The sixth proof: The scientific miracle in the Quran and Sunnah

Auther : Dr. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al-Muslih
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The sixth proof: The scientific miracle in the Quran and Sunnah

The significance of the Scientific Miracle is based on several aspects:

First, we live in a time known as the age of science. There is not a student or specialist, specializing in anything of medicine, engineering, politics, or humanity, except that he says, “We are in the age of science.” Young and old are thus involved in this pursuit. It is the criterion for any action or theory. Therefore, it is inescapable that the miracle for our age is a scientific miracle.

Second, the scientific miracle addresses the minds in the best of ways and in the highest levels of comprehension.

Third, the discussion on such a miracle is directed toward those scientists able to understand the intended meanings thereof. The same is said for all those who recognize the importance and scientific worth. The International Commission on Scientific Signs in Quran and Sunnah has taken upon itself to put forth this message, to convey it, explain it, and to assemble its standards and criteria for those who work therein.


Witnesses to the Scientific Miracle in the Qur’an and Sunnah

The witnesses to the scientific miracle found in the Noble Quran and the prophetic Sunnah are many. Scientific experiments and studies published by centers of specialized scientific research have established that these are scientific facts that no fair person can ignore or deny, indicated by great scientists of the west accepting such with esteem, confirmation and amazement.


Prof. E. Marshall Johnson, a major scientist in the field of embryology, once told me, “If the facts corresponded with what the prophets of those in the West brought, the world would stand and never sit. I am amazed at you, though; how can you remain silent while the evidences of the truthfulness of your prophet are clearly right in front of you?”

We will thus demonstrate some of these witnesses to the scientific miracle found in the Quran and Sunnah in the following pages, including some images of this miracle from various disciplines.

Black Holes

{But no! I do swear by the khunnas, the sweepers coursing along; and by the night as it passes and the morning as it breaks: verily it is the word of a noble Messenger.} [Quran 81:15-19]

Scientific Evidence

Black holes represent the geriatric stage in the life of giant stars, five times greater in mass than our sun.

Distinguished by their high density and tight gravitational pull, nothing can escape from a black hole’s grip, even light itself (traveling at nearly 300,000 km/s). This reflects the existence of areas, like holes in a page of the sky, everything disappearing therein, so they appear as openings. These giant, vanishing stars sweep away whatever comes in their paths, even stars. This is why some have described black holes as “giant vacuum cleaners”. Such was indicated through some theoretical calculations conducted by Karl Schwarzschild (1873-1916) in the year 1916, as well as by Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) in the year 1934. Since 1971, support for their existence has increased, and scientists now believe that the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a supermassive black hole.

The Miracle:

Negation before an oath in the Noble Quran is emphatic, as if Allaah The Almighty is saying, “There should be no need to swear having this clear proof already existing.” Taking oaths is thus one way to prove that the Quran is a revelation from Allaah. He  The Almighty Says (what means): {But no! I do swear by the khunnas, the sweepers coursing along; and by the night as it passes and the morning as it breaks: verily it is the word of a noble Messenger.} [Quran 81:15-19]


The enormous importance of an oath manifests itself when considering the object thus sworn as a proof for something greater. Specifically, this oath describes something that shares the attributes of what are called “black holes”, which are essentially stars moving along in their orbits, as in the wording “coursing along”. As for the word “khunnas”, its many meanings include: vanishing, veiling, being concealed, receding, and going into oblivion after having flourished. These are truly giant stars, having passed into their final years, shrinking in mass, hiding away in darkness without any light, but due to the strength of their gravitational pulls, they sweep away whatever crosses their paths, thus increasing their mass and might; they truly are “sweepers”, or giant vacuum cleaners.

Knowledge of these characteristics is relatively new, so their appearance in the Noble Quran, in words that describe them with precision, confirms their inspirational value. This is decisive evidence that this is the speech of Allaah The Creator, blessed is He, who Says (what means): {It is nothing but a reminder to all peoples, and you will come to know the truth of it after some time.} [Quran 38:88]


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