Islamic Perspectives

Science fails to fathom Quranic assertions: Noamani

Jodhpur: Inspite of outstanding achievements in various fields science has not been able to explain and explore what the Qur’an has been teaching for the last 1400 years. In a special lecture series at various places eminent pleader Vasi Ahmad No’amani discussed the various scientific facts in the light of Qur’an. He pointed out that what science could explain after years of hard work and investigations had been described by the Qur’an in a very simple and straight forward narrative. As an example he pointed out the phenomenon of rains. Inspite of clouds rains can neither be predicted nor be precisely forecasted because it is Allah who decides the place and the quantity of rain. What science considers a three phase activity is, in fact, a four phase phenomenon – the fourth factor being Allah’s discretion. He pointed out that out of more than 6000 ayat in the Qur’an, more than a thousand pertain to scientific facts. Science relies on theories, investigations and practical observations which Allah has left for the mankind to decipher and find. His talk generated a lot of interest and created warm interaction among the audience.

Eminent physician Syed Ahmad in his address succinctly explained that the motive behind creation by Allah was to make man realise His immense potential and recognise His infinite wisdom. Describing the Qur’an as a treasure house of knowledge he regarded science as a mere store house of information which man acquires through perseverance, continuous observation and investigation.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 December 2010 on page no. 21

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