Lesson 7Scientific Perfection (2) and Legislative Perfection
Of the aspects of inimitability also: c) The earth being a globe and its rotation, the role of mountains in stabilizing it, the earths atmosphere, the cloud-rain cycle, water resources, the existence of gems in rivers and seas, and the nature of the agricultural soil.
d) Animals and the role of water in their lives.
e) Embryology, the benefits of honey, breastfeeding and hygiene, and prohibiting alcohol and harmful meats.
f) Historical facts like the pharaohs mummification, interpolation of the good tidings of the Prophet Muhammad in the Torah and the Gospels, and the guidance to study natural history.
g) The prophecy of preserving the Noble Quran until the end of the world and the failure of human attempts to imitate it due to its uniqueness and perfection.
Legislative inimitability Quranic legislation is inimitable as it differs from any human legislation: it is comprehensive, integrative, and pursues a middle course.
Quranic legislation begins with liberating the Muslims mind from signs of polytheistic misconceptions and illusions by relating it to his Creator all along his life span; directing the Muslims behavior to seek Allahs satisfaction in the Hereafter.
It trains him to be pious and control his caprices; and it builds a society based on solidarity and unity, protecting it from the incitement of Satan by deterring punishments.
Proofs from the Quran and Sunnah
The nature and movement of the earth:
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This means: He rolls the night over the daytime and He rolls the daytime over the night. (Surah Az- Zumar: 5)
The mountains stabilize the earth:
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This means: And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you, and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves. (Surah An-Nahl: 15
The nature of the atmosphere
This means: And We have made the heaven a roof, safe and well guarded. Yet they turn away from its signs (i.e. sun, moon, winds, clouds, etc.).(Surah Al-Anbiya: 32)
The clouds and the rain:
In a Quranic verse:
This means: See you not that Allah drives the clouds gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a heap of layers, and you see the rain comes forth from between them.
And He sends down from the sky hail (like) mountains, (or there are in the heaven mountains of hail from where He sends down hail), and strike therewith whom He will, and averts it from whom He wills. The vivid flash of its (clouds) lightning nearly blinds the sight. (Surah an-Nur, 43)
: Allah says:
The verse means: And have placed therein firm, and tall mountains; and have given you to drink sweet water?Yusuf Ali: And made therein mountains standing firm, lofty (in stature); and provided for you water sweet (and wholesome)? (Surah Al-Mursalat: 27)
The source of springs:
The verse says:
It means: See you not that Allah drives the clouds gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a heap of layers, and you see the rain comes forth from between them. And He sends down from the sky hail (like) mountains, (or there are in the heaven mountains of hail from where He sends down hail), and strike therewith whom He will, and averts it from whom He wills. The vivid flash of its (clouds) lightning nearly blinds the sight. (Surah An-Nur 43)
This means: And the two seas (kinds of water) are not alike, this fresh sweet, and pleasant to drink, and that saltish and bitter. And from them both you eat fresh tender meat (fish), and derive the ornaments that you wear. And you see the ships cleaving (the seawater as they sail through it), that you may seek of His Bounty, and that you may give thanks. (Surah Fatir: 12)
The arable land:
The verse means: And you see the earth barren, but when We send down water (rain) on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells and puts forth every lovely kind (of growth). (Surah Al-Hajj: 5)
This means: And We have made from water every living thing. (Surah Al-Anbiya`: 30)
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This means: Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge) (and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman). Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators. (Surah Al-Muminun: 13 - 14)
In a Quranic verse Allah says:
This means: There comes forth from their ( the bees) bellies, a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men. (Surah An-Nahl: 69)
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This means: The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years. (Surah Al-Baqarah: 233)
Historical facts:Pharaoh of Exodus:
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This means: So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) (Surah Yunus: 92)
Corrupting the Tawrah and Injil:
See the proofs in lesson 16
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This means: Say: Travel in the land and see how (Allah) originated creation. (Surah Al-`Ankabut: 20)
The prophecies:Preserving the Holy Quran:
The verse says: [ : 9]
It means: Surely We, even We, have been sending down the Remembrance and surely We are indeed preservers of it. (Surah Al-Hijr: 9)
The Quran cannot be rivaled:
(See the proofs at: the first part of elocutionary inimitability, lesson 4)
Inimitability of the Quran being manifest:
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This means: We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur'an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? (Surah Fussilat: 53)