- The Beneficial effects of honey
Honey is an excellent sweetener on the earth, and it has a lot of nutritional properties. It has the power to energize our body, fight against bacteria, boost the immune power and promote healing of burns and cuts. From past few years, scientists have been discovering its medicinal properties and beneficial effects in surgical conditions. Scientific evidences have now proved that it can heal wounds and fight off infections, for it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which reduces redness and prevents the itching on the skin.
So far, researchers have discovered its benefits in infections, wounds, sore throats, peptic ulcers, and diarrhoea, and they are likely to find many more beneficial effects of honey. Isn’t it wonderful to learn that Quran had foretold the cure in honey about 14 centuries back?
Proof: Chapter 16: Verse 68-69
“And your Lord inspired the bee… There comes honey from their bellies, a drink of varying colours wherein is healing for men, in this is indeed a sign for the people who think….”
- Pollution on land and sea
Contamination into the nature that has adverse effects in the environment is called ‘Pollution’. The pollutant can either be naturally occurring or a foreign body, but it is a known fact that pollution has spread in our land and sea because of our own inventions. The harmful gases from chimneys, contaminants from automobiles, nuclear waste, chemicals, huge traffic in the cities, noise pollution and the depletion of ozone layer—all of these are a result of human invention and are caused by human being.
When we date back to look at the records of past, we can learn that pollution wasn’t a major issue back then. But it is a major disaster now, and it has been mentioned in the verses of the Holy Quran”
Proof: Chapter 30: Verse 42
“Corruption has spread on land and sea because of what men’s hands have wrought”
- Publishing and spreading of books worldwide
The invention of printing press, distribution of printed works, issuing of published materials though publication houses is one of the most fascinating prophecies made by Quran. In the dark era of illiteracy, ignorance, where messages were conveyed through pigeons and carvings on the stones, who would have thought that books will get published and spread across the globe?
Chapter 81: Verse 11
“And when books are published, spread abroad…”
- Existence of gender, species in pairs
The sexual dimorphism and presence of gender in plant species was discovered only a century ago. Scientists later discovered the process of plant gamete formation and the fusion of male and female gametes, and then sex hormones were also identified in plants. All these discoveries proved the presence of gender in plants and established the fact that most living things are produced in pairs. The Quranic verses declared the same thing 1400 years ago.
Proof: Chapter 31: Verse 10
“He created the heavens without any pillars that you can see. We sent down rain from the sky, and produced on the earth every kind of noble species in pairs.”
Proof: Chapter 36: Verse 36
“Glory to Allah who created species in pairs among all the things that the earth produces”
- Women’s Rights
Nowadays great strides are being made by women and men, who want to protect their rights and improve the lives of women. Injustice and discrimination with women have been persisting since the birth of human community. Women around the world have always faced problems like sex slavery, foeticide, and trafficking. They are refused to access education, political participation and to make any personal choices.
But no religious book other than the Holy Quran told people that our women will question the discrimination against them and demand for equality.
Proof: Chapter 81: Verse 9-10
“And when the female-infant buried alive is questioned about for what crime was she killed.”
- Creation of Man
After years of studies and evaluation, the researchers succeeded in discovering the accurate stages of formation of baby in the womb. The biologists now have gained a complete knowledge about all the stages and events that occur during the gestation period. The study of fetal development demonstrates fertilization, implantation, and foetus in a tadpole like structure, formation of bone, body parts and the flesh that surrounds it.
Surprisingly, the whole process has been foretold in Quran. Isn’t it one of the greatest proofs that the Quran is the word of God?
Proof: Chapter 23: Verse 12-14
“We created man from an extract of clay. Then we placed him as a drop in a place of rest. Then we made the drop into a leech-like structure. Then of that leech-like structure we made a chewed lump. Then we made out of the chewed lump, bones, and clothed the bones in flesh.”