Scientifically Proving That Quran Is Word Of God and Responses From Our Non – Muslim Brethren:
3. PAIRS IN PLANTS
This topic may be surprising to you. Sexuality in plants? Who would have thought that. Well, no one did until 1793. Read this to get a feel of plant pairs: –
“Many plants have complete flowers that have both male and female parts, others only have male or female parts and still other plants have flowers on the same plant that are a mix of male and female flowers. Some plants even have mixes that include all three types of flowers, where some flowers are only male, some are only female and some are both male and female.
A distinction needs to be made between arrangements of sexual parts and the expression of sexuality in single plants verses the species. Some plants also undergo what is called Sex-switching, like Arisaema triphyllum which express sexual differences at different stages of growth. In some arums smaller plants produce all or mostly male flowers and as plants grow larger over the years the male flowers are replaced by more female flowers on the same plant. Arisaema triphyllum thus covers a multitude of sexual conditions in its life time; from nonsexual juvenile plants to young plants that are all male, as plants grow larger they have a mix of both male and female flowers, to large plants that have mostly female flowers.
Other species have plants that produce more male flowers early in the year and as plants bloom later in the growing season they produce more female flowers. In plants like Thalictrum dioicum all the plants in the species are ether male or female.”
Now that we know that plants do have male and female pairs, let’s see when, in the history of mankind did we find out about this.
It was around 1790’s that he discovered that plants did have male and female pairs. This discovery of his was laughed at and ridiculed by the people of his times as the very thought of male and female plants itself sounds absurd even today.
“pairs in plants” was a thing of 1790’s for Europe and the Christendom. But for the Muslims, it was a thing of 600AD as the Quran had already said it 1400 years ago! Check this verse out:-
“…and sends down water from the sky with which We produce pairs of various kinds of vegetation .“ Noble Quran 20:53 (Malik translation)
“… and has sent down water from the sky.” With it have We produced divers pairs of plants each separate from the others.” Noble Quran 20:53 (Yusuf Ali translation)
Coming back to Christian Konrad Sprengel – The man who discovered sexuality in plants in 1790’s, this is what history says: –
“During his lifetime, his work was neglected, not only because it seemed to a lot of his contemporaries as obscene that flowers had something to do with sexual functions…..”
So you see, if this was the case in 1790’s, you yourself can imagine what it would be in 600 AD when the Quran was being revealed and when it made this bold and queer statement about plants having pairs. This is what I call a true scientific miracle – the one which the whole world thought was crazy, but in truth was absolutely correct.
How did this information get into the Quran? The Quran answers: –
“It is no less than inspiration sent down to him: He (Muhammad) was taught by one mighty in Power.” Noble Quran 53-4, 5
Dear reader, the purpose of Quran containing these scientific things is not to enrich science or whatever. It is to prove you that it is indeed from God. For the so called “scientific and modern” people of today, science is the only logical way of proving things. Inshallah (Allah Willing) I will be giving lots and lots of proofs wherein each and every proof is simply astounding and absolutely impossible for humans to have known 1400 years ago when the Quran was revealed.