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The human DNA being 99% the same, and the DNA of the pigs and monkeys being very close ours are directly supported in the Noble Quran:

The sections of this article are:

1-  Allah Almighty's Divine Statements in the Noble Quran.
2-  The Scientific Discoveries of today clearly confirm the Noble Quran.
3-  Conclusion.

 

 

 

1-  Allah Almighty's Divine Statements in the Noble Quran:

This article is based on the work of Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar; may Allah Almighty be pleased with him.  I got the information from his Makka Soft CD and DVD-videos that I purchased in Arabic.  There are a total of 9 CDs and DVDs all in videos.  Unfortunately though, while he has tons of media-work in English, but it is not accessible to the public, nor is it sold in stores.  I am left with no choice but to rewrite or recreate his work in English with the best of my ability through Allah Almighty's Grace, Mercy and Will.

Update:  After years of pending status on his Arabic site, Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar's English site is finally up!  You can access it at: http://www.elnaggarzr.com/en/index.php.  All Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone.


Continuing with the article:

The Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

Allah Almighty Said: "We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

With this said, let us now look at what Allah Almighty Said in the Noble Quran regarding DNA:

"O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, His mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence God, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (That bore you): for God ever watches over you.  (The Noble Quran, 4:1)"

"He initiated you from one person, and decided your path, as well as your final destiny. We thus clarify the revelations for people who understand.  (The Noble Quran, 6:98)"

"It is He Who created you from a single person, and made his mate of like nature, in order that he might dwell with her (in love). When they are united, she bears a light burden and carries it about (unnoticed). When she grows heavy, they both pray to God their Lord, (saying): "If Thou givest us a goodly child, we vow we shall (ever) be grateful."  (The Noble Quran, 7:189)"

"He created you (all) from a single person: then created, of like nature, his mate; and he sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you, in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness. such is God, your Lord and Cherisher: to Him belongs (all) dominion. There is no god but He: then how are ye turned away (from your true Centre)?  (The Noble Quran, 39:6)"

"Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from God? those who incurred the curse of God and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!"  (The Noble Quran, 5:60)"

"When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected. (The Noble Quran, 7:166)"

"And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected. (The Noble Quran, 2:65)"

The Bible also supports the Jews' transformation into apes and monkeys.

As we clearly see in these Divine Noble Verses, Allah Almighty created Mankind from a single physical person, i.e., Adam, peace be upon him.  This means that our physical bodies have to have similarities between them, since in reality we are all physical brothers and sisters in humanity. 

We also clearly see in the Divine Noble Verses Allah Almighty transforming the evil-doers into, specifically, monkeys and pigs.  But why did Allah Almighty specifically choose these two animals?

 

Why the pigs and monkeys?

One must ask, was there a Divine Purpose and Wisdom in choosing those two specific animals?  Is there a Divine Message that Allah Almighty is giving us in this?  What is their relevance?  Are the pigs and monkeys close to us, humans?  Can we, perhaps, medically use them?  The answer certainly lies in the next main-section, below, where I've provided ample scientific quotes from prominent and governmental scientific sources that prove Allah Almighty's Divine Claims, above, and also demonstrate His Divine Wisdom with ample scientific data.

Now for those who might wonder about bestiality, no Islam does not allow bestiality (sex with animals) between humans and pigs and monkeys, or with any other animal.  Not only is bestiality, in general, forbidden in the Noble Quran, but Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, also commanded the killing of those who are caught having sex with animals:

  1.  Does Islam really allow sex with animals? (audio)
      
  2. Irrefutable proofs that between her "shiaab (shiaabuha) or shuab (shuabuha)" means between her two ARMS and two LEGS.
       
  3. Sex with animals is forbidden in the Noble Quran.
      
  4. Ample Sayings from Prophet Muhammad commanding the killing of those who are caught having sex with animals.

 

 

2-  The Scientific Discoveries of today clearly confirm the Noble Quran:

Let us now see what the scientific discoveries of today reveal regarding DNA and the relationship between all humans, and the relationship that exists between pigs, monkey's and humans.

Note:  Pay close attention to the red emphasis below.

 

Article #1:

"Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. The main role of DNA molecules is the long-term storage of information and DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints, since it contains the instructions needed to construct other components of cells, such as proteins and RNA molecules. The DNA segments that carry this genetic information are called genes, but other DNA sequences have structural purposes, or are involved in regulating the use of this genetic information." (Source)

 

Article #2:

"A DNA sequence or genetic sequence is a succession of letters representing the primary structure of a real or hypothetical DNA molecule or strand, with the capacity to carry information.

The possible letters are A, C, G, and T, representing the four nucleotide subunits of a DNA strand - adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine bases covalently linked to phospho-backbone. In the typical case, the sequences are printed abutting one another without gaps, as in the sequence AAAGTCTGAC, going from 5' to 3' from left to right. A succession of any number of nucleotides greater than four is liable to be called a sequence. With regard to its biological function, which may depend on context, a sequence may be sense or anti-sense, and either coding or noncoding. DNA sequences can also contain "junk DNA."

Sequences can be derived from the biological raw material through a process called DNA sequencing.

In some special cases, letters besides A, T, C, and G are present in a sequence. These letters represent ambiguity. Of all the molecules sampled, there is more than one kind of nucleotide at that position. The rules of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) are as follows:

       A = adenine           
       C = cytosine            
       G = guanine             
       T = thymine           
       R = G A (purine)        
       Y = T C (pyrimidine)    
       K = G T (keto)    
       M = A C (amino)
       S = G C (strong bonds)
       W = A T (weak bonds)
       B = G T C (all but A)
       D = G A T (all but C)
       H = A C T (all but G)
       V = G C A (all but T)
       N = A G C T (any)       " (Source)
 

Article #3:

"The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003. One of the primary research areas was DNA sequencing. This page details that research.

The HGP's emphasis was on obtaining a complete and highly accurate reference sequence (1 error in 10,000 bases), largely continuous across each human chromosome. Scientists believe that knowing this sequence is critically important for understanding human biology and for applications to other fields.

A"working draft" of the human genome DNA sequence was completed in June 2000, published February 2001. The working draft comprises shotgun sequence data from mapped clones, with gaps and ambiguities unresolved. Draft sequence provides a foundation for obtaining the high-quality finished sequence and also is a valuable tool for researchers hunting disease genes. See Feb. 2001 and April 2003 Science and Nature papers analyzing the sequence.

Human DNA Sequence Goals

Sequence Variation
A goal also focused on identifying individual variations in the human genome.
Although more than 99% of human DNA sequences are the same across the population, variations in DNA sequence can have a major impact on how humans respond to disease; environmental insults such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, and chemicals; and drugs and other therapies.

Methods have been developed to detect different types of variation, particularly the most common type called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which occur about once every 100 to 300 bases. SNP maps are helping scientists identify the multiple genes associated with such complex diseases as cancer, diabetes, vascular disease, and some forms of mental illness. These associations are difficult to establish with conventional gene-hunting methods because a single altered gene may make only a small contribution to disease risk." (Source)

 

Article #4:

"Pig's heart valves are already used to replace damaged human ones. One of the reasons this type of surgury can succeed is because the pig is so similar in its internal structure to the human's.

A lot of medical testing is done on pigs because the expected results in humans can be duplicated in these animals."
(Source)

 

Article #5:

From http://www.abc.net.au/rn/healthreport/stories/2006/1604746.htm.

Note:  You must click on the "SHOW TRANSCRIPT" link, inside the article, to display the entire interview's transcripts.


Stem Cell Research

Australian researchers have made prostate tissue from embryonic stem cells. This means that they are able to study the development of diseases like prostate cancer in much more detail.

Plus, a researcher in the US wants to grow new organs from animals, but in a unique way.

A technology called somatic cell nuclear transfer is also associated with stem cells. Some people call this technology therapeutic cloning and Norman Swan speaks with a woman who has a personal interest in this technique.

Also, Melbourne based scientist and journalist Elizabeth Finkel talks about stem cells and cloning, the debate that won't go away.

Transcript

This transcript was typed from a recording of the program. The ABC cannot guarantee its complete accuracy because of the possibility of mishearing and occasional difficulty in identifying speakers.

Norman Swan: Welcome to the program. This morning on the Health Report making new organs - getting beyond the fantasy. Somatic cell nuclear transfer, what the media like to call therapeutic cloning - where angels fear to tread. Well today a fearless advocate speaks out in favour of it and we hear how the debate seems to have gone underground in Australia.

And in a world first, using quite surprising means, an Australian team has been able to make embryonic stem cells become prostate tissue. This means that the development of diseases like prostate cancer can be studied in much more detail. Professor Gail Risbridger is in the Centre for Urology Research at Monash University.

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Norman Swan: And what makes you think that the kidney cells from an animal like a rat are going to turn into a kidney that's going to be useful for a human?

Marc Hammerman: Well the kidney cells from an animal like the rat probably won't work in a human but from an animal like the pig they probably will. And that's because pig kidneys are remarkably like human kidneys. So if we could transplant a whole pig kidney into a human and be able to get around immune responses, a pig kidney would work just fine in a human as is.

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Norman Swan: Elizabeth Finkel has a book on the matter it's called Stem Calls - Controversies at the Frontiers of Science and it's published by ABC Books. I'm Norman Swan and this has been the Health Report, you can hear us again tonight after the 8 o'clock news or you can download us from our website abc.net.au/rn but don't go to your computer yet, because we've got to hear what's on Life Matters.

Guests

Professor Gail Risbridger
Centre for Urology Research Monash University Melbourne, Victoria

Dr Marc Hammerman
Professor of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri USA

Dr Elizabeth Finkel
Scientist and Journalist Melbourne

Cynthia Kramer
Democratic Candidate St. Louis Missouri


Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Free Call Helpline 1800 220 099

Publications

Title: Stem Cells: controversies at the frontiers of science
Author : Dr Elizabeth Finkel
Publisher: ABC Books

 

Article #6:

From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2007/04/11/ecdiab11.xml.

 

The diabetic who is part pig

Last Updated: 12:01am BST 11/04/2007
 
 
 

Man's pig-cell implants still active after 10 years, reports Roger Highfield

A diabetic man described yesterday how a pioneering transplant of pig cells helped to keep his disease under control for the past decade, a hunch that has now been backed up by a scientific study.

 
Michael Helyer
Michael is the first patient to receive the pig cell implant

In 1996, Michael Helyer, then a 41-year-old diabetic, was injected with prototype treatment based on pig cells to help regulate his blood glucose levels and control his diabetes.

About a year after the implant of the insulin-producing pig cells, encapsulated in seaweed gel for protection, he became more dependent on insulin injections. He concluded that the implanted cells had become "worn out".

But over time he noticed a "curious phenomenon," usually after several hours with no food or insulin intake. Helyer suspected the pig cells were still alive because he found it easier to control his blood sugar levels. The effect "would come and go - that's why I noticed it", said the 51-year-old who was diagnosed with Type I, or juvenile, diabetes at age 22.

His theory was that "a few implanted islet cells from 1996 are still alive and functioning," he told The Daily Telegraph. "After some hours of hard work they were able to reduce high glucose levels".

A year ago, "after some nagging, because they couldn't believe my theory" he convinced the researchers to have a look. "I felt that the insulin producing pig cells were still working inside me and I had to convince the doctors to do further investigation.

The results were surprising" said Mr Helyer, the world-first patient to have received the pig cell implant.

He was right, surprising scientists and paving the way for new long-term treatments for diabetes that reduce the need for insulin injections. "I was astonished," said New Zealand-based diabetes researcher Prof Bob Elliott, founder and medical director of Living Cell Technologies .

Scientists at Living Cell Technologies recently reported in the journal Xenotransplantation that insulin producing pig cells within Mr Helyer were still alive, following laparoscopy, that revealed functioning pig islet cells in Helyer's abdomen. This is the first evidence to indicate that the company's technology for encapsulating and implanting pig cells into humans is able to provide long-term benefit, said a spokesman.

"I still need insulin injections to stay alive," said Helyer, who runs a musical instrument shop in Auckland and is married with two children.

"The dramatic response to the transplant operation 11 years ago lasted less than a year. At best it allowed only a 30 per cent decrease in injected insulin with a measurable improvement in blood glucose level control.

This is better than it sounds, as that 30 per cent decrease in injected insulin actually results in a much greater percentage improvement in occurrence and severity of the low blood sugar episodes."

He said that this is one of the two biggest concerns in living with type 1 diabetes. "They usually ruin the rest of your day and an be fatal, especially night time during sleep."

The second concern regards the impact of poor control of the disease over the long term, which leads " to the feared horrific complications, among them kidney disease or failure, blindness, heart disease, blood vessel disease, reduced circulation,, gangrene and amputations.

"I am naturally excited about the future potential of this treatment as it deals significantly with both of these worrying issues. Also there is much benefit to the psyche to know insulin is being produced in one's body again - the implanted islets switch on and off their production as required."

The study also shows that Helyer has suffered no illness or infection from the pig cells. One objection to this kind of transplant is that pig cells contain so-called porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs), which are dormant in pigs but could conceivably trigger disease in humans.To minimise the chances of infection, the piglets used by the company hark from an island in the Antarctic where the population has remained isolated for more than 200 years.

As for the "Yuk factor" Mr Helyer said "No yuk for me," explaining that to have pig cells was not the same as pig organs. He added: "pig insulin was a lifesaver for me for many many years, so no issue there."

In the decade or so since the first human trial, the company has made improvements to both the encapsulation process and the isolation of islet cells from pig pancreases - the natural source of insulin that is destroyed in type 1 diabetes. LCT has received approval to start a trial in Russia and is awaiting approval to conduct a trial in New Zealand this year.

 

Article #7:

From http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0831_050831_chimp_genes.html.

Chimps, Humans 96 Percent the Same, Gene Study Finds

Stefan Lovgren
for
National Geographic News
 
August 31, 2005

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the chimpanzee and found that humans are 96 percent similar to the great ape species.

"Darwin wasn't just provocative in saying that we descend from the apes—he didn't go far enough," said Frans de Waal, a primate scientist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. "We are apes in every way, from our long arms and tailless bodies to our habits and temperament."

My Islamic Response:

According to Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran, we are not apes, nor did we originate from apes.  All of the creatures that you see with your eyes were created from earthly materials and mainly from water and dust.  It is, therefore, only natural and normal to find so many similarities between us and some animals.  What's most stunning, however, is that Allah Almighty specifically chose the pigs and monkeys when He transformed the disbelievers from the Jews into them.  Scientists have indeed confirmed that the closest animals, in both DNA and characteristics, to humans, are the pigs and monkeys. 

The following links prove my statements about our creation:

1-  Life originated from water.

2-  Life originated from water in the Noble Quran.

3-  Life and our physical bodies originated from CLAY - The Noble Quran Claimed it and Science confirmed it!

4-  Creation from clay.  By Dr. Harun Yahya.

5-  The existence of microscopic life in the Noble Quran.

6-  The decomposed dead feeds life; food cycle - mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by science.
  

  
Because chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, the chimp genome is the most useful key to understanding human biology and evolution, next to the human genome itself. The breakthrough will aid scientists in their mission to learn what sets us apart from other animals.

By comparing human and chimpanzee genomes, the researchers have identified several sequences of genetic code that differ between human and chimp. These sequences may hold the most promise for determining what creates human-specific traits such as speech.

"If people are asking what makes us human, they're not going to find a smoking gun [in this study]," said Evan Eichler, a genome scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle who was part of the research team. "But they're going to find suggestions for where to look."

The project was conducted by an international group of scientists called the Chimp Sequencing and Analysis Consortium. Sixty-seven researchers co-authored the study, which is detailed tomorrow in the journal Nature.

Genetic Blueprints

To map the chimp genome, researchers used DNA from the blood of a male common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) named Clint, who lived at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. Clint died last year from heart failure at the relatively young age of 24.

A comparison of Clint's genetic blueprints with that of the human genome shows that our closest living relatives share 96 percent of our DNA. The number of genetic differences between humans and chimps is ten times smaller than that between mice and rats.

Scientists also discovered that some classes of genes are changing unusually quickly in both humans and chimpanzees, as compared with other mammals. These classes include genes involved in the perception of sound, transmission of nerve signals, and the production of sperm.

Despite the similarities in human and chimp genomes, the scientists identified some 40 million differences among the three billion DNA molecules, or nucleotides, in each genome.

The vast majority of those differences are not biologically significant, but researchers were able to identify a couple thousand differences that are potentially important to the evolution of the human lineage.

 

 

3-  Conclusion:

Again, the Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

Allah Almighty Said: "We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

Allah Almighty's Divine Claims about Him creating us from a single person, and Him transforming some of the evil-doers into monkeys and pigs, are indeed in perfect harmony and agreement with science.  The Miracle of the DNA in the Noble Quran, and how when Allah Almighty Said that He created us from "nafsin wahida" (one soul and physical body), His Divine Statement matched perfectly with science, because scientists have proven that all of mankind's DNAs are approximately 99% the same, and that only 1% makes the difference between our characteristics and looks.  Also, when Allah Almighty transformed the evil-doers into swines and monkeys, His Divine Statement matched perfectly with science, because scientists have also proven that the pigs and monkeys are indeed the closest animals, in both DNA and characteristics, to us, humans!

So having established this solid ground from the Noble Quran and Science, it is definitely clear that we do indeed have a very sound and strong Scientific Miracle about humans' and animals' DNA in the Noble Quran.

Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles!  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.

 

 

 

 

The Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran.

Prophet Muhammad's peace be upon him section.

Allah, Islam, Quran, Muhammad questions and answers.

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Ask me any question section.

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The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.

Embryology in the Noble Quran.   The three stages of the fetus formation in the Noble Quran and Science.

Videos:

Gender is determined by the male's sperm; Alaq (the clinging fetus).  Dr. Zakir Naik's detailed lecture on embryology was inserted to the end of this video, where he talked about a lot more Noble Verses in great details such as man was created from Sulalah (the best one-sperm from the whole group of sperms), and many other Noble Verses.

The formation of the fetus.

Three stages of the baby in the womb in both the Noble Quran and Embryology.

Dr. Yusuf Estes on Embryonic development.

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Also on Dr. Harun Yahya's web site.

Related video IV.


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