described the shape of all mountains whether they are on land or in the
sea as being in the shape of a wedge. Could anyone during the time of Prophet
Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) have known of the shape of these
mountains? Could anyone imagine that the solid massive mountain that he
sees before him actually extends deep into the earth and has a root as
scientists assure. A large number of geography books when discussing mountains,
only describe that part which is on the surface of the earth. This is because
they are not written by specialists in geology, but modern science informs
us about it and Allah says in the Qur’an:
mountains as pegs. (Qur’an 78:7).
We asked Professor
Sievada whether the mountains have a function in establishing the crust
of the earth. He said that this has not yet been discovered and established
by scientists. In view of the reply we researched and inquired about this
and we found out that many geologists gave the same reply, except for a
few. Among those few are the authors of this book, entitled The Earth”.
This book is considered as a basic reference text in many universities
throughout the world. One of the authors of this book is Frank Press. He
is currently the President of the Academy of Sciences in USA. Previously,
he was science advisor to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. What does
he say in his book? He illustrates the mountains in a wedge like shape
where the mountain itself is but a small part of the whole whose root is
deeply entrenched in the ground. Dr. Press writes on the functions of the
mountains and states that they play an important role in stabilizing the
crust of the earth. This is exactly how the Qur’an described mountains
14 centuries ago.
And the mountains Has He firmly fixed.
And He said:
And the mountains as pegs.
And he has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should
shake with you. (Qur’an 16:15).
But who could
have informed Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) about this?
We asked Professor Siaveda this question: What is your opinion on what
you have seen in the Qur’an and the Sunnah with regard to the secrets of
the Universe, which scientists only discovered now?’
His answer was:
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.
Yes, what can
scientists say. They cannot attribute the knowledge revealed to Prophet
Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) by Allah and contained in the Qur’an
to human beings or to any scientific authority in our times, because all
scientists were unaware of all these secrets. Moreover, all the humanity
could not have any explanation but to attribute that knowledge to some
extra-terrestrial force. Yes, it is a revelation from Allah which he sent
to his servant, the unlettered Prophet Muhammad, whom Allah has made an
everlasting sign escorting humanity until the Last Hour.
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