- Finger Prints
“Their skins will bear witness against them as to what they had been doing” (41:21)
The finger prints system at borders, criminal investigation cells and immigration centres prove the fulfilment of this Quranic prophecy.
“Corruption has spread on land and sea because of what men’s hands have wrought” (30:42)
One of the interpretations of the above verse of the Holy Qur’an is the environmental pollution, caused by human beings. For example: fumes from factories, chemical and nuclear waste, huge traffic in the cities, noise and creation of ozone hole are manifest testimonies of the fulfilment of this prophecy.
- Establishment of Israel
And after him We said to the Children of Israel, ‘Dwell Ye in the promised land; and when the time of the promise of the Latter Days come, We shall bring you together out of various people.” (17:105)
Creation of Israel and gathering of Sephardic, Ashkenazi and the Jews of many other different races in Israel proves the authenticity of this prophecy.
- Genetic Engineering
“They will alter Allah’s creation.” (4:120)
The Holy Qur’an has prophesied the plastic surgery, genetic engineering and cloning.
- Roads in Mountains
“And when the mountains are made to move.” (81:4)
Centuries before the invention of dynamite, the Holy Qur’an prophesied the blowing up and moving of the mountains.
- New Transport Systems
“And when the she-camels, ten months pregnant are abandoned.” (81:5)“And He has created horses and mules and asses that you may ride them, and as a source of beauty. And He will create what you do not yet know.” (16:9)
People have abandoned camels and other animals for travelling. But this prophecy of invention and emergence of new transport systems is on-going as we witness new and faster modes of transportation emerging all the time.
“And when the wild beasts are gathered together.” (81:6)
The establishment of zoo’s have fulfilled this prophecy.
- Oceans Linked
“And when the rivers are made to flow into each other.” (81:7)“He has made the two bodies of water flow. They will one day meet. Between them there is a barrier; they cannot encroach one upon the other.” (55:20-21)
“And He it is Who shall merge the two seas together. This palatable and sweet, that saltish and bitter. And between them He has (presently) placed a barrier and a massive partition.” (25:54)
It was beyond imagination of any one living 1400 years ago to even think of the linking of oceans which we see today in Panama and Suez canals.
- Modern Communication Systems
“And when various people are brought together.” (81:8)
Fast transport systems, telephone, satellite systems and internet have brought people closer to each other.
- Women’s Rights
“And when the female-infant buried alive is questioned about – For what crime was she killed.” (81:9-10)
Modern-day women’s rights and feminism.
11.Books Published and Spread
“And when books are spread abroad.” (81:11)
The invention of printing press and publication houses and consequently spread of books everywhere is one of the marvellous prophecies of the Qur’an made in the dark ages of ignorance and illiteracy.
- Extra-Terrestrial Life
“And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of whatever living creatures He has spread forth in both. And He has the power to gather them together whenever He pleases.” (42:30)
Having discourse with aliens is still an unrealized dream, but science is progressing in that direction. The presence of extra-terrestrial life has been proved by scientists. The next step is to see them and making a link with them. No religious scripture, except the Holy Qur’an, even hints about this great scientific discovery.
- Air Traffic System
“And by the heaven full of tracks” (51:8)
While prophesising about modern transport systems, the Holy Qur’an also foretold the air-traffic system which is an essential part of aviation. A person living in the desert 1400 years ago cannot talk about such advanced technologies unless revealed to him by God Almighty.
- Concept of the continuous expansion of the universe
“And the heaven We built with Our own powers and indeed We go on expanding it.” (51:48)
The concept of the expanding universe belongs to the former category and has been universally accepted by the scientific community as ‘fact’. This discovery was first made by Edwin Hubble in the 1920s.
- Big Bang Theory
“Do not the disbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were a closed-up mass, then We opened them out? And We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?” (21:31)
The Qur’an describes the entire cycle of the beginning, the end and the return again to a similar beginning. It clearly explains the stage by stage process of creation, in a manner which perfectly falls into step with the theory of the Big Bang.
- The Holy Qur’an also pronounces that all heavenly bodies are in a constant state of motion; none of them is stationary:
… everything is gliding along smoothly in its orbit. (21:34)
This all-embracing statement covers the entire universe, our solar system being no exception. In addition to this, there are many other verses which mention the elliptical movement of all the heavenly bodies. But they also speak of their movement towards their destined time of death.
1- 13: by Ansar Raza, Canada https://www.alislam.org/articles/fulfilled-prophecies-of-holy-quran/
14- 16: by Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad sb (rh), Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth https://www.alislam.org/library/books/revelation/part_4_section_5.html
Compiled by: Hania Hameed