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Current Scientific Research Supports Islam


Current investigations into the plague have established that the root cause of the plague is bacteria and small germs. I am pleased with this research because it establishes the grandeur of Allah’s Messenger (sa) and the truthfulness of Islam. In the hadith [oral traditions of the Holy Prophet (sa)], this disease has been termed naghaf. The Arabic word naghaf refers to the parasite which develops in the nasal passages of goats and camels, and also refers to the plague. Great pride is taken in present-day research, but those who have studied the sacred words of the Holy Founder of Islam (sa) derive immense pleasure and joy when they find that the statements that flowed forth from his blessed lips 1300 years ago are being proven true today. The Holy Qur’an also uses the word ‘insect’ to speak of the plague.

O you who take pride in modern research! For the sake of God, deal with justice and tell us whether such a religion can be the product of human design, which already speaks of such verities that have been discovered now after toil, investigations and efforts spanning 1300 years. These are the intellectual miracles of the Holy Qur’an and our prophet (sa).

The Arabic word for ‘heart’ is qalb, which refers to anything that causes a thing to circulate. Now we know that the circulation of blood depends on the heart. Present-day findings have only recently disclosed after a long period of effort and contemplation the phenomenon of blood circulation. However, in Islam the word qalb was already used for the heart, and has therefore not only alluded to this truth, but has also safeguarded it as well.[i]

[i] Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), Malfuzat – Volume 1 (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications, 2018), 260-261.