$cience in the Quran!
This article was published in The News From Bangladesh April
tales of Bucaille
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The new Mullahs and other Islamists feel very happy whenever
they find occidental (western white person) talks in favor of
their faith (Islam). This
is especially true when these western people try to associate
Qur’an and Hadith with anything resembling an inkling of
scientific truth. For
the last 25 years or so, the Islamists have found an infidel
supporter (pseudo) of their faith.
He is none other than Dr. Maurice Bucaille who was in
France in 1920. At
one time, he was the chief of the surgical clinic of the
University of Paris. In
1976, he published a book entitled "The Bible, The Qur’an
and science.” Ever
since its publication, the Islamists have found a great
sanctuary in this book whenever the question of science and
Qur’an is raised. Bucaille’s
writings have become not only a source of inspiration for them,
but it also has become their principal source to confront the
secularists who point out the various ambiguities, inconstancies
and the unscientific nature that one could find scattered all
In his book, Dr. Bucaille discusses the following main topics
as revealed in the Qur’an
The Creation of the heavens and the Earth
Astronomy and the Qur’an
If one reads Dr. Bucaille's discourse on these topics, it
does not take much intelligence to note the twisted logic and
his clever selection of only those verses that serve his
purposes. There is
not enough space in this short essay to deal with each and every
aspect of Dr. Bucaille's topics.
One striking point however is that he only elucidates a
natural phenomenon as described in the Qur’an and interprets
that natural phenomenon as the scientific explanation in the
Qur’an. (For details to a rebuttal to Dr. Maurice Bucaille
please visit www.freespeech.org/rationalthinking or refer to
"The Qur’an and the Bible in the Light of History &
Science" by Dr. William Campbell, publisher Middle East
Resources 1992). This is absolutely unacceptable to anyone who
has the slightest idea what scientific knowledge is all about.
Take for example the case of "water cycle.”
Dr. Bucaille tries to depict that the Qur’an had the
advance knowledge of this natural phenomenon before anyone could
discover it. This
is totally untrue. Water
cycle is really an observable natural fact that is understood
even by an illiterate and uneducated (in modern science) person.
This water cycle consists of the following phases. (1)
Water evaporates from the land, lakes, rivers; seas etc. (2)
Water is transformed in to cloud. (3) Cloud gives rain. (4) The
rain replenishes the water in land. (5) Water runs to the
rivers, lakes and then to the sea.
The cycle then repeats.
There is no doubt that this phenomenon was clearly
understood even by the pre-historic people that enabled them to
invent the system of agriculture, which is largely dependent on
this cycle. Today,
even the primary school children are aware of this cycle of
nature. To say that
the "water cycle" is something that is discovered by
the Qur’an is simply laughable and reveals nothing but the
real motive as to why Dr. Bucaille is so inclined in pleasing
the Islamists. Let
us look for some clues to this matter.
Dr. Bucaille was appointed the family physician of the late
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
King Faisal introduced him to the Islamic religion and
its source, that is, the Qur’an and Hadith.
At that time, Dr. Bucaille was a stereotyped westerner
who had prejudicial ideas about Islam and the Qur’an.
He was acutely aware of the perceived de-humanized face
of Islam outside the Islamic world.
This charlatan found a great opportunity to make good
money out of this situation.
He thought that if only he could please the Islamists by
writing a few good things about Islam he can have a good share
of the petro-dollar that was pouring in Saudi Arabia.
This will be better than remaining as a lowly physician
to the king. So he
learned the Arabic language and started to study the Qur’an
and wrote the book, "The Bible, The Qur’an and
did make and plenty of it.
This is due to the fact that almost all the Islamic
countries have translated his book in their languages and it is
a must read book for the new Mullahs.
Also, consider how much blessings he had received from
all the oil rich Seikh doms. For all of these, he is deeply
grateful to his paymaster, the Arabs.
In fact, in the lengthy introduction part of his book he
writes "The debt of gratitude I owe to the late King
Faisal, whose memory I salute with deepest respect, is indeed
very great: the fact that I was given signal honour of hearing
him speak on Islam and was able to raise with him certain
problems concerning the interpretation of the Qur’an in
relation to science is very cherished memory. It was an
extremely great privilege for me to have gathered so much
precious information from him personally and those around
Dr. Bucaille's book leaves one with the impression that he
(Dr. Bucaille) is convinced that Islam is the truest religion of
all on earth and the Qur’an is indeed the words of Allah.
Now when a person is so much convinced in a faith we
naturally expect him to be a Muslim, isn't it?
But Dr. Bucaille is not so stupid to follow this path.
Having digested the Qur’an and the Hadith thoroughly he
knew what fate awaits him (and his family) if ever he changes
his mind on Islam (death for apostasy in Islam).
He also realized that he could make more money if he does
not convert to Islam. Therefore,
until today, he is a Catholic.
What bugs him to become a Muslim and follow the Qur’an,
which he claims to be so divine and scientific?
Being a man of science why does not he lend his ultimate
allegiance to the scientific Qur’an?
What answer the Islamists have for this enigma of Dr.
Qur’an has 114 Suras
and thousands of verses. Why Dr. Bucaille deliberately chooses
those verses that deal with a handful of natural phenomena?
He very cleverly chooses to quote the following benign
"There is no compulsion in religion" (2:256)
"(God) has not laid upon you in religion any
This is deliberately done by him to give an impression that
Islam is very merciful and tolerant religion. This is aimed at
people who have very little knowledge about the real Islam
(especially the western people). Does not this tactic sound like
the tactics used by our new Mullahs?
Dr. Bucaille cleverly avoids the political, social and
the violent parts of the Qur’an.
Are not political and social matters scientific too?
After all, there are such subjects as political science,
social science, etc. Dr.
Bucaille writes that he could not find any verse in Qur’an
that is against science. If
we have to believe this blatant lie emanating from his pen, then
must be scientific.
must be scientific.
Hijab must be
Having four wives at any time and plenty of concubines
(possessions of the right hand) must be scientific.
Cacophony of azan
(loud prayer call, a chief source of noise pollution in Islamic
world) must be scientific
with dirt and stones) must be scientific
Slavery must be scientific
Death for apostasy must be scientific.
Islamic genocide (like Bangladesh) must be scientific.
Cutting off hands and feet for petty theft must be
Using stones to relieve oneself must be scientific.
Drinking the Camel’s urine must be scientific.
Beating the wives to make them obedient must be scientific
Killing infidels must be scientific.
All the actions of the Talibans must be scientific.
And so on.
If the Qur’an is scientific then why not Kama
Sutra (Sanskrit treatise to love making) scientific too?
Why not the Bhagabat
Geeta, Monu’s Sanghita,
the Vedas and the Mahabharata scientific?
If the Hindus could generate billions of petro-dollar
they can surely employ many western professors to do just that.
When I was in high school, I had a devout Hindu teacher.
He always used to say that Hinduism is the basis of all science.
How? He used to
give examples of the mention of Vimana (air craft), Garuda
(probably flying saucer or space ship), Trishul Chakra (probably
rotary space station), Agni Baan (ballistic missiles), etc., to
prove that the Hindus knew how to make those things, which are
very common in to-days world.
'Do not these examples prove that Hinduism is more
scientific than any other religion?' he used to say.
We just used to nod our head in agreement.
That was just to please him and to ensure a good mark in
his subject. Dr.
Bucille is there to please the Arabs, the Islamists and to make
money; tons of it. He
also employs another tactic. He declares that his own faith
(Catholic Christianity) is not as scientific as Islam is.
What a great news for our new Mullahs!
There can be no news sweeter than this, no news happier
than this, no news more pleasant than this.
Nonetheless, he actually fools the Islamists by throwing
dust in their eyes. Never does he covert to Islam.
But Mullahs are too docile and cretinous not to see his
stratagem. How sad!
Dr. Keith Moore
Another great sanctuary for the Islamists and the new Mullahs
is the embryologist Dr. Keith Moore.
He was the former President of the Canadian Association
of Anatomists and professor Emeritus, Department of anatomy and
cell biology, University of Toronto.
When he was offered a faculty position in King Abdul Aziz
University, right away he smelled the sweet scent of petro-dollars
and plenty of it in Saudi Arabia. He worked with the embryology
committee of the King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. His job
was to interpret the many statements in the Qur’an and Sunnah
referring to the human reproduction and prenatal development.
One wonders why the Saudi Government has to employ an infidel to
interpret the Qur’an when there are no shortages of Islamic
scholars for this job. Why did not the Saudis have qualified
people from the 'Islamic brother' countries?
How come the Saudis cannot trust the interpretation of
the Qur’an from their 'brothers'?
The answer lies in the fact that the Arabs practice overt
and covert form of racism (call it Islamic racism if you would
like). Any dark
skinned people who have worked in the Arab countries will attest
to this fact. There
are separate pay structures and perks for the whites and the
dark skinned people in most Arab countries.
A statement from a dark skinned people no matter how much
education and knowledge he or she does have is not acceptable to
the Arabs. Whereas,
a sworn statement by a western white skinned person with a very
little expertise is totally acceptable to them.
As you know, bulks of American Muslims are blacks.
However, the Arabs will seldom employ a black American to
do the job of Dr. Keith Moore even though the Black American may
be as competitive as a white American.
The white population knows this craving by the Arabs for
white recognition. And
they take full advantage of this weakness of the Arabs to make
more money out of them. Any
way, let us hear what Dr. Keith Moore had to say to please his
paymaster. At a
conference in Cairo, he presented a research paper and stated:
"It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify
statements in the Qur’an about human development. It is clear
to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God,
or Allah, because most of this knowledge was not discovered
until many centuries later.
This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a
messenger of God or Allah".
could be a better statement than this from an infidel to please
the Islamists! Notice that he never mentioned whether the
statements in the Qur’an are scientific or not. He simply
stated what the Islamists wanted to hear, took his money and
went home. He never
converted to Islam. He
just fooled the ever-gullible Islamists and the new Mullahs and
laughed all his way to the bank. In the West, they say that a
sucker is born every minute.
I have to say that as long as Islamists are there they
will produce gullible folks ad
infinitum and in turn these new simpletons would be taken
for a ride by the clever ones such as Maurice Bucille and Keith
Moore. (For a full
rebuttal of Dr. Keith Moore's findings visit www.freespeech.org/rationalthinking/)
Readers, have you ever noticed that most of the white skinned
westerners that wrote anything good about Islam have either been
on the enormous pay roll of the Arabs (petro-dollar) or were
engaged by them (the Arabs) to do research work on Islam (in the
infidels land) with a fat budget.
This type of research works on Islam is very seldom
properly supervised or checked by an independent third party.
The only thing that matters is the white skin of the
researchers. There are plenty of talented researchers in many
Islamic countries. But the petro-dollar does not reach them.
Why? This is
because the researchers are mostly non-whites even though they
(these researchers) are good Muslims and are dedicated to their
work. Many a time I
have received unsolicited research findings on Islamic matters
from some obscure Universities in countries like US, Canada,
researcher's name involved is always the name of an Anglo-Saxon
or similar race. At
one time, I received a research finding that was designed to
prove that the Islamic halal
method of animal slaughter is better than the western style
of slaughter (that is, halal
meat is more scientific than non-halal meat).
They used EEG machine to measure the pain threshold and
pain duration of the animals when slaughtered in the halal
way and compared that with the haram
(forbidden) way of animal slaughter. Now, it does not take a
genius to guess what was the conclusion of this research. If a
genuine researcher reads these research reports, he will simply
dump that in the dustbin. Because the report breaks all the
rules in designing, conducting and presenting research findings.
These research reports are aimed at the gullible new Mullahs who
feel great in the scientific authenticity of their belief.
The western researchers are very clever.
They do the science a
priori. They know what the Islamists want.
So they do the research backward; that is, they draw the
conclusion first (according to what the Islamists want) and then
they conduct the research experiments in such a way that the
conclusion is confirmed. This route of a
priory research makes Islamists happy.
The researchers are happy and money pours in to the
starved faculty of the obscure University in the West.
This is what I call is a ‘Triple Win situations’
(win, win, win situation).
Just imagine how much money the Islmists will throw if
ever the research findings go against what the Islamists want to
When will the new Mullahs learn the lesson that these infidel
western white researchers on Islam have only the dollar sign in
their mind and that they just want to fool the Islamists and
make more and more money out of them?
Islamists views are delusional.
All these testimonials from some charlatan occidentals
are not going to change the gross inanity and incongruities in
Islamic holy book Qur’an.
The Arabs do not realize it that within the next century
all that black gold buried beneath their soil would be
that happens (believe me, that would happened one of these
days), how would they finance another Maurice Bucaille or Keith
Moore? There is
still enough time to give up on this shoddy practice of hiring
testimonial givers from the West.
Qur’an, which was compiled more than 1400 years ago,
should stand on its two feet.
The book may have served its purpose to Arab society
then. But like any
other book, its time has expired.
All the testimonials from Nobel Laureates will not be
able to bring back its original lustre, which may have dazzled
the eyes of Seventh century’s Arab Bedouins.
The sooner the modern-day Islamists realize it, the
better it is for prejudicial Islamic world; because, they have a
lot to catch up.
Abul Kasem pens his essay from Sydney, Australia where he
teaches civil engineering.
His e-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org
For a response to the ridiculous claim that Quran is
scientific please see the following website. http://answering-islam.org/Responses/It-is-truth/
To read more about Dr. Bucaille and whether he became a
Muslim please check this site. http://www.answering-islam.org.uk/Campbell/bucaille.html