There are many signs around us and in the universe which testify that the Qur'an is sincere, one of these signs is that the scientists discovered sources of water which is compatible with verses of the Qur'an, let us read….
For many decades people were wondering about the source of water, but the answer took long time. Today, we live in an era when all scientists tell us that wars of the future will be for the water.
These wars will occur because of the scarcity of pure water due to the environmental pollution. Therefore scientists are searching for new sources of water. In this article we will see that the Qur'an told us about the source of water in earth, also about the future source of water.
There is a notice that in petrology there are some kinds of rocks which allows water to penetrate through it. One of the strangest things I read is that rocks of Granite despite its strength and cohesion but it allows water to go through it within very small Pores.
This characteristic enables the descended water from the sky to be stored inside the earth after passing through these pores, without this characteristic water wouldn't be able to leaking into a great depths below the surface of the earth.
Can life continue without water?
The Qur'an talked precisely about that matter and also referred to the source of water :( And we sent down from the sky water (rain) in (due) measure, and we gave it lodging in the earth, and verily, we are Able to take it away.) (Sûrat Al-Mu’minûn- verse 18). This verse tells us that the source of the water inside the earth such as the groundwater is the rains, this is scientifically proven!
Also there is another verse as God be He exalted says: (And We send the winds fertilizing (to fill heavily the clouds with water), then cause the water (rain) to descend from the sky, and We give it to you to drink, and it is not you who are the owners of its stores [i.e. to give water to whom you like or to withhold it from whom you like]) (Sûrat A-Hijr -verse22). For many years people believed that water in depths below the surface of the earth had been formed inside earth or it is existed inside earth from the old ages, and no one got the knowledge that this water was stored inside from the water of rain. But the great Qur'an told us about this scientific reality and God confirmed to us that He lodges this water by His ability and is purified by these layers of rocks to be drinkable so that God says:(We give it to you to drink) and without the mercy of God and that He exploited the physics laws for us, water wouldn’t be lodged inside earth and life wouldn’t be continue.
Scientists confirm that earth is the source of the water, God says :( And after that He spread the earth* and brought forth there from its water and its pasture.)(Sûrat An-Nazi' at- verse 30-31). There are many verses in the Qur'an confirming on that and all of these verses are compatible with the new science, this is a proof that the Qur'an is sincere.
The strangest thing is that dust is full of Pores but it doesn’t allow water to pass through it because of a very distinguished characteristic which is the ability of dust to mixing with water to enable plants to grow. God says concerning that:
(And you see the earth barren, but when we send down water (rain) on it, it is stirred (to life), and it swells and puts forth every lovely kind (of growth).) (Sûrat Al-Hajj- verse 5). Glory to Allah who mentioned everything in His book.
Also, the Qur'an told us about the source of springs in the earth, God says: (See you not that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and causes it to penetrate the earth, (and then makes it to spring up) as water-springs)(Sûrat Az-Zumar-verse21). This verse tells us that the source of springs is the water of rain and that is the opposite to the belief of some people who believed that the source of these springs is the sea!!
Nowadays, scientists are looking for a new source of water for the future, and they confirm that the best source is the high mountains as it saves a huge amount of water. Also the Qur'an told us about that as God says :( And have placed therein firm, and tall mountains, and have given you to drink sweet water?)(Sûrat Al-Mursalât- verse 27).
These are compact verses which testify that the Qur'an is sincere and is matching with the scientific facts, and it is not like what skeptics say that this book is just an ordinary book, if they are right we would see many myths and superstitions in it but we only see what agrees with science. This is an indication that the source of that book is the divine inspiration, read with me this divine challenge :( And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be produced by other than Allah (Lord of the heavens and the earth), but it is a confirmation of (the revelation) which was before it [i.e. the Taurât (Torah), and the Injeel (Gospel)], and a full explanation of the Book (i.e. laws, decreed for mankind) - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the ‘Âlamîn (mankind, jinn, and all that exists) * Or do they say: "He (Muhammad( has forged it?" Say: "Bring then a Sûrah (chapter) like unto it, and call upon whomsoever you can besides Allah, if you are truthful!"* Nay, they have belied the knowledge whereof they could not comprehend and what has not yet been fulfilled (i.e. their punishment). Thus those before them did belie. Then see what was the end of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers)!* And of them there are some who believe therein; and of them there are some who believe not therein, and your Lord is All-Aware of the Mufsidûn (evil-doers, liars).)(Sûrat Yûnus- verse37-40).
By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel
1- Baines, John. Water, Thomson Learning, 1993.
2- Devonshire, Hilary, and Kline, Marjory, eds. Water,
3- Water resources, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_resources