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The Qur’an And The Modern Science – a lecture by Dr. Maurice Bucaille.
Far from encouraging renunciation of the world, Islam calls upon mankind to study the Creation of God, and reflect on it.
Indeed, the Glorious Quran contains many scientific facts concerning varied fields such as botany, physiology, embryology, geology, geography, etc. This is not surprising to a Muslim because the Quran itself declares that it will convince people of its veracity in every age:
"Soon will We show them our Signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things?" [Al-Quran 41:53]
Dr. Maurice Bucaille is an eminent French surgeon, scientist, scholar and author of ”THE BIBLE, THE QURAN AND SCIENCE” which contains the result of his research into the Judeo-Christian Revelation and the Quran. It is a unique contribution in the field of religion and science.
Being an outstanding Scientist, he was elected to treat the mummy of Merneptah (Pharaoh) which he did. During his visit to Saudi Arabia he was shown the verses of the Holy Quran in which Allah says that the dead body of the Pharaoh will be preserved as a ”Sign” for posterity. An impartial scientist like Dr. Bucaille, who (being also a Christian) was converstant with the Biblical version of Pharaoh’s story as being drowned in pursuit of Prophet Moses. He was pleasantly surprised to learn that unknown to the world till only of late, the Holy Quran made definite prediction about the preservation of the body of that same Pharaoh of Moses time. This led Dr. Bucaille to study the Holy Quran thoroughly after learning the Arabic language. The final conclusion of his comparative study of Quran and the Bible is that the statements about scientific phenomena in the Holy Quran are perfectly in conformity with the modern sciences whereas the Biblical narrations on the same subjects are scientifically entirely unacceptable.
The present booklet, which is a lecture given by Dr. Bucaille on the subject Qur’an and Modern Science at the Commonwealth Institute London, will provide guidance towards the eternal of Islam.
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