Along with the fact the Muhammad, peace be on
him, was illiterate; he could neither read nor write, he grew up in
Makkah where there were no schools, and he was far away from the
scientific circles which existed in Syria, Alexandria, Athens and Rome.
Moreover, the scientific facts mentioned in the Qur'an were not known
in the seventh century. Having studied and examined the Arabic text of
the Qur'an, Dr. Bucaille marvels:«I could not find a single error in
the Qur'an. I had to stop and ask myself: if a man was the author of
the Qur'an, how could he have written facts in the Seventh century A.D.
that today are shown to be in keeping with modern scientific knowledge?
I had too acknowledge the evidence in front of me: the Qur'an did not
contain a single statement that was assailable from a modern scientific
point of view. I repeated the same test for the Old Testament and the
Gospels, always preserving the same objective outlook. In the former, I
did not even have to go beyond the first book, Genesis, tb find
statements totally out of keeping with the cast-iron facts of modern
science».Dr. Bucaille studied many of the scientific
facts that are mentioned in the Qur'an, such as the creation of the
universe, and other topics including astronomy, animal and plant
kingdoms, human reproduction and other related issues. For the sake of
brevity, two of the above issues will be discussed in order to draw the
reader's attention to one of the objectives of this booklet.