Why Talk About Miracles Of The Quran?
There’s a good reason I decided to write this post talking about miracles of the Quran. There’s a war going on and the minds of Muslims is the battlefield and our hearts are the spoils.
If you’ve been following this website, you would have read the article I wrote in response to A. Syam, an atheist who left some comments last week.
In his response to my article (which was a response to his comments) he said he just wanted Muslims to think differently.
Why do people do these things? How does he benefit by trying to fool Muslims into atheism?
As a Muslim, we try to convince people of Islam because we know it’s the truth.
Christians try to convince to become Muslim for the same reason (they think it’s the truth).
But why would someone, who claims not to have any religion, want someone who has found satisfaction in their faith to leave their faith?
It’s like Allah says in His book:
The ones who prefer the worldly life over the Hereafter and avert [people] from the way of Allah , seeking to make it (seem) deviant. Those are in extreme error.
Chapter 14 Verse 3
He is not trying to increase his understanding, or learn more. He simply wants to lead others astray like him.
And my concern is that there may be some weak-minded Muslims who will fall for his ruse. Or his words may open a door in their hearts that Shaytan will exploit.
I’ve seen it happen folks. The devil is an expert at what he does.
Therefore, in order to strengthen the faith of any Muslim who wanders on to this website, I’ve compiled a short but very powerful list of Quranic miracles. These are facts and proofs from science and history that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) brought us the truth.
Are There Really Miracles In The Quran?
No one can deny these miracles in the Quran. Perhaps they may choose to ignore the significance (Prophet Moses made his staff turn into a snake by Allah’s leave and Pharaoh still did not believe; so I’m under no illusion this will turn the hardcore atheist into a believer). But no one can state that these facts are not true or were just made up.
Quran Miracle #1: Dhul Qarnain Using Copper To Construct His Wall
In Chapter 18 (Surah Al-Kahf) Allah tells us the story of Dhul Qarnain. He was an ancient ruler that some have hypothesized to be either Alexander the Great or Cyros the Great. I won’t go into too much detail right now because I’ve already made a detailed video about his exploits.
Allah tells us that Dhul Qarnain was hired by a group of people to help them against a couple of warmongering tribes called Gog and Magog (Yajuj wa Majuj). The Quran even gives us some very specific details about the construction of this wall:
Bring me sheets of iron” – until, when he had leveled (them) between the two mountain walls, he said, “Blow,” until when he had made it (like) fire, he said, “Bring me, that I may pour over it molten copper.”
Chapter 18 Verse 96
Just stop a minute and think. Have you ever wondered why this much detail was given to us in the Quran? Allah could have just said “Dhul Qarnain built a wall and it kept Gog and Magog out” and that would have been enough for most of us.
Well, when I decided to look further into the properties of iron and copper, I learned some interesting things.
We all know that iron is one of the strongest metals on the planet. But despite its strength, iron rusts when exposed to water.
Copper on the other hand, is a relatively soft metal, and an excellent conductor of electricity. But the most amazing thing about copper is that it does not rust when exposed to water! In fact, the British Navy used to coat the bottom of their ships with copper.
Another thing about copper is that it produces a green, protective layer after long exposure to oxygen (oxidization). The famous Statue of Liberty in New York City is made of copper. It used to be the reddish color we all associate with copper. But it turned green after a few years of being out in the open.
So Dhul Qarnain built his wall using iron blocks, heated them up until they became one solid wall, and then poured molten copper over it to keep it from rusting. After a few years, the copper exterior turned green and blended in with the natural color of the earth, making it nearly impossible to find nowadays.
I don’t know about you, but I find it amazing that the building of such a perfectly powerful structure was described in the Quran.
Quran Miracle #2: Pharaoh Was Worshiped As A Deity
There are several verses in the Quran that show the King of Egypt (Pharaoh) during the time of Moses, actually thought he was a god. He and his people literally believed he was divine and should be worshiped.
He (Pharaoh) said, “If you take a god other than me, I will surely place you among those imprisoned.”
Chapter 26 Verse 29
And Pharaoh said, “O eminent ones, I have not known you to have a god other than me.
Chapter 28 Verse 38
And he (Pharaoh) said: “I am your Lord the Highest.”
Chapter 79 Verse 24
This may not seem like a big deal to us these day because it’s common knowledge that the ancient Egyptians worshiped their Pharaohs. Modern archaeologists have explored the pyramids and other Egyptian ruins, translated the hieroglyphics, and have a very good understanding of their religion.
But how did Prophet Muhammad know this? How did he (pbuh) know this specific information?
And he did not get it from the Bible because it’s not in the Bible. Nowhere in Exodus does it state the Pharaoh was worshiped as a deity by the ancient Egyptians. In fact, the biblical story of Moses does not emphasize any attempt by Moses to teach Pharaoh to worship Allah.
In the Bible, it’s all about letting the the Children of Israel out of slavery.
It is miraculous that the Quran tells us this specific bit of information about the Egyptian faith that could not have been known at that time. After all, the events of Moses’ (AS) time happened almost 3000 years before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born. The language and culture of ancient Egypt were lost and unknown by the time Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came on the scene.
We only have this information because of extensive exploration of Egyptian ruins and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone (1799 CE).
Quran Miracle #3: Referring To The Hyksos King As “Azeez” And Not Pharoah
One of the most idiotic lies made against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is that he fabricated the Quran from his knowledge of the Bible. Those who make this claim always ignore the fact that the Quran does not copy any of the historical errors of the Bible.
One such error is the title given to the King of Egypt when Prophet Yusuf (AS) arrived there as a slave. Here’s what the Bible says:
When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
Genesis 41 New International Version
However, it is well known now that during this time, Egypt had been conquered by a group of people called the Hyksos. The Hyksos ruled Egypt for about 200 years before being expelled by the Egyptians.
Even though the Hyksos ruled Egypt, their rulers did not take the title “Pharaoh.” This was a title reserved only for Egyptian kings of Egyptian descent. The Egyptian priests (crucial to anyone wanting to rule Egypt) would have never given this title to foreign rulers.
When Prophet Yusuf/Joseph (AS) and his family entered Egypt, the Hyksos were in charge. As we know from the Quran, Yusuf (AS) gained favor with the King of Egypt by correctly interpreting his dream and saving the land from famine.
And the king said, “Bring him to me; I will appoint him exclusively for myself.” And when he spoke to him, he said, “Indeed, you are today established [in position] and trusted.”
[Joseph] said, “Appoint me over the storehouses of the land. Indeed, I will be a knowing guardian.”
And thus We established Joseph in the land to settle therein wherever he willed. We touch with Our mercy whom We will, and We do not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good.
Chapter 12 Verses 54-56
Prophet Yusuf’s (AS) family joined him soon afterwards and the Children of Israel prospered and benefited from their close relationship with the Hyksos.
Many years later, the Egyptians overthrew the Hyksos and regained control over Egypt. The Israelites were seen as co-conspirators and were enslaved by the Egyptians. And hence, by the time Prophet Musa (AS) is born, they were under severe persecution from the true, Egyptian Pharaoh.
The point is, that if Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was copying from the Bible, he would have made the same mistakes the Bible made i.e. calling the Hyksos king “Pharaoh.”
But he did not. Allah revealed the truth and referred to the King of that time as “Al-Azeez” (The Master) or The King.
Quran Miracle #4: Sending Down Of Iron
I have to admit, I did not discover this miracle from the Quran on my own. I actually first heard of it from a lecture by Bilal Philips.
Allah tells us in the Quran:
And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.
Chapter 57 Verse 25
Pay particular attention to the opening phrase “We sent down iron…”
You’ve probably read this verse a hundred times and never thought about it. Allah really did “send down” iron to us. He uses this same phrase when speaking about rain:
Do you not see that Allah has sent down rain from the sky and the earth becomes green? Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.
Chapter 23 Verse 18
Just like Allah has sent us rain from above, He has also sent us iron from above. I mean literally, from above.
And there is no way Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) could have known this during his time.
And speaking of meteorites…
Quran Miracle #5: Shooting Stars Not Called Stars
Now, there’s no way I can prove this scientifically, and that’s not my purpose. But I do want you to consider a few facts.
- We all know that shooting stars are not really stars at all. They are really meteorites.
- The ancient Arabs, like just about everyone else in the world at that time, really did think they were stars.
- However, nowhere in the Quran does Allah refer to these “shooting stars” as stars!
If Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had made up the Quran from his head, he would have called shooting stars “stars” like everyone else did.
After all, they certainly do look like stars. And everyone else around him were calling them stars.
But the Quran never refers to them as stars. Instead, Allah uses the phrase “lamps” or “flame.”
And we used to sit therein in positions for hearing, but whoever listens now will find a burning flame lying in wait for him.
Chapter 72 Verse 9
And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with lamps and have made (from) them what is thrown at the devils and have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze.
Chapter 67 Verse 5
I believe this is another amazing fact that the Quran has right when the average human of the time would have made a mistake.
These miracles from the Quran should bolster your faith and strengthen your desire to please Allah. His Messenger (pbuh) has brought us the truth and we would be foolish to ignore these obvious facts.
Please share this article with as many people as you can, Muslim and non-Muslim. You never know who may read this and be guided to righteousness because of it. Sometimes small actions yield big results.
And Allah knows best.