Can the Qur’an contain scientific errors?

Last few weeks, a non-Muslim, an atheist asked me about scientific facts in the Qur’an, which he refuted as being wrong. I just couldn’t find the time to answer him back then. Now, if he’s reading. Hope this post would serve as an good answer for his question. Hope you’re well bro.

First, we must clearly understood that the Qur’an is not a book of science, neither it is a book of philosophy, nor history, but rather it is a book of guidance. In the Qur’an, there’s a lot of stories, but those stories are not filled with details, their’re filled with lessons learnt. Take the story of the Moses, the Jews and the cow, if it teaches me anything, it’s about asking the right question, and knowing when to stop asking question. Truth be told, asking question is a valuable skill, it often saves us from unnecessary troubles.

In case you’re wondering about the story of Moses (Musa) A.S and the cow, you can read it from the link below.

Musa (Moses) – The Story of the Israelites and the Cow

Nonetheless, if any expert from the various fields of knowledge analysed what the Qur’an states; they would conclude that the Qur’an, beyond doubt, is not authored by a man in the 7th century, much less by an unlettered man. If what the Qur’an imparted was unfounded, science would, in time, have proved its falsehood and the whole religion would have been destroyed.

Every scientific theory, from the historic past, that contradicted the Qur’an has been proven to be unfounded and lacking empirical evidence. On the contrary, every established scientific fact has consistently been in complete agreement with the Qur’an as true science is as Divine as the Qur’an. It is impossible that there exist a contradiction between an action of God and His word for He is All-Knowing.

There’s a lot of online literature written by people, many with vested interests, attempting to refute the the facts that exist in the Qur’an. Some of these writings are based on misconceptions, or are academically dishonest and in some cases contain blatant lies.

And I’m aim to research and study a bit on that.

On a more personal note:

If you’re wondering, why I didn’t answer him before, honestly there’s 2 main reason

  1. IDK, its an acronym for I don’t know. I’ve have to admit that I don’t know much about scientific facts in the Qur’an. So, I’m not qualified to gave a justified answer. Now, I just got a book which might be an eye opener and learn more about the subject. Qur’an is a vast book, full of remarkable lessons and stories, and unlike most book I’ve read, this is the one book that I can’t simply speed read through. To gave you a hint of how fast I can read, I read The Richest Man in Babylon in less than 3 hours. I’ve read Ayat-ayat Cinta 2 which have over 1 thousand pages in less than a day. But I can’t do the same for the Qur’an.
  2. I’ve never dealt with an atheist before, so, the arguments he made, well, it just doesn’t sound logical to me. Well, I’m not an expert in da’wah either. I just happened to love listening to Ahmed Deedat and arguing is kind of a hobby of mine. Plus, I’m back in office, need to focus on growing my knowledge about my industry, so, less time to read on my other books.

Regardless, since I’ve only got few hours for reading at night, I’ve decided to research a bit of Qur’an and it’s scientific correlation, and also continue to speed reading through my library. Honestly, the pile just keep getting bigger and bigger. I’ve talked about fasting a lot these past weeks, honestly, there’s another fasting that I need to do, fasting from going to a bookstore until I’ve clear-up my backlog of books. I can’t stop buying them, and apparently I’m fast enough to read them all.

So, I’ve thinking about writing my reading notes of selected awesome books (which means more posts from a single book) and a much shorter general summary / review of the books that I’ve speed reading through. So, at least I’ve made consistent progress on reaching my 10,000 post mission before year end 2019.