Date: 9th February 2018; 23rd or 24th Jumada al-Ula 1439;
Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim
ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP, (http://aljumaareminder.com/),
QURAN MIRACLE – GRAVITY
At the moment this article is written the earth is travelling around the sun at a speed of 30 Kilometers per second. It is almost 70 times faster than the fastest bullet. But still you are not thrown out of the earth.
It also rotates in its own axis at a speed of 465 meters per second but you cannot even feel this rotation and that is because of the gravity force.
Gravity is the force that pulls things towards the center of the earth or towards the center of other physical bodies that have mass. The heavier the mass of an object is the stronger gravitational force it has. It is this simple but crucial law that underpins the harmony and order of the universe. It governs the motions of stars, planets and galaxies.
Have you ever thought what will happen if the gravity force would stop? If that happens, you wouldn’t be able to walk on earth, your digestive system wouldn’t work, the plants wouldn’t grow anymore, the atmosphere would not encircle the earth and there would be no water cycle, the most of biological processes on earth would slow down or shortly the life would be impossible for you. Nothing would act normally in the entire universe and everything would go to a stage of disorder.
It is known that the gravity force was discovered by Isaac Newton in the 17th century; however it was discussed in many books written by an Islamic Scientist (called Ibn Al-Haytham) about 700 years before Newton. But this fact was revealed even 14 centuries ago in the Qur’an;
Have We not made the earth a kifaatan (container), (Qur’an 77:25)
Of the living and the dead? (Qur’an 77:26)
And We placed therein lofty, firmly set mountains and have given you to drink sweet water. (Qur’an 77:27)
The key Arabic word (kifaatan) in the passage (Qur’an 77:25) describes gravity as a holding force exerted by the earth. The mentioning word also means to collect, to gather or to attract things toward one and this is what Newton described about gravity in his book called the ‘Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy’.
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