Does The Quran allude to scientific and technological developments through miracles of the prophets?
As the result of mans progress in science and industry, some scientific and technological wonders such as planes, electricity, motor vehicles, and means of radio and telecommunication have come into existence and taken the most prominent position in the material life of mankind. As it addresses the whole of mankind [at all times], the wise Quran certainly does not ignore these. Indeed, it has not ignored them and points to them in two ways: • By way of the miracles of the Prophets. • In connection with certain historical events. For example: Down with the makers of the trench of the fuel-fed fire! When they sat by it, and were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers. They ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in God, the Mighty, the All-Praised One. (85:4-8) Likewise, … in the loaded fleet. And We have created for them the like thereof whereon they ride. (36:412) Verses like these point to trains, while the following verse, besides having man