Surah Rum Mention Of Lowest Land: A Scientific Fact
Surah Rum Fulfilled Prophecies
Surah Rum beginning
verses gives many facts and predictions which fulfilled in a time span of 10-12 years (Detail of this you can find in Quran Miracle: Prediction of Victory of Romans
). First is that Romans will be back and defeat their opponent which fulfilled starting from 623 AD with the initial victories of Romans and ends with the final defeat of Persians in the battle of Nineveh in 627AD. The other thing in verse is that Muslims
will be happy that day: it is fulfilled by the rejoicing of Muslims on seeing the Quran’s claim and prediction coming true and their opponent’s claims turning wrong.
Third: the same time Muslims won their first battle of Badr in 623AD at the start of Romans victories and then in 628AD Muslims conquered Mecca after Romans decisively defeated Persians in the battle of Nineveh in 627AD. Fourth is “فِي أَدْنَى الْأَرْضِ” in the nearer land, which actually proved right as these events happened in the regions much nearer to the region of Arabia.
٢ غُلِبَتِ الرُّومُ
٣ فِي أَدْنَى الْأَرْضِ وَهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ غَلَبِهِمْ سَيَغْلِبُونَ
٤ فِي بِضْعِ سِنِينَ ۗ لِلَّهِ الْأَمْرُ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَمِنْ بَعْدُ ۚ وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
Alif, Lam, Meem.
The Romans have been defeated
in the nearer land; and they, after their defeat, will overcome.
within a few years. To Allah belonged the matter before and (to Him it belongs) thereafter. And on that day the believers will rejoice. Surah Rum 30:1-4
Miracle In The Use Of Word “أَدْنَى”
But this word also includes another Miracle. In Arabic the literal meaning of أَدْنَى is low/ Lowest and can be near/ nearest. Early Commentators of Quran took it as “in the nearest region because that seems to them more appropriate to understand this verse. But now we know that the region where this war took place is actually the lowest region in the world. Byzantine and Persian Empires went to war and Byzantines suffered defeat when Damascus and Jerusalem both fell to the Persian Empire. This area is near Dead sea which is the lowest point on earth
. At over 400 meters below sea level, it is the land area with the lowest elevation. [−430 m (−1,411 ft)], lowest land in Asia and the world 31°30′N 35°30′E.
Quran Is Universal: Check If This Verse Applies To The Whole Universe
Fifth if we consider the entire Universe
, even then these verses should prove right in the same way. The only thing that comes in mind immediately is whether this planet Earth
fulfills the verdict of verse 2 of this Surah. For this it should pass the test of both the meanings that the word “أَدْنَى” has within it. Now as for the first meaning of أَدْنَى “Nearest,” for us humans
, this planet Earth is and always be the nearest place because it is our birthplace. Now for the second meaning “Lowest” we need to understand again that on macro scale on this Universe everything is relative and because we humans beings have originated on planet Earth and from here wherever we see or go in this Universe, mathematically our starting and zero point will be this Earth which numerically is the lowest as compared to the destination where we would reach. Further, this is the place which as our birth place is under our feet and the lowest while all other places are far and above when we see from the Earth. Lastly, as per Holy scriptures
like Bible and Quran, we live in a Universe which exists in the first heaven while there are other Heavens which are called second, third and as per Quran seven heavens. The remaining six heavens are above us thus the lowest point also if we consider all the world/ universes as per Holy scriptures as well as modern science.