I found this blog entry reflecting on a modern event really profound.
Modern Wonders of the Qu'ran---How could birds literally defeat an Army?http://beautifulmuslimah.blogspot.com/2009/01/modern-wonders-of-quran-how-could-birds.html
Surah Al Fil (The Elephant) is about the Abyssinian campaign against Mecca in the year 570 of the Christian era. Abrahah, the Christian viceroy of the Yemen (which at that time was ruled by the Abyssinians), erected a great cathedral at Sana, hoping thus to divert the annual Arabian pilgrimage from the Meccan sanctuary, the Kabah, to the new church. When this hope remained unfulfilled, he determined to destroy the Kabah; and so he set out against Mecca at the head of a large army, which included a number of war elephants as well, and thus represented something hitherto unknown and utterly astounding to the Arabs: hence the designation of that year, by contemporaries as well as historians of later generations, as "the Year of the Elephant". Abrahah's army was totally destroyed on its march (see Ibn Hisham; also Ibn Sa’d I/1, 55 f.) - probably by an extremely virulent outbreak of smallpox or typhus (see note 2 below) - and Abrahah himself died on his return to Sana, but the Qu'ran itself accounts that the army was destroyed by birds that "pelted the army like/with claystones".
In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Have you not thought of how God dealt with the army of the Elephant?
Did He not confound their strategem and send against them flocks of birds,
Which pelted them with/as claystones, so that they became
like the withered stalks of grass that have been devoured.
How could a bunch of birds beat an ancient army? Well, they defeated a plane in New York this month, and a modern jet sure is a bit more advanced than an ancient army with elephants as a means of transportation don't you think? The Qu'ran, subhanAllah, is indeed perfect, and contains many more bits of wisdom and fact all in perfect poetry---far more than any philosopher or science has yet to discover even in this day and age, subhanAllah. How could one man compose such a thing? This is why I have faith and know in my heart it beyond what is beyond all---Allah S.W.T..
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