Bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.”
This year many people are predicting the world to end in 2012. If you have a second read Iman Mustafa article response to this question at Suhaibwebb.com.
No one can make predictions only Allah (SWT- The most glorified, the most high) knows all that will happen.
The Qur’an has many predictions about events that will happen in the future, its preservation, that it unmatched. Also of past events at the time of the Prophet (PBUH) like the victory of Badr and Mekkah, and the creation of an Islamic state.
Take a look at this youtube video at the discovery of the Pharoah’s body in 1898 and examined in 1975:
Recently, one of the local masjids next to me hosted an interfaith book club. I was not able to attend but it is on my to be read list Science and the Search for God by theologian Gary Kowalski.
Verse 30:1-5 states in reference to the story of creation: “Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?.”
This event is usually referred to at the “Big Bang.” You can read more about it in this article on the Big Bang by Yusef Estes.
In addition to the Big Bang the Qu’ran speaks to us of other aspects of nature such as the orbits of planets-
*It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.(21:33)
*It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit, is swimming. (36:40).
There is also evidence of the fact that beehives are ruled by a female not a male
*And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.
You can continue reading about the Qu’ran and Science at about.com in their article.
To this day no one has found any mistakes or inaccuracies. It has baffled many throughout out history as they have combed through to search for errors. The Qu’ran says:
*Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah , they would have found within it much contradiction.(4:82)
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Listen to and read the Qu’ran online at Mount Hira website.
Further Readings on the Quran can be found at WhyIslam.org