Thanks to modern science and improvement in technology, we have recently discovered that the moon does not have its own light, and is a reflection of the suns radiance. The Quran verses 1400 years ago verify this and had claimed this bold statement putting its credibility on the line.
By the sun and its radiant light, and the moon that trails (and reflects) its light. By the day that magnifies and glorifies it’s brightness.
(The Holy Quran, 91:1-3)
"Blessed is He who has placed in the constellations stars and placed therein a [burning] lamp and luminous moon"
(The Holy Quran, 25:61)
So right away, you know that this verse is referring to the human perception of the sky! We see constellations and patterns in the sky, so it is our perception. So this verse is adhering to human perception to explain a beautiful phenomena of creation. Next you notice that the Quran says that Allah placed a burning lamp in the sky and a moon. In no way does this mean there is only one burning lamp or one moon, it is just stating that there is a burning lamp and a moon in the sky.
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"And We also sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many uses for mankind…"
(The Holy Qur’an, 57:25)
he word "anzalna," translated as "sent down" and used for iron in the verse, could be thought of having a metaphorical meaning to explain that iron has been given to benefit people. But, when we take into consideration the literal meaning of the word, which is, "being physically sent down from the sky," as in the case of rain and Sun rays, we realize that this verse implies a very significant scientific miracle. Because, modern astronomical findings have disclosed that the iron found in our world has come from giant stars in outer space.
Not only the iron on earth, but also the iron in the entire Solar System, comes from outer space, since the temperature in the Sun is inadequate for the formation of iron. The sun has a surface temperature of 6,000 degrees Celsius, and a core temperature of approximately 20 million degrees. Iron can only be produced in much larger stars than the Sun, where the temperature reaches a few hundred million degrees. When the amount of iron exceeds a certain level in a star, the star can no longer accommodate it, and it eventually explodes in what is called a "nova" or a "supernova." These explosions make it possible for iron to be given off into space.
. Priscilla Frisch, “The Galactic Environment of the Sun,” American Scientist, January-February 2000, www.americanscientist.org/template/AssetDetail/assetid/21173?fulltext=true.
Michael J. Denton, Nature’s Destiny (The Free Press: 1998), 198.
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Author: Islam Explained