Quran on the Atom


Allah says:

(And nothing is hidden from your Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in the heaven. Nor (is there) what is less than that or what is greater than that but is (written) in a Clear Record.)(10:61)

In this beautiful verse Allah clarifies that nothing is hidden from Him in this universe, no matter how minute it may be. It was believed that the atom was the smallest entity in the universe. After it was split smaller entities were discovered having positive electrical properties, such as protons and negative electrical properties, such as electrons.

In 1939, the German scholars Hahn and Strassmann in the University of Berlin split a uranium atom. With further research particles which are minute may be discovered.

Modern sciences have reached a high level of technical development and scientific advancement in various fields of life. The future still holds for further development. This process will continue until the day of Requital. The collective efforts of all mankind in fields of knowledge will never measure up to or even come close to Allah's knowledge and ability.

Allah the Exalted says:

"They ask you (O Muhammad) concerning the Ruh (spirit of inspiration). Say:" The Ruh (the Spirit) is one of the things, the knowledge of which is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little.

The knowledge of Allah and his abilities are boundless and unmatchable. Allah in this Quranic verse has laid out a simple explanation for us so that our minds will be able to recognize and absorb the huge difference between his knowledge and ours. Glory be to Allah.