الأربعاء، 31 أغسطس، 2011

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A satellite photograph of the Strait of Gibraltar.

One of the properties of seas that has only recently been discovered is related in a verse of the Qur'an as follows:

    He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through. (Qur'an, 55:19-20)

This property of the seas, that is, that they meet and yet do not intermix, has only very recently been discovered by oceanographers. Because of the physical force called "surface tension," the waters of neighbouring seas do not mix. Caused by the difference in the density of their waters, surface tension prevents them from mingling with one another, just as if a thin wall were between them.60

It is interesting that, during a period when there was little knowledge of physics, and of surface tension, or oceanography, this truth was revealed in the Qur'an
There are large waves, strong currents, and tides in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Mediterranean Sea water enters the Atlantic by Gibraltar. But their temperature, salinity, and densities do not change, because of the barrier that separates them

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The Scientific Miracle of the Period a Widow or a Divorcee should wait before Marriage again
Many of the misconceptions rose against Islamic legislation claim that it is inadequate for the modern age. For example, they claim that the verse "And divorced women shall await by themselves for three periods" (Al Bakara 228) is no longer applicable as medical analysis can easily tell if a woman is pregnant or not. So, for them, there is no need to wait three periods to be sure.

Latest studies refuted this misconception discovering that semen contains 62 types of proteins, and those proteins formula changes from man to man. So every man leaves some kind of protein print into his wife's womb. If a woman marries directly after divorce, she might get uterine cancer as a result of the existence of more than one protein print in the womb. Studies also showed that the first menstruation after divorce eliminates 32% to 35% of that print, the second menstruation eliminates up to the range from 67% to 72% and the third eliminates up to 99.9% and only then a womb gets ready to receive a new protein print.

Considering widows, Almighty Allah says: " And the ones of you who are taken up, (i.e., those who die) and leave behind (them) spouses, (the spouses) (i.e., the widows. The following verb is in the feminine plural) shall await by themselves for four months and ten (days)" (Al Bakara 234). Studies conclude that a widow's grief and depression makes the print more stuck to her womb and so she needs one more period to be completely eliminated just as Allah said.

In conclusion, all what we should do is to glorify Allah and reason the verse " And in your selves; do you then not behold?" (Ath-Tharyat 21

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Miracles Encyclopedia in Quran and Sunna
How The Universe Came Into Existence
The Scientific Miracle of the Period a Widow or a Divorcee should wait before Marriage again
Scientific Miracles in the Prophetic Teachings for a Cure of Anger
The Miraculous Saying of Allah's Messenger (PBUH): The drop of semen after forty two nights
The Seven Earths
The Prohibition of Carrion, Blood, the Flesh of Swine, and that which has been Acclaimed to Other than Allah

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How The Universe Came Into Existence

The origin of the universe is described in the Qur'an in the following verse and in many others:

He is the Originator ofcreated the heavens and the earth from nothing… (Surat al-An'am: 101)
In the first section of the book, we described in detail how the universe came into existence from nothing 15 billion years ago. In other words, the universe suddenly came into existence from nothing.

Only the science of the twentieth century enabled us to attain scientific evidence of this great event. Therefore, it was impossible to know this scientifically 1,400 years ago. But, as is also mentioned in the previous verse, Allah told us this fact when the Qur'an was first revealed. This is a miracle of the Qur'an and one of the pieces of evidence that it is the Speech of Allah

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Scientific Miracles in the Prophetic Teachings for a Cure of Anger
Here are some medical recommendations, published in one of the most important medical websites, to cure or avoid anger.

1-     Abdullah Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "teach, promise, don't preach hardships and if one of you got angry he  should stay silent" (Imam Ahmed in his Musnad 1/329, in Saheih Al gaame' 693, in Al tyalessy 2608 and in Al adab Al mofrad 245 by Al Bukhary)

The medical recommendation says:

Take a “time out”...counting to 10 before reacting

2-     Abu Thar Al Ghefarey (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said : "if one of you got angry while standing he should sit till he calm down, and if he did not, he should lie down" (Musnad of Imam Ahmed 5/152, Saheih Al gaame' 694, Fayd Al Kadeer, Al manawy 408, Abu Dawood 4782 which is corrected by Ibn Hebban 5688)

The medical recommendation says:

Do something physically (meaning change your physical status)

3-     A narrative about the Prophet (PBUH) mentions that he said: "Anger comes from the devil, and the devil is created from fire; and water extinguishes fire; so if you got angry you should go for ablution"

The medical recommendation says:


4-     Salman Ibn Sard narrated that two men came to the Prophet (PBUH) one insulting the other with an angry red face then the Prophet (PBUH) said: "There are words I know if he uttered, he would calm down; "I see refuge in Allah against the accursed Shaytan!""

The medical recommendation says:

Find ways to calm yourself. Repeat to yourself a calming word or phrase such as “Take it easy!"

5-     Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said: " the strong is not the one who defeat the others; it is the one who can control his anger" (Al Bukhary and Muslim)

The medical recommendation says:

Think carefully before you say anything.

The scientific miracles in the Prophetic teachings
The Prophet (PBUH) knows the human nature, he knows how hard it could be to control anger; especially if the reason is about religion or honor or money; so he (PBUH) prescribed his miraculous cure to control the anger and it's motivations, that can result in disasters. Now after fourteen centuries, medicine comes to prove and confirm that all what the Prophet (PBUH) said had its positive reflections upon anger and its negative results.
The Prophet's acclamation for those who can control themselves
Abdullah Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) said that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "when you have three traits, Allah will protect you, cover your secrets with His mercy and consider you of the beloveds". They asked: what are they, Prophet of Allah? He said: "thanking Allah for His gifts, forgiving while having the power to revenge and cooling down in anger" (Al Hakem 1/214 with correct reference and Al Baihakie's Al sho'ab 4/154.

Dr. Mohamed Abd Al Lateef Al A'groody
Pharmacist and a searcher of the scientific miracles in Qur'an and Sunnah

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Miracles Encyclopedia in Quran and Sunna
How The Universe Came Into Existence
The Scientific Miracle of the Period a Widow or a Divorcee should wait before Marriage again
Scientific Miracles in the Prophetic Teachings for a Cure of Anger
The Miraculous Saying of Allah's Messenger (PBUH): The drop of semen after forty two nights
The Seven Earths
The Prohibition of Carrion, Blood, the Flesh of Swine, and that which has been Acclaimed to Other than Allah

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الثلاثاء، 30 أغسطس، 2011

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 The Miraculous Saying of Allah's Messenger (PBUH): The drop of semen after forty two nights   

In what follows we shall review in pictures the development that the embryo undergoes when it passes 42 days in the womb and how the noble Hadith conforms to the scientific facts.
The sceptics had objected time and time again to the hadith of Allah's Messenger (PBUH) saying: "If a drop of semen spent in the womb forty two nights, Allah (the Almighty) sends an angel to it who depicts it and creates its ears, eyes, skin, flesh and bones." (Narrated by Muslim). They said that this hadith does not conform to modern science nor to the phases of the fetus development.
Science is really developing and revealing new facts and if we examine the recent researches in embryology and study the phase that Allah's Messenger (PBUH) had mentioned, when the embryo is 42 days old, what do we find? Why did the Messenger specify such age, 42 days, and what does it mean as regards the development of the fetus in his mother's womb? In what follows we exhibit a number of photos along with their explanation to show you how the embryo develops especially during the fifth, sixth and seventh week. Later we will get back to discover the perfect matching between the Prophet's hadith and the sayings of the contemporary scientists.
Photo 1 

These are the stages by which the embryo passes starting by being a drop of semen all the way up until the end of the sixth week (42 days). We notice that the fetus does not take its human form except when it has completed 42 nights in the womb, such fact was confirmed by Allah's Messenger (PBUH) in the noble hadith. Take a note here of the shape of the drop of semen which does not resemble man, then it changes to a clot of blood which does not inspire any human shape, then it changes to a lump of flesh which again does not resemble man and when it is 42 days old the human shape appears clearly and it goes on until the end of pregnancy. Subhan Allah (glorified be Allah).
Photo 2 
 A real photo of a fetus five weeks old, in which we find no features of a human being. Scientists say that most of the animals take this form at such age, thus the embryo did not yet take its human form and we can see no ears, eyes, skin or bones.
Photo 3 
 A real photo for a 47 days old embryo, we notice that it has taken the human form and it is obvious that the ears, eyes and skin were being formed. All such features started to form by the end of the sixth week and they became obvious completely by the seventh week. The heart of the embryo starts beating clearly the sixth week.
 To listen to the embryo's heart beat, click here
Photo 4 
 A photo comparing between a 5 week old embryo and another which is 8 weeks. Notice how the features, volume and shape have changed and how the humane form of the fetus became clear. Scientists say that as of the end of the sixth week, which is when the embryo is 42 days old; it starts to differentiate between the different voices and reacts to them. Scientists confirm that the age 42 days and what follows is a definitive border between the stage where the fetus is un-characteristic and that stage where that fetus takes its human form. That's why we find it mentioned on one of the sites that takes interest in the development of the fetus saying: - quoted word for word-
" During the sixth week after fertilization the unborn child can respond to local tactile stimulation by reflex movements. At the end of the sixth week, the unborn child is clearly recognizable as a human being by gross morphological observation. "
During the sixth week after fertilization the embryo starts responding to the outer effects by means of the reflexive movements. By the end of the sixth week we can easily, through observation, mark the embryo in the form of a human being. On another website we read their statement:
"The brainwaves have been noted at 43 days. Dr. Stiff has noted that electroencephalographic waves have been obtained in forty-three to forty-five day old fetuses, and so conscious experience is possible after this date".
 Meaning, that the encephalic waves start when the fetus is 43 days old. Dr. Stiff noticed that the waves emitted from the brain can be measured at the age from 43-45 days, and in the same way the voluntary expressions can be observed after that age.
Photo 5 
 A photo of a six weeks old embryo, such age at which the fetus takes its human form and its brain starts emitting waves that can be measured by means of special apparatus. This is an indication that the brain cells had started their activity and this might also mean that his spirit had entered the body, Allah (the Almighty) knows best. Observe how the eyes are beginning to formulate. Scientists assure that the eyes opening starts to formulate at the age of six weeks and this goes in perfect harmony with Allah's Messenger (PBUH) saying "he gives it its shape and creates its hearing and seeing."
The eyes appear clearly at the 42nd day according to Keith Moore, the famous embryologist, who says: "the eye is obvious, about day 42 after fertilization "(Moore, p99).
After that 42 days have been fully completed the eyes and ears start developing rapidly:
" The eyes are developing rapidly, the ears are developing rapidly, 7th week after conception (Rugh, p 52).  http://www.sfuhl.org/k_appendix_1_sixth_week.htm.
The ears and eyes develop rapidly during the seventh week (after the drop of semen had passed 42 days in the womb). This means that the fetus takes its human form by the end of the sixth week, such fact is stated accurately & clearly in the Prophetic hadith:" If a drop of semen remained in the womb for forty two nights Allah (the Almighty) sends an angel to it who depicts it and creates its ears, eyes, skin, flesh and bones."
Photo 6 
 Let us study these two photos: one of them is when the fetus is 41 days old and until this moment we can't distinguish its human form but after the 42nd day, which is the second photo, his human form is seen clearly. That's why in the left photo we observe the features of a human embryo with apparent ears and eyes and also the feet, hands and fingers, glorified be Allah (the Almighty). After witnessing a horrific number of abortions in the non Islamic countries, there are many campaigns against such abortions today. Scientists and researchers are embarking on a study to designate the age after which abortion is to be prohibited.  They found out that the brain of fetus at the end of sixth and the beginning of the seventh week (meaning when the fetus is 42 days old), starts emitting waves which proves the start of life, so they suggest that the embryo cannot be killed after that age.
Here I recollect with you the instance in which some of our legists had made use of such hadith of our greatest Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and deduced that it is impermissible to abort a child who is 42 nights old, Even though an abortion can be performed before this age if there was a medical necessity that calls for that.
This is such a wonderful prophetic hint that the spirit is instilled in the embryo at this specific age. At such age (42 days) waves released from the brain were measured and also heart beats were recorded, all of this suggests that there is a relation between the spirit and the operation of the brain and heart. Allah (the Almighty) knows best.
Photo 7 
 A fetus in real size of 42 days old of age which has started to take its human form, observe here how small it is, even though he is considered a fully developed human being as far as the shape is concerned. Thus some scientists say that abortion is impermissible of that fetus because it is considered a full human being.
Photo 8 
 A fetus training itself to suck its finger for the preparation of getting out to the world and starting to suck its mother's breast, so all praise is due to Allah who had taught this child that which it does not know, who said: " And Allah brought you out of your mothers' bellies not knowing anything, and He has made for you hearing and be holdings (i.e. eyesight) and heart-sights, (i.e., perception "s") that possibly you would thank (Him)."
The question is what does all that mean?
It means that there are radical changes that occur immediately after the fetus is 42 days old. On the 43rd day the brain starts emitting waves and the embryo begins reacting with its surrounding environment and starts feeling. It means that the spirit had started its activity in the body of the embryo. It also means that the greatest Prophet (PBUH) had preceded the western scientists in telling us about such a specific issue which no man could have ever predicted fourteen centuries ago. This means that no one can provide such data about this stage unless he is a specialized doctor who had all the necessary equipment. Was Allah's Messenger (PBUH) a doctor who had such devices? Here we have to stop again and ask those sceptics: how did the greatest Prophet (PBUH) know that exactly after 42 days the drop of semen will turn into a human being who has ears, eyes, skin and bones

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The Seven Earths
A simple image of Earth and the interior layers.

The Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad is the second revealed source of Islam.  Like the Quran, it contains scientific information unavailable 1400 years ago.  From these miracles is the “seven” earths, mentioned by the Prophet in several of his sayings.  From them are the following two:

Hadith 1

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Salamah that a dispute arose between him and some other people (about a piece of land).  When he told Aisha (the Prophet’s wife) about it, she said, ‘O Abu Salamah!  Avoid taking the land unjustly, for the Prophet said:

“Whoever usurps even one span of land of somebody, its depth through the seven earths will be collared to his neck.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, ‘Book of Oppression.’ )

Hadith 2

Salim narrated on the authority of his father that the Prophet said:

“Whoever takes a piece of land of others unjustly, he will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, ‘Book of Oppression.’ )

The aforementioned hadith prohibits oppression in general, especially the taking of a piece of land belonging to others unjustly.  What are the seven earths they refer to?

Studies in geology have proven that the earth is composed of seven zones, identified from the inner to the outer layers as follows:

(1)  The Solid Inner Core of Earth: 1.7% of the Earth’s mass; depth of 5,150 - 6,370 kilometers (3,219 - 3,981 miles)

The inner core is solid and unattached to the mantle, suspended in the molten outer core.  It is believed to have solidified as a result of pressure-freezing which occurs to most liquids when temperature decreases or pressure increases.

(2)  The Liquid Outer core: 30.8% of Earth’s mass; depth of 2,890 - 5,150 kilometers (1,806 - 3,219 miles)

The outer core is a hot, electrically conducting liquid within which convective motion occurs.  This conductive layer combines with Earth’s rotation to create a dynamo effect that maintains a system of electrical currents known as the Earth’s magnetic field.  It is also responsible for the subtle jerking of Earth’s rotation.  This layer is not as dense as pure molten iron, which indicates the presence of lighter elements.  Scientists suspect that about 10% of the layer is composed of sulfur and/or oxygen because these elements are abundant in the cosmos and dissolve readily in molten iron.

(3)  The “D” Layer: 3% of Earth’s mass; depth of 2,700 - 2,890 kilometers (1,688 - 1,806 miles)

This layer is 200 to 300 kilometers (125 to 188 miles) thick and represents about 4% of the mantle-crust mass.  Although it is often identified as part of the lower mantle, seismic discontinuities suggest the “D” layer might differ chemically from the lower mantle lying above it.  Scientists theorize that the material either dissolved in the core, or was able to sink through the mantle but not into the core because of its density.

(4)  Lower Mantle: 49.2% of Earth’s mass; depth of 650 - 2,890 kilometers (406 -1,806 miles)

The lower mantle contains 72.9% of the mantle-crust mass and is probably composed mainly of silicon, magnesium, and oxygen.  It probably also contains some iron, calcium, and aluminum.  Scientists make these deductions by assuming the Earth has a similar abundance and proportion of cosmic elements as found in the Sun and primitive meteorites.

(5)  Middle Mantle (Transition region): 7.5% of Earth’s mass; depth of 400 - 650 kilometers (250-406 miles)

The transition region or mesosphere (for middle mantle), sometimes called the fertile layer, contains 11.1% of the mantle-crust mass and is the source of basaltic magmas.  It also contains calcium, aluminum, and garnet, which is a complex aluminum-bearing silicate mineral.  This layer is dense when cold because of the garnet.  It is buoyant when hot because these minerals melt easily to form basalt which can then rise through the upper layers as magma.

(6)  Upper Mantle: 10.3% of Earth’s mass; depth of 10 - 400 kilometers (6 - 250 miles)

The upper mantle contains 15.3% of the mantle-crust mass.  Fragments have been excavated for our observation by eroded mountain belts and volcanic eruptions.  Olivine (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 and pyroxene (Mg,Fe)SiO3 have been the primary minerals found in this way.  These and other minerals are refractory and crystalline at high temperatures; therefore, most settle out of rising magma, either forming new material or never leaving the mantle.  Part of the upper mantle called the asthenosphere might be partially molten.

(7)  Lithosphere

Oceanic crust: 0.099% of Earth’s mass; depth of 0-10 kilometers (0 - 6 miles)

The rigid, outermost layer of the Earth comprising the crust and upper mantle is called the lithosphere.  The oceanic crust contains 0.147% of the mantle-crust mass.  The majority of the Earth’s crust was made through volcanic activity.  The oceanic ridge system, a 40,000-kilometer (25,000 mile) network of volcanoes, generates new oceanic crust at the rate of 17 km3 per year, covering the ocean floor with basalt.  Hawaii and Iceland are two examples of the accumulation of basalt piles

This image shows a cross section through the earth’s crust and upper mantle showing lithosphere plates (made of the crust layer and the top part of the mantle) moving over the asthenosphere (upper mantle).  Windows to the Universe , at (http://www.windows.ucar.edu) at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).  ©1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; ©2000-05 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.  Continental crust: 0.374% of Earth’s mass; depth of 0-50 kilometers (0 - 31 miles)

The continental crust contains 0.554% of the mantle-crust mass.  This is the outer part of the Earth composed essentially of crystalline rocks.  These are low-density buoyant minerals dominated mostly by quartz (SiO2) and feldspars (metal-poor silicates).  The crust (both oceanic and continental) is the surface of the Earth; as such, it is the coldest part of our planet.  Because cold rocks deform slowly, we refer to this rigid outer shell as the lithosphere (the rocky or strong layer
This image shows the divisions of the Earth’s interior into 7 layers.  (Adapted from Beatty, 1990).


The layers of the earth coincide with the above mentioned hadith of the Prophet.  The miracle is in two matters:

(1)  The expression of the hadith, ‘He will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection,’ indicates the stratification of these “earths” around one center.

(2)  The accuracy with which the Prophet of Islam referred to the seven inner layers of earth.

The only way for a desert dweller to have known these facts 1400 years ago is through revelation from God


Beatty, J. K. and A. Chaikin, eds.  The New Solar System.  Massachusetts: Sky Publishing, 3rd Edition, 1990.

Press, Frank and Raymond Siever.  Earth.  New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1986.

Seeds, Michael A. Horizons. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1995.

El-Najjar, Zaghloul.  Treasures In The Sunnah: A Scientific Approach: Cairo, Al-Falah Foundation, 2004.

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The Prohibition of Carrion, Blood, the Flesh of Swine, and that which has been Acclaimed to Other than Allah

The Prohibition of Carrion, Blood, the Flesh of Swine, and that which has been Acclaimed to Other than Allah
Allah says in the Qur’an what can be translated as:

“He has forbidden you only Al-Maitah (meat of a dead animal), blood, the flesh of swine, and any animal which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah (or has been slaughtered for idols or on which Allah's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, and not transgressing – then, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
(Surat An-Nahl (The Bees):115).

This ayah (verse) is found in the beginning of the last tenth of Surat An-Nahl, which is a Makkan surah with 128 ayat.  It is named Surat An-Nahl (Bees) because it embraces an ayah in which Allah SWT describes that He has gifted the female bee with the ability to gather nectar from the flowers, digest it, and make from it the sweet syrup we call honey.  That syrup is described as coming from the bee’s belly as a drink of different colors, wherein is a cure for mankind.

The theme of this surah revolves around two ideas: Islamic creed, and the importance of good manners.  These are two pillars of the great religion that Allah SWT revealed in stages on His Prophets and Messengers, until He completed the religion with the final revelation that came with the seal of all Prophets and Messengers, Prophet Muhammad son of Abdullah SAWS.  In the surah’s discussion of Islamic creed, the reader is called to reflect upon many of Allah’s Signs, Creations and Miracles in the universe presented in a strong scientific manner that exhibits both comprehensiveness and parsimony.  One such example is in the verse number 115 of the surah.

Scientific Miracles in Ayah 115 of Surat An-Nahl

1.  The Prohibition of Carrion

The death of an animal before its slaughter could be due to its infliction with a certain disease or virus.  It could also be due to old age.  In truth, these two reasons are sufficient to prohibit this type of meat.  In addition, when an animal is dead without being properly slaughtered allowing its blood to drain from the body, then the blood will instead become trapped in the body.  This is a serious problem because blood carries body wastes including carbon dioxide, urea, uric acid, microorganisms, parasites, and the products of food assimilation and metabolism that are transported via the veins and arteries and their tributaries in the animals body. Most of these substances have a potential to rot and decay if trapped in the body, especially if the body has been left for a period long enough to allow the start of its decay.  From this additional reason we see further wisdom and logic behind the divine prohibition of carrion.

2.  The Prohibition of Blood

Blood is this dark red liquid which consists of a mixture of different cells.  The red blood cells form 45% of the blood volume (4 to 6 million per mm3) which contain high concentrations of hemoglobin that is responsible for carrying and delivering oxygen to the body’s cells.  Blood also contains white blood cells which defend the body against invasion by microorganisms and parasites that inflict diseases.  The blood also contains platelets that form a platelet plug at the site of a wound or hemorrhage in order to allow the blood to clot.  These latter two types of cells each constitute less than 1% of the blood volume.  The rest of the blood, 54%, consists of plasma.  Plasma is mostly water, and about 7% proteins (such as albumin, globulin, antibodies, carrier proteins, fat, vitamins, hormones, and sodium, calcium, potassium, iron, nickel, chlorine, and bicarbonate ions).  Blood also carries toxic nitrogenous wastes produced by the cells, such as ammonia, urea, and uric acid, to be excreted by the kidney as urine.  This is in addition to the various free and dissolved gases in the blood’s plasma, and the live or dead viruses, bacteria, and parasites, as well as broken blood cells.  The heart pumps blood carrying beneficial substances such as oxygen and nutrients to the body cells.
All this reveals that blood can transmit serious diseases such as the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or HIV, which is still considered an untreatable and fatal disease.

Furthermore, there is the lymph which flows in the tributaries of the lymphatic ducts that eventually merge with the large blood vessels near the heart. These lymphatic vessels absorb the proteins that escape from the blood vessels and those in the intercellular tissues and matrix and return them to the blood stream at the right time, thus maintaining the chemical homeostasis that is vital for any living creature.  This is one of the most important roles of the lymphatic system.  The lymph itself is comprised of plasma, and some of the substances dissolved in it, as well as white blood cells and lymphocytes.  Lymphocytes are considered one of the body’s key defense players against disease.  In addition, there are also the lymph nodes, which are masses of lymphoid tissue located along the lymphatic vessels or existing independently such as the tonsils, the pharyngeal lymph nodes, the gastrointestinal lymph nodes, the thymus gland, and the spleen.  The primary role of the lymphatic glands is to defend the body since they possess such a large number of lymphocytes.  These glands work as filters to the gases and liquids that enter the body by selecting the impurities such as dust, viruses, bacteria, etc and storing them in the gland until antibodies are secreted to destroy them.

Among the roles of blood in the liver, is the extraction of the amino group, NH2, released from the amino acids.  This process results in nitrogenous wastes, such as the ones discussed above, which the blood takes and carries to the kidneys for excretion.  Thus, the excretory system, which includes the kidneys, together with the blood, help achieve the chemical balance of the body by excreting the waste products of metabolism.

As can be seen from the description above, the blood that is drained during the proper slaughter of an animal contains many bodily wastes, besides some of the dangerous substances it is already composed of.  If these substances and wastes were to stay trapped in the animal’s body, they would clot with the blood that was on its way to the excretory organs.  After clotting, they would begin to rot and decay, which would result in yet another set of complicated poisons and harmful chemical products.  In addition to the bodily wastes contained in blood, we also mentioned that blood carries some viruses, bacteria, and parasites.  Thus, we see the divine wisdom and logic behind the prohibition of blood.  However, we note that eating the liver or spleen of an animal that has been slaughtered according to Islamic traditions is allowed in Islam.  This is based on the hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS), “We have been granted permission to eat two carrions and two bloods: the two carrions are fish and locusts, the two bloods are liver and spleen” (Narrated by Ahmed, ibn Majjeh, Baihaqi by way of Ibn Omar from the prophet SAWS)

3.  The Prohibition of the Flesh of Swine

The Qur'an describes the swine as a abomination in more than one location (Surat Al-Baqara (The cow): 173 " He has forbidden you only the Maitah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols, on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience nor transgressing due limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.",

 Al-Ma'idah (The Table spread with Food):3 " Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maitah (the dead animals - cattle - beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, (that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh, or has been slaughtered for idols) and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns - and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal - unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) - and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An-Nusub [1] (stone-altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision; (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allâh and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above mentioned meats), then surely, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.",

 Al-An'am (The Cattale):145 " Say (O Muhammad Pbuh): "I find not in that which has been revealed to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be Maitah (a dead animal) or blood poured forth (by slaughtering or the like), or the flesh of swine (pork); for that surely is impure or impious (unlawful) meat (of an animal) which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols, or on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But whosoever is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits; (for him) certainly, your Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

An-Nahl (The Bees): 115 " He has forbidden you only Al-Maitah (meat of a dead animal), blood, the flesh of swine, and any animal which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols or on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, and not transgressing, - then, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

 In fact, the word used by Allah in the Qur'an to describe the swine is a very strong word that embodies such meanings as filthiness, ugliness, dirtiness, and sin.  It is such a strong description to describe the swine because of its lazy, greedy, and filthy habits.  Swine feeds on almost anything whether it is plants, animals, garbage, rotten meat, and even its own waste and the waste of other animals.  This filthy diet is one of the reasons why the swine is responsible for transporting a number of serious diseases to man.

The swine is a placental mammal with split hooves that carry an even number of toes (four in the case of the swine) and are therefore known as the toed ungulates or even artiodactyla. Toed ungulates existed on earth 50 million years ago from the beginning of the modern life era (early Eocene Epoch) until today.  However, the swine is different from the rest of the animals in this group because of its filthy diet and the fact that it is non ruminatingþ.  The swine, like all other mammals, gives birth to babies.  It is ugly in appearance, and appears like a large mass with small legs.  Its body is stout and covered by thick skin and coarse bristles. It has long snouts and strong canines.

Swine include domestic and wild types all belonging to the families Suidae and Tayassuidae. The male swine is called a boar, while the female is called a sow.  The adult swine is known as hog, or “haloof” in Arabic, a term used to describe all filth, evil, and selfishness.  In English, the word swine is used to refer to all types of pigs, male or female, domestic or wild, young or adult.  It is also used to refer to people who are evil at heart, greedy in charity, and filthy in appearance, or to describe a woman who is mean, of evil character, and who has no morality or virtues.  Swine have been domesticated 11,000 years ago, and today more than 400 breeds are known.

Due to the swine’s clear filthiness, and its habit to eat anything, it is thus very susceptible to disease, such as swine erysipelas (which is caused by certain bacteria which can be transmitted to humans), swine fever also known as hog cholera (caused by a virus found in dead, rotten bodies), swine vesicular disease which is similar to the well-known foot and mouth disease (which can be caused by a virus found in dead, rotten bodies or garbage, and which can be transmitted to humans if they eat swine meat or grease), among others.  This is in addition to various bacteria, viruses, parasites, and germs, that exist in swine flesh and cause infectious diseases in humans, and a number of carcinogenic agents, many of which pose a deadly threat to the human body.  Among the most dangerous causes of disease in swine are the following:

a)    Trichina Worms, which are a type of Nematoda (also known as round worms).  An example of a Trichina worm is the Trichinella spiralis, which is among one of the most harmful parasites known to man.  Trichinella spiralis causes rheumatic pains, inflammation and swelling of the muscles and later fibrosis – a condition known as Trichinellosis.  Trichinosis occurs when the larvae spread to the muscles in the body.  The end result could mean a permanent handicap and lack of ability to move, and then death due to spread of infection to the brain, the spinal cord, and the meninges.  It is of utmost importance to note that the consumption of swine meat is the main, if not the sole, source of this serious disease in humans.

b)    The Taenia Solium, also known as the pork tape worm is the cause of a number of health conditions in humans, such as anemia, disturbances in the digestive system, colics, diarrhea, vomiting, severe depression, psychosis, and in severe cases it even causes epileptic fits and seizures.  The most dangerous fact about this worm is that its larvae reach the blood stream and spread to vital organs such as the brain, heart, liver, lungs, or spinal cord.  There, a larva becomes encysted and grows, thus causing pressure on the organ.  This eventually leads to death of the patient after a prolonged period of suffering.

c)     Round worms such as the Ascaris, hook worms, and Schistosoma japonicum.  The latter causes severe hemorrhage which then leads to anemia.  If it reaches the brain or spinal cord, it causes complete paralysis followed by death.  Some of the bacteria found in garbage and rotten animal meat that the swine feeds on is the cause of diseases such as Brucellosis, Erysipelas, and foot gangrene.  These are just a few examples of the long list of worms, germs, and bacteria that cause fatal diseases including laryngitis, tuberculosis,þ cholera, typhoid, pulmonary hemorrhage, and hepatomegaly (liver enlargement).

d)    Balantidium coli causes balantidiasis presenting mainly as bloody diarrhea, tenesmus and abdominal cramps (dysentery). Infection with Balantidium coli can only come from the consumption of swine or the involvement in raising, slaughtering, or skin-stripping this animal.

e)    Flat worms which cause diseases in the intestines, the stomach, the lungs, or the liver.  The swine can spread these worms in the environment and to those who eat its meat.

In addition to this list of worms that can cause diseases in humans, swine meat is also difficult to digest because it has high concentrations of fat compared to other animal meat.  Moreover, swine fat is more saturated than any other animal fat, which is one of the reasons why it can cause gallbladder stones, biliary obstruction, arteriosclerosis and heart and circulatory system disease. This highly saturated swine fat can not be easily transformed into fat emulsion by the pancreatic juice and thus it is difficult to be absorbed. Thus, the fat is forced to storage in its original form, as is, with all the harmful substances it contains.  It is important to note that most Muslim scholars consider the term lahm al-khenzeer (the flesh of swine) used in the ayah as inclusive of swine meat and fat.

Moreover, swine meat rots faster than any other meat.  It also has a stinky smell.  The strange thing is that Satan not only succeeded in convincing non- Muslims to eat the prohibited swine meat with all its harmful contents, but also he went so far as to convince them to eat its blood and fat in the form of black sausages.  Black sausages are the swine’s intestines filled with its blood and fat, and because the sausages contain blood, therefore combines more than one prohibited food.

4.  The Prohibition of that which has been acclaimed to Other than Allah

In the Jahiliyya (the pre-Islamic period), when the polytheists wanted to slaughter as an immolation to their idols, they would cry out loud the idol’s name at the time of slaughter.  This is called Ihlal in Arabic and means acclaim. This word was originally used to describe the cry given on first seeing the Helal (crescent), and then was absolutely used for any cry given at surprise. Thereafter, the word Ihlal was used to describe any immolation whether or not the name of the idol was mentioned, and was cried out loud or whispered. It was even extended to include any slaughter whether or not for the sake of immolation. Allah SWT says in the Qur’an what can be translated as "…and any animal which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh…"  (Surat An-Nahl (The Bees):115). This ayah of Surat An-Nahl is thus referring to the prohibition of that which has been acclaimed i.e. slaughtered to other than Allah.  In fact, Allah SWT repeatedly mentions, in various other ayahs of the Qur’an, the importance of saying His name at every slaughter. The following are translations of some:

-  “…but pronounce the Name of Allâh over it, and fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is Swift in reckoning."” (Surat Al-Mâidah (The Table):4).

-         “So eat of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has been pronounced (while slaughtering the animal), if you are believers in His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). And why should you not eat of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has been pronounced (at the time of slaughtering the animal), while He has explained to you in detail what is forbidden to you, except under compulsion of necessity?...” (Surat Al-An'âm (The Cattle):118-119).

-         “And the Budn (cows, oxen, or camels driven to be offered as sacrifices by the pilgrims at the sanctuary of Makkah), We have made them for you as among the Symbols of Allah; wherein you have much good. So mention the Name of Allah over them when they are drawn up in lines (for sacrifice).” (Surat Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage):36).

In a research project coordinated at several universities in Syria, twenty prominent physicians, vets, pharmacists and scientists found that saying Bismillah Allahu Akbar (in the Name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest) at the slaughter of an animal sterilizes and disinfects the animal’s body contrary to cases where Allah’s Name is not mentioned at the time of slaughter.  Dr. Khaled Halawa, the spokesman for this group of researchers, explains that several repeated experiments over a research period of three years showed that the tissues of the animals that did not have Allah’s Name mentioned at their slaughter were congested with blood, and were colonized with some types of bacteria as streptococci, E. coli, and others. On the other hand, the meat of the animal that had been slaughtered with the mention of Bismillah Allah Akbar was pure and clean, and completely drained of all blood and germs.

Dr. Foad Ne’ma, professor of veterinary at the University of Damascus, sheds light on this phenomenon by explaining that the animal that is slaughtered after the deceleration of Bismillah Allahu Akbar, goes through a series of strong trembles, which is what, causes the blood to drain so well.  Miraculously, this strong tremble is not exhibited in animals that are slaughtered without the mention of Allah’s Name.  Thus, although allowing the blood to drain in the process of a good slaughter rids the animal of most of its blood with all its harmful substances, it does not rid it of all of it.  Dr. Nabil Al-Shereef, ex-dean of the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Damascus, explains in detail the systematized approach the researchers used in their study before reaching these astonishing results.

Based on this brief discussion, we see the clear wisdom and logic behind the prohibition of carrion, blood, swine flesh, and that which has been acclaimed to other than Allah. The facts presented are so miraculous that if this was the only scientific miracle in the Qur’an, then it would have been enough evidence that this book contains the words of Allah (SWT), the Creator, revealed to Prophet Muhammad SAWS the seal of His Prophets and Messengers.  This is another sign that it is He SWT who preserved His Book in the original Arabic language it was revealed in - word for word, letter for letter - for the past fourteen centuries and more, and that it is He SWT who will continue to preserve the Qur’an until Allah SWT inherits the earth and all that is living on it to the end of all time.  This ayah of Surat An-Nahl (The Bees) is evidence that these words could not be the words of Prophet Muhammad SAWS, but are in fact a divine revelation from Allah SWT. Prayers and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad SAWS, his kin and companions and all who follow his right way and call with his invocation until the day of judgment

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