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Spreading the Truth of Islamwww.irf.net
Authored by: Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik
THE QURAN AND MODERN SCIENCECOMPATIBLE OR INCOMPATIBLE ?
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Ever since the dawn of human life on this planet,Man has always tried to understand Nature, hisown place in the scheme of Creation and the purposeof Life itself. In this quest for Truth, spanning manycenturies and diverse civilizations, organizedreligion has shaped human life and, to a largeextent, has determined the course of history. Whilesome religions have been based on written text,claimed by their followers to be divinely inspired,others have relied solely on human experience.Al-Qur’an, the main source of the Islamic faith, isa book believed by its followers, the Muslims, to becompletely of Divine origin. Muslims also believethat it contains guidance for all humankind. Sincethe message of the Qur’an is believed to be for alltimes, it should be relevant to every age. But doesthe Qur’an pass this test?In this booklet, I intend to give an objective analysisof the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur’an, particularly in the light of establishedscientific discoveries.
There was a time, in the history of world civilization,
when ‘miracles’, or what were perceived to bemiracles, took precedence over human reason andlogic. Of course, the normal defination of ‘miracle’ issimply, anything that takes place out of the normal