The Qur’an is a book of historical accuracy. One such accurate event which has corrected the mistakes of many Christians and historians is the fate of the Pharaoh who drowned in the Red Sea whilst pursuing Moses. The Biblical story would have us believe that the matter ended when the Pharaoh drowned. But the Qur’an explains further. When he was drowning the Pharaoh confessed his faith in Allah. But it was too late, and Allah promised him:
“This day We shall preserve you in your body, so that you may be a sign for those who come after you. But indeed many of mankind are heedless of Our signs” (Surah Yunus 10:92)
In 1898 the tombs of various pharaohs were discovered in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. In 1975 Dr Maurice Bucaille, an eminent French surgeon was allowed to examine the mummified bodies of Rameses II and the pharaoh who had pursued Moses - Merneptah. Dr Bucaille discovered that Merneptah had received very violent blows to several parts of his body and had suffered a massive heart attack. Amazingly, these are the results which occur when someone dies from drowning! Thus Allah had saved the body of the transgressing pharaoh as a sign for all humanity.
For those who say that Muhammad (saw) knew his history and wrote it in the Qur’an, the following shall prove otherwise. In the year 615CE the Roman army was defeated by the Persians. About this event Allah revealed:
“The Romans have been defeated in the lowest land, but in a few years they shall be victorious again, within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after, is only with Allah” (Surah Ar-Rum 30:24)
The words of Allah proved true as the Persians were defeated at the battle of Issus, 7 years later in 622CE. There is no possible way that Muhammad (saw) could have known (if he wrote the Qur’an) that the Romans would be victorious. In fact he also did not know that the ‘lowest land’ at which the battle was fought was literally that. The battle in 615CE was fought on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point below sea level on earth, at 1,300ft.
A book with these credentials could only be from the Creator of the heavens and the earth. A book which we need to acquaint ourselves with. A book . . .
“... which has been revealed to you (O’ Muhammad) so that you may lead mankind out of the darkness and into the light” (Surah lbrahim 14:1)
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