Can the Qur’ān contain scientific errors?

The Dawah Center – Quran & Science

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“There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become distinct from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in ṭāghūt and believes in Allāh has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allāh is Hearing and Knowing.”

Qur’ān 2:256

It must be clearly understood that the Qur’ān is not a book of science, philosophy, geology or history – it is a revelation from God for the purpose of guiding Mankind. Nonetheless, if any expert from the various fields of knowledge analyzed what the Qur’ān states; they would conclude that the Qur’ān, beyond doubt, is not authored by a man in the 7th century. If what the Qur’ān 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’ān 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’ān – as true science is as Divine as the Qur’ān. It is impossible that there exist a contradiction between an action of God and His word.

There exists a plethora of online literature written by people, many with vested interests, attempting to refute the the facts that exist in the Qur’ān. Some of these writings are based on misconceptions, or are academically dishonest and in some cases contain blatant lies. It was for this reason that the corresponding Arabic text was also included for the verses of the Qur’ān quoted. Therefore, everyone is welcome to analyze and study the exact words spoken by God and assess and judge for themselves if the Qur’ān is, indeed from Him [The Creator] or is authored by someone who lived over fourteen hundred years ago. There are now a number of authoritative Arabic dictionaries that have been translated into the English language, should you wish to research the words used in the Qur’ān.


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