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Did Prophet Muhammad say that the human body is made up of 360 joints?
The sections of this article are:
1- Prophet Muhammad's Saying (Hadith).
(a)- Only a handful of joints are noticeable in the body.
Medical evidence about the 360 joints.
3- Other Numerical Miracles.
1- Prophet Muhammad's Saying (Hadith):
The following is the Hadith in Arabic and my English translation to it:
حسن بن علي الحلواني حدثنا أبو توبة الربيع بن نافع حدثنا معاوية
يعني ابن سلام عن زيد أنه سمع أبا سلام يقول حدثني عبد
الله بن فروخ أنه سمع عائشة تقول
Hasan bin Al-Hilwani narrated to us that Abu Tawbah Al-Rabie bin Nafi'a narrated that Muaawiyah Yaani ibn Salam narrated that Zaid narrated that he heard Abu Salam said that Abdallah bin Farookh narrated that he heard Aisha (the wife of the Prophet) say that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said that every man from the people of Adam (i.e., mankind) was created UNTO/UPON/ON 60 and 300 MIFSAL. So whoever glorifies Allah, praises Allah, calls people to Allah, makes supplications to Allah, seeks forgiveness from Allah, removes a stone, needle or bone from the people's path (i.e., removes obstacles from people's paths), and enjoins what is just and forbid what is wrong in the number of those 60 and 300 ALSALAMA, he will then on that day remove himself from Hell Fire.
(a)- Only a handful of joints are noticeable in the body:
The Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, said that there are 360 joints in the human body. Yet, only a handful are really visible to the naked eye (knees, elbows, knucles, etc...). Yet, it's been scientifically proven that the human body indeed has 360 joints.
2- Medical evidence about the 360 joints:
The following medical websites confirm that the human body does have 360 joints in it:
How Many Joints in the Human Body?
Dr. Douglas A. Becker of Minneapolis Orthopaedics claims that the human body has 360 joints:
Raymond D. Mutter, M.D., who is a specialist in internal medicine, also claims that the human body has 360 joints:
Indigenous Health Measurement Group meeting in Vancouver, Canada - a PDF file: www.answering-christianity.com/human_body_has_360_joints.pdf:
"Technically, arthritis is inflammation of a joint. However, the term is used much more generally to describe any pain producing damage to the joint. Given the large number of joints in the human body (213 bones with about 360 joints), the number of arthritic problems encountered is large. More than 150 forms of arthritis are already recognised in the literature. The term ‘musculoskeletal conditions’ includes all disorders associated with bones, muscles and connective tissues of the body, including arthritis. Monitoring this vast array of conditions is a formidable task."
Some Scientists today, Muslims and Westerners, were able to demonstrate and prove that the human body does have 360 joints in it:
More Doctors claiming that humans have 360 joints:
3- Other Numerical Miracles:
The following section contains ample Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran:
And the following section contains ample Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran:
Whether the Prophet, peace be upon him, meant to make an actual Scientific claim or not, we clearly don't have any problem in either way. If the Prophet claimed that mankind has around 360 joints, then this is in harmony with Science today. And if the Prophet spoke in symbolic terms and that mankind is so complex, that he was perhaps Designed by Allah Almighty in 360 stages, then we also wouldn't have a problem with Science.
The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
The Noble Quran and Islam - Questions and Answers.
Here are some of my favorite Stunning Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran from among the tens (10s) that are listed in this section:
1- Here is one stunning Numerical Miracle, from the 10s below, for you:
The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.
The sum of the odd numbers from the list =
XLS file for 100% confirmation.
2- The Great Miracle. Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37)  . See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle. Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people.
Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters  ! You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links. Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran. Also, see the Numerical Miracles section along with all of the other great sections.
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