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The Qur'an & Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible?

The Qur'an & Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible?

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ISBN: 9789960984933
Author: by Dr. Zakir Naik (Author)
Publisher: Idara
Pages: 94 Binding: paperback

Description from the publisher:

Ever since the dawn of human life on this planet; Man has always sought to understand Nature; his own place in the scheme of Creation and the purpose of Life itself. In this quest for Truth; spanning many centuries and diverse civilizations; organized religion has shaped human life and determined to a large extent; the course of history. While some religions have been based on books; claimed by their adherents to be divinely inspired; others have relied solely on human experience. Al-Qur'an; the main source of the Islamic faith; is a book believed by Muslims; to be of completely Divine origin. Muslims also believe that it contains Divine guidance for all humankind. Since the message of the Qur'an is believed to be for all times; it should be relevant to every age. Does the Qur'an pass this test? In this booklet; I intend to give an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur'an; in the light of established scientific discoveries. There was a time; in the history of world civilization; when 'miracles'; or what was perceived to be a miracle; took precedence over human reason and logic. But how do we define the term 'miracle'? A miracle is anything that takes place out of the normal course of life and for which humankind has no explanation. However; we must be careful before we accept something as a miracle. An article in `The Times of India'; Mumbai; in 1993 reported that 'a saint' by the name 'Baba Pilot' claimed to have stayed continuously submerged under water in a tank for three consecutive days and nights. However; when reporters wanted to examine the base of the tank of water where he claimed to have performed this 'miraculous' feat; he refused to let them do so. He argued by asking as to how one could examine the womb of a mother that gives birth to a child. The `Baba' was hiding something. It as a gimmick simply to gain publicity.


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