The Amazing Quran - World Of Islam Portal

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www.islamhouse.comthis ‐ it was illustrated by slides and so on. He mentionedthat some of the things that the Quran states about thegrowth of the human being were not known until thirtyyears ago. In fact, he said that one item in particular ‐ theQuran’s description of the human being as a “leech‐likeclot” (‘alaqah) [Ghafir 40:67] ‐ was new to him; but whenhe checked on it, he found that it was true, and so headded it to his book. He said, “I never thought of thatbefore,” and he went to the zoology department and askedfor a picture of a leech. When he found that it looked justlike the human embryo, he decided to include bothpictures in one of his textbooks.Although the aforementioned example of man researchinginformation contained in the Quran deals with a non‐Muslim, it is still valid because he is one of those who isknowledgeable in the subject being researched. Had somelayman claimed that what the Quran says aboutembryology is true, then one would not necessarily haveto accept his word. However, because of the high position,respect, and esteem man gives scholars, one naturallyassumes that if they research a subject and arrive at aconclusion based on that research, then the conclusion isvalid.15

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