The term DNA is an abbreviation of the genetic material in living things. The beginning of the science of genetics dates back to genetic laws drawn up by the scientist Mendel in 1865. The date, a turning point in the history of science, is referred to in verse 65 of Surat al-Kahf, or verse 18:65.
The Quran refers to some important scientific facts and future events with an amazing accuracy, which prooves that only God can produce such a book:
– THE DATE OF THE LUNAR LANDINGS
– THE ORBIT OF THE MOON
– THE RATIO OF THE SEA TO THE LAND
– THE STAR SIRIUS
– THE ATOMIC NUMBER OF IRON
– THE ROTATION OF THE EARTH AROUND THE SUN: 365 DAYS
– GENDER AND THE 23rd CHROMOSOME PAIR
– THE SPUTNIK RISING TO THE SKIES
– THE GENETIC CODE OF THE BEE
Another mathematical miracle of the Qur’an is the manner in which the number 19 is numerologically encoded in verses. This number is stressed in the words of the Qur’an: “There are nineteen in charge of it.” (Qur’an, 74:30), and is encoded in various places in the Book. Some examples of this can be listed as follows:
Apart from the miraculous characteristics of the Qur’an which we have looked into so far, it also contains what we can term “mathematical miracles.” There are many examples of this fascinating Qur’anic aspect. One example of this is the number of repetitions of certain words in the Qur’an. Some related words are surprisingly repeated the same number of times. Below is a list of such words and the number of repetitions in the Qur’an.