Maurice Bucaille (born July 19, 1920-1998) in Pont-L'Eveque, France; son of Maurice and Marie (James) Bucaille

was a French medical doctor, member of the French Society of Egyptology, and author. Bucaille practiced medicine from 1945-82 and was a specialist in gastroenterology. In 1973, Bucaille was appointed family physician to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Other of his patients at the time included members of the family of President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.In 1976, while still in the service of the king, he published his book, The Bible, The Qur'an and Science which argued that the Qur`an contains no statements contradicting establishes scientific fact. In 1991, another book by Bucaille, Mummies of the Pharaos: Modern Medical Investigations, was published in English.

Moses and Pharaoh of the Exodus
Dr. Maurice Bucaille, after a thorough research proved that although Rameses II was known to have persecuted the Israelites as per the Bible, he actually died while Moses (pbuh) was taking refuge in Median.In 1898, the mummified body of Merneptah was found in the valley of Kings in Egypt. In 1975, Dr. Maurice Bucaille with other doctors received permission to examine the Mummy of Merneptah, the findings of which proved that Merneptah probably died from drowning or a violent shock which immediately preceeded the moment of drowning. Thus the Qur`anic verse that we shall save his body as a sign, has been fulfilled by the Pharaohs` body being kept at the Royal Mummies room in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This verse of the Qur`an compelled Dr. Maurice Bucaille, who was a Christian then, to study the Qur`an. He later wrote a

book "The Bible, the Qur`an and Science", and confessed that the author of the Qur`an can be no one else besides God Himself. Thus he embraced Islam.

The story of Moses (pbuh) and the Pharaoh of the Exodus are very much identical in the Qur`an and the Bible. Both scriptures agree that the Pharaoh drowned when he tried to pursue Moses (pbuh) and led the Israelites across a stretch of water that they crossed. The Qur`an gives an additional piece of information in Surah Yunus chapter 10 verse 92:"This day shall We save thee in thy body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! But verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!" [Al-Qur`an 10:92].. Maurice Bucaille
Maurice Bucaille, who worked as chief of the Surgical Clinic, University of Paris, was deeply interested in the correspondences between the teachings of Scripture and modern secular knowledge. After a decade-long study, Dr. Maurice Bucaille addressed the French Academy of Medicine in 1976 concerning the existence in the Qur`an of certain statements on physiology and reproduction. He reasoned that: "...our knowledge of these disciplines is such, that it is impossible to explain how a text produced at the time of the Qur`an could have contained ideas that have only been discovered in modern times" That year, Maurice Bucaille published La Bible, le Coran et la science. "The Bible, The Qur'an and Science"The book proved to be enormously popular and has been translated into languages spoken throughout the Muslim world. Enthusiasts consider this work as one of the most important ever on Islam and science discourse. The opponents of this approach label this trend as "Bucaillism". The book analyzes the scriptures in the light of modern scientific knowledge and identifies contradictions between established scientific facts and scriptures. The author analyzes creationism vs. evolution, astronomy, the conception in the womb, separation of water in subterranean oceanic rivers, and

other issues, and attempts to document each point he makes. The general contents of The Bible, the Qur`an and Science are: The Old Testament examines the origins of the Bible, describes the books of the Old Testament, highlights evidence of science in the Old Testament (i.e. creation of the world, date of creation and appearance of mankind, the flood), critically examines scientific error.  The Gospels explores sources and history of the text of the gospels, genealogy of Jesus, modern science and the gospels, contradictions and improbabilities in descriptions in the gospels.  The Qur`an and Modern Science examines the authenticity of the Qur`an, identifies scientific phenomena described in the Qur`an (creation of heavens and earth, astronomy, earth science, water cycle, animal and plant kingdoms, human reproduction).  Qur`anic and Biblical Narrations draws parallels between the Qur`anic and Bibilical texts and modern knowledge, dealing specifically with the narrations of the Flood and the Exodus  Qur`an, Hadiths and Modern Science  General Conclusions  List of Quotations from the Qur`an Bucaille`s other work, "Mummies of the Pharaohs - Modern Medical Investigations" (St. Martins Press, 1990), won a History Prize from the Academie Francaise and another prize from the French National Academy of Medicine. During the last three decades of the twentieth century, a number of social, political and economic factors contributed to the spread and popularity of such literature. Various state-sponsored institutions have organized conferences and seminars in which scientists link specific verses of the Qur`an to specific data and theories of modern science to prove (i) that the Qur`an is really a book of God, revealed to the Prophet of Islam because such specific scientific information was unknown during his life and (ii) that the Qur`an contains all scientific knowledge and it is for science and scientists to discover this knowledge. This approach is encumbered with an emotional, psychological, even political, baggage and has been opposed and challenged by serious scholarship. But its mass popularity remains uncontestable. This has given rise to a great deal of apologetic literature, including hundreds of websites which attempt to prove that the Qur`an is, in fact, the word of God because it contains scientific theories and facts which modern science has only recently discovered. Note:Some claim that Maurice Bucaille didn't convert to Islam,,,It doesn't matter...But who reads the book,knows the truth...

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