Quran & Modern Science by Dr. Maurice Bucaille Edited by DR. BILAL PHILIPS

Quran & Modern Science by Dr. Maurice Bucaille Edited by DR. BILAL PHILIPS

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Unformatted text preview: THE QURAN AND MODERN SCIENCE by Dr. Maurice Bucaille Edited by Dr. A. A. B. Philips Table of Contents THE QURAN AND MODERN SCIENCE Table of Contents EDITORS FOREWORD INTRODUCTION RELIGION AND SCIENCE The Quran And Science AUTHENTICITY OF QURAN CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE ASTRONOMY The Sun and Moon. Stars and Planets Orbits The Day and Night The Solar Apex Expansion of the Universe Conquest of Space GEOLOGY Water Cycle Mountains BIOLOGY Botany Physiology EMBRYOLOGY Fertilization Implantation Embryo BIBLE, QURAN AND SCIENCE Creation Age of the Earth The Flood The Pharaoh EDITORS FOREWORD This booklet by Dr. Maurice Bucaille has been in circulation for the past nineteen years and has been a very effective tool in presenting Islam to non-Muslims as well as introducing Muslims to aspects of the scientific miracle of the Quran. It is based on a transcription of a lecture given by Dr. Bucaille in French. In this reprint, I decided to improve its presentation by simplifying the language and editing the text from an oral format to a pamphlet format. There were also passing references made by the author to material in his book, The Bible, the Quran and Science, which needed explanation. I took the liberty of including explanatory portions from his book where more detail was necessary. A few footnotes were also added for clarity and a hadeeth which the author mentioned was replaced due to its inauthenticity. There were also some corrections made to the historical material on the compilation of the Quran. It is my hope that these slight improvements will make this excellent work even more effective in presenting the final revelation of God to mankind. Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips Director/Islamic Information Center Dubai U.A.E. May, 1995 INTRODUCTION On the 9th of November, 1976, an unusual lecture was given at the French Academy of Medicine. Its title was Physiological and Embryological data in the Quran. I presented the study based on the existence of certain statements concerning physiology and reproduction in the Quran. My reason for presenting this lecture was because it is impossible to explain how a text produced in the seventh century could have contained ideas that have only been discovered in modern times. For the first time, I spoke to members of a learned medical society on subjects whose basic concepts they all knew well, but I could, just as easily, have pointed out statements of a scientific nature contained in the Quran and other subjects to spets from other disciplines. Astronomers, zoologists, geologists and spets in the history of the earth would all have been struck, just as forcibly as medical doctors, by the presence in the Quran of highly accurate reflections on natural phenomena. These reflections are particularly astonishing when we consider the history of science, and can only lead us to the conclusion that they are a challenge to human explanation. are a challenge to human explanation....
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Quran & Modern Science by Dr. Maurice Bucaille Edited by DR. BILAL PHILIPS

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