A miracle spoke about Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) more than 14 centuries ago is proved by today’s scientists.
What the unlettered Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH) spoke about split of the Moon more than 14 centuries ago is being proved by modern scientists today.
In the early days of Islam the unbelievers of Makkah challenged Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to split the moon for them to accept His message. It was a full moon night.
So the Prophet (PBUH) prayed to Allah to show him this miracle. Answering this prayer the moon split-half was seen over Mount Saffa and the other half was seen over Mount Kaikaan.
The people said that the prophet has placed a spell and Abu Jahl said, “let us wait until the people of Albadiah (a tribe ) come, to find out whether they saw the moon split. If they said yes we accept as true and, if not , it was a trick of magic.
When the people of Albadiah came and confirmed that they saw the moon split the disbelievers said, “Oh, how powerful Mohammad’s magic is! Then Allah revealed the following verse in the Quran in Sura al Qamar:
The hour has come near and the moon has split, and when they see a sign, they turn and say ‘this is a continuous magic’ and they disbelieved and followed their desires…”
However centuries later today modern geologists conclude that the moon was once split and resealed. The rocks on the belt are a result of the impact during the time that the two halves of the moon recombined.
Dawood Musa, once the Chairman of the British Muslims Party and deeply concerned about learning Islam said, “While he was searching for a religion, a friend gave him a copy of the English translation of the Holy Quran where he came across Surat Al-Qamar and read – The hour has come and the moon has split”.
Looking at this he asked ‘the moon has split?!’ He was confused and stopped reading the Quran. He did not open the Holy Quran since then.
One day watching a BBC program he noticed the broadcaster talking with three American scientists blaming for spending billions of dollars on space projects when millions of people suffer from poverty.
Later in one of Dr. Zaghlool Al-Najaar’s seminars in London a paper presented by a British university pointed out that while scientists discussed the most expensive trip to the moon, at a cost of about 100 billion dollars, a broadcaster said ‘so to put the American flag on the moon you spent this much money?”
Answering this question the scientists involved explained that this large sum of money was spent to study the internal structure of the moon to see what similarities it has with the Earth. They said that they were surprised to find a ‘Belt of Rocks ’ that goes from the surface of the moon right to the inner depths. Being quite surprised, they gave this information to their geologists, who concluded that this couldn’t be unless the moon was once split and resealed. The rocks on the belt are a result of the impact during the time that the two halves of the moon recombined.
Watching this Dawood Mussa jumped off his seat screaming, “This is Muhammad’s miracle which occurred more than 1400 years ago, and now the Americans are spending billions of dollars to prove it.” He then said, once Surat Al-Qamar was a cause for him for disbelieving Islam. However this very same Surah in the Holy Quran has become the reason for his embracing Islam.
Whilst the moon brightens the earth with its celestial light, it affects the tides of the oceans, the taste of vegetation and the orbit of the earth. The moon has another purpose as well – a much loftier purpose – It is a means of determining time. The Holy Quran states: “They ask you about the new moons. Tell them that these are a means for people to determine the time and The Hajj.” (C2. V 189). He (Allah) has made the moon a celestial light… (c71. V16)
Amongst the signs of Allah’s existence is the moon.