Monday, October 25, 2010

The Moving Mountains

“And thou seest the mountain thou deemest solid flying with the flight of clouds; the doing of Allah Who perfecteth all things. Lo! He is Informed of what ye do.” [QS 27:88]
14 centuries ago all people thought the mountain stand still. Not moving. Yet Al Qur’an said the mountain is flying like clouds.
Today the Modern science found out that the mountain move with earth at the speed around 1,670 km/hour for rotation and 107,000 km/hour for revolution around the sun.
Another theory found out that the mountain move with continental crust. Alfred Wegener (1880-1930), German meteorologist, made the theory of continental drift that all the continents were once joined as one landmass, which he named Pangaea. Then this super continent breaking up 200 million years earlier into Laurasia and Gondwanaland. They’re keep moving until become Eurasia, Africa, America, Australia, and Antarctica just like today.
On average, tectonic plates move around 4 to 7 cm per year.
On Muhammad’s era, the concept of wind as the pollinator to join the pollen and ovary of the plants was not known at all. Yet, now become the common knowledge.
“And We send the winds fertilizing, and cause water to descend from the sky, and give it you to drink. It is not ye who are the holders of the store thereof. ” (Al Qur’an, 15:22)

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