Published on July 26th, 2016 | by| Views: 17554
Miracle #1: We sent down Iron
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحـمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آلـه وصحبه ومن والاه
Iron is an element which has been crucial to human civilisation. It has numerous benefits without which life would not have been the same as it is today. It is one of the greatest grants of God Almighty for humanity. In the Quran, there is a chapter called “Al-Hadid” (iron) which indicates the importance of this metal. The fact there is no chapter in the Quran on gold shows that iron is more important in comparison to gold.
In the Quran God Almighty Said:
وَأَنزَلْنَا الْحَدِيدَ فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ
“..And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people,..” (Quran, 57:25)
Today most of the things made by man are directly or indirectly related to iron. Clothes are made in factories which use machinery which is made of metal. Food is prepared using utensils which are made of iron. Countries maintain their supremacy through iron. Thus, from this verse, one can deduce that it is truly a miracle as 1400 years back it would have been impossible for the people at that time to analyse the benefits of iron at that time that we know today.
Without the iron atom, there would be no carbon-based life in this universe, no heating of the earth and no atmosphere. There would be no vigilant magnetic field, no Van Allen radiation belts, no ozone layer no metal to make hemoglobin in the human blood. Moreover recently iron particles were used to treat patients with cancer. The doctors were successful in destroying the cancer cells with this new technique and as a result no new cancer cells in the patient the following months.
Surat Al-hadid is the 57th surah (chapter) in the Quran. If we look at the numerical value of the word ‘al-hadid’ in Arabic is 57. The numerical value of ‘hadid’ on its own is 26. Now if we look at the periodic table, we can see that the number of the iron atom is 26. Furthermore, the Quran has 114 Surahs which makes Surat al-hadid in the middle and as per science; we can see that the iron core is in the center of the planet. Thus, the verse revealed in the Surat al Hadid God Almighty explains this miracle even before iron was discovered by modern science.
Also, it is worth noting that is the verse mentioned above God Almighty Said clearly, “We sent down iron.” He did not say that “We created Iron on Earth.” Thus, God Almighty was clear and precise that iron was created outside Earth and was brought down by the Will of God Almighty.
It is also worth mentioning that not only on Earth but iron in the entire solar system comes from outer space. Since the temperature of the Sun is inadequate in the formation of iron, we can conclude that iron can only be created in an environment hotter than the Sun. The sun has a surface temperature of 6000 degrees core temperature of 20 million degrees. Iron can only be produced at a temperature of a few hundred million degrees in larger stars than the Sun. When the star reaches a point where their star can no longer accommodate it, it eventually explodes and makes it possible to be given off into space.
All these points prove that the Quran told us about iron and its importance in a time where there was no modern science and people at that time were mostly illiterate. Further, we can see that modern science continues to discover more benefits of iron. God Almighty already has given us the knowledge of the world and our purpose in life in the Quran. All we need to do is take out sometime in our life and read and try to understand and appreciate in our capacity what God Almighty is trying to tell us.