The Dawah Center – Quran & Science
The book entitled ‘Earth’ is a basic reference textbook in many universities around the world. One of its two authors is Professor Emeritus Frank Press. He was the Science Advisor to former US President Jimmy Carter, and for 12 years was the President of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. His book says that mountains have underlying roots. [E. F. Press, Earth, p. 435.] These roots are deeply embedded in the ground, thus, mountains have a shape like a peg (see figures 7, 8, & 9 below).
This is how the Qur’ān has described mountains. God has said in the Qur’ān: