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Cloud and rain: perspective of Quran and science

Suleiman, Mohamad Shafiq and Othman, Mohamad Faiz and Ruskam, Aminuddin (2014) Cloud and rain: perspective of Quran and science. In: International Seminar on Islamic Law, Economic, Education, and Science Issues, 26 Nov, 2014, Skudai, Johor.

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Abstract

Science and Islam have been proven to be interrelated with each other in many aspects of life. Most of the phenomena that occur in this world has been described in the Quran. As Muslims, Allah has instructed us to study the phenomena that occur in our surroundings. Therefore, it is vital to relate all of our scientific findings with the Quran. This paper will discuss on the process of cloud formation and rain based on the Quran and science. The hydrological cycle which is the major process involved in the formation of cloud and rain will also be described in this paper. The scientific view proposes that the formation of cloud begins with the evaporation of sea water into the sky. After some time, when the cloud is unable to hold water inside it, thus, it results in falling rain. In the Quran, this phenomena is described in Surah Ar-Rum: 48 and Surah An-Nur: 43. Also, there are several verses in the Quran that mention the importance of rain to all living things as stated in Surah Al-A’raf:57 and Surah Qaf:9. In the aspect of science, rain has large effects to certain processes such as the leaching and fertilization of soil. As a conclusion, the scientific explanation on the formation of cloud and rain, has been stated in the Quran in which they are consistent with each other.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:science, hydrological cycle
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:60914
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:09 Mar 2017 08:27
Last Modified:11 Sep 2017 15:29

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