Learning Industrial Engineering from The Quran Dr. Zaid Kasim Mohammad Ghazzawi Website: www.quran-miracle.


Introduction: Industrial engineering focuses mainly on the design and management of factories, and there is a continuing research to find the optimal specifications for the design of factories and their management. This topic shows how to find these optimal specifications from the guidance of the last revelation of Allah (God) to people (i.e. The Quran) instead of Muslims running to strangers to get knowledge. Learning the design and management of factories from the Quran: The key to understand industrial engineering from the Quran is found in verse 88 of chapter 27 of the Quran which states: (And you see the mountains and think them solid but they pass by as the passing of the clouds, the manufacturing of Allah (God) who perfected everything. Verily, He is well acquainted with what you do), Such that Allah (God) describes His creation in this verse by a process of manufacturing (the manufacturing of Allah (God)) and any manufacturing process needs a manufacturer who is Allah (God) and any manufacturing process also needs a factory. Thus the question now is: what are the factories in the creation of Allah (God)? The answer can be known by pondering upon verse 21 of chapter 51 which states: (And in your ownselves will you not then see?), thus if we ponder upon how Allah (God) created our bodies we find that there are objects in our bodies that raw materials (Amino acids) enter and products (proteins) exist and this is the function of a factory. Thus the cells are the factories in the creation of Allah (God) as shown in figures 1 and 2.

Figure 1: The factory of the human body.

Figure 2: The cell.

Since Allah (God) created humans in an optimal form thus if we ponder upon the design and management of the cell then we learn the optimal specification for the design and function of any factory. Pondering upon the design and management of the cell:

If we ponder upon how Allah (God) created the cell we find that it is a complete factory which contains management department, assembly line, quality control, power stations, etc. and if we ponder upon the design of Allah (God) for these departments and their management we discover the following points: 1. Management and assembly line in the cell: We find that Allah (God) placed the management department of the cell (which is found in the nucleus which contains the DNA molecule that in turns contains the engineering specifications for any product in the cell) near to the assembly line as shown in figure 3.

Figure 3: Management and assembly line locations in the cell.

We can learn from the proximity of these two departments that it ensures fast communication between the management and production departments, such that if an error occurs in the assembly line then the management department can evaluate and fix the problem quickly. Also if it is needed to increase or decrease the speed of production then this can be accomplished quickly and efficiently. 2. Copying of main specifications: We find that when any production order is started in the cell then a messenger copies the engineering specifications for the product from the main location in the nucleus

(DNA molecule), whereas this copy is used in production operations and not the main file as shown in figure 4. Among the numerous advantages of this is that if there is damage to the copy during production then there would be a main file in the factory which can be referred to.

Figure 4: The process of copying the original information in the cell.

3. Quality control of the cell: We find that any product in the cell must pass through certain conduits before existing the cell’s walls and these conduits has a shape identical to the final product, and thus this represents a quality control system for the cell such that products must meet optimal specifications to exist. 4. Power stations: We find that Allah (God) placed objects in the cell which generate energy to activate the assembly line, and we also notice that Allah (God) placed more than one power station in the cell as shown in figure 5. Thus we learn that in any factory we need to place more than one power station such that if one of these stations is turned off then there would be back up stations that ensure the continuation of production. Also having more than one station reduces

the load on each one which reduces the fatigue on these stations and increases the lifetime of the factory.

Figure 5: Power stations within the cell.

5. Recycling: If a certain disease occurs and the assembled protein on the assembly line is not according to optimal specifications then it would not exit the wall of the cell and in this case it goes to a certain place in the cell to be disassembled and then the resulting raw materials are used once more in production. Thus there is a recycling department in the cell, so we learn that we need to have recycling department in the cell to increase the efficiency of production.

Thus we see that when a believer thinks more and more about the cell he discovers information and design concepts to be used in the design and management of factories. Thus Allah (God) wants for the believer to be the teacher of others and to show the superiority of the Quran to the main theme of the people of this age which is knowledge to draw people closer to the Quran and that this kind of knowledge would be a reason for people to be guided to the path of Allah (God).

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