very good collection of comments on Quraan from various
Emeritus, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Toronto. Distinguished embryologist and
the author of several medical textbooks, including Clinically Oriented Anatomy
(3rd Edition) and The Developing Human (5th Edition, with T.V.N. Persaud).
Dr. Moore was a former President of the Canadian
Association of Anatomists, and of the American Association of Clinical
Anatomists. He was honoured by the Canadian Association of Anatomists with the
prestigious J.C.B. Grant Award and in 1994 he received the Honoured Member Award
of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists "for outstanding
contributions to the field of clinical anatomy."
past three years, I have worked with the Embryology Committee of King cAbdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, helping them
to interpret the many statements in the Qur'an and Sunnah referring to human
reproduction and prenatal development. At first I was astonished by the accuracy
of the statements that were recorded in the 7th century AD, before the science
of embryology was established. Although I was aware of the glorious history of
Muslim scientists in the 10th century AD, and some of their contributions to
Medicine, I knew nothing about the religious facts and beliefs contained in the
Qur'an and Sunnah."
conference in Cairo he presented a research paper
and stated :
"It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify
statements in the Qur'an about human development. It is clear to me that these
statements must have come to Muhammad from God, or Allah, because most of this
knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that
Muhammad must have been a messenger of God, or Allah." 
Professor Moore also stated that:
"...Because the staging of human embryos is complex,
owing to the continuous process of change during development, it is proposed
that a new system of classification could be developed using the terms mentioned
in the Qur'an and Sunnah. The proposed system is simple, comprehensive, and
conforms with present embryological knowledge.
"The intensive studies of
the Qur'an and Hadith in the last four years have revealed a system of
classifying human embryos that is amazing since it was recorded in the seventh
century A.D... the descriptions in the Qur'an cannot be based on scientific
knowledge in the seventh century..."
E. Marshall Johnson
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and
Developmental Biology, and Director of the Daniel Baugh Institute, Thomas
Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Author of over 200
publications. Former President of the Teratology Society among other
accomplishments. Professor Johnson began to take an interest in the scientific
signs in the Qur'an at the 7th Saudi Medical Conference (1982), when a special
committee was formed to investigate scientific signs in the Qur'an and Hadith.
At first, Professor Johnson refused to accept the existence of such verses in
the Qur'an and Hadith. But after a dicussuion with Sheikh Zindani he took an
interest and concentrated his research on the internal as well as external
development of the fetus.
"...in summary, the Qur'an
describes not only the development of external form, but emphasises also the
internal stages, the stages inside the embryo, of its creation and development,
emphasising major events recognised by contemporary science."
"As a scientist, I can only deal with things which I can
specifically see. I can understand embryology and developmental biology. I can
understand the words that are translated to me from the Qur'an. As I gave the
example before, if I were to transpose myself into that era, knowing what I do
today and describing things, I could not describe the things that were
I see no evidence to refute the
concept that this individual Muhammad had to be developing this information from
some place... so I see nothing here in conflict with the concept that divine
intervention was involved in what he was able to write..."
Professor of Anatomy, and Professor of Paediatrics and
Child Health, University of
Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Author and editor of
over 20 books, and has published over 181 scientific papers. Co-author of The
Developing Human (5th Edition, with Keith L. Moore). He received the J.C.B.
Grant Award in 1991. Professor Persaud presented several research
"It seems to me that Muhammad was a very ordinary man,
he couldn't read, didn't know how to write, in fact he was an illiterate...
We're talking about 1400 years ago, you have some illiterate
person making profound statements that are amazingly accurate, of a scientific
I personally can't see how this
could be mere chance, there are too many accuracies and like Dr. Moore, I have
no difficulty in my mind reconciling that this is a divine inspiration or
revelation which lead him to these statements." 
Joe Leigh Simpson
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics
and Gynaecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
He is the President
of the American Fertility Society. He has received many awards, including the
Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Public Recognition Award
in 1992. Like many others, Professor Simpson was taken by surprise when he
discovered that the Qur'an and Hadith contain verses related to his specialised
field of study. When he met with Sheikh Abdul-Majeed A.Zindani, he insisted on
verifying the text presented to him from the Qur'an and Hadith.
these Hadiths (sayings of Muhammad) could not have been obtained on the basis of
the scientific knowledge that was available at the time of the 'writer'... It
follows that not only is there no conflict between genetics and religion (Islam)
but in fact religion (Islam) may guide science by adding revelation to some of
the traditional scientific approaches... There exist statements in the Qur'an
shown centuries later to be valid which support knowledge in the Qur'an having
been derived from God." 
Gerald C. Goeringer
Professor and Co-ordinator of Medical Embryology in the
Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Georgetown University,
Washington DC, USA.
A.Zindani met with Professor Goeringer and asked him whether in the history of
embryology was there any mention of the different stages of embryonic
development, or whether there existed any embryological texts at the time of the
Prophet. Sheikh Zindani also asked his opinion regarding the terms the Qur'an
uses to describe the different phases of fetal development. After several long
discussions, he presented a study at the 8th Saudi Medical Conference:
"...In a relatively few ayahs (Qur'anic verses) is contained a
rather comprehensive description of human development from the time of
commingling of the gametes through organogenesis. No such distinct and complete
record of human development such as classification, terminology, and description
existed previously. In most, if not all instances, this description antedates by
many centuries the recording of the various stages of human embryonic and fetal
development recorded in the traditional scientific literature." 
Professor of the Department of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Germany.
Professor Kroner is
one of the world's most famous geologists, becoming well known among his
colleague scientists for his criticisms against the theories of some of the
major scientists in his field. Sheikh cAbdul-Majeed A. Zindani met with him and
presented several Qur'anic verses and Hadith which he studied and commented
"Thinking where Muhammad came from... I think it is
almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin
of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few
years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this is the
"Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics 1400
years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind for
instance that the earth and the heavens had the same origin, or many others of
the questions that we have discussed here...
If you combine all these and you combine all these statements
that are being made in the Qur'an in terms that relate to the earth and the
formation of the earth and science in general, you can basically say that
statements made there in many ways are true, they can now be confirmed by
scientific methods, and in a way, you can say that the Qur'an is a simple
science text book for the simple man. And that many of the statements made in
there at that time could not be proven, but that modern scientific methods are
now in a position to prove what Muhammad said 1400 years ago." 
Director of the Tokyo Observatory, Tokyo, Japan.
A. Zindani presented a number of Qur'anic verses describing the beginnings of
the universe and of the heavens, and the relationship of the earth to the
heavens. He expressed his astonishment, saying that the Qur'an describes the
universe as seen from the highest observation point, everything is distinct and
"I say, I am very much impressed by finding true
astronomical facts in Qur'an, and for us modern astronomers have been studying
very small piece of the universe. We have concentrated our efforts for
understanding of very small part. Because by using telescopes, we can see only
very few parts of the sky without thinking about the whole universe. So by
reading Qur'an and by answering to the questions, I think I can find my future
way for investigation of the universe." 
Professor Armstrong works for NASA and is also Professor
of Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Prof. Armstrong was
asked a number of questions about Qur'anic verses dealing with his field of
specialisation. He was eventually asked, "You have seen and discovered for
yourself the true nature of modern Astronomy by means of modern equipment,
rockets, and satellites developed by man. You have also seen how the same facts
were mentioned by the Qur'an fourteen centuries ago. So what is your opinion?"
"That is a difficult question which I have been
thinking about since our discussion here. I am impressed at how remarkably some
of the ancient writings seem to correspond to modern and recent Astronomy. I am
not a sufficient scholar of human history to project myself completely and
reliably into the circumstances that 1400 years ago would have prevailed.
Certainly, I would like to leave it at that, that what we have
seen is remarkable, it may or may not admit of scientific explanation, there may
well have to be something beyond what we understand as ordinary human experience
to account for the writings that we have seen." 
Professor of Oceanogprahy, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Professor Hay is one
of the best known marine scientist in the USA. Sheikh cAbdul-Majeed
A. Zindani met with him and asked him many questions about the marine surface,
the divider between upper and lower sea, and about the ocean floor and marine
"I find it very interesting
that this sort of information is in the ancient scriptures of the Holy Qur'an,
and I have no way of knowing where they would have come from. But I think it is
extremely interesting that they are there and this work is going on to discover
it, the meaning of some of the passages."
And when he was asked about the source of the Qur'an, he replied,
"Well, I would think it must be the divine being." 
Professor of Marine Geology teaching at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
presented to Prof. Rao many verses dealing with his area of specialisation, and
asked: "What do you think of the existence of the scientific information in the
Qur'an? How could Prophet Muhammad have known about these facts fourteen
"It is difficult to imagine
that this type of knowledge was existing at that time, around 1400 years back.
May be some of the things they have simple idea about, but to describe those
things in great detail is very difficult. So this is definitely not simple human
knowledge. A normal human being cannot explain this phenomenon in that much
detail. So, I thought the information must have come from a supernatural
Marine Geology, Japan.
Sheikh Zindani asked him a number of questions in his area
of specialisation, and then informed him of the Qur'anic verses and Hadith which
mention the same phenomena he spoke of. One of the questions was concerning
mountains. Sheikh Zindani asked him about the shape of mountains; and whether
they were firmly rooted in the earth. "What is your opinion of what you have
seen in the Qur'an and the Sunnah with regard to the secrets of the Universe,
which scientists only discovered now?"
"I think it seems to me very,
very mysterious, almost unbelievable. I really think if what you have said is
true, the book is really a very remarkable book, I agree." 
Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and is the former
Dean of the faculty of Medicine, University of Chiang
Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
studied various articles concerning the Qur'an and modern embryology. He spent
four days with several scholars, Muslims and non-Muslims, discussing this
phenomenon in the Qur'an and Hadith. During the 8th Saudi Medical Conference in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia he stood up
"In the last three years, I became interested in the
Qur'an... From my studies and what I have learned throughout this conference, I
believe that everything that has been recorded in the Qur'an fourteen hundred
years ago must be the truth, that can be proved by the scientific means.
Since the Prophet Muhammad could neither read nor write, Muhammad
must be a messenger who relayed this truth which was revealed to him as an
enlightenment by the one who is eligible creator. This creator must be God, or
I think this is the time to say La
ilaha illa Allah, there is no god to worship except Allah (God), Muhammad
rasoolu Allah, Muhammad is Messenger of Allah...
The most precious thing I have gained from coming to this
conference is La ilaha illa Allah, and to have become Muslim." 
Dr. Maurice Bucaille
Born in 1920, former chief of the Surgical Clinic,
University of Paris, has for a long time deeply interested in the
correspondences between the teachings of the Holy Scriptures and modern secular
He is the author of
a best-seller, "The Bible, The Qur'an and Science" (1976). His classical studies
of the scriptural languages, including Arabic, in association with his knowledge
of hieroglyphics, have allowed him to hold a multidisciplinary inquiry, in which
his personal contribution as a medical doctor has produced conclusive arguments.
His work, "Mummies of the Pharaohs - Modern Medical Investigations" (St. Martins
Press, 1990), won a History Prize from the Académie Française and another prize
from the French National Academy of Medicine.
works include: "What is the Origin of Man" (Seghers, 1988), "Moses and Pharaoh,
the Hebrews in Egypt", (NTT Mediascope Inc, 1994); and
"Réflexions sur le Coran" (Mohamed Talbi & Maurice Bucaille, Seghers, 1989)
After a study which lasted ten years, Dr. Maurice
Bucaille addressed the French Academy of Medicine in 1976 concerning the
existence in the Qur'an of certain statements concerning physiology and
reproduction. His reason for doing that was that :
"...our knowledge of
these disciplines is such, that it is impossible to explain how a text produced
at the time of the Qur'an could have contained ideas that have only been
discovered in modern times."
observation makes the hypothesis advanced by those who see Muhammad as the
author of the Qur'an untenable. How could a man, from being illiterate, become
the most important author, in terms of literary merits, in the whole of Arabic
How could he then pronounce
truths of a scientific nature that no other human-being could possibly have
developed at that time, and all this without once making the slightest error in
his pronouncement on the subject?"
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