origin of the universe and life
an interesting characteristic of the quran is how it deals
with surprising phenomena which relate not only to the past
but to modern times as well. in essence, the quran is not and
old problem. it is still a problem even today - a problem to the non-muslims that is. for everyday, every week, every year
brings more and more evidence that the quran is a force to be contended with - that its authenticity is no longer to be challenged! for example, one verse in the quran (surah
al-anbiya 21:30) reads:
"do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and
the earth were joined together, then we clove them
asunder, and made from water every living thing?
will they not then believe?"
ironically, this very information is exactly what they
awarded the noble prize for - to a couple of unbelievers.
the quran reveals the origin of the universe - how it
began from one piece - and mankind continues to verify
this revelation, even up to now. additionally, the fact that
all life originated from water would not have been an
easy thing to convince people of fourteen centuries ago.
indeed, if years ago you had stood in the desert and
told someone, "all of this, you see (pointing to yourself), is
made up of mostly water," no one would have believed you. proof of that was not available until the invention of
the microscope. they had to wait to find out that
cytoplasm, the basic substance of the cell, is made-up of 80% water. nonetheless, the evidence did come, and once
again the quran stood the test of time.