We created man from an extract of clay. Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah (chewed substance)
What will you think of the sentence above if I tell you that it comes from the Quran? If you ask me, I would think that we are literally made out clay used to make pots and that clay material sprang into life when it came in contact with a drop of blood.
Who would've known that the sentence is actually describing the embryonic process of an infant, a very complex and scientific process.
Have not those who disbelieved known that the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, then We separated them?...
To this day I can still imagine a hanging land of the heavens taking flight, leaving our world when my ustaz told the story of how the heavens and earth were once connected. Who would've known that it is actually the big bang theory.
He has set free the two seas meeting together. There is a barrier between them. They do not transgress
You would think that there is a magic barrier that keeps the meeting of sea water but no, it's the different intensity of its compositions that keeps it seperate
So what have we learnt today? Quran is not a book of myths and legends. It is in fact a textbook of the galazy's divine wonders and the beckoning of nature. Some of the miracles unexplained then can be explained today. Miracles aren't magical after all. It is interesting how we are taught by ustazs of our time of the mythical stories in the Quran. If people who educates children about Islam emphasize the scientific findings from the Quran and encourage the discovery of knowledge in diverse fields to unlock the secrets of the Quran, we wouldn't have paedophile afghans, naive iranians and holier-than-thou malaysians would we?
For that reason alone, I despise the existence of today's Ulama's. They know nothing but the scripture of Gods and its ancient interpretations. They sometimes do preach about the scientific evidence of the Quran but did they discovered them? Nope, the none muslims did. They unrelentlessly preach about the myths and magic of the world and how we are to scower in hell if we question Islam in any way. This indirectly forbids us to question anything about Islam at all including the true context of the Quran because if we do, we'll fall in the deep pits of hell?
So how are we to advance ourselves in every field is the treasure box is constantly locked by the so called protectors of Islam, the ulama's and their rhetorics that encourage complacency in discovering possibilities that will benefit mankind, muslims or not.