Alhamdulillah, pada hari ini saya berkesempatan untuk bersama menyertai "Harun Yahya Conference", bertempat di Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu. Saya ditugaskan untuk mengurus 40 pelajar PPISMP dan PISMP IPG Kampus Keningau yang menyertai conference tersebut.
Dua tajuk telah dibentangkan oleh dua orang penceramah dari Turki, iaitu "Islam and Science" yang disamapaikan oleh Dr. Ahmet Aktar Babuna dan "Miracles of the Quran", disampaikan oleh Mr. Turgut Aksu.
Sesi rumusan dan soal jawab telah dikendalikan oleh Brother Shahkirit Kakulal Govindji. Banyak persoalan telah dikemukakan oleh para peserta, antaranya ialah Isra' mikraj dari perspektif sains, teori yang dikemukakan oleh Darwin, kejadian syurga dan neraka dan lain-lain.
Sebelum mengakhiri majlis, Brother Shah telah menyeru supaya umat Islam bersatu padu, jangan berpecah belah sebagaimana firman Allah surah 3 ayat 103. Beliau juga meminta supaya para peserta menyebarkan ilmu yang diperoleh dalam conference ini kepada orang lain mengikut kemampuan masing-masing.
Saya salin balik point-point yang diberi oleh dua penceramah tadi untuk perkongsian bersama sekadar kemampuan saya.
THE QUR'AN LEADS THE WAY TO SCIENCE
Those who remember God, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth:'Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire. (Surat Al 'Imran: 191)
Do they not look at the sky above them? How We have made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it? And the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)- To be observed and commemorated by every devotee turning (to God). And We send down from the sky rain charged with blessing, and We produce therewith gardens and grain for harvests; And tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over another. (Surah Qaf: 6-10)
He Who created the seven heavens one above another: No want of proportion will you see in the Creation of (God) Most Gracious. So turn your vision again: do you see any flaw? (Surat al-Mulk: 3)
Now let man but think from what he is created! (Surat at-Tariq: 5)
Do they not look at the Camels, how they are made? And at the Sky, how it is raised high? And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm? And at the Earth, how it is spread out? (Surat al-Ghashiyah: 17-20)
Belief in God Makes Scientists Enthusiastic and Motivated
As Prophet Muhammad, God's Messenger, peace be upon him, said, they act by knowing that "One who goes out to search for knowledge is (devoted) to the cause of God till he returns." Tirmidhi 220
Believing Scientists' "Eagerness to Serve"
Prophet Muhammad, God's Messenger, peace be upon him, also referred to the harms of this mentality. He said:
"Do not acquire knowledge in order to fall into polemics with other scholars and prove his superiority over them, or to dispute with the ignorant or to attract the attention of the people."
"God calls down blessings on those who instruct people in beneficial knowledge".
RELIGION HELPS SCIENCE TO BE RIGHTLY GUIDED
God created all living things. Moreover, these creatures act through the inspiration of God, as quoted in the Qur'an in the example of the honeybees, with the verse that begins with, "Your Lord inspired the bees…" (Surat an-Nahl: 68)
It is God Who causes the seed-grain and the date stone to split and sprout. He causes the living to issue from the dead, and He is the One to cause the dead to issue from the living. That is God: then how are you deluded away from the truth? (Surat al-An'am: 95)
To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: It is He Who gives Life and Death; and He has Power over all things. (Surat al-Hadid: 2)
And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through them: and He has power to gather them together when He wills. (Surat ash-Shura: 29)
And God has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. God creates what He wills for, surely, God has power over all things. (Surat an-Nur: 45)
He created the heavens without any pillars that you can see; He set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and He scattered through it beasts of all kinds. We send down rain from the sky, and produce on the earth every kind of noble creature, in pairs. Such is the Creation of God: now show Me what is there that others besides Him have created: no, but the transgressors are in manifest error. (Surah Luqman: 10-11)
Surely in the heavens and the earth, are signs for those who believe. And in the creation of yourselves and the fact that animals are scattered (through the earth), are signs for those of assured faith. (Surat al-Jathiyyah: 3-4)
RELIGION AND SCIENCE ARE ALWAYS IN AGREEMENT
It is narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) used to say after the dawn prayer, "O God, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, acceptable action, and good provision."
Ibn Juljul (?-992)
Abu Ja'far Ibn al-Jazzar (?-1009).
Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (1162-1231)
Ibn Sina (980-1037),
Zakariya Qazwini , Hamdullah al-Mustaufi al-Qazwini (1281-1350),
Thabit ibn Qurrah (Thebit)
Battani, a 10th century scientist, is the first developer of trigonometry.
Abul Wafa Muhammad al-Buzjani introduced the "secant-cosecant" to trigonometry for the first time.
Al-Khwarizmi wrote the first book on algebra in the 9th century.
Al-Maghribi invented the equation known today as the Pascal triangle, some 600 years prior to Pascal.
Ibn al-Haitham. Al-Kindi (Alkindus) introduced relative physics and the theory of relativity some 1100 years prior to Einstein.
Shams al-din, who lived some 400 years prior to Pasteur, was the first to discover the existence of germs.
Ali ibn al-Abbas lived in the 10th century and was the first to perform cancer surgery.
Ibn el Jessar introduced the reasons and treatment methods of leprosy.
THE SCIENTIFIC MIRACLES OF THE QUR'AN
"God is He Who raised up the heavens without any support... "(Surat ar-Rad: 2).
The Coming of the Universe Into Existence
He created the heavens and the earth from nothing. (Surat al-An'am: 101)
The Expansion of the Universe
And it is We Who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it. (Surat adh-Dhariyat: 47)
"[I swear] by Heaven with its cyclical systems." (Surat at-Tariq: 11).
The Sun's Trajectory
It is He Who created night and day and the sun and moon, each one swimming in a sphere. (Surat al-Anbiya': 33)
And the sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing. (Surah Ya Sin: 38)
The Protected Roof:
We made the sky a preserved and protected roof yet still they turn away from Our Signs. (Surat al-Anbiya: 32)
The Returning Sky:
By Heaven with its cyclical systems. (Surat at-Tariq: 11)
The Layers of the Atmosphere
It is He Who created everything on the earth for you and then directed His attention up to heaven and arranged it into seven regular heavens. He has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Baqarah: 29)
Then He turned to heaven when it was smoke... In two days He determined them as seven heavens and revealed, in every heaven, its own mandate... (Surah Fussilat: 11-12)
Another important miracle on this subject is mentioned in the statement "(He) revealed, in every heaven, its own mandate" in the 12th verse of Surah Fussilat.
Do you not see how He created seven heavens in layers? (Surah Nuh: 15)
He Who created the seven heavens in layers… (Surat al-Mulk: 3)
The Function of Mountains
We placed firmly embedded mountains on the earth, so it would not move under them… (Surat al-Anbiya: 31)
It is God Who cast firmly embedded mountains on the earth so that it would not move under you... (Surah Luqman: 10)
The Identity in the Fingerprint
Yes, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers. (Surat al-Qiyamah: 3-4)
The Movement of Mountains
You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds. (Surat an-Naml: 88)
The Miracle in the Iron
... And We also sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many uses for mankind… (Surat al-Hadid: 25)
The Fecundating Winds
And We send the fecundating winds, then cause water to descend from the sky, therewith providing you with water in abundance. (Surat al-Hijr: 22)
"... We send down rain from the sky, and produce on the earth every kind of noble creature, in pairs." (Surah Luqman: 10)
The Proportion of Rain
It is He who sends down water in measured amounts from the sky by which We bring a dead land back to life. That is how you too will be raised (from the dead). (Surat az-Zukhruf: 11)
The Seas' Not Mingling With One Another
He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through. (Surat ar-Rahman: 19-20)
The Sex of the Baby
"a drop of sperm which has been ejected".
He has created both sexes, male and female from a drop of semen which has been ejected. (Surat an-Najm: 45-46)
Was he not a drop of ejaculated sperm, then a blood-clot which He created and shaped, making from it both sexes, male and female? (Surat al-Qiyama: 37-39)
The wrapping of muscles over the bones
(We) then formed the drop into a clot and formed the clot into a lump and formed the lump into bones and clothed the bones in flesh; and then brought him into being as another creature. Blessed be God, the Best of Creators! (Surat al-Muminun: 14)
Three Dark Stages of the Baby in the Womb
... He creates you stage by stage in your mothers' wombs in a threefold darkness. That is God, your Lord. Sovereignty is His. There is no god but Him. So what has made you deviate? (Surat az-Zumar: 6)
We have instructed man concerning his parents. Bearing him caused his mother great debility and the period of his weaning was two years: "Give thanks to Me and to your parents. I am your final destination." (Surah Luqman: 14)