Select Page

Some speak louder than Others, for Me anyways – Signs in the Quran

by | Nov 21, 2021

I remember going once to Baskin Robbins with my dad and being amazed at how many different flavors of ice cream they had. All those colors were so appealing; but when you started reading the labels, only about 5 or 6 of them rang frenzy to my taste buds.

When it comes to the Quran, some verses, signs, examples, stories, laws… ring louder to some than others. And for everyone, it is a different one. So, if Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors to arouse your tongue; the Quran has over 6000 Ayats to awaken the soul.

What is even more amazing, is that when you encounter a specific situation in day-to-day life, and you are used to reading the Quran regularly, you will read a passage that you would swear has been revealed for you at that specific moment, for that exact situation. Why?

And We have certainly presented to the people in this Qur’an from every [kind of] example. But, [O Muhammad], if you should bring them a sign, the disbelievers will surely say, “You [believers] are but falsifiers.”

Surah Arrum (30 – 58)

And We have certainly diversified in this Qur’an for the people from every [kind of] example; but man has ever been, most of anything, [prone to] dispute.

Surah Al-Kahf (18 – 54)

And We have certainly diversified [the contents] in this Qur’an that mankind may be reminded, but it does not increase the disbelievers except in aversion.

Surah Al-Isra (17 – 41)

So, on the subject that the Quran is specific to each person, for me, the following passage strikes me the most and pretty much sums up the way I view the world, life, and faith in general.

Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding.

Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], “Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.

Our Lord, indeed whoever You admit to the Fire – You have disgraced him, and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers.

Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.

Our Lord, and grant us what You promised us through Your messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, You do not fail in [Your] promise.”

Surah Ala-Imran (3 – 190-194)

As for the verse that I love reading the most:

We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?

Surah Fussilat (41 – 53)

This is even taken a step further with this passage:

And on the earth are signs for the certain [in faith]

And in yourselves. Then will you not see?

And in the heaven is your provision and whatever you are promised.

Then by the Lord of the heaven and earth, indeed, it is truth – just as [sure as] it is that you are speaking.

Surah Adh-Dhariyat (51 – 20-23)

As to why it moves me more than other verses might be because of…

And We have certainly presented for the people in this Qur’an from every [kind of] example – that they might remember.

Surah Az-Zumar (39 – 27)

So when speaking to people about the Quran, one must know his audience. If you are talking to children, you might want to tell stories; if you are talking to scientists, you might want to talk about science; if you are talking to… you get the idea. Each person has a different perspective, and no one is alike, that is the beauty of the word of Allah; it takes everyone into account. Now, It is up to us to share these jewels with everyone.

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

If anyone is a betting man, he knows that most of the time he will lose; it is a question of numbers. Winning every time is improbable and practically impossible. When flipping a coin, you have one chance out of two of getting it right. 50%, not bad; but repeat it four times straight; not too confident, are you?

Let’s transpose that example to the prophet Muhammad; he got every single verifiable (with our limited knowledge to date) phenomenon right. Not only he got them right, but most of them are also explained; not just enunciated or left for interpretation. Let’s say there are about 20 scientific/natural phenomenon (Actually, more have been mentioned and others left out since a multitude of authors have done a better job than me explaining them. Plus, 20 seems like a pretty round number, and we don’t want to sound boastful either) that were elucidated 1400 years ago, by an illiterate Arab that had no aspirations to science whatsoever… When you do the math: ½ at the power 20 is ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½. That gives you the possibility of 1/1 048 576 of getting it right. That is less than one in a million probability; becoming less and less a betting man…Keep in mind, considering that the questioning is in a yes or no format; true or false to a given question (without formulating the solution and adding all the explanation that comes with it in the Quran and Hadith).

The thing is, it is not because the prophet Muhammad was an expert in astronomy, geology, chemistry, nuclear physics, biology, botany, entomology, oceanology, or even historical science that he got it right all the time. It is because the only thing he got right out of all of this is that he wholeheartedly believed in Allah. All these, verses, signs, scientific phenomenon were not explained or tackled by the prophet Muhammad; they were brought forth by Allah, the All-Knowing.

And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 59)

Faith

the process of belief