Wednesday, November 5, 2008



In 1580, Bernard Palissy was the first man to describe the present day concept of ‘water cycle’. He described how water evaporates from the oceans and cools to form clouds. The clouds move inland where they rise, condense and fall as rain. This water gathers as lakes and streams and flows back to theocean in a continuous cycle.

In the 7th century B.C., Thales of Miletus believed that surface spray of the oceans was picked up by the wind andcarried inland to fall as rain. In earlier times people did not know the source of underground water. They thought the water of the oceans, under the effect of winds, was thrust towards the interior of the continents.They also believed that the water returned by a secret passage, or the Great Abyss. This passage is connected to the oceans and has been called the ‘Tartarus’, since Plato’s time.

Even Descartes, a great thinker of the eighteenth century, subscribed to this view. Till the nineteenth century, Aristotle’s theory was prevalent.According to this theory, water was condensed in cool mountain caverns and formed underground lakes that fed springs. Today, we know that the rainwater that seeps into the cracks of the ground is responsible for this.

The water cycle is described by the Qur’aan in the following verses: “Seest thou not that Allah Sends down rain from The sky, and leads it Through springs in the earth? Then He causes to grow, Therewith, produce of various Colours.” [Al-Qur’aan 39:21]- Surah Az-Zumar

“He sends down rain From the sky And with it gives life to The earthafter it is dead: Verily in that are Signs For those who are wise.” [Al-Qur’aan 30:24]-Surah Ar-Rum

“And We send down water From the sky according to (Due) measure,and We cause it To soak in the soil; And We certainly are able To drainit off (with ease).” [Al-Qur’aan 23:18] - Surah Al-Mu'minun

No other text dating back 1400 years ago gives such an accurate description of the water cycle.

Hanya selepas beberapa ribu tahun dahulu, ahli-ahli sains barat menemui bagaimana terjadinya 'kitaran air' iaitu' water cycle' sedangkan hakikatnya di dalam Al-Quran sudah diterangkan dengan jelas...Maha suci Allah Yang Maha Mengetahui segala yang dilangit dan dibumi..
ayuh sahabat-sahabatku..ayuh kita mengkaji Al-Quran..di dalamnya terselit segala rahsia..bisa dijumpai bagi yang mencari dan mengkaji..

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