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The Proportion of Rain

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This measured quantity in rain has again been discovered by modern research. It has been estimated that in one second approximately 16 million tons of water in one year.

This means that water continuously circulate in a balance cycle in a “measured” life on earth depends on this water cycle. Even, if people used all the available technology in this world, they would not be able to reproduce this cycle artificially.

The least minor deviation in this equilibrium would very quickly give rise to a major ecological imbalance which will bring about the end of life on earth. Yet this never happens, and rains keeps falling every year in exactly the quantity just as revealed in the Qur’an:

“It is He Who sends down water in a due measure from the sky by which We bring a dead land back to life. That is how too will be raised (from the dead) {43: 11}.

Every year; the amount of water that evaporates and that falls back to the earth in the form of rain is “constant” –513 trillion. This constant amount is declared in the Qur’an by the expression “Send down water in due measure from the sky.” The constancy of this quantity is very important for the continuity of the ecological balance and therefore life.

The question to be asked is this: Who informed the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) about this phenomenon of the proportion of rain in the 7th century when in fact science discovered this less than 50yrs ago. This is the methodology of the Qur’an, to expose God’s phenomena clearly before the eyes of man, so that they may see with their own eyes and try to understand the whole philosophy of creation. The Qur’an mentioned this in very simple words, 

“Soon We shall show them Our sign in the farthest regions of the earth and their own souls, until it becomes clear to them that this is the truth”{Q41:53}.

This therefore leaves no doubt in the mind of the believer that science and the religion of Islam is one and the same thing.


Mohammed Awal, Sheikh Ahmed. Islam And Science . Unknown. Kindle Edition.

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