In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Chapter 57; The Iron/Al-Hadeed

God , the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, has told us in the Quran that He "Counted the numbers of all things" 72:28 (7+2+2+8=19). The Mathematical Miracle of the Quran , that God called "one of the great miracles " 74:35 (7+4+3+5= ?) has been expanding and more discoveries are being observed as He promised in the Quran. the following quotes are taken from an old issue of one of the Submitters journals.

"God assured us in the Quran that His book is complete, perfect and fully detailed. True submitters (Muslims) accept this fact while others look for other sources because they do not believe God. When students go to school and study different subjects, they never ask if the subject taught by the teacher is correct or the author of the book they study has explained the subject matter properly. If one does not understand "tensor algebra" or "group theory", he/she usually blames him/herself for not being able to understand, the book is always right. This situation is usually reversed for the Quran which is always blamed for not being DETAILED in spite of God's assertion to the contrary. God, on the other hand tells us that He is the one who gives knowledge and wisdom. Obviously Solomon did not go to Harvard Law School and neither did Zul Quarnain go to MIT.

Both these men were given the correct understanding by God, for they knew that the correct understanding comes from God to His obedient and appreciative servants. These men as well as other examples we witness in the Quran always thanked God for His blessings instead of referring to "nature" as some do.

The case of Zul Qarnain is interesting because God in simple language tells us how to manufacture "steel". If you study the Quran, Chapter (Sura) 18, God narrates the history of Zul Qarnain and his journey to a place between the two palisades. He meets people whom he can hardly understand. These people complain to him about Gog and Magog and how corrupt they are. They ask him if he can make a barrier between them and Gog and Magog. In verse 95 he says that "My Lord has given me many bounties....", therefore he immediately refers to the source of the 'giving", God. Invaluable information on how to make an alloy with iron and carbon follows in verse 18:96 and has been at peoples disposal for almost 1400 years. Today, we know from the science of metallurgy how to produce steel.

The IRON : Sura 57 (57 = 19X 3)

Sura 57 in the Quran is called "The Iron" in Arabic (Al-Hadeed). The word (Al-Hadeed) in Arabic has a gematrical value of 57, the same like the sura number. The gematrical value of the Arabic word (Hadeed) without the (Al) is 26. Number 26 is the position of iron in the periodic table of elements.(the number of protons in the iron nucleus is 26)

The iron itself in mentioned in verse 25 of this sura. The last word God (ALLAH) mentioned in verse 25 is the 26th word GOD from the beginning of this sura. (This is the number of PROTONS in the iron nucleus.) Verse 25 in this sura is the 19th verse which contains the word God in Sura 57. God is Omniscient.

Additionally, it is a well-known fact that scientists have come only recently to discover that the energy of the early solar system was not sufficient to produce elemental Iron. In calculating the energy required to form one atom of iron, it was found to be about four times as much as the energy of the entire solar system. In other words, the entire energy of the earth or the moon or the planet Mars or any other planet is not sufficient to form one new atom of iron, even the energy of the entire solar system is not sufficient for that. That is why scientists believe that iron is an extraterrestrial that was sent to earth and not formed therein.

Now compare that to the Qur'aanic verse saying:

[57:25] We sent our messengers supported by clear proofs, and we sent down to them the scripture and the law, that the people may uphold justice. And we sent down the iron, wherein there is strength, and many benefits for the people. All this in order for GOD to distinguish those who would support Him and His messengers, on faith. GOD is powerful, Almighty.

Notice the word SENT DOWN and also notice that IRON was the only kind of metal mentioned by name as sent down, in the Qur'an and has a whole sura entitled THE IRON or Al Hadeed.

Now please read the following verses and appreciate the meaning behind them:

[17:41] We have cited in this Quran (all kinds of examples), that they may take heed. But it only augments their aversion.

[20:113] We thus revealed it, an Arabic Quran, and we cited in it all kinds of prophecies, that they may be saved, or it may cause them to take heed.

[24:18] GOD thus explains the revelations for you. GOD is Omniscient, Wise.

[25:33] Whatever argument they come up with, we provide you with the truth, and a better understanding.

[29:51] Is it not enough of a miracle that we sent down to you this book, being recited to them? This is indeed a mercy and a reminder for people who believe.

[30:58] Thus, we have cited for the people in this Quran all kinds of examples. Yet, no matter what kind of proof you present to the disbelievers, they say, "You are falsifiers."

[34:5] As for those who constantly challenge our revelations, they have incurred a retribution of painful humiliation.

[34:6] It is evident to those who are blessed with knowledge that this revelation from your Lord to you is the truth, and that it guides to the path of the Almighty, the Most Praiseworthy.

[47:24] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds?

[75:16-19] Do not move your tongue to hasten it. It is we who will collect it into Quran. Once we recite it, you shall follow such a Quran. Then it is we who will explain it.