*Rain in the Qur'an* - The ultimate truth

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Muslim, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Muslim Immortal Valued Senior Member

    I got this article from here - http://groups.google.com/group/sangkancil/browse_thread/thread/4c0093652c91cd8c

    Rain in the Qur'an*

    Rain is indeed one of the most important factors for life on the earth.
    Rain is a prerequisite for the permanence of life in a region. Rain, which
    carries great importance for all living things including human beings, is
    mentioned in various verses of the Qur'an where substantial information is
    given about the formation of rain, its proportion and effects. The fact that
    it was not possible for any of this information to have been discovered at
    the time of the revelation of the Qur'an shows us that the Qur'an is the
    word of Allah.

    Now, let us examine the information given in the Qur'an about rain.

    *The Proportion of Rain*

    In the eleventh verse of Surat az-Zukhruf, rain is defined as water sent
    down in due measure. The verse is as follows:

    *"And He who sends down (from time to time) water from the sky in due
    measure, and We raise to life therewith a land that is dead. Even so will
    you be raised (from the dead)". (Surat az - Zukhruf, 11) *

    This "measure" mentioned in the verse has to do with a couple of
    characteristics of rain. First of all, the amount of rain that falls on the
    earth is always the same. It is estimated that in one second, 16 million
    tones of water evaporates from the earth. This number is equal to the amount
    of water that drops on the earth in one second. This means that water
    continuously circulates in a balanced cycle according to a "measure".
    Another measure related with rain is about its falling speed. The minimum
    altitude of rain clouds is 1200 meters.

    When dropped from this height, an object having the same weight and size as
    a rain drop, would continuously accelerate and fall on the ground with a
    speed of 558 km/h. Certainly, any object that hits the ground with that
    speed would cause big damage. If rain happened to fall in the same way, all
    harvested lands would be destroyed, residential areas, houses, and cars
    would be damaged, people would not be able to walk around without taking
    necessary precautions. What is more, these calculations are made just for
    clouds of 1200 meters high, whereas there are also rain clouds at an
    altitude of 10.000 meters. A rain drop falling from such a height could
    normally reach a very destructive speed.

    But this is not how it works; no matter from how high they fall, average
    speed of rain drops is only 8-10 km/h when they reach the ground. The reason
    for this is the special form they take. This special form increases the
    friction effect of the atmosphere and prevents acceleration when the rain
    drops reach a certain speed "limit". (Today parachutes are designed by using
    this technique.)

    This is not all about the "measures" of rain. For instance, in the
    atmospheric layers where it starts to rain, the temperature may fall so low
    as 400 C degrees. Despite this, rain drops never turn into ice particles.
    (This would certainly mean a fatal threat for the living things on the

    The reason is that the water in the atmosphere is pure water. As known, pure
    water hardly freezes even in very low temperatures.

    *The Formation of Rain*

    How rain forms remained a great mystery for people for a long time. Only
    after air radar were discovered, could it have been possible to learn by
    which stages rain formed.

    The formation of rain takes place in three stages: First, the "raw material"
    of rain rises up in the air. Later, clouds are formed and lastly, rain drops

    These stages are clearly defined in the Qur'an in which precise information
    was given about the formation of rain centuries in advance; "It is Allah Who
    sends the Winds, and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread them in the
    sky as He wills, and break them into fragments, until you see rain-drops
    issue from the midst thereof: then when He has made them reach such of his
    servants as He wills behold, they do rejoice!"

    Now, let us look at the three stages mentioned in the verse;

    *1st Stage :** "It is Allah Who sends the winds..."*
    Countless air bubbles formed by the foaming in the oceans continuously burst
    and cause water particles to be ejected towards the sky. These particles
    which are rich in salt, are then carried away by winds and move upwards in
    the atmosphere. These particles which are called aerosols form clouds by
    collecting around themselves the water vapour - that again ascends from the
    seas - as tiny drops, by a mechanism called "water trap"

    *2nd Stage :** " ... and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread them in
    the sky as He wills, and break them into fragments ...."*
    The clouds form from the water vapour that condenses around the salt
    crystals or the dust particles in the air. Because the water drops in these
    are very small (with a diameter between 0.01 and 0.02 mm), the clouds are
    suspended in the air and they spread in the sky. Thus the sky is covered
    with clouds.

    *3rd Stage :* *".... until you see rain-drops issue from the midst thereof."
    Water particles that surround salt crystals and dust particles thicken and
    form rain drops. So, the drops which become heavier than air depart from the
    clouds, and start to fall on the ground as rain.

    The conclusion to be arrived here is that; Every stage in the formation of
    rain is told in the verses of the Qur'an. Furthermore, these stages are
    explained in the order they take place... Just like in many other natural
    phenomena in the world, it is again the Qur'an that provides the most
    correct explanation about this phenomena as well, and more, that has
    announced these facts to people centuries before they were discovered by

    *Life Given to a Dead Land*

    In the Qur'an, a lot of verses call our attention to a particular function
    of rain, which is "giving life to a dead land". It is stated in a verse as

    *".... We send down pure water from the sky. That with it We may give life
    to a dead land, and slake the thirst of things We have created,- cattle and
    men in great numbers". (Surat al-Furqan, 48- 49)*

    In addition to furnishing the earth with water, rain also has a
    fertilisation effect.

    Rain drops that reach the clouds after being evaporated from the seas,
    contain certain substances "that will give life" to a dead land. These
    "life-giving" drops are called "surface tension drops". Surface tension
    drops form on the top level of the sea surface which is called the micro
    layer by biologists. In this layer, which is thinner than one tenth of a
    millimetre, there are many organic leftovers caused from the pollution of
    microscopic algaes and zooplanktons. Some of these leftovers select and
    collect within themselves some elements which are very rare in sea water
    such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and some heavy metals like copper,
    zinc, cobalt and lead.

    These "fertiliser" laden drops are lifted up into the sky by the winds and
    after a while they drop on the ground inside the rain drops. Seeds and
    plants on the earth find numerous metallic salts and elements essential for
    their growth here in these rain drops. This event is informed in another
    verse of the Qur'an as follows:

    *"And We send down from the sky rain chartered with blessing, and We produce
    therewith gardens and grain for harvests." (Surah Qaf, 9)*

    Salts that fall with rain are small examples of some fertilisers (calcium,
    magnesium, potassium etc.) used for increasing fertility. The heavy metals
    found in these types of aerosols, on the other hand, are other elements that
    increase fertility in the development and production of plants.

    Forests also develop and are fed with the help of these sea-originated
    aerosols. In this way, 150 million tons of fertiliser falls on the total
    surface of lands every year. If there was not a natural fertilisation like
    this, there would be very little vegetation on the earth, and the ecological
    balance would be damaged.

    What is more interesting is that this truth, which could only be discovered
    by modern science, was informed by Allah in the Qur'an centuries ago.
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  3. matthyaouw Registered Senior Member

    What is even more interesting is the lengths some will go to in their attempts to link scripture to science. This is truely laughable and I pity anyone who is taken in by it.
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  5. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

    It's called desperation

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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    Anything about snow?

    Since evertything's in it already, maybe we can get these people to jsut stick to the Qu'ran, and forget about all that misleading secular stuff; "fission" and the like.

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