THE SPLITTING EARTH
[I swear] by Heaven which returns and the earth
which splits. (Qur'an, 86:11-12)
The Arabic word "sadA" in the above verse means "cracking, splitting
apart." Allah's swearing by the splitting of the Earth points to
an important phenomenon, as do the other scientific miracles in
the Qur'an. Scientists first descended to the depths of the seas
and oceans in order to study mineral resources in 1945-1946. One
of the most important facts to emerge from that research was the
fissured structure of the Earth. The rock layer on the external
surface of the Earth was split by large numbers of cracks (faults),
tens of thousands of kilometres long, running from north to south
and east to west. Scientists also realised that there was molten
magma under the sea, at depths of 100-150 km.
The above representative pictures show
the fragmented structure of the Earth. The magma layer under
the Earth’s crust is allowed to escape to the surface
by this fragmented structure. This significantly reduces
the temperature of the Earth.
Due to these splits and cracks, lava flows from
volcanoes on the sea bed. Due to this fissured structure, a significant
amount of heat is also given off, and a large part of molten rocks
forms the mountains under the oceans. If the Earth did not possess
this structure, which allows large amounts of heat to escape from
its crust, life on Earth would become impossible.37
If the Earth’s surface did not permit high levels of
heat to escape, life on Earth would be impossible.
There is no doubt that such information, which required such advanced
technology to be discovered, being given 1,400 years ago is yet
another proof that the Qur'an is the Word of Allah.
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Tetsuzo Seno, Satoru Honda, “Mantle Convection and The Global
Sea Level: When Did Plate Tectonics Begin on The Earth?,”
www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/seno/sealevel_abst.html; “Mantle Convection,”
http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_tech/node195.html; Prof. Zaghloul
El-Naggar, “Scientific Signs in the Qur’an: Examples
from the Area of Earth Sciences,” www.nekkah.com/Main/EngPage/Scientific_Signs_in_the_Quran.htm.