Prophecies in the Holy Koran
Ramadan and the Holy Koran Part III: Prophecies in the Holy Koran
Muslims recently welcomed the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan. During this month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from all food and drinks. An early breakfast is usually taken before dawn. During the month of Ramadan, increased emphasis is laid on the recitation of the Holy Koran.
The Holy Koran is a book of many prophecies which have been found to be genuine. A prophecy is foretold news about any future event. In the religious world, a prophecy, quite distinct from an educated and wise guess, is considered the most authentic criterion and vital proof of the truthfulness, or otherwise, of a prophet.
Below are some prophecies of scientific events in the Holy Koran:
“Their skins will bear witness against them as to what they have been doing.” (41:21). The fingerprints system at borders, criminal investigation cells and immigration centres prove the fulfilment of this Koranic prophecy.
“Corruption has spread on land and sea because of what men's hands have wrought.” (30:42). One of the interpretations of this verse of the Holy Koran is the environmental pollution caused by human beings. And that is spread both in land and sea due to our own inventions, i.e. fumes from chimneys of factories, chemical and nuclear waste, huge traffic in the cities, noise and creation of the ozone hole are manifest testimonies of the fulfilment of this prophecy.
• Genetic engineering
“They will alter Allah's creation.” (4:120). The Holy Koran has prophesied plastic surgery, genetic engineering and cloning in this short and concise sentence.
• New transport systems
“And when the she-camels, ten months pregnant are abandoned.” (81:5). “And He has created horses and mules and asses that you may ride them, and as a source of beauty. And He will create what you do not yet know.” (16:9). As we know, people, especially those living in deserts, have now abandoned camels and other animals for travelling. But this prophecy of invention and emergence of new transport systems is ongoing as we witness new and faster modes of transportation emerging all the time.
• Oceans linked
“And when the rivers are made to flow into each other.” (81:7). “He has made the two bodies of water flow. They will one day meet. Between them there is a barrier; they cannot encroach one upon the other.” (55:20-21).
“And He it is Who shall merge the two seas together. This palatable and sweet, that saltish and bitter. And between them He has (presently) placed a barrier and a massive partition.” (25:54). This phenomenal prophecy is an excellent proof of truthfulness of the Holy Koran. It was beyond imagination of anyone living 1,400 years ago to even think of linking of oceans which we see today in the Panama and Suez canals.
• Tune in on Sunday at 4pm to Magic 102.7FM for a short recitation of the Holy Koran with English translation. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a free copy of the Holy Koran with English translation and commentary. Shabnam Jheengoor is a member of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Bermuda.