by Robert A. Morey
© 1996 Research and Education Foundation
If the Qur'an is the infallible Word of God, then it
stands to reason that it would not contain factual errors
of science. By "factual errors" we mean errors
that can be physically examined. We are not talking about
contradictions between scientific theories and the
Qur'an. We are talking about hard evidence that can be
But first, there is a question we must answer:
"is it legitimate to judge the Qur'an?" Many
Muslims believe in the Qur'an as a blind leap of faith.
They really do not care if it is filled with mistakes and
contradictions. As far as they are concerned, they were
born Muslim and they will die Muslim. The more closed
minded they are, the more fanatical they become in their
religion. When ignorance unites with arrogance,
fanaticism is born.
We pity those whose religion is only the product of an
accident of birth and culture. They blindly follow
whatever religion they were born into. How sad it is to
have an unexamined faith; a faith that cannot stand up to
reason and science; a faith that merely shouts slogans,
stamps its feet and beats its breast in a mindless mob.
They do not believe in Islam because it is true. To them
Islam is true because they believe it.
A poor player that struts and frets his hour
upon the stage and then is heard no more; it is a
tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing. (Macbeth Act V, Scene 5)
Thankfully, there are millions of
Muslims today who have received a university education
and understand that an unexamined faith is a worthless
faith. They are open minded to scientific facts and
evidence. They want the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the truth.
The Setting of the Sun
One of the questions which puzzled the ancient Arabs
was, "Where did the sun go when night time
came?" The Qur'an gave them Allah's answer.