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The following is my debate with David Wood on "Does the Quran contain Scientific Miracles in It?"

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We discussed Surah 18 in great details, and I demonstrated 3 Miracles in It.

  

The Iron Gates were found:

"....near Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara.  A very narrow defile, with overhanging rocks, occurs on the main route between Turkestan and India: latitude 38 degrees North; longitude 67 degrees East.  It is now called in Turkish Buzghol-Khana (Goat-house), but was formerly known as the Iron Gate (Arabic, Bab  al Hadid; Persian, Dar-i-ahani; Chinese T'i-men-kuan).  There is no iron gate there now, but there was one in the seventh century, when the Chinese traveller Hiouen Tsiang saw it on his journey to India.  He saw two folding gates cased with iron hung with bells.  Nearby is a lake named Iskandar Kul, connecting the locality with Alexandar the Great.  We know from history that Alexandar, after his conquest of Persia and before his journey to India, visited Sogdiana (Bukhara) and Maracanda (Samarqand).  We also know from Al Maqdis (or al Mudaddas), the Arab traveller and geographer, who wrote about A.H. 375 (A.C. 985-6) that the Abbasi Caliph al Wathiq (842-846 A.C.) sent out a mission to Central Asia to report on this Iron Gate.  They found the defile 150 yards wide: on two jambs, made with bricks of iron welded together with molten lead, were hung two huge gates, which were kept closed.  Nothing could correspond more exactly with the description in 18:95-96." (Source: See full quote below in this article)

"To the west of the town of Lychnis is a lake170 square miles in area, fed by underground springs that issue through limestone rocks and give out murky water.   Both town and lake are now called Ochrida, about 50 miles west of Monastir.   The water is so dark that the river which forms the outlet of the lake to the north is called the Black Drin.  Looking at the sunset from the town, the observer would see the sun set a pool of murky water (18:86).  It was a question before the boy Alexander -- the dreamy, impulsive, fearless rider -- whether he would put the barbarous Illyricans to the sword or show them mercy.  He showed true discrimination and statesmanship.  He punished the guilty but showed kindness to the innocent, and thus consolidated his power in the west.  This I construe to be the meaning of (Noble Verses) 18:86-87; otherwise these verses do not seem to be perfectly clear." (Source: See full quote below in this article)

  

  

Gog and Magog and the Iron Gates in Noble Verses 18:83-110:

The sections of this article are:

1-  Gog and Magog and the Iron Gates in Noble Verses 18:83-110.
2- 
The people who had no protection from the sun.
3-  Some Muslims believe that Dhul-qarnain or Zul-qarnain was the Persian King Cyrus.
4-  Will the army of Gog and Magog return?
5-  The People of Gog and Magog seem to be the Jews, Christians, Oriental and Hindu Pagans of today.
6-  Winston Churchill of Great Britain during World War II recognized the "Iron Gates" built against the army of Gog and Magog that was mentioned in the Noble Quran and wasn't mentioned in the Bible.

  

  

  

1-  Gog and Magog and the Iron Gates in Noble Verses 18:83-110:


The Iron Gates had been found!
 
This testifies to the Divinity and Truthfulness of the Noble Quran!

The following commentary regarding the Noble Verses above was copied from C. 137, page 731, from the Noble Quran's Commentary that was translated by Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf Ali; may Allah Almighty rest his soul and make Paradise his ultimate destiny.

"C. 137 (18:83-110) -- Three episodes in the life of a great king.  Dhu al Qarnayn illustrated how power and opportunities should be used in the service of Allah: he punished the guilty indeed, but was kind to the righteous; he left primitive people their freedom of life; and he protected industrious people from grasping neighbours.  But he relied upon Allah, and made them remember the Day of Judgment, when all will see the Truth and receive the Punishments and Rewards earned in their present life."

Let us now see the details of the story of Gog and Magog and the Iron Gates in the Noble Quran:

Let us look at Noble Verses 18:83-110 

83. They ask thee concerning Zul-qarnain [or Dhul-qarnain]. Say, 'I will rehearse to you something of his story.'
84. Verily We established his power on earth, and We gave him the ways and the means to all ends.
85. One (such) way he followed,
86. Until, when he reached
("balagha".....it doesn't mean literal arrival.  See Noble Verses 6:19, 12:22, 18:61, 18:86, 18:90, 18:93, 24:59, 28:14, 37:102, 46:15 in the next section below.  "adraka" or "yudrik" mean literal arrival or reaching as also shown in the next section below) the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it (the water) he found a People: We said: 'O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness.' 
87. He said: 'Whoever doth wrong, him shall we punish; then shall he be sent back to his Lord; and He will punish him with a punishment unheard-of (before).
88. But whoever believes, and works righteousness,- he shall have a goodly reward, and easy will be his task as We order it by our Command.' 
89. Then followed he (another) way,
90. Until, when he came
(balagha....not literal.   See the next section) to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun.
91. (He left them) as they were: We completely understood what was before him.
92. Then followed he (another) way,
93. Until, when he reached
(balagha.....not literal.  See the next section) (a tract) between two mountains, he found, beneath them, a people who scarcely understood a word.
94. They said: 'O Zul-qarnain! the Gog and Magog (People) do great mischief on earth: shall we then render thee tribute in order that thou mightest erect a barrier between us and them?'
95. He said: '(The power) in which my Lord has established me is better (than tribute): Help me therefore with strength (and labour): I will erect a strong barrier between you and them:
96. Bring me blocks of iron.' At length, when he had filled up the space between the two steep mountain-sides, He said, 'Blow (with your bellows)' Then, when he had made it (red) as fire, he said: 'Bring me, that I may pour over it, molten lead.'
97. Thus were they made powerless to scale it or to dig through it.
98. He said: 'This is a mercy from my Lord: But when the promise of my Lord comes to pass, He will make it into dust; and the promise of my Lord is true.'
99. On that day We shall leave them to surge like waves on one another: the trumpet will be blown, and We shall collect them all together.
100. And We shall present Hell that day for Unbelievers to see, all spread out,-
101. (Unbelievers) whose eyes had been under a veil from remembrance of Me, and who had been unable even to hear.

  

First, let's discuss the Figurative Speech about the rising and setting of the sun:

First of all, I have proven with great details that Noble Verses 18:86 and 18:90 are Divine Figurative Speech, as there are MANY Divine Figurative Speeches in the Noble Quran.

In the mentioned article, I raised few questions that critics could not answer.  Please visit the article:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/sunrise_sunset.htm.

  

Also, a Muslim brother on this website's blog posted two links of a detailed article:

  • http://quran-errors.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/did-sun-set-in-muddy-pool-according-to.html

  • http://quran-errors.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/did-sun-set-in-muddy-spring-according.html

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    New Proofs and Update for the link above:

    The following important Arabic key-words in Noble Verses 18:86,90 are thoroughly analyzed in this section and throughout the article:

    1. بلغ

    2. وجد

    3. عندها

    4. تغرب في عين

    5. لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر

    Let us analyze Noble Verse 18:86,90:

    Yusuf Ali Translation:

    [018:086]  Until, when he reached (بلغ) the setting of the sun, he found it (وجدها) set in a spring of murky water (تغرب في عين): Near it (the water) he found (ووجد عندها) a People: We said: "O Dhul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness."

    [018:090]  Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection shade against from under the sun (لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر).

    I colored them so that it would be easier for you to locate them and to follow through.

    Now while below we will find ample detailed analysis that I've provided from Arabic, but the following points are very important to keep in mind:

    1-  The Arabic word balagha بلغ (reached) is discussed in great details in the article.  This Noble Word is key because it is used for time determination.  Below, I've proven with many Noble Verses and proofs that balagha بلغ (reached) indisputably means he reached the time of sunset.

      

    This video clip is for Main Section #2, "2-  "balagha" is metaphoric and "yudrik" is literal.":


    (Click to play clip)

    Notice how the leader and the soldiers were shouting "ADRIKOOHUM !!" (derived from yudrik),
    which means "go chase them down and bring them back".  It literally means go and physically reach
    them, while balagha, on the other hand, is used for time and metaphors.

      

    2-  In the Glorious Quran, wajada وجد (found) has multiple meanings, which among them is "to see", as the Noble Verses, below, clearly and indisputably reveal.  Wajada وجد here means that the sun disappeared from Dhul-Qarnayn's naked eye, especially since the neighborhood was mountainous (18:93).  As Dhul-Qarnayn was looking at the sun, he saw it disappearing inside or behind a murky body/pond/lake/sea of dark/murky water.  And of course, as I mentioned below, if the sun were to literally set inside a pool of water, then it would have to rise back again from that location and set into another body of water, which the Glorious Quran makes no mention of, and then rise back again from that body of water and set again in Dhul-Qarnayn's body of water, and so on.  This never happened, and nor did the Glorious Quran mention it.  The sun simply does not bounce back and forth between the east and the west on earth, and nor does the moon.  The Noble Verses also do not say that the Dhul-Qarnayn went to the east or the west of the earth.  No east nor west were mentioned in any of the Noble Verses, and as I mentioned below, neither does the Glorious Quran mention that there are ends of the earth.  On the contrary, the Glorious Quran, as I also mentioned below, clearly and indisputably Declares that the earth is Spherical, Round, is Suspended and orbiting in Space, and is rotating around its own axle.  See the ample Noble Verses and ample Arabic Analysis for the proofs, in the link.

    Now as to wajada's (وجد) meanings throughout the Glorious Quran:

    1. In Noble Verses 43:22-24, 31:21, 26:74, 21:53, 18:93, 12:65, 10:78, 7:44, 7:28, 5:104 and 3:37 the pagans used this word to say "we saw our fathers do idol worship".  The English translations use the word "found", but the context of the Noble Verses clearly speak about these people were doing what they saw their fathers do in the past.
          

    2. In Noble Verses 93:7-8 and 38:44, Allah Almighty used this word to State that "He Saw".  Again, the English translations use the word "found", but the context of the Noble Verses clearly speak about Allah Almighty seeing the deeds.  Allah Almighty Knows everything, and hence, He doesn't have to go out His Way to find things.  Finding something means that it was missing from you, or it was unknown to you.  Nothing is missing from Allah Almighty, nor is anything unknown to Him, not even an atom of things:
        
      "....Nor is hidden (و ما يعزب) from thy Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven.... (The Noble Quran, 10:61)"
        
      "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 (
      لا يعزب) 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:  (The Noble Quran, 34:3)"
        
      So clearly, وجد in the Glorious Quran was used in some Noble Verses to mean to see.  Using the word "found" is really inaccurate.

    3-  In the Noble Verse, endaha عندها (near it) is referring to the spring of the murky water.  Both the sun (الشمس) and the spring (عين) are feminine.  They are not masculine.  عندها is also feminine, and the context of the Noble Verse clearly suggests that Dhul-Qarnayn found settlers near the spring at sunset.

  • Archeological discoveries were found that revealed the iron gates that Dhul-Qarnayn had built.  They were near the Middle East in Asia.  And the waters in that region are very dark and murky.  That is why, by the way, the black sea was named as such, because its waters are very dark.  All of the scientific proofs and details for these claims are provided in the article.
      

  • Also, please visit: The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
      

  • 4-  As for تغرب في عين (disappear in a murky water), the following points make it quite clear.  This point is also discussed in great details throughout this article:

  • تغرب (taghrub) throughout the Glorious Quran means to disappear, or to cease to be seen.  This is further proven in the Noble Verse that I just mentioned above:
      
    "....Nor is hidden (و ما يعزب) from thy Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven.... (The Noble Quran, 10:61)"
      
    "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 (
    لا يعزب) 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:  (The Noble Quran, 34:3)"
      

  • So تغرب (taghrub) here doesn't necessarily mean the sun is setting.  It rather means that the sun disappeared from Dhul-Qarnayn's naked eye, especially since the neighborhood was mountainous (18:93).  As Dhul-Qarnayn was looking at the sun, he saw it disappearing inside or behind a murky body/pond/lake/sea of dark/murky water.  And of course, as I mentioned below, if the sun were to literally set inside a pool of water, then it would have to rise back again from that location and set into another body of water, which the Glorious Quran makes no mention of, and then rise back again from that body of water and set again in Dhul-Qarnayn's body of water, and so on.  This never happened, and nor did the Glorious Quran mention it.  The sun simply does not bounce back and forth between the east and the west on earth, and nor does the moon.  The Noble Verses also do not say that the Dhul-Qarnayn went to the east or the west of the earth.  No east nor west were mentioned in any of the Noble Verses, and as I mentioned below, neither does the Glorious Quran mention that there are ends of the earth.  On the contrary, the Glorious Quran, as I also mentioned below, clearly and indisputably Declares that the earth is Spherical, Round, is Suspended and orbiting in Space, and is rotating around its own axle.  See the ample Noble Verses and ample Arabic Analysis for the proofs, in the link.
      

  • 5-  The following Noble Words are further discussed in this table, below:

  • لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر

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    Another Important Point:

    Allah Almighty never Said that Dhul-Qarnayn had reached the "ends of the earth" where the sun supposedly rises and sets.  In fact, no where in the entire Quran is "ends of the earth" mentioned.  The Glorious Quran, on the contrary, says clearly that the earth is spherical [2].  Also on the contrary, it is the Bible that says that:

    1. The earth has ends

    2. It is standing on pillars that prevent it from shaking.

    3. GOD Almighty will shake the earth to throw the people into space.

    Please visit: The Bible declares that the earth is flat [2].  Also read the article for ample more proofs, Noble Verses and details.

    Clearly, the Glorious Quran is in no scientific blunder regarding the shape of the earth, and the solar system.  In fact, there are ample Noble Verses that clearly and indisputably state:

    1. The earth is spherical.

    2. The earth is suspended in space.

    3. The earth is in constant rotation around itself.

    4. The earth is moving in space.

    5. The earth was expanded and our water was then produced from it.

    6. Our sun is traveling at high speed in space.

    Please visit:

  • Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.
      

  • The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.

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    So why did Allah Almighty Choose "he found saw it (وجدها)" and not رآها (saw it):

    I certainly can't speak on behalf of Allah Almighty, but I could give you few possibilities as to why would the use of وجدها would be most appropriate:

    1-  Dhul-Qarnayn seems to have been following the path of the sun.  On a cloudy day or in mountainous areas, the sun during the day, or the moon during the night, could disappear either behind the thick clouds or the mountains.  A traveler 1000s of years ago, who had no compass to guide him through the North and South Poles' magnetic fields, could easily get lost.

  • Noble Verse 18:93 clearly suggests that the area had very high and steep mountains in it.
      

  • Noble Verse 18:90 also states that Dhul-Qarnayn traveled through the night and then finally reached a town at the time of sunrise.  Perhaps, because of  the high mountains, the citing of the moon during the night, and the citing of the sun as it rises was not easy.  Thus, the sunrise had to be found in the horizon to be seen.

  • 2-  So the use of the word وجدها in this case, if the case was true, is more accurate then just رآها (saw it), because وجدها now becomes more encompassing to the situation, and is more accurate and descriptive.

      

    What about the people who had no cover from the sun in Noble Verse 18:90?

    (لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر)

    Let us look at Noble Verse 18:90:

    Yusuf Ali:

    [018:090]  Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection shade against from under the sun (من دونها ستر).

    18:90 حتى اذا بلغ مطلع الشمس وجدها تطلع على قوم لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر

    The following key Words are analyzed in great details below:

    1-  لم = did not.

    2-  نجعل  = caused it to be, evolved it. 

  • Throughout the Glorious Quran, Allah Almighty used this Noble Word to speak about things being created through a development or an evolution.  The Noble Word means that Allah Almighty Creates, Develops and/or Makes a creation through the process of (1) Evolution, (2) Natural development of a creation, or (3) A process of engagement, mixing and/or development through two or more creations being combined or put together; similar to a chain reaction:
      

  • "And We have set made in/on (في) the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them, and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may receive Guidance.  (The Noble Quran, 21:31)"

    21:31 وجعلنا في الارض رواسي ان تميد بهم وجعلنا فيها فجاجا سبلا لعلهم يهتدون
      
      

  • "And We have made the heavens sky as a canopy well guarded a protective roof: yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)!  (The Noble Quran, 21:32)"

    21:32 وجعلنا السماء سقفا محفوظا وهم عن اياتها معرضون
      
      

  • Other Noble Verses in English and Arabic:

    78:9 وجعلنا نومكم سباتا

    78:10 وجعلنا الليل لباسا

    78:11 وجعلنا النهار معاشا

    78:13 وجعلنا سراجا وهاجا

    87:5 فجعله غثاء احوى

    90:8 الم نجعل له عينين

    105:2 الم يجعل كيدهم في تضليل

    05:5 فجعلهم كعصف ماكول
      
      

  • Please visit:

    (a)-  The Miracle of the Mountains in the Glorious Quran.

    (b)-  The Ozone layer is a protective ceiling/roof to earth.

  • 3-  لهم = to them, for them.

    4-  من = from.

    5-  دونها = under it.  See this detailed article for ample details and proofs on the ample uses of this Noble Word throughout the Glorious Quran.  I also used many reputable Arabic dictionaries, including the Encyclopedic 10-Book Lisan Al-Arab dictionary, to demonstrate and prove this Noble Word's meanings.  Click on the link for the details.  So the sun was never physically near the people, nor near Dhul-Qarnayn and his army.

  • Also, according to Google's Arabic-English online dictionary, دون, which is root word of دونها, means:
      
         1.  below
         2.  beneath
         3.  under
         4.  put down
         5.  set down
         6.  stick down
         7.  take down
         8.  mark down

  • 6-  ستر = (atmospheric) cover, shade.

  • According to Google's Arabic-English online dictionary, ستر means:
      
         1.  cover
         2.  screen
         3.  veil
         4.  shade
         5.  coat
         6.  enshroud
      

  • The Scientific Data about the Oriental Race's Epicanthic fold, or stretching of the eyes, is fully detailed in the next sub-section, below, in this table.
      

  • While the Noble Verses may seem on the surface to be speaking only about the community that Dhul-Qarnayn had reached, but the Noble Words, لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر, are clearly speaking about the whole land that he reached, and perhaps even the whole race.  This is further confirmed in the following Noble Words that have been demonstrated above.

  • 1-  دونها, which clearly means "under it" [1] [2].  So the sun was never physically near the people, nor near Dhul-Qarnayn and his army.  Throughout the Glorious Quran, Allah Almighty used certain words in many Noble Verses that spoke about being physically close to something.  The following Noble Words clearly and indisputably prove this:

  • قرب (qurb) means being physically and geographically near something.  See Noble Verses: 2:35, 2:187, 2:222, 2:237, 3:167, 4:11, 5:8, 6:151, 7:19, 9:28, 16:77, 17:32, 17:57, 18:24, 18:81, 26:42, 24:37, 50:16, 51:27, 56:85.
      

  • جنب (janb) also means being physically and geographically near.  See Noble Verses: 4:36, 92:17.  Note that سيجنبها in Noble Verse 92:17 means that the Believer will not physically come جنب (near) the Hell Fire in the Day of Judgment.  See Noble Verses 92:12-20.

  • 2-  نجعل, as I demonstrated with the ample Noble Verses above, means that Allah Almighty Creates, Develops and/or Makes a creation through the process of (1) Evolution, (2) Natural development of a creation, or (3) A process of engagement, mixing and/or development through two or more creations being combined or put together; similar to a chain reaction.

    Therefore, the Noble Words and Verses are clearly and indisputably speaking:

    1. About the land(s) and all of the people that lived in it was not given an-enough atmospheric cover from the sun.
        

    2. About the people and Dhul-Qarnayn and his army were all under the sun and not physically anywhere near it.  Otherwise, Allah Almighty would've used any of the Noble Words above, as He, the Almighty, Had used them countless times throughout the Glorious Quran.  A simple search on these Noble Words shows that there are 93 Noble Verses that Allah Almighty used them in throughout the Glorious Quran.

      
    So in a nutshell, Noble Verse 18:90 is saying the following:

    1. When Dhul-Qarnayn and his army took off during the night, in the mountainous area that they were in (18:93), they kept on going until they reached sunrise.
        

    2. They saw a community (قوم) of people who were living in a land that possibly had no shade nor cover from the sun's very-hot rays, contrary to the shades that the mountains provided the other communities in the area.
        

    3. It is also possible that the people were also suffering from drought.
           

    4. Again, Allah Almighty Said that Dhul-Qarnayn saw the people under the sun (دونها), as we are all always under the sun when it is up in the sky during the day.
        

    5. If the sun were to literally rise on the people, then its blazing lights would've fried Dhul-Qarnayn, his army, and the community of people that they reached.

      

    The Oriental & Indian Races and the lack of shade from the sun:

    The following points shed some light upon what the town was possibly like:

    1-  The people were probably suffering from a drought.

    2-  The people probably didn't have enough natural shades from the mountains and trees against the sun's rays like other neighboring ones might've had.  We know that the area was mountainous and had steep mountains in it (18:93).  Yet, the people were probably located in an area that couldn't capitalize on the shades that the mountains would've provided.

    3-  The sun rays were too bright, and the climate wasn't really suitable for a rich and healthy life.  Notice how that the farther you go into Asia, the more you'll notice how the natives' eyes are stretched.  This is due to the extreme brightness of the sun's rays.  This is certainly a lack of atmospheric protection against the sun's rays, because the stretching of the eyes is really a form of physical deformity (no offense intended here) to the people.

    "An epicanthic fold, epicanthal fold, or epicanthus is a skin fold of the upper eyelid, from the nasal bone to the inferior side of the eyebrow, covering the inner corner (medial canthus) of the eye. It is a normal trait for a large percentage of humans. This lower fold of the upper eyelid gives the eyes of some East Asians an appearance which seems relatively narrower and almond-like in comparison to most persons of Western (Caucasian) and Sub-Saharan African descent, whose eyes seem wider due to a higher upper eyelid fold.

    The term "epicanthic fold" refers to a visually categorized feature of the eyelid; however, there are different underlying explanations of the causes. For instance, one theory is based on the fact that the fold is almost always associated with absent to near-absent brow ridges and vice versa, thus causing some to posit that the absent brow ridge is responsible for the occurrence of the fold.

    Other names for this trait include plica palpebronasalis,[1] palpebronasal fold,[2] and Mongolian eye fold[3].

    Distribution

    The epicanthic fold can occur among people of North Asian, Central Asian, East Asian and Southeast Asian descent, such as the Mongols, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese, Kazakhs, Hazaras, and some other Asian ethnic groups like Burmese, Cambodians, Thais, Bhutanese, northern Nepalis, Tibetans, Ladakhis, people (mostly tribal) from Eastern Bangladesh and North Eastern India (for example, the Chakma, Marma, the Sylhetis, the Mizo and the Garo), among others. Mixed race people of partially Asian descent, such as Eurasians and Afro-Asians may inherit epicanthic folds.

    Epicanthic folds are also common among Native Americans and Inuit. They can also be found inherited among some Oceanic peoples including Tongans, Samoans, Micronesians and Hawaiians.

    A minority of people within some African ethnic groups also have epicanthic folds; these include the Khoisans (Capoids) in Africa and certain groups from southern Sudan such as the Dinka and the Nuer.

    Epicanthic folds are also found in a minority of Europeans having no obvious Asian background, especially in eastern Europe and across northern Europe in areas such as Scandinavia and Poland , as well as within Ireland and Britain. One of the existing accounts suggests that Europeans who possess the fold also have less prominent brow ridges.[citation needed]

    Genetic factors

    All humans initially develop epicanthic folds in the womb, with some children losing them at birth.[citation needed] Children who have one parent with a pronounced epicanthic fold, of non-medical causation, and one without the fold can have varying degrees of epicanthic fold, indicating that the trait is in some degree heritable.

    Conditions underlying expression

    Evolutionary

    One hypothesis as to why epicanthic folds came about involves the climates in which populations expressing them arose. Sunlight reflects more intensely off light colored surfaces, such as those prevalent in snowy regions or savannahs and deserts. The theory is that an epicanthic fold in such an environment would protect the eyes from extra UV radiation.[citation needed] The trait may also be useful against strong winds and cold weather such as the ones on the Central Asian steppes.[citation needed] For instance the country of Mongolia is hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter, with January averages dropping as low as -30C (-22F).[4] The country is also subject to occasional harsh climatic conditions known as zud. The capital Ulaanbaatar has the lowest average temperature of any national capital in the world. Mongolia is high, cold, and windy. It has an extreme continental climate with long, cold winters and short summers, during which most of its annual precipitation falls.

    With regard to the vast dry grasslands of the savannah regions, the yellow grasses also reflect a higher intensity of sunlight[citation needed][clarification needed]. Additionally, analogous conditions are present among desert groups such as the Dinka or Nuer of Sudan[5] who live in environments in which sunlight reflects off the light colored sands of the desert.

    Developmental

    Epicanthic folds may be seen in young children of any ethnicity before the bridge of the nose begins to elevate. They may persist where birth is pre-term, and sometimes also where the mother is alcoholic.[6] Epicanthic folds can cause a child's eyes to appear crossed, a condition known as pseudostrabismus.

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    Surgical alteration

    In some Asian ethnicities, the presence of an epicanthic fold is associated with a less prominent upper eyelid crease, commonly termed "single eyelids" as opposed to "double eyelids". The two features are distinct; a person may have both epicanthic fold and upper eyelid crease, one or neither.

    The procedure of reducing or removing epicanthic folds is epicanthoplasty. It is now an extremely rare procedure. Asian blepharoplasty, however, is a popular form of cosmetic surgery in East Asia. The use of "eyelid glue" or "eyelid tape" (sometimes referred to as "eye glue" or "eye tape") is used to create the appearance of the "double eyelid" by finding a "natural fold" in the eyelid and tucking it in and holding it with an adhesive." (Source from Wikipedia.org)

    4-  Also beside the Oriental folks, when we consider their neighbors in India being very dark and even black in color, while the Orientals are bright-white makes it all more amazing on how Allah Almighty Has indeed Structured our planet earth.  Now of course, the differences between the colors and the structures of the faces and the eyes are all due to the atmospheric factors that determine the brightness of the sun, and the temperature and the air pressure of the air.

    5-  We have already seen how نجعل refers to how Allah Almighty causes for certain things to be or to evolve based on other conditions and/or creations.  So, لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر means that Allah Almighty did not create that certain atmospheric shade, cover and/or protection for these people to allow them to have enough protection and shade from the sun, without altering their facial structures.

    There are perhaps other possibilities, but these certainly make logical sense and are quite feasible.  And Allah Almighty always Knows best.

    Also as further mentioned in this article, strong evidence suggests, from the archeological discoveries of the discovered Iron Gates, that the location of the Iron Gates that Dhul-Qarnayn built was near Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara:

    "....near Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara.  A very narrow defile, with overhanging rocks, occurs on the main route between Turkestan and India: latitude 38 degrees North; longitude 67 degrees East.  It is now called in Turkish Buzghol-Khana (Goat-house), but was formerly known as the Iron Gate (Arabic, Bab  al Hadid; Persian, Dar-i-ahani; Chinese T'i-men-kuan).  There is no iron gate there now, but there was one in the seventh century, when the Chinese traveller Hiouen Tsiang saw it on his journey to India.  He saw two folding gates cased with iron hung with bells.  Nearby is a lake named Iskandar Kul, connecting the locality with Alexandar the Great.  We know from history that Alexandar, after his conquest of Persia and before his journey to India, visited Sogdiana (Bukhara) and Maracanda (Samarqand).  We also know from Al Maqdis (or al Mudaddas), the Arab traveller and geographer, who wrote about A.H. 375 (A.C. 985-6) that the Abbasi Caliph al Wathiq (842-846 A.C.) sent out a mission to Central Asia to report on this Iron Gate.  They found the defile 150 yards wide: on two jambs, made with bricks of iron welded together with molten lead, were hung two huge gates, which were kept closed.  Nothing could correspond more exactly with the description in 18:95-96." (Source)

    Again, please visit:

  • Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.
      

  • The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.

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    Were the Gog and Magog in 18:93-101 a tribe of the nation of Gog and Magog, or were they the entire nation?

    Were the Gog and Magog a small group of them, or were they the entire nation in Noble Verses 18:93-101?  It is clear that they were a small tribe/group of them that was wicked, and perhaps full of bullying and trouble, dishonesty, and nuisance to peace.  And it seems that the main route between them and the town that Dhul-Qarnayn had reached was between the two mountains, which Dhul-Qarnayn had sealed with the Iron Gates.
      

      

      

    The Fulfilled Prophecies and History of the Noble Verses:

    The following commentary regarding the Noble Verses above was copied from Appendix 6, page 738, from the Noble Quran's Commentary.

    "We now come to the Iron Gate which corresponds exactly to the Quranic description, and has the best claim to be connected with Alexander's story.  It is near another Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara.  A very narrow defile, with overhanging rocks, occurs on the main route between Turkestan and India:  latitude 38 degrees N; longitude 67 degrees E.  It is now called in Turkish-Buzghol Khana (Goat- house), but was formerly known as the Iron Gate (Arabic, Bab al Hadid; Persian, Dar-i-ahani; Chinese Tie-men-kuan).  There is no iron gate there now, but there was one in the seventh century, when the Chinese traveler Hiouen Tsiang saw it on his journey to India.   He saw two folding gates cased with iron hung with bells.   Nearby is a lake named Iskandar Kul, connecting the locality with Alexander the Great. 

    We know from history that Alexander, after his conquest of Persia and before his journey to India, visited Sogdiana (Bukhara) and Maracanda (Samarqand).  We also know from al Maqdis, the Arab traveler and geographer; who wrote about A.H. 375 (A.C. 985-986) that the Abbasi Caliph al Wathiq (842-846 A.C.) sent out mission to Central Asia to report on this Iron Gate.  They found the defile 150 yards wide: on two jambs, made with bricks of iron welded together with molten lead, were hung two huge gates, which were kept closed.  Nothing could correspond more exactly with the description in (Noble Verses) 18:95-96.

    If, then, the Barrier in 18:95-98 refers to the Iron Gate near Bukhara, we are able to proceed to a consideration of the Gog-Magog people with some confidence.  They were the Mongol tribes on the other side of the Barrier, while the industrious men who did not understand Dhu al Qarnayn's language were the Turks, with their agglutinative language, so different from the languages then spoken in Western Asia.  

    The Barrier served its purpose for the time being.  But the warning that the time must come when it must crumble to dust has also come true.  It has crumbled to dust.  Long since, the Mongols pushed through on their westward journey, pushing the Turks before them, and the Turks became a European Power and still have a footing in Europe.  We need not bother about the legends of the Gog and Magog people.  They were reputed to be giants, and two tiny hills in flat Cambridgeshire are derisively called the Gog-Magog hills!  Similarly the statues of Gog and Magog in the Guildhall in London, which M.M.A. takes so seriously, only remind us how legends are apt to grow and get transported to strange places. 

    In the Alexander legends of medieval Europe, Gog and Magog are said to have come with 400,000 men to the help of Porus whom Alexander defeated, and to have fled after that defeat.  They fled to the mountains, and Alexander built a wall with brass gates to prevent their irruptions.   See Paul Meyer, Alexandre le Grand dans la literature francaise du Moyen Age:   Paris, 1886; Vol. 2, pp. 386-389.

    Personally, I have not the least doubt that Dhu al Qarnayn is meant to be Alexander the Great, the historic Alexander, and not the legendary Alexander, of whom more presently.   My first appointment after graduation was that of Lecturer in Greek history.   I have studied the details of Alexander's extraordinary personality in Greek historians as well as in modern writers, and have since visited most of the localities connected with his brief but brilliant career.

    Few readers of Quranic literature have had the same privilege of studying the details of his career.  It is one of the wonders of the Quran, that, spoken through an Ummi's (illiterate) mouth, it should contain so many incidental details which are absolutely true.  The more our knowledge increases, the more we feel this.  There are little touches which need not have been mentioned.  They come in incidentally like the incidental remarks of a person full of knowledge, who does not intend to put forward these points but whose fullness of knowledge brings them in inevitably.

    One such point occurs in the mention of Alexander's westward journey (18:86).  He saw the sun set in a piece of murky water which is described as "Spring".  Most commentators have understood the "Spring" to be the sea, and the "murky water" to be its dark-blue water.  Nizami, in his Romance of Alexander, takes Alexander right west along North Africa to Andalusia and the Atlantic Ocean.  There is no historic proof that Alexander ever reached the Atlantic.  But he was of course familiar with the deep-blue waters of the Mediterranean. 

    The Mediterranean interpretation may pass if we had not a closer explanation.   Alexander's first exploits were when he was a mere boy, in the reign of his father Phillip.  The region of Illyricum was due west of Macedonia, and Macedonia's first expansion was in that direction.  The town of Lychnis was annexed to Macedonia and thus the western frontier of Macedonia was secured.  The northern frontier towards the Danube had already been secured, and the lesson he subsequently gave no Thebes secured him against attack from the Greek States to the south, and prepared the way for his great march east against the Persian Empire.

    To the west of the town of Lychnis is a lake170 square miles in area, fed by underground springs that issue through limestone rocks and give out murky water.   Both town and lake are now called Ochrida, about 50 miles west of Monastir.   The water is so dark that the river which forms the outlet of the lake to the north is called the Black Drin.  Looking at the sunset from the town, the observer would see the sun set a pool of murky water (18:86).  It was a question before the boy Alexander -- the dreamy, impulsive, fearless rider -- whether he would put the barbarous Illyricans to the sword or show them mercy.  He showed true discrimination and statesmanship.  He punished the guilty but showed kindness to the innocent, and thus consolidated his power in the west.  This I construe to be the meaning of (Noble Verses) 18:86-87; otherwise these verses do not seem to be perfectly clear.

    Another point may be noted.  The three episodes mentioned are the journey to the west, the journey to the east, and the journey to the Iron Gate.  The journey to the west I have just explained.  The journey to the east was to the Persian Empire.   Here he found a people who lived in the open and wore little clothing.  This might apply to people who live in an inland place in the latitude of Persepolis or Multani.  He left them alone as they were (18:91).  

    He was not warring against populations: he was warring against the proud but effete Persian Empire.  He left them as they were, with their local institutions, and under their local chiefs.  In feeling, he treated them as his own, not as aliens.  In some things, he himself adopted their ways.  His followers misunderstood him.   But Allah understood, for He approves of all things that lead to Unity among mankind.

    The direction of the third journey is not mentioned.  The Commentators suggest the north, but they might with better reason have suggested the south, as Alexander visited Egypt.  But the visit to the Iron Gate was to the East -- a continuation of his journey east.  That is why the direction is not mentioned again.  Here his mission was different.  He had to protect, against turbulent and restless invaders.   He helped them to protect themselves, but warned them that all human precautions, though good and necessary, are vain without Allah's help.

    Each of the episodes mentioned is historical.  But the pomp and glitter of military conquest are not mentioned.  On the contrary, spiritual motives are revealed and commended.  We need not know or learn any history or geography or science or psychology or ethics to understand them.  But the more real knowledge we have, the more completely shall we understand them and the lessons to be drawn from them.  The earthly journeys are treated as mere symbols to show us the evolution of a great and noble soul which achieved so much in a short earthly life.

    His career was so extraordinary that it impressed his contemporaries as a world event.   It undoubtedly was on of the greatest world events in history.  Legends began to grow up round his name.  In many cases the legends overlaid the history.   Today the world is thrilled by Sir Ayrel Stein's identification of Aornos, a very small geographical detail in a great career full of lessons, in political, ethical, and religious wisdom. 

    But the generations immediately following Alexander's period wrote the transmitted all sorts of wonderful legends that passed current in East and West.  The philosopher Kallisthenes had been with Alexander in Asia.  Under his name was produced a Greek book in Alexandria some time before the second century of the Christian era.  It was translated into Latin in the third century.  Translations were subsequently made into most of the European languages.  In Chaucer's time (1340-1400) these Alexander legends were known to every "weight that hath discrecion" (The Monk in Canterbury Tales).

    Alexandria was a focus of Christian and Jewish learning for some centuries.  The Christians also made Alexander a saint.  The Jews carried the Alexander cycle into the East.  Our Persian poet Jami (A.H. 535-599, A.C. 1141-1203) worked it up into his epic the Iskandar-nama.  He is careful to show the historical or semi-historical and the ethical parts separately.  The one relates to action or exploits (Iqbal) and the other to wisdom (Khirad).  He had the advantage of the Quranic story before him.   That story mentions three historical episodes incidentally, but draws our attention to matters of the weightiest spiritual significance, and that is the chief thing to note in the story."

      

      

    2-  The people who had no protection from the sun:

    Let us look at Noble Verse 18:90:

    Yusuf Ali:

    [018:090]  Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun.

    Arabic (from right to left):

    18:90 حتى اذا بلغ مطلع الشمس وجدها تطلع على قوم لم نجعل لهم من دونها ستر

    Strong evidence suggests, from the archeological discoveries of the discovered Iron Gates, that the location of the Iron Gates was near Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara:

    "....near Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara.  A very narrow defile, with overhanging rocks, occurs on the main route between Turkestan and India: latitude 38 degrees North; longitude 67 degrees East.  It is now called in Turkish Buzghol-Khana (Goat-house), but was formerly known as the Iron Gate (Arabic, Bab  al Hadid; Persian, Dar-i-ahani; Chinese T'i-men-kuan).  There is no iron gate there now, but there was one in the seventh century, when the Chinese traveller Hiouen Tsiang saw it on his journey to India.  He saw two folding gates cased with iron hung with bells.  Nearby is a lake named Iskandar Kul, connecting the locality with Alexandar the Great.  We know from history that Alexandar, after his conquest of Persia and before his journey to India, visited Sogdiana (Bukhara) and Maracanda (Samarqand).  We also know from Al Maqdis (or al Mudaddas), the Arab traveller and geographer, who wrote about A.H. 375 (A.C. 985-6) that the Abbasi Caliph al Wathiq (842-846 A.C.) sent out a mission to Central Asia to report on this Iron Gate.  They found the defile 150 yards wide: on two jambs, made with bricks of iron welded together with molten lead, were hung two huge gates, which were kept closed.  Nothing could correspond more exactly with the description in 18:95-96." (Source)

    The lack of protection from the sun:

    The lack of protection from the sun did not effect Dhul-Qarnayn and his army.  So the sun wasn't a blazing and scorching fire upon the inhabitants of that town, because none of them would've survived it anyway.  The Noble Verses do not mention of any impact that happened to Dhul-Qarnayn, and the Noble Verses go on to mention that Dhul-Qarnayn did other activities.  So we definitely know that the sun wasn't directly harmful to anyone.  So the interpretation that the sun was actually and literally rising upon a certain people at a certain location is false.  Therefore, the lack of protection from the sun, could have the following possibilities:

    1-  The people didn't have enough shades from the mountains against the sun's rays.  We know that the area was mountainous and had steep mountains in it (18:93).  Yet, the people were probably located in an area that didn't capitalize on the shades that the mountains could've provided.

    2-  The people were suffering from a severe drought.

    3-  The sun rays were too bright, and the climate wasn't really suitable for a rich and healthy life.  Notice how that the farther you go into Asia, the more you'll notice how the natives' eyes are stretched.  This is due to the extreme brightness of the sun's rays.  This is certainly a lack of protection against the sun's rays, because the stretching of the eyes is really a form of physical deformity (no offense intended here).  I am only speaking scientific.

    There are perhaps other possibilities.  But these certainly make logical sense and are quite feasible.  And Allah Almighty always Knows best.

      

      

    3-  Some Muslims believe that Dhul-qarnain or Zul-qarnain was the Persian King Cyrus:

    Please visit The Gog and Magog in the Bible and the Noble Quran.

    Please also visit Was King Cyrus of Persia the Dhul-qarnain of the Noble Quran who stopped Gog and Magog? 

    Please be advised that for this link, I disagree with the author for claiming that Alexander was a Pagan.  According to the historical references above in this article, Alexander was considered a great person to the Jews and is considered like a Saint for the Christians, even though he existed before Jesus peace be upon him.  His importance to both Jews and Christians eliminates the (perhaps false) fact that he was an idol worshiper.

      

      

    4-  Will the army of Gog and Magog return?

    Allah Almighty predicted that the Muslims will fight the People of Gog and Magog during the End of Times:

    "Until the Gog and Magog (people) Are let through (their barrier), And they swiftly swarm From every hill.  Then will the True Promise Draw nigh (of fulfilment): Then behold! the eyes Of the Unbelievers will Fixedly stare in horror: 'Ah! Woe to us! we were indeed Heedless of this; nay; we Truly did wrong!'  (The Noble Quran, 21:96-97)"

    Here we see Allah Almighty telling us that the evil people of Gog and Magog will attack the Believers from "every hill", meaning from every where on earth.

    "...The name (i.e., Gog and Magog) stands for wild and lawless tribes who will break their barriers and swarm through the earth.  This will be one of the prognostications of the approaching Judgement." [2]

    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him taught us that one of the Sings of the Hour (the Day of Judgment) is when the army of Gog and Magog returns and fights the Muslims:

    Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: "The Prophet said 'The people will continue performing the Hajj and 'Umra to the Ka'ba even after the appearance of Gog and Magog.' Narrated Shu'ba extra: The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till the Hajj (pilgrimage to the Mecca) is abandoned.  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Pilgrimage (Hajj), Volume 2, Book 26, Number 663)"

    Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:  "The Last Hour would not come until you fight with a people wearing shoes of hair and the Last Hour would not come until you fight with a people having small eyes and broad snub noses.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to the Turmoil and Portents of the Last Hour (Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa`ah), Book 041, Number 6958)"

      

      

    5-  The People of Gog and Magog seem to be the Jews, Christians, Oriental and Hindu Pagans of today:

    The end of times battles will occur between the Muslims and the people of Gog and Magog who will consist of the bad Jews (Zionists today as we call them), and the Polytheists from the Trinitarian Christians who worship Jesus and the Holy Spirit beside Allah Almighty, and the idol worshipers from the Hindus and the Far Eastern Orientals.

    Allah Almighty predicted that the Muslims will fight the People of Gog and Magog during the End of Times:

    "Until the Gog and Magog (people) Are let through (their barrier), And they swiftly swarm From every hill.  Then will the True Promise Draw nigh (of fulfilment): Then behold! the eyes Of the Unbelievers will Fixedly stare in horror: 'Ah! Woe to us! we were indeed Heedless of this; nay; we Truly did wrong!'  (The Noble Quran, 21:96-97)"

    Here we see Allah Almighty telling us that the evil people of Gog and Magog will attack the Believers from "every hill", meaning from every where on earth.

    "...The name (i.e., Gog and Magog) stands for wild and lawless tribes who will break their barriers and swarm through the earth.  This will be one of the prognostications of the approaching Judgement." [2]

    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said that the people of Hell are the people of Gog and Magog:

    Abu Sa'id reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: "Allah, the High and Glorious, would say: O Adam I and he would say: At Thy service, at thy beck and call, O Lord, and the good is in Thy Hand. Allah would say: Bring forth the group of (the denizens of) Fire. He (Adam) would say: Who are the denizens of Hell? It would be said: They are out of every thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine. He (the Holy Prophet) said: It is at this juncture that every child would become white-haired and every pregnant woman would abort and you would see people in a state of intoxication, and they would not be in fact intoxicated but grievous will be the torment of Allah. He (the narrator) said: This had a very depressing effect upon them (upon the companions of the Holy Prophet) and they said: Messenger of Allah, who amongst us would be (that unfortunate) person (who would be doomed to Hell)? He said: Good tidings for you, Yajuj and Majuj (i.e., Gog and Magog in English) would be those thousands (who would be the denizens of Hell) and a person (selected for Paradise) would be amongst you. He (the narrator) further reported that he (the Messenger of Allah) again said: By Him in Whose Hand is thy life, I hope that you would constitute one-fourth of the inhabitants of Paradise. We extolled Allah and we glorified (Him). He (the Holy Prophet) again said: BY Him in Whose Hand is my life, I wish you would constitute one-third of the inhabitants of Paradise. We extolled Allah and Glorified (Him). He (the Holy Prophet) again said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, I hope that you would constitute half of the inhabitants of Paradise. Your likeness among the people is the likeness of a white hair on the skin of a black ox or a strip on the foreleg of an ass.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Faith (Kitab Al-Iman), Book 001, Number 0430)"

    If we were to look at the Noble Quran, we would see that Allah Almighty promised those who rejected His Sings in the Noble Quran from Jews, Christians and Pagans the torture of Hell Fire:

    "Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.  (The Noble Quran, 98:6)

    The Arabic word for Polytheists in Noble Verse 98:6 is "Mushrikeen", which literally means those who take partners with GOD Almighty in worship.  Examples of "Mushrikeen" in Islam are:  Trinitarian Christians, for they partner Jesus and the Holy Spirit with GOD Almighty in worship, and the Hindus and Buddhists, for they partner their idols with GOD Almighty in worship.

    Let us look at more Sayings from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him:

    Prophet Muhammad predicted that the battle of Armageddon will take place when Saudi Arabia today will be corrupted, which in fact it is already:

    Narrated Mu'adh ibn Jabal:  "The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The flourishing state of Jerusalem will be when Yathrib is in ruins, the ruined state of Yathrib will be when the great war comes, the outbreak of the great war (i.e., the battle of Armageddon) will be at the conquest of Constantinople and the conquest of Constantinople when the Dajjal (Antichrist) comes forth. He (the Prophet) struck his thigh or his shoulder with his hand and said: This is as true as you are here or as you are sitting (meaning Mu'adh ibn Jabal).  (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Battles (Kitab Al-Malahim), Book 37, Number 4281)"

    The ruin of the city of Yathrib (Madina in Saudi Arabia today, which is near Mecca or Paran in the Bible) will be caused because of the bad corruption from dictatorships and lack of Islam in the Muslim world as was clearly prophesized in the following Hadith (Saying):

    The following Arabic Saying (Hadith) and its English translation were taken from The corruptions and infidel dictatorships in the Muslim world today were prophesized by Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

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    My translation to the above is as follows:

    Hadith (Saying) from the Sunan Abu Dawud Volume, The Book of Fierce Battles - The Gathering of all the Nations against Islam.

    Hadith #4297:

    Narrated Thauban:  "The Prophet peace be upon him said:  'The nations shall gather and team up against you (i.e., Muslims) as the predators gather and team up against their preys.  A questioner asked: 'Is it because of us being low in numbers at that day?'  The Prophet replied: 'No, you that day shall be in great numbers, but you will be as powerless as the foam of the water on the surface of the river, and Allah shall remove any fear from your enemies toward you, and He shall put in your hearts a corruption.'  A questioner asked: 'O Apostle of Allah, what is the corruption?'  The Prophet replied: 'The love of life's amusements and the fear of death.'  (Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud, The Book of Fierce Battles - The Gathering of all Nations against Islam, Book 37, Number 4297)"

    (http://216.191.147.6/pls/iweb/HADITH.showHadiths?BkNo=3&KNo=32&BNo=5&StartNo=1)

    As long as the Muslims are cowards and fear to rise up against their corrupted governments, Allah Almighty will never help them to regain their wealth and independence.   As long as the Muslim fear to rise up against the evil of their infidel governments because they love life too much, they shall always be the needy people despite what Allah Almighty gave them from Wealth, Natural Resources, Beautiful Religion, Morals and Culture, and Geography, and Allah Almighty shall always let the enemies of the Muslims be fearless of them and always gather up against them "as the predators gather and team up against their preys" as clearly prophesized by Prophet Muhammad above, because He the Almighty said in the Noble Quran:

    "Because God will never change the grace which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls: and verily God is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).  (The Noble Quran, 8:53)"

    Please visit Muslims be careful from the Muslim hypocrites.

    The corruptions and infidel dictatorships in the Muslim world today were prophesized by Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

      

    Continuing with more Prophecies from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him:

    Narrated Imran ibn Husayn:  "The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A section of my community will continue to fight for the right and overcome their opponents till the last of them fights with the Antichrist.  (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad), Book 14, Number 2478)"

    Narrated Abdullah ibn Hawalah al-Azdi:  "The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sent us on foot to get spoil, but we returned without getting any. When he saw the signs of distress on our faces, he stood up on our faces and said: O Allah, do not put them under my care, for I would be too weak to care for them; do not put them in care of themselves, for they would be incapable of that, and do not put them in the care of men, for they would choose the best things for themselves. He then placed his hand on my head and said: Ibn Hawalah, when you see the caliphate has settled in the holy land (i.e., Palestine), earthquakes, sorrows and serious matters will have drawn near and on that day the Last Hour will be nearer to mankind than this hand of mine is to your head.  (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad), Book 14, Number 2529)"

    It wouldn't surprise me to see the Pagan Orientals and Hindus along with the Sexually open, Satanic, Western Societies who are mostly Jews and Christians all end up in Hell Fire.

    As I mentioned above, Allah Almighty predicted that the Muslims will fight the People of Gog and Magog during the End of Times:

    "Until the Gog and Magog (people) Are let through (their barrier), And they swiftly swarm From every hill.  Then will the True Promise Draw nigh (of fulfilment): Then behold! the eyes Of the Unbelievers will Fixedly stare in horror: 'Ah! Woe to us! we were indeed Heedless of this; nay; we Truly did wrong!'  (The Noble Quran, 21:96-97)"

    Here we see Allah Almighty telling us that the evil people of Gog and Magog will attack the Believers from "every hill", meaning from every where on earth.

    "...The name (i.e., Gog and Magog) stands for wild and lawless tribes who will break their barriers and swarm through the earth.  This will be one of the prognostications of the approaching Judgement." [2]

      

    For more information please read the following articles:

    The End of Times Battles in Islam.

    The Signs of Armageddon (The End of Times Battles) in Islam.

    The future of Jerusalem in the Noble Quran - Examination of the end of times prophecies in the Bible and the Noble Quran.

    What is the Status of Jerusalem in the Noble Quran?

    Does the Noble Quran in 17:104 say that the Jews will prevail in the State of Israel until the Day of Judgement? 

    The corruptions and infidel dictatorships in the Muslim world today were prophesized by Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

    How do you respond to the End of Times Prophecies in the Books of Psalms and Ezekiel against the Muslims of today in the Bible?   See my response to this Christian misunderstanding. 

      

      

    6-  Winston Churchill of Great Britain during World War II recognized the "Iron Gates" built against the army of Gog and Magog that was mentioned in the Noble Quran and wasn't mentioned in the Bible:

    The following link was sent to me by brother Shakoor Ahmed; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:

    http://www.islamicparty.com/commonsense/14gog.htm

      

      

    Bibliography:

    1- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an.
    Author:  Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
    Published by:  Amana Publications, 10710 Tucker Street, Suite B, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2223 USA.
    Telephone:  (301) 595-5777.
    Fax:  (301) 595-5888.
    ISBN:  0-91597-59-0 (HC).

    2- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an [1], foot note #2753, page 816.

      

      

      

      

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