim expert in the field. Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad could not even read or write, so the question arises, what could be the only source of that information.
The answer is God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
Mathematical Structure of its Verses
The logical reasoning says that a coincidence does not happen many times in the same book, except if the author of that book has arranged it in a specific way. The matching results with the number 7 as they appear in the Quran are clear evidences that God has arranged His book in a form that is in harmony with that number, so that it might lead us to the conclusion that the Quran is a revelation from the Creator of the seven heavens.
The number seven has a great presence in our life and worship, because the heavens are seven, the colors are seven, the days are seven, the orbits in the atom are seven. Muslims turn around the Kaba seven times, they run between Safa and Marwa seven times, throw pebbles seven times during Hajj pilgrimage. Muslims are commanded by seven commands, we are forbidden to commit seven sins in a famous report of the Prophet Muhammad. The greatest sins that directly lead to Hell are seven, there are seven kind of people God will put them under His shade on the Day of Judgment.
“It is God who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like. His command descends between them, that you may know that God has power over all things, and that God surrounds all things in (His) knowledge.”
Let us look at the following facts:
The number of heavens is seven, and when we look in the Quran for the statement “seven heavens” we find that it is repeated seven times throughout the whole Quran exactly as the number of heavens!
Among all the numbers, the number 7 is the first number stated in the Quran.
When we look for the appearing frequencies of all the numbers in the Quran, we find that the number 7 is the most repeated number after the number.
When we look at the first chapter in Allah’s book, that is Al-Fatihah (the opening), we find that it is made of seven verses, and it is composed of twenty-one alphabets, which is a multiple of 7 (21=7×3).
But the astonishing thing in this great sura which consists of 7 verses is that the number of letters of God’s name in this sura is seven times seven, i.e. the number of the letters “A”, “L” and “H” in this sura is 49 letters, i.e. 7×7.
God Almighty has told us about the number of the doors of Hell when He said:
We find that the word “Hell” is repeated 77 times throughout the whole Quran and this number is also a multiple of 7, and made of 7 and 7, and equal to 7×11, so, Hell has seven gates and was repeated in the Quran in a number of times that is a multiple of seven.
The Number Seven in the Holy Quran
The first time the number seven is stated in the Quran is in the verse where God Almighty says:
“ ...then He directed Himself to the heaven, so He made them complete seven heavens, and He knows all things.”
And the last time the number seven is stated in the Quran is in the verse:
“And We have built above you seven strong (heavens)”
Now look at the following facts:
When we count the number of Suras from the Sura 2, where the number 7 is stated for the first time, to the Sura 78, where the number 7 is stated for the last time, we find that there are exactly 77 chapters, and this number is a multiple of seven.
When we count the number of verses from the verse (2:29), where 7 appears for the first time, to the verse (78:12), where 7 appears for the last time, we find that there are exactly 5649 verses, and this number is also a multiple of seven.
When we count the number of verses from the beginning of Surat Al-Baqarah 2 (2:1), where 7 appears for the first time, to the end of Surat An-Naba 78 (78:40), where 7 appears for the last time, we find that there are 5705 verses, and this number is also a multiple of seven!
The question now is: Is it a coincidence that the number of suras is a multiple of seven, and the number of verses is also a multiple of seven, in verses that are talking about the number seven?!
The Most Beautiful Word
It is the word “Allah” Glory be to Him, God Almighty has arranged that word in his book following a strong pattern based also on the number seven as a proof that He is the Lord of the seven heavens.
“Allah” was stated for the first time in the first verse of the Quran, which is “In the name of Allah, most Gracious most Merciful.”
while the last time this glorious name was stated was in the verse:
“Allah, the Eternal, the Absolute;”
Now look at the following wonderful facts and their relation with the number 7:
From the Sura 1, where the word “Allah” was stated for the first time, to the Sura 112, where “Allah” was stated for the last time, there are exactly 112 Suras, and this number is a multiple of seven.
From the verse (1:1) to the verse (112:2) there are 6223 verses, and this number is also a multiple of seven.
The total sum of letters in the two verses is 28, which is a multiple of seven.
The total sum of Allah letters (i.e. ‘A’, ‘L’ and ‘H’) in the two verses is 14 letters, which is also a multiple of seven!
To anyone who might even suspect that the Quran is corrupted, we present the following facts:
- The number of alphabets used as Initials is 14, i.e. 7×2.
- The initials are grouped into 14 different sets, i.e. 7×2.
- The numbers of the Quran’s alphabets is 28, i.e. 7×4.
- The number of the words in the first verse and the last verse in the Quran is 7.
- The number of words in the first sura and the last sura is 49= 7 × 7.
- The number of suras whose numbers of verses are multiples of 7 is 14 Suras, i.e. 7×2.
- The first sura among them is Fatihah with 7 verses, and the last is sura 112 Al-Ikhlas with 7 verses.
- The Arabic name for sura 1 is composed of 7 letters and so is the Arabic name for sura 112.
- The Prophet Muhammad lived for 63 years, i.e. 7×9.
Is this numerical precision with the number 7 a coincidence? Or is it a clear proof to anyone who has any doubt in the divine origin of the Quran, and that it is God’s true word?