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The Skin

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The following excerpt is taken from “How on Earth is Modern Science mentioned in the Quran” by Rahima under the title ‘Dermatology’:

It was not until recently that scientists discovered that the skin contains all of the nerve-endings. This means that if the skin was to be burnt completely, the nerve-endings would not function. The skin would lose all its sense of pain and the person would no longer feel anything.

Long before this discovery the Quran stated;

“Surely! Those who disbelieve in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) We shall burn them in Fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for their skins that they may taste the punishment. Truly Allah is Ever Most powerful, All wise.” (Chapter 4, Verse 56).

As the Quran mentions, when the burnt skin is changed to fresh skin, the sense of pain returns. Professor Tagatat Tajasen, Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Chiang Mia University in Thailand, worked in the area of dermatology, notably the skins sensitivity and was truly shocked by the Qurans explanation of nerve endings and declared that the Quran explained these phenomena in a way that could not be explained by him. He accepted Islam.


Islam, Rahima. How on Earth is Modern Science mentioned in the Quran? . Kindle Edition.

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