Miracle Of Iron’s Origin In Quran
Stars Are Like Factories
When the universe created, there was just hydrogen and a little helium and very little of Lithium. Stars are like factories, everything else is produced in the stars like carbon, oxygen iron, etc. It works just like layers in an onion. First Hydrogen having one proton in its nucleus starts burning by Fusion under immense pressure and some 15 million Celsius temperature, and it produces two things energy and heavier element helium with two protons in its nucleus. Then helium being heavier collects in the center and it also goes into Fusion and produces energy and Carbon and Oxygen. The process goes on and heavier elements like carbon go into Fusion to produce other elements until it reaches to Iron which has 26 protons in its nucleus. Here the Fusion stops as Iron does not go into Fusion and it keep on collecting in the center of the star until all its resources get consumed.
Iron Is Not Native
The heavier elements like Iron, Carbon, Sulphur, Gold, and others do not belong to Earth. Not only this, they do not even belong to our solar system as these elements could only produce inside the core of a star many times bigger than the size of our sun. Iron and most of the heavy elements on Earth came from the collapse of some star which exploded and threw out its material in space. Such a star is called super Nova, the death of a star and birth of something new. The blast usually is so powerful that it forces more heavy elements like gold, lead, platinum to produce. And this is fortunate for us as we could not be here if such things have not been happening.
Now look what the Quran says 1400 years ago in Surah Hadid Verse 25.
٢٥ لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلَنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ وَأَنْزَلْنَا مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْمِيزَانَ لِيَقُومَ النَّاسُ بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَأَنْزَلْنَا الْحَدِيدَ فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ مَنْ يَنْصُرُهُ وَرُسُلَهُ بِالْغَيْبِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ
Indeed We sent Our Messengers with Clear Signs, and sent down with them the Book and the Balance that people may uphold justice. And We sent down Iron, wherein there is mighty power and many benefits for people, so that Allah may know who, without even having seen Him, helps Him and His Messengers. Surely Allah is Most Strong, Most Mighty. Surah Hadid 57:25
Miracle In The Use Of Word “أَنْزَلْنَا”
What a miraculous verse as it contains such facts not know even a few decades ago. The verse says that God sent down Iron. The word used here is “أَنْزَلْنَا” literal meaning is “To descend, come down” this word Quran uses for sending down of revelations, Holy scriptures, Angels and for God’s Blessings along with Afflictions that befall on Earth etc. So this word is not an ordinary word in the context of this verse and in context of Iron as it clearly shows us that Quran is pointing clearly here that Iron does not belong to Earth and God actually sent it down for us to use it for various purposes. You can ask that why only Iron is mentioned while as I stated above that science tells us that all heavy elements actually do not belong to the earth and have their origin in cores of massive stars that exploded at the end of their lives.
Miracle In The Use Of Word “بَأْسٌ”
For this you need to focus on the next words of this verse where the Quran says that “فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ” that is in Iron there is mighty power. Now read the first two paragraphs where I told you that in stars Iron is the last element where Fusion stops as Iron does not go into Fusion and it keep on collecting in the center of the star until all its resources get consumed. This shows the mighty power of nuclear bond of Iron that this is the only element in this entire universe present inside cores of burning stars but itself doesn’t break down and ultimately stops the Fusion and become a cause of ending the life of a burning star. So actually Iron is the central character of this script and all other heavy elements then later come from Iron when the star collapse and explode as a super Nova.
Further Miracle In The Use Of Word “بَأْسٌ”
Also if you look below the section “DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE IMPORTANT WORDS” you can see that the word “بَأْسٌ” has in it the meaning of Harm, Power, Violence, Adversity, Conflict. That is another miracle as by the use of Iron, Man has made swords and other latest military weapons that not only have might in them but also bring Harm, Violence and Adversity to humankind. Therefore just after that Quran says that it also has “مَنَافِعُ” benefits for mankind.
Another Miracle In The Use Of Word “حَدِيدَ” Hadid.
If you look below the section “DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE IMPORTANT WORDS” you can see that the word “حَدِيدَ” “Iron” is derived from the root word (ح د د) which actually means “a limit.” Remember “حُدُودُ اللَّهِ” “The limits [set by] Allah.” The word Hard “حَدّ” means Limit, Prevention, hindrance, a bar, an obstruction, a partition or a separation between two things or places to prevent their mixture; a limit or boundary, utmost end of a thing. Now read the first paragraph of this article again, and you will see that Iron has all these meanings in itself. That is it produces inside stars and act as “a limit” for Fusion process, “a prevention” from further nuclear reaction, “a partition or a separation between two things” that is the inner core of star with Iron not fusing and outer core of star still under Fusion and thus stopping their mixture, “utmost end of a thing” as already stated this (Iron) is the end of this process in stars as here the Fusion stops.
In addition to the mighty power in Iron Quran also says that in Iron are many benefits for the people. For this other than the known military and industrial benefits look what a scientist says about Iron.
In a book Nature’s Destiny the author Microbiologist Michael Denton says
“Of all the metals, there is none more essential to life than Iron. It is the accumulation of Iron in the center of a star which triggers a supernova explosion and the subsequent scattering of the vital atoms of life throughout the cosmos. It was the drawing by gravity of iron atoms to the center of the primeval earth that generated the heat which caused the initial chemical differentiation of the earth, the outgassing of the early atmosphere, and ultimately the formation of the hydrosphere. It is molten Iron in the center of the earth which, acting like a gigantic dynamo, generates the earth’s magnetic field, which in turn creates the Van Allen radiation belts that shield the earth’s surface from destructive high-energy-penetrating cosmic radiation and preserve the crucial ozone layer from cosmic ray destruction…”
How Did Iron Came To Earth?
There are many theories how these heavy elements came to earth one of which is that when the earth was like a ball of gas and ash that time, it might be bombarded with meteorite from outer space containing such elements, because of the high density of Iron it found its way towards the core of the earth.