Master of Engineering- Al Jazari

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Al-Jazari was a 12th Century Muslim Scientist, Engineer and writer. His book - roughly translated as "The Book of Knowledge (Or Compendium) of Ingenious Mechanical Devices" illustrated many machines and automata. It is known in Arabic as "Al-Jami Bain Al-Ilm Wal-Amal Al-Nafi Fi Sinat'at Al-Hiyal", His inventions showed a deep understanding, and is still analysed today by the worlds top engineers.


Prof. Lynn White Jr. writes: "Segmental gears first clearly appear in Al-Jazari , in the West they emerge in Giovanni de Dondi's astronomical clock finished in 1364, and only with the great Sienese engineer Francesco di Giorgio (1501) did they enter the general vocabulary of European machine design".

Equally cranks may have first been documented by this engineer - 300 years before Western Engineers acheived this (Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Leonardo Da Vinci). Indeed Muslim Heritage cite this man as the Most Outstanding Mechanical Engineer of his time.

His full name was Badi Al-Zaman AbulI-Ezz Ibn Ismail Ibn Al-Razzaz Al-Jazari . He lived in Diyar-Bakir in Turkey. He served the King as a cheif engineer- as did his father before him. His book included an automata of an Arab Woman filling and emptying a wash-basin, an ornate elephant-clock and an ingenious double action pump.

British charter engineer Donald Hill (1974) who has a special interest in Arab technology writes:

"It is impossible to over emphasize the importance of Al-Jazari's work in the history of engineering, it provides a wealth of instructions for design, manufacture and assembly of machines." This man was indeed comparable only to Leonardo Da Vinci.


Documentary program of Al Jazari
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Ancient Discoveries Islamic Science

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The Qur'an calls upon Muslims to look around them and study the physical world, so that they might appreciate the majesty of Allah's creation.

"Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the benefit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth -- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise." (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:164)

And Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim"

Throughout Islamic history, that is exactly what Muslims have done. Particularly in the 7th-13th centuries C.E., the Islamic world was in the midst of its "Golden Age," paving the way for the growth of modern sciences. Rather than stifling science, the religion of Islam encouraged its study. Scientific inquiry was widespread, and some of the greatest scholars and scientists of the world made wondrous discoveries and inventions. Muslims led the world in the study of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, geography, chemistry, botany, and physics. They transmitted their studies to the West, where their work was built upon and further disseminated.

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Why PORK is HARAM (Prohibited) in ISLAM? (Scientific Answers)

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(this is a long Article but please take time to read for your knowledge)
Referred Article: Dr. Zakir Naik

01- CONSUMPTION OF PORK CAUSE SEVERAL DISEASES

The other non-Muslims and atheists (disbelievers of God) will agree only if convinced through reason, logic and science. Eating of pork can cause no less than SEVENTY different types of diseases.

A person can have various helminthes like roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc… One of the most dangerous is “Taenia Solium”, which is in lay man’s terminology called tapeworm. It harbors in the intestine and is very long. Its ova i.e. eggs, enter the blood stream and can reach almost all the organs of the body. If it enters the brain it can cause memory loss. If it enters the heart it can cause heart attack, if it enters the eye it can cause blindness, if it enters the liver it can cause liver damage. It can damage almost all the organs of the body.

Another dangerous helminthes is Trichura Tichurasis. A common misconception about pork is that if it is cooked well, these ova die. In a research project undertaken in America, it was found that out of twenty-four people suffering from Trichura Tichurasis, twenty two had cooked the pork very well. This indicates that the ova present in the pork do not die under normal cooking temperature.

02-DISEASES CAUSED BY PORK IN DETAIL

The following lists show germs or parasites that are found in pork and some diseases caused by them. Many of these diseases are contagious while some are proven fatal. This proves that the more science advances the more Islam is shown correct as a religion of God.


PARASITIC (Bloodsucking) DISEASES

a) TRICHINELLA SPIRATIS ( Trichina worms )
It is the most dangerous parasite to man ( Rheumatism and muscular pain). The infected persons shown no symptoms, recover very slowly some die, some reduced to permanent invalids. No one is immune from this disease and there is no cure.

b) TAENIA SOLIUM ( Pork tape worm )
The worm causes malnourishment of the person leading to anemia, diarrhea, extreme depression melancholia and digestive disturbances. Cysticercosis means that larva enter the blood stream then settle down in one or more of the vital organs of the body, for example: brain, liver, lungs or spinal cord. They grow and encapsulate, inducing pressure to thesystem around, resulting in dangerous diseases (diarrhea,digestive disorder, anemia, chronic invalidation).

c) ROUND WORMS
Examples: Ascaris, which may lead to digestive disturbances, appendicitis, obstructive jaundice.

d) HOOK WORMS
Examples:Ancylostomiasis, which may lead to anemia, oedema, heart failure or retarded growth ( mental and physical), tuberculosis,
diarrhea and typhoid.

e) SCHITOSOMA JAPONICUM
Bleeding, anemia and other syndromes. If ova are settled in the brain or spinal cord, paralysis and death may occur.

f) PARAGOMINES WESTERMAINI
Infestation leading to bleeding of the lungs ( endenve haemoptysis )

g) PACIOLEPSIS BUSKI
Digestive disturbances leading to persistent diarrhea; generalized oedema.

h) CLONORCHIS SINENSIS
chlonorchiasis-obstructive jaundice, liver enlargement.

i) METASTRONGYLUS APRI
Causes bronchitis, abscess of the lungs.

j) GIGANTHORINCHUS GIGAS
Cause anemia and digestive disorders.

k) BALATITIDIUM COLI
Causes acute dysentery and general weakness.

BACTERIAL DISEASES

Tuberculosis Fusiformis necrofurus: causing foot-rot which is very difficult to heal.
Salmonella Cholera suis: causing cholera Paratyphoid
Bruceellosis: Acute, sub acute and chronic. It may lead to permanent disabilities.
Swine Erysipelas: causing Erysipelas in man.

VIRAL DISEASES

Small pox: is was a source of infection to man.
Japanese B-encepphalitis: It is the source of infection
Influenza, foot mouth disease, gas tro-enteritis of the new born babies.

PROTOZOAN DISEASES

Toxo plasma goundii- It is a very dangerous diseases. A new born baby of an infected woman may die within few days or weeks after delivery. But if he survives he may develop blindness or deafness.In adult chronic exhaustive fever with enlarged liver and spleen may occur. Pneumonia, or celebro- spinal meninggitis which may lead to death or madness. The patient may become blind and deaf too.

OTHER DISEASES

Flesh of the pork is hard to digest and may lead to chronic digestive disturbances. Pimples, boils, cysts are common in pork eaters. These are some of the parasites and diseases found in pork and/ or the skin of pigs and certainly there are many more. There is still no means of killing these parasites, in the tissues, neither has anyone found a method of expelling them, even produced any specific treatment for the diseases.

03-FATS IN PIGS

Pork contains more fats than other meats. Therefore, people who are loving of pork are more fat than others. Cholesterol is higher in their blood thus making them more flat to asthereosclerosis cardiovascular accidents and sudden death.

04-PIG IS THE MOST SHAMELESS ANIMAL

The pig is the most shameless animal on the face of the earth. It is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate. In America, most people consume pork. Many times after dance parties, they have swapping of wives; i.e. many say “you sleep with my wife and I will sleep with your wife.” If you eat pigs then you behave like pigs. We look upon America to be very advanced and sophisticated. Whatever they do, we follow after a few years. According to an article in Island magazine, this practice of swapping wives has become common practice in South Asia.

05- PIG IS ONE OF THE FILTHIEST ANIMALS ON EARTH

The pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth. It lives and thrives on muck, feces and dirt. It is the best scavenger that I know that God has produced. In the villages they don’t have modern toilets and the villagers defecate in the open air (Body releases) and Very often these releases are cleared by pigs.

Some may argue that in advanced countries like Australia, pigs are bred in very clean and hygienic conditions. Even in these hygienic conditions the pigs are kept together in sties. No matter how hard you try to keep them clean they are filthy by nature. They eat and enjoy their own as well as their neighbor's excreta.

CONCLUSION:

Isn’t Allah merciful to us?

When Allah Almighty prohibits (Haram) something for His servants, He does so certainly out of His overflowing mercy on them, to save them from all what may bring them harm; He is indeed Ever-Kind and Most Glorious!

And Allah knows the best!

History of Islam and science || BBC documentary

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THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE
By Physicist Jim Al-Khalili

A BBC documentary examining the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

Isaac Newton is, as most will agree, the greatest physicist of all time. At the very least, he is the undisputed father of modern optics, or so we are told at school where our textbooks abound with his famous experiments with lenses and prisms, his study of the nature of light and its reflection, and the refraction and decomposition of light into the colours of the rainbow.

Yet, the truth is rather greyer; and I feel it important to point out that, certainly in the field of optics, Newton himself stood on the shoulders of a giant who lived 700 years earlier. For, without doubt, another great physicist, who is worthy of ranking up alongside Newton, is a scientist born in AD 965 in what is now Iraq who went by the name of al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham. Most people in the West will never have even heard of him. As a physicist myself, I am quite in awe of this man's contribution to my field, but I was fortunate enough to have recently been given the opportunity to dig a little into his life and work through my recent filming of a three-part BBC Four series on medieval Islamic scientists.

Modern methods: Popular accounts of the history of science typically suggest that no major scientific advances took place in between the ancient Greeks and the European Renaissance. But just because Western Europe languished in the Dark Ages, does not mean there was stagnation elsewhere. Indeed, the period between the 9th and 13th Centuries marked the Golden Age of Arabic science. Great advances were made in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, physics, chemistry and philosophy. Among the many geniuses of that period Ibn al-Haytham stands taller than all the others.

Documentary of the Quran

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The unique style of the Qur’an (the holy book of Islam) which was revealed 14 centuries ago, and the superior wisdom it represents are definite proof that it is the word of Allah. Additionally, the Qur’an has many miraculous aspects which prove that it is sent by Allah. One of them is that some scientific facts, which we have only been able to discover by the technology of the 20th century, were stated in the Qur’an 1400 years ago. These facts which could not have been known at the time of the Qur’an’s revelation once again show to the man of today that the Qur’an is the word of Allah

Quran and Modern Science - Conflict or Conciliation

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What is Islam? What is the Quran? Can religion and science be compatible? This lecture by Dr. Zakir Naik deals with the two conflicting belief systems of our time: religion and science. Dr. Zakir Naik speaks about Islam and the Quran and the scientific accuracy of the Quran in regards to natural wonders.

Dr Zakir Naik is a medical doctor by profession but is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Zakir Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Quran, authentic Hadith and other religious scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts.

Qur'an and Modern Science - Conflict Or Conciliation?, in the age of science when after every 10 years, information becomes outdated or expired, where hundred and thousands of research papers are bringing revolution, what does a book says which was revealed by GOD about 1400 years ago. What is relation between Quran and modern science and how they are related with each other, listen what does great scholar says.

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THE MIRACLE OF HUMAN CREATION

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This film is about your story. How you came to be from a single drop of liquid? How you were carefully designed, built, fed, and raised in your mother’s womb? When you see the marvelous design, plan and intricacy in each tiny step that leads to your existence, you will recall that this is not the work of the blind forces of nature, but the work of an all-Wise and all-Powerful Creator.

The Miracle of Firown (Pharaoh) in the Quran

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Doctor Morris Boukay uncovered in his book (The Holy Quran and the modern science ) the identity between what was mentioned in the Holy Quran about  the destiny of Musa (PBUH) or (In English Moses)' pharaoh after he was sank in the sea and between the reality which is symbolized in the existence of his body till this day as a sign to the worlds as our exalted God said: 

"So this day We shall save your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of our signs"
(Quran 10:92)


Doctor  Boukay says: "the narration of the Taurat about the departure of the Jews with Moses (peace be upon him) from Egypt is strongly supports the assumption which says that Mineptah the successor of Ramsses the second is the pharaoh of Egypt in Moses's age (peace be upon him), and the medical study which held on the Mineptah's mummy showed us another useful information about the bearable reasons for the death of that pharaoh. The Taurat mentions that the corpse was swallowed by the sea but it gives no detailing about what had happened next.


While the Holy Quran mentions that the corpse of the cursed pharaoh shall be rescued from water as it came in the previous verse, and the medical examination of that mummy showed that the corpse didn't remain in water for a long time, as it didn't show any signs of  complete damage because of the long remaining in water."


Also Morris Boukay mentioned what says "and the results of the medical investigations came to support the previous assumption, as in the year 1975 a lameness extraction from a small muscular tissue occurred in Cairo, with the valuable help that professor Michfl Durigon offered. And the accurate microscopical examination showed the perfect preserved status for the smallest dissectional muscular parts, and it points that such a perfect preservation couldn't be possible if the body remained in water for a while, even if it stayed outside the water for a long time before it submit for the preparatory operations of the mummification. And we have done more than this while we were interested in searching for the possible reasons of the pharaoh's death."


Medical legal studies took place on the mummy with the help of Ceccaldi the manger of the legal identification laboratory in Paris and professor Durigon, which allow us to make sure that there was a reason for a fast fastly death due to cranial cerebrum bruises which caused a large sized gap at the level of the vault of the skull accompanied with a break caused by a strong stroke, and it is obvious that all these investigations are agreeing with the stories of the Holy books which points out that pharaoh died when the waves came back on him.



And Doctor Boukay declares the miracle in this case saying: "and in the age that The Holy Quran reach the humans by Mohammed prays and peace of Allah be upon him, the corpses of all the pharaohs that people doubted about them in the modern age whether correctly or wrongly that they had any relation to the departure, were buried in the tombs of the valley of the kings in Tiba on the other side of the Nile river in front of  the present "Luxor" city. In the age of Mohammed prays and peace of Allah be upon him everything about that matter was unknown and these corpses did not discover except in the nineteenth century so that the corpse of Moses' pharaoh which still standing for the viewers till this day is considered a materialized evidence in a mummified body of a person that knew Moses peace be upon him, and opposed his demands, and chased him while he was escaping and died during that chase, and God saved his corpse from complete damage so he would become a sign for humans as mentioned in the Holy Quran "


And that piece of historical information about the destiny of pharaoh's corpse wasn't known by anyone of the humans when the Holy Quran came down and even after it came down by several centuries it was also unknown but it was declared in the book of Allah on the tongue of the uneducated prophet, which proves that the source of this knowledge is the inspiration from Allah

Miracles Of The Quran

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The unprecedented style and the superior wisdom inherent in the Qur'an is conclusive evidence confirming that it is the Word of God. Apart from this, there are a number of miracles verifying its Divine nature, one of them being that, 1,400 years ago, it declared a number of scientific facts that have only been established thanks to the technological breakthroughs of the 20th century. In this book, in addition to the scientific miracles of the Qur'an, you will also find messages regarding history and mathematics in our episodes ahead!

THE BIG BANG THEORY


THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE


ORBITS OF THE PLANETS


THE PROTECTED ROOF


THE RETURNING SKY


THE LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE


THE FUNCTION OF MOUNTAINS


THE MYSTERY IN IRON


THE PROPORTION OF RAIN


THE SEAS' NOT MINGLING WITH ONE ANOTHER


THE SEX OF OF A BABY


THE FINGERPRINTS


THE WRAPPING OF MUSCLES OVER THE BONES


THREE STAGES OF THE BABY IN THE WOMB


THE WORLD REPETITIONS


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Debate: Is non-vegetarian food permitted or prohibited?

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TOPIC: Is Non-vegetarian Food Permitted Or Prohibited For Human Being?

Dr. Zakir Naik v/s Rashmibhai Zaveri (Patkar Hall, Mumbai, India, 9th May 1999) The Almighty Creator has permitted consumption of meat of certain animals. However in recent times, Vegetarianism as a way of life is being strongly propagated worldwide by vegetarians. In this dialogue, Dr. Zakir Naik gives a very informative and fitting reply to the contentions of propagators of vegetarians.

The genesis of this dialogue is as follows: In the year 1999, in India, the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha (commonly known as Bakri Eid in India) fell on the same day as "Mahavir Jayanti", a Jain festival to commemorate the birthday of Mahavir, the founder of Jainism. Since the Jain community observes vegetarianism as a way of life, they appealed to Muslims all over India to NOT sacrifice animals on the day of Bakri Eid this year, out of respect for the sentiments of the Jain community. With this objective in mind, Mr. Dhanraj Salecha, who is an active member of the vegetarian movement in India, and who is also the President of the Rushabh Foundation in Mumbai, visited the office of the Islamic Research Foundation. He brought with him a lot of literature on vegetarianism and on the theme of mercy to all creatures as mentioned in various religious scriptures. He also stated, "according to the Qur'an killing animals for meat is prohibited". (Similar banners were also put on various streets of Mumbai).

Some discussions took place and he suggested that such a dialogue should be held in public so that the masses at large get to hear and know both the viewpoints and form their own judgement. Accordingly Rushabh Foundation proposed Mr. Rashmibhai Zaveri, who is the President of Indian Vegetarian Congress, Mumbai, to speak on their behalf, at a public dialogue with Dr. Zakir Naik, President of the Islamic Research Foundation, on the topic, "IS NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD PERMITTED OR PROHIBITED FOR A HUMAN BEING?" This debate was held on 9th May 1999 at 10.00 a.m. at Patkar Hall, Mumbai. Mr. Rashmibhai Zaveri was the first to speak. He spoke for 50 minutes. Dr. Zakir Naik in his presentation successfully refuted each and every point of Mr. Rashmibhai Zaveri. Moreover, Dr. Zakir Naik raised some important issues supporting the permissibility of consumption of non-vegetarian food. Mr. Rashmibhai Zaveri did not reply to any of the issues raised by Dr. Zakir Naik.

There was a huge turnout of audience members and there was great enthusiasm during the Question and Answer Session. Both the speakers were posed questions. Dr. Zakir Naik gave convincing replies. In order to have a good feel of this dialogue, to understand this issue better and to judge for yourself, we suggest that you view the tape of this debate, "IS NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD PERMITTED OR PROHIBITED FOR A HUMAN BEING?" released by the Islamic Research Foundation.



Qur'an and the Bible in the light of science

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About the Debate: Dr. Zakir Naik had a unique public debate with Dr. William Campbell on the topic "The Qur'an and the Bible in the light of Science" on April 1, 2000 in Chicago, United States of America.

Dr. William Campbell, a medical doctor and a Christian Missionary, is the author of the book "The Qu'ran and the Bible in the light of history and science" which is a reply to the famous book " The Bible, the Qu'ran and Science" by Dr. Maurice Bucaille. Dr. William Campbell in his book, which is also on the internet, had pointed out several "scientific errors" in the Qu'ran. His book and his contentions were unanswered for several years, and were used by Christian Missionaries to harass the Muslims.Alhamdulillah, the debate proved to be victorious event from the Islamic perspective. Dr. Zakir Naik gave logical and convincing replies to each and every of the alleged scientific error in the Qu'ran pointed out by Dr. William Campbell.

This historic event organised by the 'Islamic Circle of North America', U.S.A., had Dr. William Campbell conceding that he had difficulties in replying to many of the scientific errors in the Bible pointed out by Dr. Zakir Naik.

Video cassettes of this debate were released on September 3, 2000, at the Patkar Hall in Mumbai, where a recording of this unique and historic debate and its question and answer session was screened for the benefit of a packed and over flowing audience of more than a thousand people.

Those who witnessed this recording were extremely pleased with this event, Alhamdulillah. Several positive comments were received as feedback after the programme. One young Muslim stated, "After having seen this programme, for the first time in my life I felt proud of being a Muslim".

Note: Because the crushing defeat of Answering Islam's premiere writer and scholar, Dr. William Campbell, the Answering Islam team (Christian Missionaries) has systematically REFUSED to put the debate on their website nor to even make known that such a debate took place to its congregation!

The Topic of Debate: The Qur'an and the Bible in the light of Science.

(Note:Video quality is minimized for faster download)

Dr.William Campbell



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Question & Answer Session

THE SIGNS IN LIVING THINGS

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Whatever plant or animal we examine, the final result of our search will always point to the reality of a flawless creation. All living things have countless undiscovered aspects, and each one of these is created for its own particular purpose. Every living thing contains the proof of its creation. It is the duty of every rational individual to reflect on God’s creation and to praise and glorify our Lord at all times.

THE QURAN - ORBITS AND ROTATING UNIVERSE

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THE MIRACLE IN THE EYE

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Whatever you have in your life is meaningful through your senses—vision and others. Your family, your house, your office, your friends and everything else in your surroundings, you quickly identify thanks to your vision. Without eyes, you could never get a quick, complete sense of everything that’s happening around you. Without them, you could never imagine colors, forms, scenes, or human faces. But you do have eyes, and thanks to them, you can see your surroundings.

THE MIRACLE IN THE ANT

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Technology, collective labor, military strategy, advanced communications network, an astute and rational hierarchy, discipline, urban planning… These are fields where human beings may not always be successful enough, but where the ants always are. In this film you will explore the amazing world of ants, a very complex socio-biological system which could not have been originated by chance mechanisms and stay clear as an example of the intelligent design in nature. At the same time, you can see the mistakes in the theory of evolution and witness Allah’s immaculate creation.

THE WORLD OF PLANTS

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In this film, you will be looking at seeds and pollens, which are a miracle that most people are not even aware of. Flowers that guide insects… Insects that have been specially created for these flowers… Orchids that provide bees with perfume… Seeds that use parachutes, just like engineers... And seeds able to withstand journeys in water lasting thousands of kilometers.
You will see some of the interesting techniques that plants use to make other creatures carry their seeds for them. And you will see that these systems in plants are too perfect to have come into existence by chance.
It is Almighty God Who regulates all of this; it is He Who knows the creation and needs of plants and places other means at their service.
He calls to us on this subject:

God is He Who splits the seed and kernel. He brings forth the living from the dead, and produces the dead out of the living. That is God… (Surat al-An‘am, 95)

THE MIRACLE IN THE ATOM

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THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE

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