Scientifically Proving That Quran Is Word Of God and Responses From Our Non – Muslim Brethren:
4. Divisibility Of Atom
This is the fourth proof that I am providing in my quest of proving that Quran is from God.
Atom. The very word brings nostalgic feelings to any physicist. From almost 2000 years people have been speculating about the Atom and its nature. Even in the 20th century people thought that Atom was not divisible and that there was nothing smaller than that.. But in 1897 Joseph John Thomson (the famous J.J. Thompson) discovered the Electron – A particle that is smaller than the Atom and one that resides within it. By this great discovery, it was proved for good that Atom was indeed divisible and that there were things that were smaller than the Atom.
“J.J. Thompson discovered the electron in 1897 proving that the Atom was divisible” –The Nobel Prize By Burton Feldman, page 144
“…atoms are made up of subatomic particles. Thomson’s experiments discovered the electron, the first of the subatomic particles to be discovered. This showed that atoms are actually divisible,”
This fact eluded even great scientists like John Dalton who all thought that Atom was the smallest individual particle. Heck! I remember myself studying that outdated theory at school.
Dalton postulated : -
* Atoms cannot be created, divided into smaller particles, nor destroyed in the chemical process; a chemical reaction simply changes the way atoms are grouped together.”
So that was the science of the 20th century. Now let‘s see what the science in the Quran has got to say about the divisibility of Atom.
Read these verses:-
“ And thou (Muhammad) art not occupied with any business and thou recitest not a lecture from this (Scripture), and ye ( mankind) perform no act, but We are Witness of you when ye are engaged therein… And not an atom’s weight in the earth or in the sky escapeth your Lord, nor what is less than that or greater than that, but it is (written) in a clear Book.” Noble Quran 10:61 (Pickthall Translation)
“The Unbelievers say “Never to us will come the hour”: say “Nay! but most surely by my Lord it will come upon you by Him Who knows the unseen from Whom is not hidden the least little atom in the Heavens or on earth: nor is there anything less than that or greater but is in the Record Perspicuous:” Noble Quran 43.3 (Yusuf Ali Translation)
The verses clearly state that there is nothing, just absolutely nothing that is hidden from Allah. All events, deeds and things even if they are smaller than the Atom are recorded by Him. So do you now see how scientific the Quran is? Mentioning “Atom” at that time itself is a wonder. But mentioning about things that are smaller than the “Atom” is nothing short of a miracle- A true scientific miracle that no ordinary human being would ever have known at those times. How then, can we explain the presence of these science stunners except that they were actually from the being – God, that created science and all its laws in the first place?
This was the fourth proof. Wait on for the next one and the next one and the next. Inshallah I will be giving you proofs from almost every facet of science. And oh! The discovery of electron that proved that Atom was divisible, won the Nobel Prize to J.J. Thompson.