Quran Reveals About Uniqueness of Fingertips

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With billions of human population on earth, no one is identical to another. Not only face but Every person’s voice, Eye Retina, Ear curves ridges, and tongue print is as unique as a fingerprint. Even identical twins have different fingerprints. Although fingerprints did not mean much to the people in ancient Arab at the time of descent of the Quran. But look what Quran says almost 1400 years ago in Surah Qiyamah verses 3-4.

٣ أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنْسَانُ أَلَّنْ نَجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ

٤ بَلَىٰ قَادِرِينَ عَلَىٰ أَنْ نُسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُ

Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones?

Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers. Surah Qiyamah 75:3-4

Identity of Fingerprints

Finger Tips Signals

Why does the Quran, while talking about the determination of the identity of the individual, express specifically about fingertips?. It is because of the reason which now we know that fingerprint is unique to every person. Every person has a set of unique fingerprints. Not only this, even identical twins having the substantially same DNA sequence have their own set of fingerprints.

Data Concealed In Fingertips

Animation of Fingerprint Maze

Thus we can say that people’s identities are coded at their fingertips. This coding can also be compared to the barcode system that is used today, which was invented by the inspiration of the speciality of difference in human fingerprints. It is only in the late 19th century that fingerprinting became the scientific method of identification, before then, people thought of fingerprints as ordinary curves without any particular significance or meaning.

Proof Of Identity

Fingerprint Match

Fingerprints achieve their ultimate shape before birth and remain the same for a lifetime unless a permanent scar develops. That is why fingerprints are accepted as a vital proof of identity. Fingerprints are visible on the fingers of an unborn baby in the womb of its mother when the pregnancy is between 14 and 17 weeks.

This identity card cannot be forged, and it affixes a unique signature to whatever it touches. Thus God tells us that the resurrection will be in such a fine detail.



The fifth word of verse 75:4 is a form II imperfect verb فعل مضارع. The verb is first person plural and is in the subjunctive mood منصوب. The verb’s root is (س و ي). This root occurs 83 times in the Quran, in seven derived forms.

V – 1st person plural (form II) imperfect verb, subjunctive mood فعل مضارع منصوب

(س و ي): To be worth, equivalent to. Sawwa سوی : To level, complete, arrange, make uniform, even, congruous, consistent in its parts, fashion in a suitable manner, make adapted to the exigencies or requirements, perfect a thing, put a thing into a right or good state. Istawâ استوی: To establish, become firm or firmly settled, turn to a thing, to direct one’s direction to a thing, mount. ‘Alâ Sawâin علی سوی : On terms of equality i.e. in such a manner that each party should know that it is free of its obligations; At par. Sawiyyun: Even; Right; Sound in mind and body. Sawiyyan: Beinginsound health. “Sawaituhu” as in 38:72/”Fasawwahuna” 41:12 /”Sawwun” Equality, equability, uniformity or evenness/”Sawwii” Complete or full; right or direct; of symmetrical and good and uniform make, “Sawiya” سويا as in 19:17/”Istawa” mean fashioned them as in 2:29& 82:7& proportioned as in 38:72& turned as in 2:29&41:11 established firmly seated as in 25:59/stand firmly/rose as in 25:59& 53:6 and equal/even/same as in 13:10 So means established/Perfected/ manifested/fashioned/equal/Even/turned towards.


The sixth word of verse 75:4 is divided into two morphological segments. A noun and possessive pronoun. The noun is masculine and is in the accusative case منصوب. The noun’s root is (ب ن ن). The attached possessive pronoun is third person masculine singular. This root occurs twice in the Quran as the noun banān بَنَان.

N – accusative masculine noun  اسم منصوب والهاء ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

PRON – 3rd person masculine singular possessive pronoun

(ب ن ن): To stand fast, remain in a place. Banân بنان (collective noun). Tips of the fingers; Fingers; All the limbs. Banân بنان also represents a person’ s power and strength, as by means of his fingers he grasps an object and defends himself. “Abanna Bilmakan” He kept or clove to the place, Or he remained continued stayed dwelt or abode in the place.


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